Thursday, June 18, 2009

everything goes better with

Pock Pock.

Pock Pock is a culinary delight commonly known to the... common... as Ketchup. If you are a little bit fancy, you might call it Catsup, but only the truly refined refer to it as Pock Pock.

According to Wikipedia:
Ketchup is often used with french fries, hamburgers, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, eggs, and grilled or fried meat.

Poor Wikipedia Writers.
Sad, little Simpletons.

As the world's foremost authority on Pock Pock consumption, Avery contends that Pock Pock is far from a mere condiment.
While meant to be used with any and everything, it can also be a main course in itself.

When used to it's full potential, Pock Pock is nothing short of magical.

With just a little of the red stuff, Toddler-Scorned foods metamorphose into acceptable fare.
"Sfelly" foods take on a delightfully pleasing aroma.
"Gwoss" foods become digestible.
Brown, uninteresting foods transform into bright and alluring cuisine.

Absolutely magical.

Exhibit A
Grey meat?
"Gwross!"


Pock Pock drowned meat?
Oh yeah...

Exhibit B
Corn?
"I don't want it!"


Corn a la Pock Pock?
"Yummy to my tummy!"

Exhibit C
Strawberries?
Wait, I thought you liked strawberries...

One good thing + another good thing = 2 good things.
(How did 'ya like that fancy mathi-ness I threw in there?)


I can't be sure, but this video may have been our earliest documentation of Pock Pock love. Look how leeeetle she was. Oh goodness.
video
God bless America for creating the greatest condiment of all time.
And Great Brittan.
And the Heinz People.

I owe you BIG time.

19 comments:

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest post ever!! When I saw the preview, I was like huh?? Pock pock?? So cute!

She is just so adorable!!

Strawberries & ketchup!??

Sara said...

I have a four year old (my youngest of 4) who, after learning to eat "grown up" food, has survived by living on Pock Pock and bread crumbs. (Joking, but not by much...) Recently we were all proud and amazed as she branched out--now in addition to the delightfully named Pock Pock, she is a connoisseur of Ranch dressing. Yes, the buttons are fairly popping off as I write this...

Molly said...

Well my 19 year old son, Drew will LOVE this post. He absolutely loves pock pock too! We now buy the extremely huge Kroger brand cuz it's cheap and almost as good as Heinz....
He eats pock pock with everything....

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Um - super cute and adorable - really. But I'm just gagging a bit now. With strawberries??? Ughhhh. :)

Jenn M said...

Such a cute post! Three of my kids absolutely love ketchup, but I may have to draw the line at the strawberries! So funny!

The Felkins said...

Yeah, the strawberries were grossing me out a bit too! Hilarious! Mason and Kenzie love ketchup with just about anything...I'm not sure they ever out grow wanting to dip their food into something. We now also like bbq sauce and ranch dressing!

kris said...

i love avery and her pock pock obsession, lol. and i still think my kid's weird because she doesn't like condiments of any kind. isn't that like anti-toddler and un-american too??

breanne said...

If she likes ketchup then you have to go for the creme de la creme....banana ketchup. It's like ketchup but 10x bettah. I'm sure Dave would tell you that you just don't need it and that regular ole' tomato ketchup is just fine but once you have it you can't go back. Heinz Ketchup=coupon which lends for about a $1.50 or less bottle of sugared goodness. Banana ketchup=$6.95 plus shipping (or have your mom pick up 10 bottles when she's on her cruise to St. Martin b/c you are running way low with only 2 bottles on hand) for an awesome Carribean ketchup that will make you want to slap yo' mommma.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

I used to find fingerprints in the sticks of butter. Ketchup would have been much healthier. Too cute.

Carmen said...

Hehehe. My oldest daughter would eat ANYTHING when she was 2 if I let her dip it in ketchup (she is 15 now and doesn't even like ketchup that much!). She would eat cooked carrots, green beans, peas, etc. if dipped in ketchup. :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Hilarious! Wikpedia...who eats it on Mac and cheese?!? other than Avery, of course ;)

Jill said...

Oh totally! I don't think my kiddos would try anything without their beloved ketchup!

beth e. said...

She has grown up so much! That is what I am most concerned with...not her weird pock pock obsession. She was precious then and is still precious now!

More Every Day said...

That girl loves her dip, doesn't she? I remember going with ya'll to Mexican one time and you told the waiter...you don't understand we NEED white cheese dip. (Before it gets ugly, I guess??) ha ha I just told the middle schoolers last night how much I liked ketchup with Soft Pretzels. I'm sure Avery would love it, too!

Megan said...

my two year old daughter also has a love for ketchup, but all she does is dunk her food in it and licks it off, so it hasn't really payed off as far as getting her to eat other foods.

Kodi said...

Avery is a girl after my own heart. I STILL can't eat meat plain. Must have POCK POCK! And, I totally put it all over my left over mac and cheese! te he he

Brittany said...

That is the sweetest video ever!

I love that Daddy is whispering that he loves her. Precious!

Amanda said...

oh my goodness...just found you through jackie at our moments, our memories...and i am laughing my pants off. my oldest could have cared less about what we call "dip dip" at our house (good old "pock pock" to you and yours!)...but my youngest...oh my, i HEAR you. anything tastes better dipped in ketchup!

Anonymous said...

To cute! Gracie used to call it "Chep up" and we absolutely LOVED it! So sad that now she's a "big" girl, she doesn't say it like that anymore!

Shea

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