Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I'll Have Some Fried Chicken Livers and a Bowl of Dry Oats with some Memory Loss on the Side

While eating lunch at Cracker Barrel this afternoon, Don and I had a conversation that went something like this...

Don- What do we need to do before we go home?

Me- Well, we need to stop by Mail 'N More and use their fax machine, then go to the pharmacy and pick up your pills. Oh yeah. Let's swing by Papa Murphy's and grab a pizza for dinner, since it will be just me and you and Cody eating at home tonight. Pleeeease DO NOT let me forget.

We hit the pharmacy first, then Mail 'N More. Not until we were nearly home did I remember the stupid pizza. Which brings me to the whole point of this post...

I said, "S*#t! We forgot to go to Papa Murphy's."

Don asked if I wanted him to turn the car around and go back, to which I replied, "No. I'll figure something out." Then (knowing full well that Don does not like breakfast foods, especially for dinner) I added, "I will just make pancakes or something."

Don gagged and just about puked up his cholesterol upping, heart stopping, greasy fried chicken livers and okra." (FYI, the only thing I like about Cracker Barrel is their country store, but it was Don's turn to pick and Cracker Barrel is the only place around here that you can order southern foods like fried chicken liver, okra and collard greens.)

Since I was on a roll, I said, "Okay. If you don't want pancakes, how about oatmeal? (I also know that Don despises oatmeal even moreso that pancakes.)

Did I mention that I like to tease my husband?

Anyway, here is what the dear man had to say about that idea: "I'd rather go hungry. In fact, if I was starving and oatmeal was the only food on earth, I'd choose to eat a bowl of it dry instead of all cooked up and mushy."

Can you imagine eating this by the spoonful?

That, my friends, is my husband. He will eat sugary Easter Peeps, Circus Peanuts, Wafer Cookies, Fried Chicken Livers, Cheeto Cheese Balls by the handful and Kipper Snacks, but would rather go hungry than eat a bowl of healthy oatmeal. :)


jaesi said...

1. I LOVE cracker barrel. for the country store only :)

2. how can you not love pancakes?

3. how can you not love oatmeal?

4. that last paragraph just made me hungry.

Papa Bear said...

I think oatmeal is like eggs—good if it's cooked right and served promptly, but otherwise absolutely disgusting. And there are more ways to cook it/them wrong than right and the difference is often a fine line in time or technique.

But once you've had it/them cooked badly enough times, it's hard to appreciate or even tolerate the good stuff.

DeeAnn said...

Jaesi- You crack me up!! You are definately the biggest foodie that I know. :)

Papa Bear- That is EXACTLY what happened to my husband. His experience with oatmeal as a child was not good and he can't seem to overcome it. :)

Marilyn said...

I'm with Don. I'll take deep fried chicken livers over oatmeal.

carolinaheartstrings said...

Mine too. He will not eat something that he thinks looks like it was already eaten!!!!

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