Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Comfort Food

One of the very first meals I ever remember preparing was Kraft Dinner.  I was 8, I think, on a camping trip with other Brownies. And I remember being so impressed that this was something I could make myself, outside, over an open campfire, with matches, a pot, boiling water, macaroni.  It was a revelation and seriously -  one of the best meals I ever remember making.

So, tonight.

Long day at work and I was very tired and working late;  I called Alex and asked him to take care of dinner and said I would be home in about an hour.  So, could you please get something on the table because I only have ten minutes to share a meal with you, and I really want to sit down to dinner with you before I head out for the evening.  Could you get a rotisserie chicken, grab a pizza, or make some spaghetti?

By the time I got home there was a hot meal and the table was set. Kraft dinner and grilled cheese sandwiches.  And seriously -  this definitely tied for the  'best Kraft dinner ever'  award.

How timely that just this morning I was enjoying that Bare Naked Ladies song, "If I had a Million Dollars", and smiling at the lyrics:

If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner
But we would eat Kraft Dinner
Of course we would, we’d just eat more
And buy really expensive ketchups with it
That’s right, all the fanciest ke... dijon ketchups!
Mmmmmm, Mmmm-Hmmm

Now I just need to work on the Million dollars part.



Annika said...

So true, sometimes the most "simply" meal with family/friends can taste the most amazing. I too remember the "simple" meals I would prepare on the days Mom worked.

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Ahhh . . . the simple pleasures in life make the best of times and precious memories.

Anonymous said...

My perspective, the best meals are the ones I don't make. :-)