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Wiphan Cookbooks {& a funny story}

The Wiphan Cookbooks were a HIT last year…soooo…THEY’RE BACK! And JUST in time for Christmas!!! One review we hear OVER and OVER and OVER from those who have purchased it is that THIS cookbook is their “go to cookbook” for just about everything! It’s chalked full of delish recipes as well as stories of orphans and widows gracing the pages throughout. It’s just $25, and you can buy one in the Wiphan store:

AND you can tell the recipient that 100% of the proceeds go to help orphans and widows through Wiphan Care Ministries in Zambia, Africa! Their gift…will literally help change the lives across the world!!!


I usually don’t tell stories to embarrass myself–but this one is too good. I thought of it tonight while thinking of the Wiphan cookbook. One day last year, I had chosen a recipe that required rotisserie chicken. I had never made a recipe or anything that required rotisserie chicken, so I didn’t have a clue where they stored it at the grocery. Honestly, I didn’t know if it was a brand of chicken OR a way they cooked it…but I was sure I could find it.

I went to the store, and I had EVERYTHING checked off my list except for that stinkin’ rotisserie chicken. I searched in the frozen chicken section–I didn’t see that brand. I searched in the fresh butcher area…didn’t see that label. One of the grocery workers could tell I was perplexed—and had I KNOWN how to PRONOUNCE rotisserie chicken CORRECTLY it would have made it easier!

Grocery Man: “Ma’am, can I help you with something?”

Me: “YES! I need some Rot-Iss-Erie chicken sir and I can’t find it ANY WHERE.”

Grocery Man: “Rot what?”


Grocery Man: “Oh ma’am–I’ve never heard of that type of chicken. Are you sure that is what you are looking for? Is it a brand?”

Me: “That’s what I’m screaming. I haven’t a clue. I just know this recipe called for it.”

Grocery Man: “I’m sorry ma’am. I don’t think we have it–lemme see how they spell it..on your list.”

Me: “Oh alright–here you go.”

Grocery Man: (laughing) “OHHH! It’s ROTISSERIE chicken! And we keep rotisserie chicken right over there in the heated area…”

How embarrassing. I think Rico Suave has had more fun with that conversation in the last year than I bet the grocery man did. I often hear him reciting it under his breath on nights we’re cooking with rotisserie chicken:-). I can’t help but laugh.

And YES–I’m homeschooling my children.

Be afraid people…be very afraid;).

For the record–I like phonics and think they should spell it how it sounds;)

Y’all have a good day!


Cara from PA - November 30, 2011 - 1:47 pm

I loved the story! I am a speech therapist and I am constantly thinking about how words are spelled and how they sound. I also homeschooled my daughter last year and taught her how to read and I agree with you that we should spell words how they sound! Thanks for sharing your embarrassing story…it made me smile. 🙂

Shelly - November 30, 2011 - 8:59 pm

For the record, I like phonics too :-). And trust me, you don’t scare me. I mean, I can barely handle Madeline’s second grade math… Somehow they’ll turn out ok. 🙂

Angie - November 30, 2011 - 8:59 pm

I once spent at least 20 minutes looking for “moroccan” beans, which i could not find anywhere when i finally realized that my recipe said “one more can of beans”. haha! so i know the feeling:)