Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kick me while I'm down, why dontcha

So no one likes the 6:00 dinner rush, right? That sudden glance at the clock, the mad panic as you realize that your man will be home soon, and you haven't a clue what to feed him. Your offspring realize this at the same time, and commence a rousing chorus of "Food! Glorious Food!" - except ten decibels higher and dragging out three syllables for every one. Staring at the fridge for a few minutes provides no flash of inspiration, and you know for a fact that the pantry doesn't have a single chocolate chip left to give your brian a boost.

I know! My friend The Internet. He's always good for times like this.

You wade your way through the toys to the computer room, shut the door in your children's faces and type in "quick meals."

And my face falls.

Every. Single. Recipe. Calls for stuff I can't get.

Cream of mushroom soup
Cream of chicken soup
Cream of anything soup
Sour cream
Kidney beans
Salsa
Cheddar cheese (really - they don't have it.)
Shake n Bake
Bisquick
Lemon juice (they don't even have lemons here!)
Tortillas
Olives
Refried beans
Taco seasoning
Nutmeg
Ginger
Thyme
Worchestchire sauce
A1
Syrup
Peanut butter
Shortening

... and the list goes on ....

Basically, every time you open a box or a can to help make dinner. Think of me. I can't.

Feel sorry for me. Feel very, very sorry for me.

15 comments:

The Farmer's Wife said...

I'm with ya my sista!! pues..mi hermana;) email me at chilimex5(at)yahoo(dot)com

p.s.I think if we lived in the same country...we would be dear friends;)

Brooke said...

I really do feel sorry for you. I don't know what I would do without all my canned and boxed food!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

I think you just listed the contents of my pantry. I'm so so sorry.

Annette Lyon said...

Not even lemon juice?! Poor, poor woman!

Mommadj5 said...

I think I would rather have a brian than a brain - make him cook!

Kristina P. said...

I'm sure beans and rice and fejoada for every meal is just fine. I'm sure it never gets old.

Lara said...

I will never feel sorry for myself in the kitchen again. I do remember on my mission being so excited to find cans of tuna in this little store that we bought tons of it, and basically lived on it for a month. Tuna, bread and green beans.

Real Mom, Real Life said...

Oh I do feel sorry for you... So sad! What would I do without those things???

Erin said...

Trying to come up with dinner items is hard for me. I don't know what I would do if I didn't live in the States. I'm sorry!

Becky said...

You can't get ANY of that stuff!?

Yes, add me to the list of people who have great sympathy for your plight.

wonder woman said...

Oh my. I don't know what I would do without cans or boxes. Really. I have nothing to offer!

Heather of the EO said...

You'll probably live longer than all of us. :)

Whitney R said...

I feel sorry for you. But I made some yummy enchalada noodle things.
Called for: huge noodle shells, ground turkey, enchalada sauce (do you have that?), refried beans (did you mention if you have that??), Oh, cheese, but you could use a different kind, I'm sure, and a few spices that I'm sure can be used or omitted. If you can get those, email me and I'll give you the recipe. It was really easy and super yummy.

Lisa Fox said...

AHHH!!! You poor thing, that seriously stinks. Do you bring back canned goods are you allowed to do that?

janel said...

You do the chocolate chips brain boost thing too? Good woman.