5.09.2007

Fend for Yourself

I used to hate the evenings when I was growing up and mom would say, "It's fend for yourself night." What this meant is that everyone had to prepare and clean up their own dinner. I always hated that because I hated cooking back then. I also used to think that making a sandwich or warming up leftovers in the microwave was cooking.

Now, I love Fend for Yourself Night. I have declared just that. I'm not cooking. Jason is off mountain biking and I am at home alone. I went for a run and cleaned up and now I'm ready for bed. I'm going to eat some cheesy grits and curl up on the couch and watch some good old fashioned t.v. I hope to be in bed by 9:30. Mmm. I love Fend for Yourself Night.

12 comments:

GoatFarmer said...

You were really good at burning water back then too!!!

Rachel said...

It is true guys. I did boil a pot dry one time. I was going to make some rice and I put water on to boil. Then, I decided to go out and play on my Slip and Slide.

Jessica said...

Hey Rach...what's for lunch?

I love you sister even if you wouldn't make me a sandwich when I had a broken back.

mimi said...

I'm so glad I taught you "Fend For Yourself Night." That could also be known as "Left-Over Night." That is where I would put all the leftovers in the fridge on the counter and then throw out everything that isn't eaten. That was usually on Thursday night, because I generally grocery shopped on Friday.

Todd Wright said...

Um...can non-Newtons comment on this post? I wasn't sure cause it was feeling awful familial around here at the moment.

By the way, Mitch, anybody who signs in with "goatfarmer" should DEFINITELY keep a blog.

Amy said...

Mmmm . . . I love cheese grits.

daddybert said...

As we get older these nights become much more numerous. We cook once or twice a week and then it is definitely fend for yourself. Ugh. Cheese grits. That's when I hit the PB&J if that kind of stuff is all that's left.

Rachel said...

Comment anytime, Todd.

Shelly said...

When are you guys coming to Texas?

Shelly said...

It's hard to have these nights with three small children. But we do have "left over night". Miss you lots.

Rachel said...

We're coming July 22nd. Woo Hoo!

Danielle said...

holy cow rachel...that is terrible that you wouldn't make your poor sister a sandwhich!!!