It’s 6 o’clock in the evening; where are your kids (eating)?

February 20, 2012

I know I am solid at a lot of things, but cooking is not one of them. Meal planning, grocery shopping, ingredient mixing, table setting, post-meal clean up…I would seriously prefer to sit through a root canal while having my legs waxed.

To all the natural born chefs out there, my competitive side both envies and dislikes you. I cannot stand it that you are so much better than me in the kitchen. Yet, at the same time, I count my blessings that you are part of my life. Otherwise, I would surely starve or be incredibly obese if left to fend for myself.

My husband bears the brunt of the culinary work in our household. He doesn’t mind it, but I don’t blame him for not wanting to cook every night. On those nights when he wants a hot meal prepared for him, we opt to eat out. It’s not that I don’t try. I do. But I always come back to the same impulse: Eat out because it’s easier.

So here’s a couple of snapshots from our evening out tonight.

Almost every kid is happily waiting for their meal to arrive.

"Sure wish mom could cook like grandma."

I know I’m not alone in admitting we eat out more than we should. Feel free to rat yourself out, if for no other reason than to make me feel better.

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3 responses to It’s 6 o’clock in the evening; where are your kids (eating)?

  1. 

    Panera is my choice when not cooking, but I do enjoy it. If I could cook for you and you could endure a wax for me life would be grand!

  2. 

    OK, elisariva, I couldn’t agree more, In fact, I recently asked my friends on FB how they would spend guilty pleasure money and my answers were: 1. Panera and 2. Deep tissue massages.

  3. 

    You would seriously get a root canal and simultaneous leg wax (LMAO, btw) then make mac and cheese? Hilarious.