Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Who Do I Think I Am, Betty Crocker?

Why, oh why, do I do this to myself? I know you all do it too. We must stop this madness! It's time to stand up and say "NO, NO, NO!" 

When someone says, "Who can bring something to the teacher breakfast?" or "Who can make something for the ladies' Bible study?" or "Can you bake some brownies for the PTF social?" ... why, oh why, do I say, "Sure, I can." and "No problem." 

I will now say, "Sorry, I can't do it," or simply, "NO." Or maybe I should make some really yucky dishes and they'll stop asking me.

So, I'll be cooking for the next three days.

Up at the crack of dawn to cook bacon, of all things, for 40-50 people.

Brownies for 200.

And, soup for 8 ladies, the only one I'm looking forward to, because I desperately want to try this from Pioneer Woman:

Sherried Tomato Soup
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 46-ounce bottle or can tomato juice
2 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes
1 to 3 tablespoons chicken base
3 to 6 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
Black Pepper
1 cup cooking sherry
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
chopped fresh parsley
chopped fresh basil
Saute diced onions in butter until transluscent. Add canned tomatoes. Add tomato juice, sugar, pinch of salt, and black pepper and stir. Bring to a near boil, then turn off heat. Add in sherry and cream and stir. Add in parsley and basil to taste, adjust other seasoning, and serve with yummy, crusty bread on a cold, blustery, dreary, depressing, rainy, snowy day. Then close your eyes. And give thanks for soups like this.

I'll let you know how the soup turns out.

I'd better get to sleep so I can get up early to cook all that bacon. Good night, my friends. And don't you be calling me to ask me to cook something because the answer will be NO.


Richard Gaspard said...

Get off the computer, and cook me some dinner!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Beau's comment pretty much says it all.

Don't let him fool you. Just to let all you girls know ... I cooked a delicious dinner of Cheerios and milk for my honey tonight. Actually, he poured the cereal and milk himself.

And before you go judging me, my girls spent the night at my mom's house, so really, no need to cook. We will probably eat cereal every night when they're out of the house.

Jeanette said...

I don't cook when my kids aren't home. Me and my DH usually go out for dinner - hint, hint! I think my DH would grab a diet pepsi and a bag of chips if we didn't.

Drama Mama said...

Just say NO!
Girl, that is way too much cookin!

blessedwith5 said...

I think you are an AWESOME MOM AND WIFE! Your hubs is a happy guy - still love the video of him dancing and delivering mail!

Let us all know if the soup is good ~ could be a new recipe for me!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

You and your hubby are so hilariously crazy. He has nothing to complain about...cereal is one of the best dinners there is.

That soup - wow. I hope it turns out great, because I'll be adding it to my collection if you give it the thumbs up.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

HA! I feed my kids cereal for supper all the time :) For real.

No one asks me to bring anything unless they want store-bought.

I am really REALLY jealous about the bacon...its the candy of meats, ya know.

jessica @pianomomsicle said...

Wow, that soup looks incredible! i will definitely be bookmarking it in my recipes folder!

The good news is, there will be hundreds of people who will be happier after eating your bacon and brownies. And fatter. But that's not the point:)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Ha! Sounds like your hubby and mine would get along JUST FINE!

I had to read the lines about the bacon and brownies twice...I thought they were for the same recipe at first!! lol

Beachy Mimi said...

Oh, JUST SAY NO takes on a whole new meaning. Bless you