I happily watched as Shama opened the can of Multigrain Cutlets and heated the frying pan. Vegi-meat is a rare treat in the mountains and we were looking forward to eating them. Carefully she breaded the culets and then put them in the frying pan to cook. We watched intently.
The cats ran across the floor and we were momentarily distracted in watching them scuffle on the datag. When Shama looked back in the pan she gave shriek. We all jumped to our feet and ran and looked in the pan where she was pointing. “There is a gecko in the cutlets! A gecko fell in!”
Frantically she grabbed the spatula and managed to flip the small lizard onto the floor. It was quite dead from the heat by the time she was able to remove it from amounts our cutlets and we poked it dubiously through cracks in the bamboo. After some consultation, we decided the cutlets were still edible after the foreign object had been ejected because they were still cooking on high heat.
And we thoroughly enjoyed those cutlets!