Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lunch

Breakfast is easy. Cereal. Lots of it. Ariella and I probably go through 3 boxes a week. Yaakov eats too, but nowhere near the cereal consumption of his sister and me.

But unfortunately, a few hours later I am hungry again. The mid-morning snack of yogurt did little to tide me over.

Time to do the Lunch Dance.

A two-step to the fridge. Anything leftover from dinner last night? I think hopefully, knowing the answer in advance because it was I, of course, who made dinner last night.
Nope, nothing there.

Well, since I'm already here at the fridge, let's see what other glorious treats will present themselves to me! Yogurt....cucumbers.....oranges......sliced cheese.......3 containers of tomato sauce because I keep opening cans and not finishing them and putting the remains in a container, only to forget about it the next time I need tomato sauce, so I open a new can, and don't finish it....2 containers of olives (see above)....ewwww, what IS that, let's just toss that right now....expired cottage cheese.....one chicken leg from last Shabbat, well, I'll just keep that in there until the Great Erev Shabbat Fridge Clean Out....and....we're closing the fridge.

No problem! I'm just going to look in the freezer! Surely all manner of culinary delights await me in there! I do the Jig of Anticipatory Happiness.

Okay...what can you do with two raw pieces of chicken, some frozen corn on the cob that's may have actually come with the freezer, yeast, and half a bar of dark chocolate? Uh-oh, the half-finished container of Ben & Jerry's that I bought as a "treat" (new flavor - Banana Split, totally worth the 30 gazillion shekels I spent on it. For Donny and me of course; don't show the kids.) It's staring at me. Quick, close the freezer before that becomes the "all-finished container of Ben & Jerry's." And the Jig is up.

We're moving on to the pantry. A little twirl and pirouette or two (I did take ballet, you know.)There is going to be something soooo fabulous in that pantry, that when I see it I will let out a shriek of unadulterated joy.

Jelly. Peanuts. More tomato sauce. Tea bags. Polenta. (Not sure what I'm going to do with it, because I've never cooked with it before in my life, but it seemed interesting. Still sitting there, unopened.) All manner of uncooked beans, pasta, and oats. Ketchup. One...two....no, three bags of opened petitim! DON'T LET ME BUY ANY MORE AT THE STORE NEXT WEEK!

We now begin the Slow Waltz of Lunch Letdown.

Another yogurt, anyone?

10 comments:

OneTiredEma said...

Jesus, we really are twins. Except olives? ewww. And 3 open bags of pasta, not petitim.

MOMZWIFEOFDADZ said...

It's sort of like going to the mall - you pull up, full of anticipation of all of the wonderful things you are going to buy and within about 30 minutes your shoulders are sagging, your feet are dragging, and you are saying "there's nothing here..."

sarah said...

Why bother even looking in the fridge? You are fortunate enough to live near one of the best falafel stores in Israel, namely Ophir.

Baila said...

I hate that thing with finding the open tomatoe sauce jar in the fridge after I've already opened a new one to cook with. You'd think after 16 years of running a kitchen, I'd learn to check these BEFORE I open the new jar or can.

Emily said...

You just described my life!

OneTiredEma said...

PS best prices on cereal at kimat chinam. and i can tell you exactly where the bathroom is.

Gila Rose said...

ophir is the BEST FALAFEl EVER (hear that, onetiredema?), but every day might be a little overkill. Also it would involve actually leaving the house.

Tamar said...

It's not nice to sneak into people's lives and impersonate them! Seriously, you could be describing me.

kathleen said...

I do that dance all the time.

Gila Rose said...

There are so many of us in this position! How sad! Maybe during our support group to discuss POC's there should be some food....solve 2 problems at once...