At the moment I’ve got two snoozing dogs and a kid watching The 100 who’s over the moon because they loaded two new seasons on Netflix. The cat is standing watch by the window, just hoping a hummingbird comes to the feeder so she can flex her huntress muscles and leap. (I do mean that literally, there’s a reason we’ve raised the blinds on that particular window.)
I’m smelling the six pound turkey I crammed in the crockpot this morning, and I’m wondering if we’ll end up needing takeout since I’m suddenly doubting my math on how much turkey I should have cooked for four people. Maybe I can make some bread to go with it, though my options are pretty limited there. Some garlic bread in the freezer, I think, and cornbread mix in the pantry. Neither of those really go with turkey but desperate times call for desperate measures or so they say.
I also smell the green beans I put on to cook down an hour ago. “Cook down” is a term I spent most of my life unfamiliar with, but apparently it’s required down here in the south. They can probably run you out of state for trying to serve crisp veggies in their close-to-original form. BrightSide should love these, though, they’re smelling nice and – WAIT A SECOND, THOSE SMELL WAY TOO STRONG! [pause here]
I call it a win when I haven’t cooked away all the liquid in the pot plus a little extra added water never hurt anybody. So hey, good news, I’ve still got that side on my…side. I was trapped by my own sentence structure there.
So hopefully enough turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy. I’ve got some leftover broccoli in the fridge plus another head I didn’t cook on Wednesday so I can steam that tonight. Oh! And crescent rolls! Surely that will be enough food, even with two starving teens in the house.
Nobody told me one of the worst parts about being an adult is figuring out what to have for dinner. Over and over and over again.
Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “preposition” Start your post with any preposition. Bonus points if you end with one too. Enjoy! [Clearly I do not earn the bonus points. It seems I’m entirely incapable of ending a sentence with a preposition. My high school English teacher would be proud.]