Friday, April 4, 2008

Ouch

I'm whining. I have a migraine and I haven't had one in a while. You know, the kind where every time you move you can feel your pulse in your head. God forbid you have to bend down to pick something up, because you head might explode. I really have no right to whine, because a few of my favorite bloggers have it much worse at the moment.
It might have to do with the fact that my son was up at 6:15, because when my husband got up to shower, the cat snuck in, and then was pissed that she was trapped in the bedroom, and started howling at the top of her lungs. Who wouldn't want to wake to that lovely sound? That in turn woke my lovely son, who spent the whole night with his foot lodged in my back. So to recap, Headache=Cranky=Whining. OK, I'll move on now. OH and my son has picked up playing the harmonica....without a headache he just might be talented. With a headache and him playing into a MEGAPHONE, It's like nails on a chalk board. (Note to self: throw both items out.)

Yesterday, I desperately needed to go grocery shopping. BUT since we only have 1 working car right now, I'm stuck in the house. Super genius-Will-never-be-a-Pep-Boy, Husband of mine, tried to change the brakes, and did it in 2 degree weather and snapped off all sorts of important parts. He doesn't really want to put anymore money into the car. Here's why: He gets rear ended about 1 1/2 years ago. Of course, it's when we're about to make the last payment on the car. The car gets fixed. Exactly 30 days after the original accident, he get rear ended again. I vow NEVER to get in that car again. 6 months later, wait for it, He gets rear ended AGAIN! The last time, it was minor enough that we decided, it was just not worth fixing. All was good until Mr.-I-don't-have-the-Midas-Touch "changed" the brakes.
Anyway, back to my dinner. I decide I have the makings of Lentil and Brown Rice stew. Don't gag, you'd be pleasantly surprised. I had no canned tomato products, so I chose to use a nice Chunky garden salsa I had. I added a chopped onion, cumin, chopped cilantro, garlic, S&P and beef stock. I added the lentils and brown rice and let it simmer for about 50 minutes. I warmed some tortillas, and my son proceed to sit and eat 2 bowls of the stuff for lunch. THEN he asked for "soup" for dinner again. I reheat it for dinner and every other member of my family comes in, tastes it and says "EEWW". My husband and my daughter are not big Bean fans, and they both complained that that's what the lentils tasted like. My son and I will be enjoying a lovely Lentil and Brown Rice stew that the restaurant has on the menu for today. If the other to tasteless wonders had actually like it, Little did they know I was going to make Filet Mignon wrapped in bacon, on a bed of the stew. Their loss. I may be a chef, but I do not run a restaurant in the evening. If you do not like what is on the menu. Too bad, you're on your own. I'd be cooking all night if I were to "whip up" a meal for each person. That's my husbands favorite term..."Just whip it up, it's easy for you." Yeah, well, I would have though that fixing a car would have been easy for you.....
Have a Great Weekend!

11 comments:

Momo Fali said...

I hope things turned around over there and you can salvage a good weekend! Throw. Away. The. Harmonica.

Michael C said...

I'm sensing some tension in the home. Not all men can fix cars. In fact, not all men can fix anything. I present myself. I can however fix dinner, but yours sounded much better.

I got a harmonica in the 7th grade. All I could play were like the 4 Beatle songs that had harmonica in them. I believe I gave it up after a week. But oh what a glorious week it was...I'm done now.

Have a great weekend!!

chefmom said...

Momo: I plan too, but I know there's more then one and As we all know little people are really good at finding things that are hidden, or "Lost", as Mommy would put it. I have to shake the headache. My kids and my neighbors kids are both going to be gone tomorrow night, so I made Ice cube shot glasses and WE have big plans on using them!

chefmom said...

Michael: Well, then the 2 of you are exactly the same. He can't fix anything either. I am the handywoman in the family. I'll give him that he can cook a few dishes quite well. ANd mow the lawn. The Harmonica will be gone during nap time today...

someGirl said...

My car battery exploded yesterday...Yes you read that correctly; IT EXPLODED. Significant Other said it was due to ALL the jump starts it endured when I would leave the lights on...whatever. He fixed it and that is all I want to hear.

With your Harmonica Boy and my Drummer Boy, we almost have a complete band..oh joy.

Thanks a million for checkig-in...Im ok (it's just gonna be a LOOOONG weekend)

AndreAnna said...

Hell, send me the stew. I'll eat it.

And if you have a migraine, complain all you want. Those effers hurt.

chefmom said...

somegirl: YIKES!!! I'm with you. Don't tell what's wrong, just FIX IT!!
Our boys would make quite the band wouldn't they? We'd need to buy stock in earplugs!

AndreAnna: See, I knew someone would like it besides me and Riley! I HATE migraines! I used to get them a few times a week and now I don't get them often, but when I do, they knock me on my ass!

meleah rebeccah said...

migraines are The. Worst. Ever.

I feel your pain.

Being stuck in the house can be torture. At least its nice out today. And I finally got some Fresh Air. Ahhhhhhhhhhh

Michael C said...

I just needed to tell you that the twins and I are watching a movie about a Rat that speaks English and cooks French Food in a human restaurant. Seriously, HOW CRAZY IS THAT!!!!

chefmom said...

Meleah: you must be losing it!! I hope you got to enjoy some fresh air Saturday!!

Michael: WHAT?! A talking rat that cooks?! NO way possible...you're corrupting your girls' mind with such nonsense. I bet it's a good movie though. I'll have to watch it...for the 50th time ;)

Michael C said...

It was a good movie. It's the first time I had seen it...THIS WEEK!! ;-)