Thursday, March 22, 2012

When Your Husband Buys a Semi

When your husband buys a semi truck, this is what you should do.
1. Start mixing up a pan of brownies as bribery for the neighbors and to soften the blow of their new view for the next 48 hours.
2. Say a prayer for grace and good naturedness.
3. Pull out the Borsheims and Coach catalogues you have stashed away, and put them on the kitchen table.
4. Give your husband a hug and if you've nothing nice to say, say only,"Wow, you bought a semi."
5. Start a Google search for "semi truck and car seat safety."

My husband bought a semi.  A real, really big semi truck.  I didn't believe him.  He told me while I was at Walmart.  His strategy was wise, to tell me when I was in public, with only 20 minutes to get groceries, get through the check out and be on my way for a meeting in another town.  I had a very short window to flip out.  I used that window very effectively.

As I drove home I still didn't really believe that he bought a semi.  But here it sits.  I'm getting out the Borsheim's catalogue now...

It's Here!

It's here!  My new Pioneer Woman cookbook that I pre-ordered from Amazon months ago!  I can't wait to read what delicious recipes Ree has in store.  I really find Ree, her food, and photography absolutely delightful.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I really think if given the chance we would be best of friends.  There is something about her story and writing style that clicks with me (and about 2.5 million other people - hence the Food Network show.)  But any ways, it is here!

In honor of Ree's new cookbook release I decided to make a PW favorite, fried round steak or in my household minute steak.  Now I would really like you to believe that I'm so organized that I planned to prepare this meal, but the truth is my plan was to go to Walmart.  And then this happened...
He is so gorgeous, isn't he!  My sweet little one fell asleep in the car on the way home from Grandma's.  They had a super day playing!  And so when I opened the door of the car in the Walmart parking lot, I couldn't bare the thought of putting him into an uncomfortable cart and begging him to be good.  So we went on home, and I prayed we wouldn't run out of TP before the morning.

And so, minute steak was on the menu for the night.  A great use-it-up dish served with whole wheat mac 'n cheese, green beans and fresh strawberries. 

I'd like to think that Ree would have done the same thing!