Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daily Attempt At Making Dinner

I'm not a foodie.  Or a cooking diva.  Or even a foodie in training.  But, as anyone who has seen me in real life can attest, I like food.  And I like to cook, most of the time.  To be perfectly honest, I don't love cooking in the summer.  I would rather be playing.  Or napping.  But I do feel that family dinners are important.  And my family feels like dinner is important.  So, naturally, we try to have dinner as a family every night.  Even healthy dinners!  It sounds like such a simple thing...eating dinner.  And yet.....

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Last night was a fairly typical night in the Chaos household.  I had planned on making tacos for dinner since I had some ground beef in the fridge that needed to be used.  The only problem?  I didn't have any sour cream.  Sour cream is such an essential part of family meals that I know better than to make tacos without serving sour cream.  But no big deal.  We were going straight to the library after CG got home from work so we could just swing by the store to pick up some sour cream on our way home.  Easy Peasy. 

I ran into the store to pick up the sour cream.  I should take this moment to mention that it was dinner time.  So of course, I decided to pick up a seasoned rice mix to go with the tacos.  And then on my way to the sour cream section, I saw that they had tortillas on sale that weren't frozen so I picked up some of those.  Continuing on to the sour cream, I found a loaf of garlic bread that was "manager special" so it was half price.  And I grabbed that too so I'd have something for dinner the next night.  I grabbed the sour cream and headed back to get some cheese for the pizza and even managed to grab a bag of chips on my way out because...they looked yummy. 

So much effort for tacos.  Surely my organization will be rewarded!

Then we get home and I pull the ground beef out of the fridge to find "Best if used or frozen by 7/16".  Four days earlier.  So much for tacos.  But in a random stroke of good luck, since I had picked up the stuff for garlic bread pizza we still got to eat dinner.

And there you have it....a typical dinner time in the Chaos house.  Obviously I need to go grocery shopping.  And not at dinner time.


Ashlee Marie said...

I love cooking and i love making dinner, my problem also lies in the last min meal planning. I really need to make a weekly schedule to go along with my shopping trips!

Emily said...

Me shopping when hungry is a recipe for disaster.

Kristina P. said...

We made soft tacos last night with turkey meat. And I made sure Adam did not forget the sour cream.

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