I set up the coffee pot and timer before I go to bed. That way, while hubs is showering, the coffee’s brewing. He takes a to-go cup and drinks it on the way to work. He has a favorite cup, one that’s easiest to sip from in the car and I put that one out for him most days. One day he came home with a different cup.
Me: What are you doing with that cup, didn’t you find the one I left out for you?
Hubs: Yes, but it tasted like soap so I took this one.
Me (looking in the dishwasher): So where’s the other one?
Hubs: I put it back in the cabinet.
Well, OK then . . .
College Boy was home for a month and started the last semester of his freshman year in the middle of last month. About 5 days before returning to school he finally signed up for a 5th class.
As he was leaving to go back the day before his classes started, I asked if he was ready to start his classes on Monday. He never asked me to pay for his books and I wanted to be sure he had ordered them. Nope, he had not.
And he took the trash bag he had stuffed all of his clothes into and walked out the door.
College boy is back at scho0l for three days when he calls on a Thursday afternoon and asks me to come pick him up. That was my first clue that something was wrong. My second clue? I get to his dorm and he shuffles out to the car with a barf bag in each hand.
Food poisoning. Of epic proportions. I’m glad he’s one of the few who made it home to be sick in private. He’s also one of the lucky ones able to stay out of the hospital.
So poor College Boy is home and quite sick from the food poisoning. Unfortunately every time he falls asleep the school Food Service people call him with more questions.
Eventually when he starts feeling better I ask when it hit. He tells me at 11 pm the night before. I ask if he made it down the hall to the dorm bathroom when he started getting sick.
Apparently he used the trash basket in his room. And he was so sick when I picked him up that he just left it in his room. I’m thinking he owes his roommate a HUGE apology. And nose plugs. And a year’s supply of air freshener.
After 5 days at home, College Boy went back to school the following Monday evening. He really was much better but I wasn’t sure he quite had his appetite back. After he left I went into my pantry and realized that I had nothing to worry about, both an unopened bag of Tostitos and and unopened jar of salsa were missing. Yup, he’s good to go.
Rolled Stuffed Chicken
Hubs comes back from a business meeting with a roll of toilet paper. I kid you not, a roll of toilet paper. A supply company was giving them away.
Apparently it’s made from unbleached, recycled fibers and is so green that even the electricity used to manufacture it was produced using wind energy. This stuff is supposed to be the Cadillac of Toilet Paper.
I’ll let you know.
On Super Bowl Sunday, hubs and High School Senior go out to run a few errands. For whatever reason they decide to take my car and that’s fine with me, I’m getting snacks ready in the kitchen.
I’m in the middle of a recipe and I’m out of an ingredient. I just hate when this happens, but I throw a coat and boots on and go into the laundry room to grab my keys from the hook.
Turns out hubs took his keys, son took his keys, and they both took my keys.
So I do have two cars here. Just no keys.
Super Bowl Sunday, a day when family and friends watch a game together while drinking and pigging out.
Unfortunately my family and I were never in the same place at the same time all day. Since the Patriots weren’t playing, I really didn’t have any interest in the game. So I’d be off in the kitchen during the game and come running back to the TV for commercials.
And the family was glued to the game and off running to the kitchen during the commercials.
During the game a commercial came on with Bruce Willis telling us all to look around the room at our loved ones and give them a hug.
Me: Come here, I have to hug you.
College Boy: No, I'm good.
Me: But Bruce Willis said I have to hug you.
College Boy: If Bruce Willis told you to jump off a bridge, would you? How many times have I told you not to give in to peer pressure?
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Rolled Stuffed Chicken©www.BakingInATornado.com
NOTE: Whenever I stuff and roast a turkey or chicken I freeze whatever stuffing is left over to make this recipe. If you tend to not have stuffing left over, you can double your stuffing recipe just to have some left over for this dinner.
4 boneless skinless chicken breast pieces, cut in half
1 (8 oz) bottle of French or Russian Salad dressing
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 X 11 baking dish.
*Pound the chicken breasts until flat and of even thickness.
*Sprinkle each side of each breast with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
*Put approximately 1 heaping TBSP stuffing in the center of each breast.
*Roll the breast around the stuffing, secure with toothpicks and put into prepared baking dish. You can put any additional stuffing into the center of the dish.
*Pour salad dressing over the chicken breasts. Cover with foil and bake for one hour.
*Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.