Friday, October 9, 2009

The Best Laid Plans...

On Wednesday I went to the grocery store and bought a bunch of stuff for salads (keep in mind it was still in the 90s and salad sounded good) - I came home and prepped everything:
  • washed, chopped and spun dry 3 bunches of hearts of romaine lettuce
  • cleaned and sliced a package of mushrooms
  • pretty-peeled and sliced a cucumber
  • sliced a bunch of green onions
  • sliced up some strawberries
  • toasted walnuts
  • marinated two chicken breasts for grilling, to go on the salads
It was a lot of work, but the upside would be a fairly easy assembly for two meals - that night's and tonight's. All that was left was to slice some avocado onto the finished salads and sprinkle some garbanzos - easy peasy. So imagine my surprise when I finally came home last night at 9:00 pm to see a bunch of empty plastic containers - that previously held the salad fixings - drying on the kitchen counter. My husband came out and said "I made the best salad!" - um, yeah...but didn't you notice that there was a lot of lettuce?!? Not to mention all the other toppings. Sigh. He threw everything into the big salad bowl that the lettuce was in - I really think that if he'd actually started making the salad in our regular bowls, which are big enough, he might have realized that he couldn't have fit the lettuce in, much less all the rest of the ingredients! Portion control, anyone?

So onto Plan B for tonight's dinner...which is: I haven't a clue!

26 comments:

  1. Oh no! All the chicken, too? I think he needs to take you out for dinner ;)

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  2. I agree with Lori. Have him take you to dinner!

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  3. OH man, that used to happen to me all the time when the college boy lived at home!

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  4. See the bright side ...you have a husband who washed all those containers. I'm lucky if my husband carries them to the sink. (There are many trade offs: he does all the yard work and vacuuming!)

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  5. That made me laugh. My 20 year old son forgets every now and then how doing that involves revenge

    So what was for dinner?

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  6. Oh, that's funny!

    Remind me to give you this fabulous turkey burger recipe! Super low fat and yummy!

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  7. Men! I swear my hubby would do something just like that even though I might have offered him salad every day and he's refuse. The one day I want him to wait.... well you get the picture. It's a little bit sad to say that I have actually been known to put notes that say "DO NOT EAT" on things in the fridge. I think your dh needs to come up with a healthy dinner for you tonight!

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  8. Oh Shelley it made me laugh. I see you coming in the door, looking forward to your salad and find that it's all finished :)

    Suppose he has to take you out for dinner tonight since there's nothing left to eat :)

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  9. Oh, I so feel for you. Makes me wanna cry.

    ...and it makes me almost grateful that my hubs has an aversion to all raw veggies and pretty much all healthy foods. *whew*

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  10. Men! Can't live with em....can't live with em! (use inflection) LOL

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  11. Too funny! (Except I know it's not to you) I vote with the out-to-dinner crowd.

    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Oh Dear, I'm afraid I would not have taken that well! I think there could have been yelling involved. I get really excited about my meals and if it isn't what I expected I can get very sad.

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  13. Wow - your husband knows where the fridge is and can prepare food? Steve thinks that anything beyond a drive to the taco shop requires magical powers.

    I vote for dinner at a nice restaurant.

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  14. Wow - your husband knows where the fridge is and can prepare food? Steve thinks that anything beyond a drive to the taco shop requires magical powers.

    I vote for dinner at a nice restaurant.

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  15. No doubt you're eating out!

    Sheesh!

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  16. Congrats on your weight loss - you look great! I'm voting for dinner out as well! ;)

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  17. Did you just say your HUSBAND WASHED THE DISHES!?!?!???!! Wow.

    Got hair done today. Now I look my age, instead of my IQ.

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  18. OMG I laughed out loud at this while exclaiming, "NOOOOOO!"...girl, this has happened to me soooooo many times. My bf Dwayne doesn't eat veggies...but my roommate Shane loves them....actually, he loves everything I fix. Seriously...this has happened to me more times than I can count. I can't believe I haven't killed him yet, lol.

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  19. LOL, I hope you got treated to a nice dinner out!

    Bless him, I guess he meant well.

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  20. The only thing my husband opens the fridge for is a beer. Well, maybe to hunt for leftovers. But prepare something. Get out.

    I'm a little behind on the comments, but I hope you had your dinner out. What's a girl to do?

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  21. I think guys don't know about portion control. I still get, "Is that all you are taking?"

    Umm.. yes, that's a REAL serving!

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  22. Sorry to laugh, but, well, that was funny! I can only imagine your surprise! Seems to me he owes you some choppin'. LOL

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  23. What a guy!! LOL!!! Hope you figured out simple dinner after all that work!

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  24. Had to laugh out loud at this one! My husband would have done the same thing!

    Portion control? Not sure its in my husband's vocabulary. When we first met, he made me his signature pasta dish - he handed me a plate, I went to the kitchen to get plates for us and he was like "no, that's your plate!"

    It was SIX cups of cooked spaghettti!

    Curious to find out what Plan B was! :D

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  25. Too funny!

    And I love that after you did all the time-consuming prep work, he thought he "made" the salad by putting the pre-cleaned and cut stuff together in a bowl.

    I agree with the others, hope plan B was him taking you out to dinner!

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  26. One of my biggest downfall is I don't eat enough salads, but I love the ingredients that you use to put in your salads, so I'll buy the same!

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