A New York Times Recipe Inspired a New Meme Trend That’s Hilarious

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We have to thank the internet for being amazing. We can find things, people, places, anything in just seconds. It has evolved so much from our dial-up days. Personally, my favorite place to mindlessly scroll is Twitter. Twitter is a goldmine of funny tweets and entertaining comment threads. Yes, Twitter is also a place where people have lengthy political discussions but we’re not here for that right now. We’re here for an odd yet hilarious comment thread that is so strange, I decided to write about it and possibly try to make sense of it.

Twitter user @arieldumas found a New York Times recipe for Parsleyed Noodles, with comments that are quite unusual. I’m not even sure how to explain it to you. And it seems since there is actually no explanation for it, the only logical solution was to create memes about it. As someone that writes memes as a hobby, this was like finding a pot of gold… except instead of gold it’s memes about buttered noodles.

We have to appreciate how Twitter reacted to this tweet because it’s hilarious. The comment section on posts is always fun to read, sometimes it can spark frustration depending on the topic, but I don’t think a comment section has inspired these many funny memes.

Twitter user @ArielDumas tweeted a screenshot she found of comments to a Parsleyed Noodles recipe by Craig Claiborne that was in the New York Times.

What could be weird about recipe comments? They should be basic responses like this was delicious or better than my Nana’s recipe.

This is the intro to the recipe. Sounds delicious and not out of the ordinary.

But, I guess there are people out there that just didn’t have much to say about the recipe.

So, what is up with the recipe comments. Well, read for yourself.

I am perplexed by this and have so many questions…

Why did Anne, Morgan, and Angela comment with the recipe? How did two people find these comments “most helpful,” and how much butter does one need to make a generously buttered noodle?

I hate to admit it but, I have lost sleep over this.

I think we are all questioning what was going on here. But in true Twitter fashion and with all of its hilarious people, we got answers. Well, not really, we got something better. We got memes.

Pretty much when you don’t know how to explain something to someone, you just find or make a meme about it. It’s basically how I express my true feelings.

The people of Twitter took the most popular meme templates of the past two years and included the Parsleyed Noodles recipe intro in them.

And I think this is so genius and hilarious.

Like this one, with Meryl Streep shouting at an award show.

I’ll cook any recipe that Meryl Streep shouts at me.

This person used the Star Wars intro to tell us about the generously buttered noodles.

Why is PARSLEY in all caps? LOL.

It does seem like Donald Trump was trying to share the recipe.

Now I’m wondering if Trump has tweeted about the perfect blank canvas for any stew or braise.

So far, it looks like memes are the perfect blank canvas for the Parsleyed Noodles recipe.

It’s deliciously hilarious. The perfect blank canvas.

The ‘Change My Mind’ meme fit well with the Parsleyed Noodles recipe.

I don’t need to change his mind because he’s not wrong.

We can’t just have a generously buttered noodle.

It has to be sprinkled with just a quarter cup of parsley for color and freshness, the perfect blank canvas for practically any stew or braise. See what I did there.

This scene would have been a lot better with some generously buttered noodles.

I haven’t seen A Star is Born but if this scene is not re-edited with Parsleyed Noodles, I will be distraught.

And some gave us a bit of buttered noodles history.

Yeah, this is actually how it happened. The perfect blank canvas that changed the course of history.

Agreed. The comments are on-point.

It’s really amazing how creative people got with the intro to the Parsleyed Noodles recipe.

Show me the noodles!

I really can’t get enough of these meme remixes with the Parsleyed Noodles recipe.

I am cry-laughing because I was not expecting a tweet like this.

People of Twitter are wild when it comes to memes.

Remember the viral image of the ‘Guy Checking Out a Girl’? He was actually checking out the buttered noodles.

This image has been the perfect blank canvas for many memes but I think that right now, this one is my favorite.

This meme expresses the importance of putting a quarter cup of parsley on the noodles.

We really need it for the color and freshness.

The Twitter thread went viral and was so off the wall that even @HBO got in on the buttered noodle meme trend.

When a popular brand like HBO gets involved, you know that they are going to drop good quality meme content.

They did not disappoint.

While staying on brand with their hit show and mega fan favorite, Game of Thrones, HBO made a meme out of this infamous scene with Lady Olenna.

Another Tweeter decided to enter it in the New Yorker’s cartoon caption contest.

I feel like everyone should vote for this generously hilarious submission.

Parsleyed Noodles has now become a household meme.

It’s going on my dinner recipe list for this week.

I’m still not quite sure what was going on with the comments to Craig Claiborne’s recipe. But I’m definitely enjoying these memes.

And we’ll probably never really know. I’m just hoping people are starting to sprinkle fresh parsley on this delicious blank canvas.

I feel like I’ve memorized the introduction to the recipe.

With all of the memes about it, who wouldn’t? Since the thread has gone viral, people have also made the dish.  

It was seen at a buffet.

It’s the Parsleyed Noodles! Sure they misspelled ‘parsleyed’ but it’s pretty hilarious to see it included on the Twitter thread.

And here we have a stew/braise. Will the buttered noodles make the perfect blank canvas for this delicious meal?

I hope so because this looks delicious.

Do not forget the parsley.

You should know by now what it’s needed for. If you don’t, scroll back up for the recipe comments.

Here they are, they look perfectly buttered. I mean, generously buttered.

With this perfect blank canvas, the stew/braise will work well with it. Also, there is nothing more millennial than cooking a dish because of a meme. I’m inspired.

It’s a viral Twitter thread success story.

I haven’t had lunch and for some odd reason, I’m craving stew with buttered noodles. If you’re feeling motivated to make Craig Claiborne’s perfect blank canvas for your stew or braise, check out the recipe, and then the comments, here.