So, the boyfriend and I were doing some holiday baking tonight (December 23rd... okay, now it's the 24th, at the time of this writing). Among the things we're baking to give as gifts are peppermint meringue kisses, dyed with red-and-white stripes.
The technique for making stripes on meringues is to take your empty piping bag and paint stripes down the inside with gel food coloring before loading the bag with your meringue mixture. I'd explained this idea to my boyfriend in vague terms, but when he came into the kitchen and saw me with the paintbrush and food coloring, he seemed a bit unclear on how it was supposed to work, saying he was still trying to get his head around the process.
"It's just like toothpaste," I explained.
He just sort of stared at me for a second, perplexed.
"...Did you think the stripes went all the way up the tube?!"
The embarrassment on his face was all the answer I needed.
Though, as it turned out, the last stupid of the night was mine. Remember how I said we were making "peppermint meringues," hence the red-and-white striping? Well, they ended up being "festive holiday-colored meringues," because in order for them to be peppermint meringues, I would've had to have remembered to add the peppermint extract. So yeah. -_-