Grocery Lists of Dreams
March 27, 2018
Today I am going to write about something completely different. Today, I introduce you to me, food blogger. Oh, none of those step by step things, just a girl, a list, and a plan.
In my dream world, I am a food blogger. I test recipes and post amazing instagram pictures of food that I make. I am a woman with a subscription to several cooking magazine and a love for food blogs. My instagram does have quite a few food photos, but as they say, I’m not going to quit my day job anytime soon.
On the weekends I plan our next week’s meals. I make a list that currently looks like this. Some things to note here. The circled recipe on the top is one I bought the ingredients for and have yet to make. Sometimes life happens. Meeting candy is written twice on this list. Forgetting candy for curriculum meetings that I host is very bad. Today I remembered that one teacher loves Cadbury Mini Eggs. extra points That odd note under Friday reminds me that on Easter there are always sweet rolls shaped like bunnies. Saturday is blank because on Saturday, I am wined and dined by my number one.
The list is divided into crazy arbitrary sections that probably made sense in some Illinois grocery store, but only make tertiary sense in New England. I wrote all the orange items on Saturday and then the pencil items after I looked a few recipes on the internet. Sometimes I flip the days.
Sunday night I made the bacon wrapped tenderloin. Sorry no photo available.
Monday night we had this
Chicken Pot Pie Pizza. I made it more difficult by not having precut vegetables or precooked chicken. Still yummy. Here’s what the critics said.
Mr. K: You know what you should do next time with this recipe.
Me: (Eye Roll) You know there won’t be a next time. (I rarely remake anything)
Mr. K: (unfazed) Well if there were a next time, you should drizzle extra gravy on the top.
Me: I did this time.
Mr. K: Well, you should have made more gravy. You know there can’t be too much gravy. Remember those Centerville Pies, they come with a container of gravy. You can’t have too much gravy.
Me: The Centerville Pies don’t have any gravy inside. I made twice as much gravy as the recipe.
Mr. K: Well, you can’t have too much gravy. You know, you could have bought a jar of that chicken gravy.
The day before The Critic had purchased a peanut butter cookie at Starbucks. I said, I can make peanut butter cookies. He said, This one has chocolate in the center. Lucky for him, he got these Classic Peanut Butter Cookies anyway.
I may never quit my day job and become a food blogger, but that cookie jar in the kitchen is always full and most meetings and Mondays at the school are accompanied by a home baked treat.
That critic doesn’t know how good he has it.
Maintaining my day job as a literacy specialist and slicer for now. Day 27 of a 31 day writing streak in the Slice of Life Writing Challenge. Read some amazing blogs by my PLN, the other bloggers at Two Writing Teachers.