Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mourning My Microwave...


This lovely BIG GAPING HOLE in my kitchen is the place where my microwave normally lives.  It is sick.  NO. BUENO.  I am not a cook... or I guess I should say, I do not ENJOY cooking.  If I have to do it, I am more of the Sandra Lee variety.  Sadly, I come from a long line of great cooks... Aunt Orangie's fried chicken could make a grown man cry.  It's just not my thing, and thankfully for my children, Handsome Hubby put himself through college by cooking in restaurants.  He is good at it, AND he enjoys it.  He cooks dinner for my book club and bunco group.  He and my mother (a.k.a. Mimi) plan and cook all of our holiday dinners while I set a BEAUTIFUL table.   And yes, most of my friends and family hate me for it and remind me regularly it is NOT normal.  
But it is, happily, MY normal.

That said, I am in charge of breakfast during the week.  Mimi worked full time for most of my childhood, but RARELY put a bowl of cold cereal out for breakfast.  Even if it was just a bowl of oatmeal or grits (my personal fave), we usually had a hot breakfast.  Wanting to be an equally good mommy, I continued this tradition with my kids... which is great, unless you are a Sandra Lee cook with NO MICROWAVE.  I can make a mean microwave scrambled egg taco IN MY SLEEP (with a competitive swimmer who leaves most days at 5:30 a.m. for practice that is truer than you know).  Because I have spoiled my children with my stellar taco nuking skills, if I put a bowl of COLD CEREAL in front of them I get the "mom, you have just grown a third head" look... complete and utter disbelief and disgust.  SO, I have been getting up for a week now and actually COOKING breakfast. ON.THE.STOVE.  

Just asking, and I know it is beyond shallow... 
could we all say a little prayer for the a speedy recovery for my dear friend, Mr. Microwave?
This Sandra Lee Wanna-Be Mommy is getting crabby.

Fridge Magnet

9 comments:

Jamie said...

Ha ha. I'm so sorry you're handicapped for a while! Microwaves - though too easy at times - are blessedly convenient. I'm sure this is a good experience!

Annette said...

I would be lost without my microwave! I feel your pain!!

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Love the dramatic empty space where your friend was, LOL!
Yesterday my husband mourned the riding mower. Oh well, at least it's just some little part he can fix.

Janet said...

Oh no! Will keep your microwave in my prayers.

Piper Bella Boutique said...

Ugh, I don't know how you're doing it! 9 times out of 10 lunch comes out of the microwave fo my kids! If I didn't have it they would be eating lunch meat and cheese!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Noooooo! I used my microwave twice just this morning! You poor thing. :-(

Della said...

A microwave is the easiest way to cook rice. I hope you get yours back, soon!

My oldest daughter's husband does most of the cooking. She hasn't ever been much for cooking, either. She, and you, are so darn lucky to have husbands who cook. I don't think mine could properly boil and egg.

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Modern Mom Redefined ((Kelsi)) said...

You are definitely blessed. I hate cooking and am terrible at it.... I make easy-peasy meals only and go through my mom's recipe book to make my childhood favorites (which is what I blog about). I can't even bake cookies from scratch half of the time because they don't rise or what not. I would love it if you did a guest post @ Modern Mom Redefined. Please contact me @ Kl.wieler@gmail.com and we can discuss details. =)

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I have a blog hop called Memory Mondays that I hope you can come join sometime! I consider it a good way to start off the week.. taking a stroll down memory lane to something that we are excited to remember and share! Although I will admit that I'm a little bias. =) Hope to see you there!

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