It had been a very hot day, the Monkees were exhausted, and as Davy put it, “This is absolutely the last thing I need to make it a totally perfect day”. The four of them were glaring at a completely empty luggage rack.
Who’s got the luggage?
“What could have happened to it”, wondered Micky.
“Now everybody think, where did we last see it all the last time we saw it, please,” pleaded Mike…
“I’ll bet that Recipe Thief had something to do with this whole mess!” muttered Peter.
“Wow! We’ll never get it all back if that super snoop has it,” groaned Davy.
“Maybe she hasn’t got it!” hoped Mike and with that they all tore off for the missing baggage lines.
“We’d like to report…” panted Micky. “Our missing luggage,” finished Mike.
“Yes, Young Men, I have your luggage right here,” sniffed the Grump in charge of all missing things. Before he could sniff another line in their direction, the guys let out a super large wail and Peter’s eyes looked like they were going to flood out the entire airport any second, not to mention his face.
Good home cooking
You see, even though the Monkees had gone wild over the food in London and Paris and thought it was totally outasite, they wanted some of their own home cooked goodies. So, they had been very careful to pack a special suitcase filled with all sorts of goodies to make a Monkee meal and now the suitcase with the secret ingredients for their Monkee cook-in was gone, evaporated, vanished…
“Gone!” weeped Mike, “My beautiful spaghetti and sauce gone!”
“What about my celery and fabulous French dressing?” blinked Peter between sobs.
“Now, fellows, calm down,” burbled Micky, “Gee, fellows, it’s not all that bad.”
“Ha, a lot you know about it!” muttered Davy.
“No, really… hold on. All the Recipe Thief has got are the ingredients, right? She hasn’t got the recipes and that’s what she really wants, right? Fellows? Davy? Mike?… Peter?!” shouted Micky as the other three tore off madly to the Western Union counter.
“I’d like to send a telegram,” announced Davy to the girl behind the counter.
“Yeah, we’d like to send a telegram to the Recipe Thief,” stated Mike… “What’s the address? Ah, we don’t have the address. Ah, you see we don’t really know where she is,” Mike blithered, turning to where Peter was no longer standing:
Suddenly their ears were assaulted by Peter’s voice pleading with the Recipe Thief over the loud speaker system. “Please bring back my celery and I’ll… I’ll do anything to get it back. Why I’ll even give you a super giant sunflower!”
This is ridiculous thought Davy as Mike turned deep red and Micky attempted to disappear through the floor.
“To put it mildly,” grinned Davy, “this situation is embarrassing!”
“That’s the understatement of the year!” affirmed Mike as Peter bounced over with the missing suitcase.
Tagging along behind him with a huge super giant sunflower in her greedy mit was your faithful Recipe Thief, Me, grinning from ear to ear. I had the secret… recipes that is.
Mike grabbed me, muttering something about, “I’ll bet she’s got those recipes.”
“We’ll find out at the hotel, so bring her along,” ordered Davy and off they raced for the hotel as I inflated the flower and, waving goodbye to a very surprised Mike, drifted blissfully through the sky with the recipes tucked firmly into my boots.
Mike’s super fast spaghetti
Dump half a package of spaghetti in a pot of boiling water and cook until limp. Then drain the spaghetti. Take a package of spaghetti sauce mix and follow the directions. It’s quick and easy to prepare and you can have piping hot spaghetti in 20 minutes.
Peter’s super groovy salad
1 head of lettuce
1 honeydew melon
2 sticks of celery
½ cup of French salad dressing
Wash all the ingredients except the dressing. Shred the lettuce. Slice the tomato into chunks and add to lettuce in a bowl. Take a small spoon or scoop and scoop out balls of cantalope and melon and add to the salad. Chop up sticks of celery and toss in with the rest of the ingredients. Toss and add salad dressing, toss again and place in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Davy’s outasite garlic bread
2 loaves of French bread
Cut the loaves into 24 pieces and spread with butter and garlic mix. Bake in oven for ten minutes at 350 degrees and then broil for two minutes. Serve hot.
Micky’s pleasing punch
2 bottles (28 ounce size) gingerale
2 cans (6 ounce size) of Lemon-limeade mix
1 quart size of lime ice or sherbet