Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Kitchen Soundtrack

I've been working in the kitchen a lot the past few days. From good-bye parties that I have to cook for to family dinners to baking biscuits for teachers... it seems like I can't escape the kitchen. To make the time go by, I invented a special "playlist" to accompany whatever might be going on:

Track 1: (while cracking or pounding peanuts) Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition XIV: The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga)
Track 2: (while chopping onions) Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
Track 3: (while frosting cupcakes) Henry Mancini's Walk of the Baby Elephant
Track 4: (while tossing salad) Chopin's Mazurka #5 in B-flat
Track 5: (for that perfect, glorious soufflé that's coming out of the oven) Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition XV: The Great Gate of Kiev
Track 6: (for that first cup of coffee on a Saturday morning) Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major, II. Adagio
Track 7: (when you're trying to translate a recipe from Afrikaans to English or from Imperial measurements to Metric AND guests are coming) Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries
Track 8: (when you cut your finger dicing vegetables) Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade: 1. Largo e maestoso
Track 9: (realising you have a huge stack of dishes to wash) Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet: Act IV, Epilogue, LI, Juliet's Funeral
Track 10: (I am done in the kitchen and am going upstairs to read!) Holst's The Planets, IV. Jupiter


Majestically Blessed said...

Yr last post is a music lover's dream. I think I'mma be a blog watcher. Hope U well.

Dianne said...

I especially love track 5 :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this!
When Pat gets employed again, I am going to look them all up on itunes and see if I can download them.

Of course, I KNOW that you and I won't be in our kitchens at the same time every day...unless I get on the ball and start dinner at 4am!!

But I can listen to it and think of you/pray for you While I make dinner!

I was hoping you would do this!