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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Today I have some questions that I can never find the answers to.  Before I begin let me tell you just a little bit about me. I have been a SAHM since my first child was born, and now that the youngest is away at school I guess I am just a SAH.  I was always the one who did without so whoever needed shoes, jeans, school fees, or whatever could have it, and honestly I never really minded. There were a lot of tight financial times, but one thing we never compromised on was food.  I have always been a pretty decent cook and could always make something really delicious using inexpensive ingredients.

 I love good and tasty food.  I would love to have a month of deliciousness and never repeat the same meal twice.  I would love to have the meals prepared for me and never have to worry about cleaning the kitchen.  And I know how delusional all those loves are, which brings me to my questions.


Why am I the only one who can eat the same thing 2 days in a row?  I hate wasting food so if I have to have leftover vegetable soup 5 days for lunch to finish it, I will do it.

Why am I the only one who sees a box of Corn Flakes with 1 serving left and will eat it for breakfast or lunch even though I really don't like cereal at all?

Why am I the one who will actually look in the refrigerator and see the half clamshell of strawberries that have to be eaten today or tossed and eat them instead of what I really want.

Why am I the only one who will look and see if a box of crackers is empty before opening another one? (Same question applies to any and all snack foods)

Why am I supposed to know at 10 am what I am going to cook for supper so other unnamed individuals can plan their lunch without the possibility of having to eat chicken prepared 2 different ways in the same day? (For the record, I rarely have any idea what I am going to cook until I am actually in the kitchen cooking)

Why am I the only one who can empty the dishwasher?

And the most important question is, after all these years of never having these questions answered, why am I even wondering what the answer is?

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  1. Simple really.....you are the practical, pragmatic and frugal one.
    An island of calm in a turbulent sea.

    Hubs is the only other person here who can eat leftovers days at a time....because when he was growing up they were dirt poor and food was NOT taken for granted.

    I have to confess that I too mull these questions over in my mind from time to time.
    They are some of life's great mysteries in our society I suppose.....

    When we got home the end of May from our 2 week roadtrip I found FOUR open bags of Doritos in the pantry.....all with a handful of crumbs and pieces in them and each bad carefully closed with a clothespin so as not to let this collection of "bag dust" go stale. Do I have a thoughtful son or what?! lolz

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    1. I think it is mainly because I am the sole female and have vision that no one else in my home is privy to. I am able to move containers to see what is behind. I can put the folded laundry in the basket away and find the one shirt that was being searched for and not found even though I had said it was folded in the laundry basket. It defies all logic and when I think about the world being primarily run by males all these years I understand better why things are foul.

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    2. And yes you have a thoughtful son! You never know when you might "need" Dorito dust.

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    3. Dorito dust comes in handy for sprinkling over a cream sauce based casserole for a bit of crunch, my daughter did it once.

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  2. While we eat leftovers here with no problem, I have a question to add to the list. Why am I the only one who can see beyond the first four inches in the fridge. I am constantly hearing, "I didn't know we had that."

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    1. There seems to be this genetic marker which give one the ability to move the milk or the mayonnaise only carried by females. It is amazing what I can see once I move the larger items that others leave at the front of the shelf on the refrigerator.

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  3. and here's me thinking it was only me.

    I have a why to add. Why do I have to constantly eat the crusts because he won't?????

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    1. And the only answer is "because you will"

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  4. Are you sure that you didn't write this about me?
    I feel your pain, friend. I too am a SAH now. I don't know maybe I am doing it wrong but I am always busy even when no one is here. I don't have time to work.
    I called a meeting once to introduce my family to the dishwasher and show them how to load it. Needless to say, I wasted my time.

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    1. I have often thought my dishwasher would be a great place to hide things!

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    2. You should hide their favorite things there like car keys and remotes.

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  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Eating the leftovers must be a mum thing, although in my case it skipped a generation, sort of. I will cook extra some nights, so I can use the leftovers for a tasty breakfast, but usually I cook just enough.
    At least you don't do as my mum used to, if we ate lunch in a cafe and my kids didn't finish their sandwiches my mum would either eat them or take out the meat and cheese and zip it into a bag to take home. "It's paid for, don't waste it" she'd say while we all pretended not to know her.

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  6. I think it is a Mom thing. Just about every Mom I know eats the remnants. That being said, I have not taken the meat or cheese from a partially eaten sandwich to save, but I have put the remaining sandwich in a baggie for whomever didn't finish it to have as a snack later.

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  7. Why do [big] kids eat the last bit of something, then close the pizza box or casserole lid with knife still in the container, and put the whole thing back in the fridge? Or leave it on the counter, if it is a cake?

    I have an index card upon which I wrote, "NOT for self-service" and placed it atop the cover of a casserole lid, under which was a cake in a glass pan. This generally works pretty well. Occasionally the card gets moved. The other day I got up and thought I would have some cake later in the day, and in order to protect it I should put the card back in its place. I made a cursory check under the lid, and I don't know why I was surprised - only crumbs and a knife left in the neatly closed-up pan

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    1. I am laughing because I have seen that same cake at my house. Why does the knife stay?

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  8. Anne, you must have heard my cries all the way from Georgia. It's the same thing in my household. I can really be nerve wrecking at times. Luckily most of our leftovers go to our dogs though. If only I could get them to unload the dishwasher too. LOL!!!

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    1. Haha! When you teach the dog to unload let me know how. Shelby (the dog) might enjoy a chore, especially if it meant a treat!

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  9. oh boy, i couldnt begin to list the food quirks in my house...and every person has different ones!

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  10. That is just life I guess. Seems to be a constant with families

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  11. Good questions! I'm fortunate that my daughter will eat leftovers without a fuss.

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