Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Irresponsible??? No - Survival!

What do you do on a VERY HOT NIGHT??????????????????
when supper didn't turn out???
-I tried to cooked homecooked baked beans. But I was using dry beans (which I work with all the time) I soaked these beans, and I boiled them for like 4 hrs (I"m not even being sarcastic!!!!) and they were still so hard and hardly changed textures at all. I couldn't believe it. So I was supper annoyed at that! We were just waiting and waiting. Finally open a can of beans and make the baked beans recipe, then do the hot dogs. Our buns we were using were left over from something else, and they were NOT WORKING with our hotdogs. Carson gagged and threw up b/c he stuffed his mouth, and Landon is screaming b/c he fell from a standing position and hit his head on the floor.

Meanwhile the kitchen is LITERALLY 120 degrees F.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(mostly b/c the beans had been boiling for like 100 hrs!!!!) and if you know me at all, I get VERY CRANKY when I'm hot!!!!
My loving, dear dear husband states in the middle of UTTER CHAOS!!! Let's get in the car, go to Mickey D's and get McFlurry's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He had 3 happy campers instantly!!!! Got rejuvenated to start the bedtime routine and cooled off a little. Thank you Richard for taking us out for a treat!!!! and letting mommy cool down in an air conditioned restaurant.


Stephani said...

I totally understand about the survival part! It's so warm in our attic apartment. Because the windows are mostly on the floor, we don't get great circulation. Yeah for fans!

Team Worth said...

Aww...I'm so glad the evening turned out well, despite the troubles with dinner!

Trina Mayfield said...

Ok - I was dying laughing with this!!!! I can totally picture it and Richard SAVED THE DAY!!! Good job, Richard! I love summer time!

JordanandSue said...

Oh, that's so fun! AND, I can totally relate on the bean issue- I recently figured out the problem, and I just have to pass it on! Apparently, if you have hard water, you should add 1/8 tsp of baking soda to the beans as they boil (1/8 tsp per pound of beans). Seriously, it's magic and cuts down the cooking time a ton! I just did black beans and they cooked in less than 2 hours :)

jeileenbaylor said...

hhahaha- I love this!

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