Monday, August 25, 2008

Not for the Sight Impared....


Today is another cold day... It's 5:00 pm and 55 degrees.... and when it's cold I tend to channel my inner Domestic Goddess... Cook a fun lunch (beef fajitas), do some laundry, get dinner into the crock pot (lamb shanks) and make a dessert for after dinner...along with mowing the lawn for 2 hours, and all those other pesky interruptions...

BUT I did not quite get to the dessert. Somehow I got sidetracked and forgot... See those two boxes sitting on my counter? Well, I tend to buy boxed mixes for the school events, and quick desserts, when I don't have time for the real thing..even though today would have been a great 'from scratch day' I wasn't up for it. Well, I had grabbed the two boxes above and put them on the counter to 'get some help' from any willing family members to pick which one they wanted...

My husband picked. But, not in the way I had hoped... You see, my darling husband has an eyesight problem. He did see the boxes and the pictures, but he neglected to read the fine print (as in Supreme Mix - it's there, under the title)... So, low and behold he ripped open the raspberry bars, hoping for a tasty snack, then somehow ripped open one of the interior sacks (the crust one) still without seeing what was inside (rather tricky I might ad) and shoved his hand inside - to find loose stuff...

This is what I heard coming from the kitchen...

WHAT THE HELL?????

So, naturally I go running in...

And this is what the kids heard coming from the kitchen...

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? THOSE ARE MIXES!!!!

Then the kids come running in, and Sami could be heard saying...

WHAT'S GOING ON???

And me, responding, back in my normal happy mommy (slightly snarky and sarcastic) voice...

Daddy is just helping me pick what to make for dessert!

Well, we did have a good laugh. And Dick did need some snacks for his early morning trip tomorrow (hauling animals to the processor), and we will have a tasty dessert tonight, with real whipped cream (not holding back there)...

And the bars are cooking while I write!

Have a great day.

We all deserve a good laugh at our lives every now and then...

7 comments:

Kerilou said...

Oh MY GOODNESS Am I cracking up right now. I can just see the scenario in my head. He must have had the shock of a lifetime when he realized there were no snacky snacks in those boxes!! HA!! Thanks for sharing and BTW I would choose both! Where did you get those? I can only ever find lemon bars out here!! I am jealous!
Kerilou

Jenn Biederman said...

Too funny, Andi! Those bars look yummy...would love to have them in our house, but dd has a peanut allergy...no fun...mostly for her :(

How's it goin'? It was 55 this morning in Iowa...love the idea of fall, but dislike the idea of winter. And to think Christmas will be here before we know it! Yikes!

Will check back soon!

Jenn

Penny said...

So, the cat's out of the bag now that you use - horror of horrors - MIXES!! LOL, so funny!

Anne said...

Thanks for the laugh! This totally sounds like something I would do ... not my hubby! :-)

Kelly Booth said...

Oh Andi...too funny....
The pecan bars look yummy to me! I Love having boxed mixes for a quick fix.....

Ethel Amutan said...

LOLOLOL! It sounds EXACTLY what my husband would do, also, Andi! I'm glad it all worked out in the end. Maybe from now on, Dick will read the box more carefully. Or... perhaps, he just might stay out of the kitchen altogether (oh-no!)

Sandy said...

Too funny! I wish they came in those boxes though, the pic on them looks so yummy, and I'm so hungry right now! lol....