From the Book Of Mormon Recipe Book Of Mormon. Erm.
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From the creators of the South Park (including the hilarious animated musical movie, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut), The Book of Mormon opened in 2011 on Broadway (winner of 9 Tonys) and in London in 2013 (winner of 5 Oliviers). The show satirises the Church of Jesus Christ And The Latter Day Saints and its scripture, The Book Of Mormon, and follows the adventures of two Mormon missionaries, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham.
It is hard to identify which is the funniest song in the show as there are just too many – but Turn It Off is high on the list. On arrival in Uganda as part of their two-year mission to explore strange new worlds [No, that’s Star Trek – Ed], Elders Price and Cunningham soon realise that their new life may be harder than they had first assumed. Their fellow missionaries, led by Elder McKinley, teach them the Mormon approach to staying happy – turning off the unhappy feelings and pretending they don’t exist:
When you start to get confused
Because of thoughts in your head
Don’t feel those feelings!
Hold them in instead
Turn it off, like a light switch
Just go click!
It’s a cool little Mormon trick!
Various Elders proceed to give examples of unhappy thoughts that no longer bother them…
My sister was a dancer, but she got cancer
My doctor said she still had two months more
I thought she had time, so I got in line
For the new iPhone at the Apple Store
She lay there dying with my father and mother
Her very last words were “Where is my brother?”
Turn it off… like a light switch…
Here, Life Is A Cabernet can exclusively reveal a previously unreleased verse that was, for some reason, not included in the finished song. [Sound the made-up fact alert! – Ed]
I was thinking of my blogging whilst doing some jogging
And was overcome with hunger that I could not stand.
I needed something filling so I phoned a buddy willing
To give me a friendly helping hand.
I gasped at their prize-winning veg-e-table
Purple, firm and round and it tasted incredib…
WOAH, turn it off!
Speaking of turnips, here is a neat little Cabernet trick to cheer them up… roast them! I’ve added Parmesan and bacon to them, but they are honestly delicious on their own without any additions.
Peel the turnip and cut into bit-sized pieces. On a lined baking tray, mix with olive oil and salt and spread out in a single layer and roast at 200C (400F). After about 30 minutes, stir through 1-2 tbsp of grated Parmesan and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes. Once the turnips are tender and golden, serve them up, mixing in a little more Parmesan, some crispy bacon pieces, plenty of ground back pepper and a chopped scallion/spring onion.
And the oven…? Don’t forget to… TURN IT OFF!