Monday, October 27, 2008

like two pigs, fighting under a blanket

Name that movie.

Dinner preparation was going great. I even had a jump start on it from earlier in the day, when everyone was at school. Kyle was playing with the kids outside so I had the kitchen all to myself. The Killers on in the background. Ideal.

Here we go. Trying a new recipe for pigs in the blanket. I am on a mission to find the ones from back in the day. Maybe it was just my school, but the cafeteria's pigs in the blanket are what memories are made of. They were yumm-y. Just ask anyone who went to school there. Ok, maybe it's just me. And Kyle. And my sister. ;)

Pigs, check. Blankets, check. Pigs in blankets, check. Ready to go. Preheat the oven.

Moving on to the garlic fries. I chop the garlic and let it get crazy with the oil. I go to get the potatoes. Oh yeah. I didn't BUY any potatoes! Somehow I missed that item on my list. And the sad thing is, I miss items on my list more than not. Fine, we'll just have chips.

Moving on. I look to make sure the oven is ready. The oven is not ready. The bottom element is not red. Fabulous. Handyman Kyle informs me that we need to replace the element. Maybe I should have looked more into the element situation last week, when it was sparking and shooting out flames. Yeah, right after I clean up the box of baking powder that I dumped in there to put out the fire.

Handyman Kyle also points out that the broiler IS working. So after about 10 minutes of constant turnage of the piggies, we sit down to a nice dinner of broiled pigs in the blanket, grapes and chips. I'm just now remembering that there were supposed to be some green beans involved in there somewhere.

I couldn't find the Steel Magnolias clip of "like two pigs fighting under a blanket" quote, but I did find the best scene in the movie.

7 tellin' me what I want to hear!:

Minnie said...

LOL... YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY SWEETHEART... HANG IN THERE!
SO... WERE THE BROILED PIGS IN THE BLANKET A HIT?

I AM GOING TO TRY AND GET YOU THE CAFETERIA'S RECIPE LIKE I ONCE GOT THE THANKSGIVING TURKEY DINNER...

nana said...

This is my all time favorite movie!

Joy said...

Wow- I would have thrown in the towel and said "We're going out!" what a champ you are! I also leave things off my list (or out of the grocery cart) and end up with interesting omissions or substitutions!

Dion said...

Ha ha, he he!!

Katie said...

You are so funny! At least you are attempting new things. I should take a page out of your playbook and try new recipes.

jeral said...

My lists never leave the kitchen table!!! Today your Uncle Allen took me to Ponca and I forgot to buy the VERY thing we went for!!!

Robertson's said...

You crack me up! I love reading your candid blog - always makes me smile!

 
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