Cooking Over My Head Cartoon

May 8, 2008 53 Comments

I'm Cooking Way Over My HeadStarted As a Cooking Rut Cartoon But…..

This cartoon started out as depicting the Reluctant Gourmet trying to get out of his cooking rut. You know where you feel like you’re cooking the same 6 meals night after night, week after week, month after month. When I asked my readers for caption suggestions, I received a lot of great responses but the one that made me laugh the most was this one – I think I’m in over my heat.

And I can’t tell you how many times I felt like this over the years.

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  1. Susan Wren says:

    Cooking too big of a job? Do down home cooking.

  2. ginger says:

    You ever get that sinking down feeling?

  3. Terri says:

    Help! I think I used the wrong kind of mushrooms!!!!

  4. Steve Robey says:

    (1)If that lobster sticks its head out again, I’ll wallop it!

    (2) I wish they’d never heard of Gordon Ramsay (GR) – bloody Sea Bass again!

    (3) If my Yorkshire Puddings sagged like this floor, I’d be out of a job!

    (4) I always have to cook the same thing – the floor has got a better learning curve than me.

  5. Bill Pavesic says:

    I need to subscribe to the “Reluctant Gourmet” to get above this.

  6. Lisa Trudeau says:

    I’ve really got to stop taste-testing my gourmet meals!! I have a feeling I’m gaining too much weight!

  7. Robyn says:

    where the heck did I leave those roller blades?

  8. Evelyn Sandquist says:

    1. Rut! what rut?

    2. A man designed this kitchen.

    3. Okay, I will quit designer school and I will go to cooking school.

    4. How am I to cook pasta, if I can not taste the seasoning.

  9. Linda Glass says:

    I think I’ll try the high altitude directions for a change.

  10. David Burgess says:

    I was cheering because my souffle didn’t sink.

  11. wilma says:

    Why? They won’t eat it anyway.

  12. Roland says:

    Help…. I’ve fallen and my souffle won’t get up!

  13. Jill B. says:

    The newest kitchen design innovation: kitchen skate park. Dual purpose cutting board/skateboard sold separately.

  14. Craig says:

    Maybe a nice roast tomorrow?

    Hmmmm, I’ve always wanted to cook in those high heels.

    Hmmmm, maybe if I get out some of those old cook books to stand on.

    I just HAVE to get one of those short ovens.

  15. Sally says:

    I knew I was cooking “over my head” but I didn’t think it was this bad!

    Where’s my kitchen step-stool??

  16. Vickie B says:

    Momma warned me there would be days like this!

  17. Ruthann B says:

    Slip, sliding along!

  18. Bill Hoppe says:

    My mother told me there would be days like this!

    Where’s RG when I need him?

  19. jfield says:

    If I don’t start getting more creative with my cooking, I’m going to have to install a new kitchen floor!

  20. edamame says:

    All dishes look very delicious! I am interested in the food culture of your country. And I support your site.

  21. randy brown says:

    This is how a jockey cooks???

  22. FRANK MURPHY says:

    OOPS` I maybe overdid the reduction
    this time.

  23. RG says:

    it is a cool cartoon with out the caption
    what do u think the cartoon caption
    sould be RG
    <3 maddie jones

  24. Shauna says:

    This chef is not in a rut, he is in a Dali painting -if he was in a rut he would have been shown in bed surrounded by food, fast asleep with his arm still stirring a pot labelled “The Same Old Stuff”

  25. diana peasant says:

    “I’m reducing with my sauce.”

  26. diana peasant says:

    “What’s this house shoe soup!”

  27. Pamela Akkerman says:

    Feel Like a Well-Rounded Cook?

  28. pete says:

    They warned me about a possible sink hole !!!

  29. Tony C. says:

    Now, if only I’d kept last week’s pound cake, I’d have had something solid to stand on…

  30. Greg Haywood says:

    I told them I wanted a sunken living room, those idiots !!!

  31. Dustin G says:

    I’ve always wanted to double the size of my kitchen, but I didn’t ask for this!

  32. Steve W says:

    See this is why women belong in the kitchen.

  33. Gary Loessin says:

    Ever get that sinking feeling, just before the Guest’s arrive?

    #2 And I thought it would be fun living on a boat.

  34. Cindy says:

    “ggeeezzzzz, seems the older I get the harder it is to do anything. Who lowered my floor?????”

  35. desiree says:

    Kitchen Ruts- they’re not just for breakfast anymore!

  36. desiree says:

    Got Creative Kitchen Rut?

  37. desiree says:

    Kitchen rut gotcha down?

  38. desiree says:

    Same ole’ recipes got ya in a rut?

    Same ole’ meals got ya in a rut?

  39. Stephen says:

    “I’m in a cooking rut and I can’t get out.”

  40. Josel says:

    When I told the carpenters that I would like to “raise my cooking to a new level” I didn’t mean to “raise the kitchen” too!

  41. chicken says:

    i dont think im a big enough man to be a cook

  42. Jennifer Sandquist says:

    “I guess my mom was right, I would be a good short order cook”

  43. gin says:

    Hmmm.. That’s the last time I buy “Portabella” mushrooms from that hippie down the road. Now if only I can find my feet, I can finish this bisque…

  44. j. Andrews says:

    Aunty Em! Aunty Em! I’m sinking! I’m sinking!

  45. Jane says:

    They told me cooking on a submarine would be hard!

    Why you need a subfloor under rubber tile.

  46. r walker says:

    “i ‘ll never Learn, thats the LAST time i trust my brother in law to replace my kitchen floor!!”

  47. Chuck says:

    Cool !!, I love the kitchen floor.

  48. Jane Cooke says:

    The recipe called for long grain rice.

  49. Kristy says:

    I think i’m in over my head!

  50. Jenn says:

    Why couldn’t the kids just ask for cookies for dinner like they usually do.

  51. yasmine says:

    it is really hard to cook sometimes

  52. Amy Green says:

    Back to the same old cutting board (sigh).

  53. Rick says:

    Too much shortening!

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