Thursday, March 13, 2008

stagnant freak

Today is my Friday (because of teaching training stuff tomorrow) and I'm in that paralyzed place - so much to do, lots of extra time to do it all, cannot begin, CLOCK TICKING.

It didn't help that the one attempt I took to DO SOMETHING ended in utter failure. Like a smart cook, I started a pot of water boiling in plenty of time to get dinner ready. When I went to the pantry for an always-dependable box of mac & cheese, alas! We were out. Hmmm. Risotto? Not for the kid meal (Stu & I are having a later-evening fancy grown-up tete a tete later during Survivor & LOST; yes, envy us our upscale decadence). Well I was just the other day thinking I could use the pasta in the pretty glass jars someday; I really didn't buy & fill them just to decorate the counter. Slight nervousness came over me but I bucked up - I can so make mac & cheese from scratch! Watch me...go the computer and call up a Rachel Ray recipe.

But like a bad cook, I eagerly started measuring, mixing, and melting stuff before I made sure we had all the ingredients (didn't I start this adventure because we were out of something?). No chicken broth. But you know what? Didn't really matter because I had already screwed everything up by forgetting to put cream cheese in the sauce before the milk so $!&#(@*&$*. Nevermind. Sausages, apples, and cilantro lime tortilla chips - really a kids' dream dinner, no?

Now I've added dumping a lumpy pretend-cheese sauce somewhere, dealing with a vat of cooked macaroni, and washing two extra pots to my list of things I can't quite begin to do.

Next time I call this one to help in the kitchen. Or something.

9 comments:

The Doggy Did It said...

Is that Rocko DeSpirito? If so, I can think of alot more things he can do in my kitchen besides cook!!

Mrs. G. said...

You and Stu roll like Mr. G. and I. For us it's, gasp, American Idol (quit laughing Stu!).

Cheri said...

Tom and Cheri are all about Survivor, Lost, and Idol. Cheri is heavy into Lipstick Jungle lately, but Tom does not partake of that.

stu said...

It is more of a guffaw Mrs. G. I have never gotten into Idol. I think it is because I can't stand the crap singers at the beginning. survivor is dumb too but I must watch it.

-Stu

stephanie said...

doggy: It's actually Jamie Oliver; more boyish and sweeter accent that the not-half-bad Rocko. And I wouldn't kick either out of my "kitchen."

mrs. g: We must hang & be nerdy as a group someday. Though Idol makes me itchy...

cheri: I just can't afford another TV addiction though I've heard good things about Lipstick Jungle.

I love that my husband comes on my blog to respond to another's comment...

dkuroiwa said...

The last time I tried to do something from the Naked Chef's cookbook...well...let's just say...that he makes it look waaaay too easy and I'm about to write a complaint letter to him. False advertising, I tell ya!!
Love Idol...we're about 3 weeks behind you so I'm trying NOT to go on to YouTube and watch....

stu said...

I love you, you pain in the butt ;)

-Stu

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Oh. Yeah. Heh. If I find I'm out of one ingredient, I order pizza.

Janet said...

he can help me anytime, anywhere!

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