Thursday, October 25, 2007

The dinner dilemma…

In light of the recent fires and the slightly less than stellar air quality (if you can see the air you are breathing… you probably shouldn’t be breathing it), I’ve been sticking indoors and avoiding any extra stops between work and home.

Sure my pocketbook is benefiting, no ATM transactions in 4 days is an all time record – heck 4 hours would be a record. Unfortunately our frig, which was nearly empty in the first place, is now home to mustard and a molding bowl of sticky rice.

It’s been a struggle to make dinner to say the least.

Tuesday night I offered Chris the following options:

1.) Rice with powdered mashed potatoes
2.) Waffles with no butter or syrup
3.) Hamburger Helper… with only the ‘Helper’ part

His choice:

Burger King.

Whatever. He can’t say I didn’t try.

Last night I tried to make it up to him so I made** a roasted chicken with mashed potatoes.

Um, the asterisk is because the chicken was pre-cooked from Albertsons and the mashed potatoes were technically made by the lovely people at Country Crock. Microwavable. You should try them.

My Culinary Arts Chef would cry if he knew.

But I have BIG plans tonight. Aloha Chicken Kebabs – not prepackaged.

Then again…. We’ll see. It still stinks outside and yesterday I had to chew after I inhaled through my mouth.


Nicole McDonough said...

All I have to say is....YUM!

Lizzie M. said...

Chew...what does that mean? Like tobacco type chew?? Please tell me it was gum...