dairy farmers love us

If you are lactose intolerant, don’t stand anywhere near our refrigerator. We’ve got mozzarella, swiss, colby, sour cream, cheddar, cream cheese, sour cream, whipped cream cheese, flavored cream cheese, sour cream and whatever pretend cheese is used for cheese sticks. Did I mention sour cream? There are three containers of sour cream. There were more, […]

Taco fandom

You might be old and boring if you have a lengthy discussion about costs and leftovers, before deciding on new ingredients to include in the family’s weekly taco night.

cheesy

“How about putting it in a tortilla with sour cream and cheese?” “We can mix it with egg noodles and cheese.” “What kind of cheese pairs best with it?” “I don’t think it matters. Use the kind we put on tacos.” “There’s no cheese in the fridge. If we have to visit the grocery anyway, […]

Undercaffeinated

“We don’t have the salt until Labor Day.” Buried deep under the tiny *coffee shop, there is a time release vault. It is filled with minerals, or as some call it, spice. The vault is only opened once a year and care is taken to remove far less than is needed to make the mineral […]

grocery fail

He: “Don’t forget mustard. We’ve been out since the fridge died.” She: “We’re out of all canned vegetables except peas.” We bought peas. We didn’t buy mustard.

condiment priority

“We have chicken nuggets almost every day at the middle school.” “Sweet! I can’t wait for middle school. Wait. Do you have bbq sauce?” “No. We only have ketchup.” “Am I allowed to bring my own bbq sauce?” “Sure.” “Excellent.” Dear Middle School, Please allow my child to carry a bottle of bbq sauce in […]

Thanksgiving meh

I know that my role in this family is to make holidays happen. Not because they are holidays, but to create traditions for framing memories and celebrations to avoid getting lost in the mundane. I honestly don’t enjoy Thanksgiving. It’s a meal as a family. We eat meals as a family every day. Some of […]