This past weekend my family moved into our long awaited house. In the midst of the boxes, the moving truck, the over abundance of ‘stuff’ to organize, I was left with a dilemma of feeding everyone. Sure the quick call for pizza delivery fit the bill for the friends and family willing to sacrifice their time and muscles for a slice of pepperoni and cheese, but what about the aftermath?
Too exhausted for a grocery store trip after taking two hours to locate a box of pants for my 3 year old, I succumbed to Chinese Take Out and made him wear yesterday’s clothes. Generous portions got me through a dinner and a lunch with that one. I found out renaming the Sweet and Sour Chicken to ‘Chinese Chicken Nuggets with Sweet Sauce’ suddenly transformed my children’s eating habits. What is so magical about a chicken nugget?
And where is my Tupperware? My pots, pans, utensils? I need to hit Taco Bell – that will solve this temporary problem. After a Mexican pizza and a hard taco supreme, I had the strength to unpack the kitchen. The pantry box ended up being a misfit of random ingredients; corn starch, strawberry jam, sea salt and Texas Pete. I HAVE to go to the store. After a whirlwind $117.32 spend, I came home with milk, cheese, Triscuits, ground beef and chicken. Huh? Where did my $117.32 go? And where is the microwave?? Apparently the previous owners took it with them?! How can I survive without a microwave? I’m hitting Krispy Kreme and will ponder life’s dilemma’s another time. The, “Hot Now” sign is on and that is all I can think about.
Enjoy your weekend and think of me as I am digging my way through boxes. Without a microwave.
Don’t forget to go to church on Sunday!