Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Dinner Interrupted

Having to rethink my pre-posting of what I'm going to's too confusing to come back and explain how this or that didn't get done after all.

See, DH spends most of his evening on the computer, so I tend to get in my computer time during the day. This is when I like to get my posts here done, adding a bit at the end after we've eaten. But after dinner is a hectic time, so sometimes I post and publish before dinner. Sometimes this works, but sometimes it just doesn't. The tomato soup, for a variety of reasons, just isn't going to get made this week.

How is it that I can plan my menu, make out my grocery list and yet somehow leave off critical ingredients for said menu?? I was all set to make the tomato soup last night (but found that I had purchased only one can of tomatoes. I happened to have the half and half needed, but only because I had purchased it for something else. In any case, the soup was moved to tonight's dinner. I whipped up a hasty pesto pasta and a salad in place of the soup. No big deal - everyone was happy.

So, the plan was to make the soup tonight. Wrong again. I have had a cold/cough for a few days, but now I've added a fever to the mix - I never get fevers! I'd like to blame it on my DS who also had a cough and fever a couple of weeks ago, but not sure if he's responsible or if it's all the sick kids I tend to at school. In any case, not feeling much like cooking which really stinks because a bowl of soup sounds really good right now. I suppose I could try to start The Husband Cooks Wednesdays, like Sweetnicks, right this very evening, but DH is traveling and I'm not sure when he'll be home.

I was already wondering how I was going to get the cleaning done for Mom tomorrow (busy, busy), but now I might just have to a very minimum and let it be. My Mom is totally acclimated to dust and dog hair - thank goodness it's not my MIL coming - she doesn't own any pets and doesn't like them much.

I hope to be back tomorrow night with the onion soup and salad recipe posted....even if it's Mom who ends up making it.... :-D

Oh my. I just have to mention this one last thing. I don't like posts without pictures, so I was going to look for a picture or graphic of someone who looks ill here, just for fun. So, I did a search for (warning)"pictures of a sick person"(warning) on Yahoo. Um, not THAT kind of sick person! Don't look with your kids around or if you get easily offended. Now I need to figure out how to give Yahoo a piece of my mind for not filtering that stuff out. Don't think I'll look for any more pictures - I think I'll go back to bed......


  1. We have a bug running through our house too. Take it easy and get well!

  2. All my students are getting sick at school too. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for putting me in your list of cooking blogs. It's funny because I had seen your blog recently and was planning to add you as a link too.

  3. Sorry to hear your not feeling well - take it easy and get well!

  4. Hope you're feeling better soon!

    I have reported the offending image to Yahoo! and it should be addressed soon.

  5. Thanks for the well-wishes. The fever came back last night, but I feel better today. Hopefully I'm done.

    Olivia - Thanks for reporting that. Between not feeling well and then our phone lines going out - which means our DSL was out - I didn't get the chance.

    I'd be horrified if my kids did a search and Yahoo allowed that to pass through!!!!