Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"They call me Tater Salad" -Ron White

Conversations with Elder Son from the past 12 hours...

9:35pm
(He had to work last night.  Otherwise, I *think* he might have mentioned this earlier.)
He:  What time do you get up in the morning?
Me:  About 6 o'clock.
He:  (nods)
Me:  Why?
He:  I have to make food for Spanish class.
Me: 
He:  I picked an easy recipe.
Me:  Do we have everything you need to put in it?
He:  It only needs potatoes and eggs.  I think.
Me:  Where's this recipe?
He:  I e-mailed it to myself.  I can print it out tomorrow.
Me:  Uh huh.

***

5:45am
Me:  Hey.  It's tater salad time.
He:  Okay. 

***

6:05am
He:  The printer's out of paper.

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6:10am
Me:  This requires a vinegar and onion marinate.

***

6:45am
Me:  What time of day is your Spanish class?
He:  In the afternoon.
Me:  This has eggs and mayonaisse.  How are you going to keep this cool until you serve it?
He: 
Me: 

***

Guess what I'm doing for lunch today?
I'm spending my time driving all the way home to pull a freaking potato salad out of the refrigerator and driving it to the high school.  Then driving all the way back to work.

He appreciates it.
He does.
He just had no concept of how much time it would take to cook potatoes... and eggs... and carrots... and peas. 
But he does now.  I made him do most of the work while I supervised and provided occasional vegetable cutting (for time efficiency).

10 comments:

G.G. Mueller said...

I did that once to my mom. I needed decorations for the Spanish Club dinner. Fifty tables. Told her about it the week before. My fingers are still sore from making 200 paper flowers out of tissue paper and wire! We ate a lot of tuna as well so I could spray paint the cans. Mom delivered it all and help me set it up.
But I never forgot to tell her stuff like that again!

Christie Critters said...

Ah, the day that the school PTO sent home a note (at 2:30) saying that they needed cookies for "back to school night" - "individually wrapped"! It was happening that night...
I really envy the Mom who had the brilliance to bag up oreos. Two to a snack bag.
I'm sure her kids were mortified.

Thumper said...

LOL I totally would have been the Mom bagging the Oreos. And that's even with advanced notice...I'm THAT lazy...

Roses said...

I'm so far worse than you guys. I'm sitting here wondering what's wrong with bagging Oreos.

Sandra Krah said...

Não adianta apenas elogiar, tem que participar. Feliz Natal para voce. Desejo uma ceia mais saborosa que apenas salada de batatas e ervilhas.

Andy said...

Heck, Ida been so fast to the Kroger Deli, bought the mustard variety, stuck it in a tupperware dish, and voila!

Roses said...

Andy, the point was to make a Spanish dish.

... which confuses me because the Spanish recipe the boy found was called "Russian salad".

::shrug::

Otherwise, I'd have totally been bagging those Oreos.

Moogie P said...

Oooh! Speaking of Oreos -- Daughter's friend came up with an amazing cookie recipe. Make a standard chocolate chip cookie dough and for each cookie, wrap it around an Oreo before you bake it. OMG.

I wouldn't have shared those with the PTA.

Andy said...

Dang Moogie! Imma try it for New Year's Eve! Great idea!

Bou said...

We have standard Spanish recipe we cook now. It takes small shrimp, olive oil, and garlic. I don't know how many mornings we were up at 6AM putting it together for the 7AM trip to school. (Fortunately I never had to leave work to make a delivery.) It's just kinda nice to know I'm not the only parent with Spanish projects. I said to one of them once, "You couldn't pick something I could just buy from that Latin bakery down the street?"