1) My children* are awake too late and now they're making fun of my inability to converse coherently with them at this late hour.
However, I will say that it is pretty nifty how they are able to interpret my odd hand movements to understand the words that I can't think of such as sandwich bag and refrigerator drawer. (must be seen to be fully appreciated)
2) Today it was my responsibility to bring sauce to go on the chicken Cordon Bleu for the Cub Scout's annual Blue and Gold banquet. This thing was going to be HUGE because 75 scouts, their parents and all the leaders were invited.
I made enough sauce to fill TWO crockpots clear to the rim. One other mom brought the same amount. As I was making the sauce, I thought "This is a lot of sauce" As I was very carefully carrying in the very warm crockpots filled to the brim with sauce and trying not to trip** on anything before I got to the table, I was thinking "This is a lot of sauce"
Loads of people showed up to this event and much food was eaten (this was a scouting event, these boys love to eat!)
Guess what, I was right, it was a lot of sauce, so much, in fact, that I brought home about half of what I made.
I have approximately 96 ounces of cream of chicken soup, sour cream with water and a dash of lemon juice mixture.
What on earth should I make with the remaining sauce/soup?
I thought about making funeral potatoes*** out of some of it (they also sent some left over baked potatoes home with us) but I'm out of corn flakes.
I just know that if I make multiple chicken and vegetable casseroles that we're going to get mighty tired of the sauce.
Can you think of any creative ideas to use these ingredients?
We have a lot of sauce.
3) One of the kids finished off the last of the spreadable butter, so now I have to go to Wal Mart**** tomorrow to buy some more.
I realize that this isn't really a problem that anyone can help me with, but I just needed to whine about it a little.
*Just the oldest two, one stayed up to watch the Olympics, and the other has spent the evening trying to coax back to life an old computer given to him by one of our kind neighbors earlier today.
**I have to admit that as I was carrying the two very heavy crockpots into the church (one at a time) while I was very worried about tripping or dropping the crockpot, I was also thinking "Wouldn't this make a funny blog post if I did fall flat on my face, spilling sauce everywhere?"
***If you've never heard of funeral potatoes, they're made with the above mentioned sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, diced potatoes all topped with corn flakes. Seriously, you can't forget the corn flakes, they're the best part!
They are called funeral potatoes,***** because they are commonly served at after-funeral luncheons in these parts, along with ham and jello salad.
****Not my favorite place to go, especially since I discovered the people of Wal mart website,****** and now I have to pay special attention to my appearance, lest I end up being publically humiliated when my photo ends up on their site. I am very sad that shopping in sweats is no longer an option for me.
*****They might also be called funeral potatoes because some variations of the recipe are so full of fat that if you eat enough of them, they will clog your arteries and you will die, and ironically, these potatoes will be served at your funeral. (they are rather tasty!)
******Have you been to this website? I never imagined that so many men went to the Mart of Wal dressed as women.