Mama Diaries

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dumpster Diet

Sometimes I don't have time to cook.  (Maybe if I didn't write or blog, it would be a different story.) On those days, I cheat.  I pull out some kind of frozen food and heat it up.  Today, I pulled out a mini pot roast.  It was a boil-in-the-bag variety.  (Yeah, I know - kind of weird, but it works when I'm in a pinch.)

I plopped those things into a pot of boiling water and continued writing.  My daughter came along and peeked in the pot.  "Mom!" she said.  "You're boiling plastic bags!"

"Yep.  Only the best at this restaurant!" I replied.

She made a face.  "I'm sick of this dumpster diet of yours."

"Dumpster diet?  What do you mean?  This is good food!"

"Mom, I can crawl into a dumpster and find this stuff."

"Oh good," I said.  "Then you can go crawl into a dumpster to get your dinner, and I won't even have to boil water!"
         

27 comments:

  1. LOL! I cheat at times too when time is short. Love the term dumpster diet though. :D

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  2. hahaha well those dumpster divers do eat better than a lot of people I hear.

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    1. Good. Then maybe I won't have to cook again. Ever!

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  3. Hehe! My extent of cooking skills lies in frozen pizza, so she should be happy with the plastic bag meal. :)

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  4. I so much enjoyed reading this, cheered me alot.

    Yvonne,

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  5. Great comeback! I don't think most dumpsters serve pot roast, especially not in my country. All the best with your writing.

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    1. Ha! Thanks for the well-wishes on the writing.

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  6. You're hilarious! Your house must be full of laughter. :)

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    1. Yeah, we're always giggling at my pad!

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  7. *LOL* That actually sounds good. I did a turkey in a bag last year and it really yummy. Very moist.

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    1. The roast turned out really well. I was surprised.

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  8. Dumpster diet? Are your two kids training to be stand-up comics? They did eat the pot roast, didn't they?

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    1. Everyone in my family is funny. Must be genetic. And yes, they did eat the roast!

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    1. Yeah. I'm looking forward to getting my little halo at the end of this! ;)

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  10. Oh, dear. That child must not realize that some people actually go dumpster diving and they don't come up with a nice clean pot roast in a bag.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Maybe I'll take her on a field trip to a dumpster and she can go diving to experience firsthand what it's really like. :)

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  11. Where did she come up with the term 'dumpster diet'?:)) I eat soup from a carton and chicken fillet in boxes. I'd be happy to try your warm pot roast in a bag. :) Now I'm hungry.

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  12. Dumpster diet? I wonder where she got that idea from? It's quite funny though... *giggles*

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    1. I was laughing so hard when she pulled that line out of her hat. Unbelievable!

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  13. Hah! That's telling her! It's so hard to have any patience for cooking, so she should appreciate that you're not having her dumpster-dive for real...

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  14. I've made boil bag meals for my guys at times. Sometimes I just tell them it is a fend for yourself meal. Then I don't have to cook at all. : )

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