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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

a girl's got to eat

when I got home too late from work tonight, I opened my fridge to see what I had for dinner. the entire contents? salsa, beer, tonic, limes and margarita mix. (yes, apparently I'm all ready for a party, as long as the guests only require beverages.)

so I figured the freezer might have something. ice packs, ice in a bucket, chicken breasts, coffee beans, and my sort-of-short-term-roommate's frozen dinners.

the pantry had a few items, plenty of dog food and bones, several varieties of crackers, pasta (no sauce), but nothing easily fixed for dinner. (although there is, of course, plenty of vodka and tequila to go with the contents of the fridge and all that ice.)

after considering whether or not I'd get to the store before the s-o-s-t roommate returns and the amount of time it would take to thaw and cook the chicken, I decided on crackers and salsa (I know, very nutritious).

during my gourmet meal, I realized that when I work too much, I let things slide. I forget to open my mail. I space watering my lawn. and, well, obviously the grocery thing.

it's not all laziness or forgetfulness. there's also the not being home much, and eating out too much lately.

besides there aren't many consequences. maybe a bill paid late here or grass shriveling up there. and, of course, having to eat crackers for dinner.

but along with setting limitations for myself (and those I work for) to make sure I have time to keep appointments and swim occasionally at lunch, I shall add to my list of unwavering demands that I have enough time to go grocery shopping. well, at least once a month.


Jeremy said...

I can start sending you reminders if you like.

Just trying to help... :-)

Sarah said...

Hi :) I've been reading for a while now, and I enjoy your writing!

Anyway, I too forget to grocery shop, as well as commit some of those atrocities of long grass and late bills! (due to work and social life).

Though chicken breast I found, if you put some water in a pan with the chicken, add some spices etc, you have some great chicken! No need to thaw it! I never got around to thawing mine! Not that I'm a gourmet chef, or even a decent cook, but frozen chicken I can cook just great!!

Anyway the other option is to enjoy the liquid diet and drink what you DID have, until you didn't care that you didn't eat :)

Take care!

Valerie said...

I hear ya gf! Same shit every day with me too.

Jerk of All Trades said...

I'd a thawed the chicken, put a little salt and pepper on it, and browned both sides quick on high heat and set the pasta to boil, then dumped the salsa in with the chicken and simmered it long enough for the pasta to get done. Throw a tad of butter on the noodles, and then serve your chicken over. Voila.

I once made a pretty decent meal with two cans of cream of celery soup, some bowtie pasta and a few sliced hotdogs. It tasted better than it sounds.

No, I will not come over and cook for you.

M J said...

Hello! I popped over from Blogher. I found it funny that we have the same fridge contents.. but I've got baking soda.

Your writing is very humerous. I shall return!


Shananigans said...

My problem is I spend all this money on food, and then I realize I don’t have anything that I can assemble a meal with in under 30 min, which is usually what I want to do. Do I really think I’m going to cook a gourmet meal every night? Ha.

Glitter/Aleka said...

That sounds like what my house is going to be like soon! LOL.