4.09.2007

Kitchen Conversations of the Delusional

Me: You know. We really should start thinking about keeping these little jars that the First Foods come in. They could be useful [goes about screwing and unscrewing babyfood jar lid as if to demonstrate "usefulness"]

Him: Define "useful."

Me: Weeeeelll. For instance. We could use these jars to put Homemade Baby Food in. You know. Stuff we make ourselves. I mean, how hard can it be? To puree some carrots and stuff.

I have a thing. For pureeing....

Him: [stares intently at this Strange Woman]

Me/Him: BWHAHAHHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Me: Sling these chicken nuggets in the microwave will you?

15 comments:

Mimi said...

I think I've had the same converstion with my husband! LOL!

slouching mom said...

Yep, that's us. Only tonight it's pizza bagels. Yesterday it was chicken nuggets.

A cook I'm not.

You may not be a cook either, but at least you're funny.

Oh, The Joys said...

They ARE actually good for:

Carrying a wee bit of salad dressing with a lunch salad that you are taking to work.

Ha! Mr. Ginga!

Lawyer Mama said...

You almost got me there.

Christina said...

I've had the same conversation as well, only with microwave pizza at the end.

Cooking for us involves a microwave and something ready-made from the freezer.

NotSoSage said...

Wha? Oh, really? Um. We did. In fact, I probably still have year-old little blocks of frozen pureed cabbage in the fridge, if you'd like me to send some along.

flutter said...

I don't puree. I should, but I don't.

But those little jars? They make really cool tealight holders

ozma said...

When I moved, I threw away a huge box full of those jars. OK, recycled.

I think I was saving them for art or something but mostly because I was also struck by how useful they looked. You can use them to mix paints but I think that paint mixing is kinda like puree: An activity that is only a phantasm for those who live in the post-baby realm.

toyfoto said...

If you flip this around, me being him, this would be a conversation I had three years ago ...

I did puree stuff, though, only I made huge batches and froze the mulched peas, carrots, broccoli etc in ice cube trays. After she stopped eating pureed foods, however, we went right to the chicken nuggets and fish sticks.

Redneck Mommy said...

You had me scared for just a moment.

I'm a big slinger of the chicken nuggets too.

Although, I love the little jars. They are damned cute. Especially in the recycle box.

Mimi said...

Um, I'm the other Mimi -- I never pureed anything (puhleeze) but I feel like The World's Best Mother when I motivate myself to microwave frozen veggie bits until they're mushy, and then cut them into little pieces. You know, that's HOME COOKING.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I had to read that a few times!

Pendullum said...

Tried to find all sorts of uses for First Food jars...
Including paint jars...
However one time my BoyWonder mistook a jar of pureed asparagas for his Racing green paint... Those jars became ancient history...

neva said...

laughing... and admiring the fact that you actually use your microwave for something besides heating coffee and/or tea (what? drink gets cold, you zap it for a few seconds... hot 'n steamy and good as new!)

your self-delusions (pureeing/saving shit in babyfood jars) are but a few of the MANY reasons i lovelovelove you, Joy! (you'll be moving to CT any day now, right?) xox

Fairly Odd Mother said...

You know, I LIKE to cook but I also like to eat, so making bland baby food was just not in the cards here either. I ended up using a bazillion baby food containors as candle holders for my sister's baby shower, but that is about as crafty as I can get.