At the end of a busy day, I was desperately trying to get supper together.
Tuesday afternoons are always crazy as one child gets dropped off at 4:30, another gets picked up across town at 5:00, and the first gets picked up (back across town again) at 5:30. Hubby usually tries to help, but his eyes were dilated today from an eye appointment.
I ran by the house between the 5 and 5:30 pickups and threw some frozen chicken breasts into some water and set it to boil (I didn’t have any pre-cooked in the freezer). Thankfully, I had remembered to put out the frozen, cooked rice out to start thawing earlier in the afternoon.
When I got home at 5:45, I started throwing together Chicken Fried Rice. I banged the partially thawed rice on the cabinet and MOST of it broke apart nicely to go into the skillet.
There was just one last chunk. One chunk that needed to go into the microwave.
But at that moment, the frozen peas and carrots were thawing in there. And with the extra-large crockpot full of beans taking up counter space, and the boiling chicken taking up stove space, and the never-put-away-from-making-lunches-this-morning bread and peanut butter taking up even more space, I had nowhere to put the rice.
At least nowhere on the counter.
Ten minutes later, after I had already called the family to dinner . . . I realized that there should be more rice in the skillet. I looked and looked and finally decided that it must be my imagination. The large chunk of frozen rice that I vaguely remembered did not exist.
I had looked everywhere.
And then I grabbed the plates for my daughter to put on the table.
I guess it’s a good thing we didn’t use paper plates tonight.
We’ve all had those days it’s nice to laugh at ourselves sometimes. LOL
This made me giggle. Thanks for that.
Also…I LOVE chicken fried rice. Your recipe inspired my own. 🙂
This put a smile on my face and I laughed out loud! Tis’ made me remember the time when…..milk somehow got put in the cabinet 😀
Jami @AnOregonCottage says
nice! Glad you shared to give us all a chuckle. 🙂
Mary E.S. says
That was hilarious.I know what happened and my hubby calls it suffering from CRS or otherwise know as married with children syndrome.
Umm Hm. Makes your dad remember my “Sugar-Fried Chicken” episode.
sigh…are you in my kitchen..seriously..no counter space in the house we bought because of ALL THE COUNTER SPACE..because the dishwasher didnt get emptied..and then didnt get refilled…ARG!!!!!!!!! do you ever get upset with yourself , or are you just that positive about it all…at least it’s fodder for you blog..lol…..again thanks for sharing your adventures and misadventures alike
Ann W. says
Laughed until I cried…. I think we were separated at birth… but I’m a little older….. I’ve been having a very trying few days, weeks, months, years…. and you made me laugh…. THANKS!!!
That gave me a good giggle for this morning, And I have had those kind of days as well! I love that you are so open to letting everyone in on you crazy day, most people would not have to courage to that!!!
The fact that you can stop at home and throw chicken on between pick ups still has my attention. If I picked one up across town, drove home, came in to do something then headed back across town for 5:30 I’d be 15-20 minutes late guaranteed!
Re: the rice – I’ve totally done things like that. At least you didn’t find it the next morning. I once couldn’t find the cordless phone…yup, it was in the fridge. I’ve also found things in the food pantry when in fact they should have gone back in the fridge so now they have to go to the trash. I blame it on the kids killing my brain cells a little more each day. 🙂
Lol! Just FyI, no news ro thaw those carrots and peas, I put mine in with the rice frozen and just let them heat through.:)
1 – Been there. Cereal in the fridge, and milk on top. Doh!
2 – From context, I’m assuming that sugar-fried-chicken was a misadventure, but it sounds delicious.
Better than the salty coffee I made myself a couple of days ago.
Cathy Lewis says
So funny! I can totally relate!
This *did* make me laugh – many thanks!
All of our dishes are stacked on open shelves by the stove. Lots of stuff gets set on plates in that space. Thanks for the chuckle.
Thanks for the laugh. I often try to put things in the wrong places and find myself laughing when I can’t fit the milk in the pantry or the cereal in the fridge.
I love that this is filed under ‘duh’. I have a “file this under ‘duh'” moment about once a week.
You can hear me laughing because things like this follow me around and attack on an almost daily basis! Love your story!
LOL. That’s hilarious. I’ve had moments like that before.
Karen L says
I LOVE that you actually have a “duh” category!
I´ve been reading your blog backwards. I just literally laughed out loud at this. It is totally something I would do. Thank you.