Monday, January 31, 2011

What's For Dinner

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What's for dinner?  How many times in one day do you hear that question?  For me, it is at least four times a day, and sometimes within seconds of each other.  This, I do not understand.  Were they listening, and they ask anyway.  Do they think the answer will change?  Are they testing me to see if perhaps I forgot what I already said.  It can make a person nuts.
Oh sure I have thought about putting a sign somewhere that reads:  Dinner tonight is hamburger helper.  But that would require actual reading.  Also I don't always know what I willing to cook I will be making.  Certain days require take out simple preparation. I am not a menu planner.  I am more of a buy-the-meat-that-is-on-sale-and-make-whatever-comes-to-mind-kind of gal.  

I really dread this question.  Perhaps because I get asked every day at least 4 times.  Sometimes more.  And because I dread the question, I sometimes like to use sarcasm honesty.  My favorite answers are:  food, I don't know...what are you making?  Fried boogers--yes I have actually said that.  Liver and onions--no I will not eat that.  Squid. Nothing.  YOYO (you're on your own.)

Do you dread this question?  What are some of your favorite answers?

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14 comments:

Snuggle Wasteland said...

YES! I usually know what's for dinner because I meal plan but my kids are picky eaters. I dread the question because I know they're going to complain about my answer.

hawkeyejlp said...

I've got a weekly menu, and now that my youngest can read, she likes to pick what she wants. Sometimes I am okay making it that night.
Before she could read, my fave responses were "roasted rhinocerous" or "pickled pig's feet".

Rachel said...

If I don't answer with pancakes or pizza, Ethan will cry. haha.

MiMi said...

I ask myself this question. I hate it. Every. Single. Day.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Yes. Sassy asks me everyday & she's never likes my answer. The only way my children would be happy is if we had McDonald's every night.

Nikki said...

lol ewwww liver and onions! my husband only gets excited when i say i'm making steak or indian:) otherwise I don't have anyone else asking whats for dinner! except maybe lealu but that sounds more like "wuff's for dinner!" :)

Nicole said...

We answer food a lot. But now that we're on a diet... it makes it a lot easier b/c we have to plan ;)

mormonhermitmom said...

Amen sister!
My kids love it when I say FFY (meaning fend for yourself) which to them means "have all the cold cereal you want"

Aubree said...

i'm like the kids. i can ask my mom what's for dinner, forget two seconds later, and ask again. this happens at least a few times a week, sadly.

Emmy said...

I often don't tell my kids what I am making as they will just say ewww I don't like that. And I would rather wait to hear that when I put the dinner on the table instead of during the time I am preparing it and putting it on the table :)

Trooper Thorn said...

I ask the kids what they are making.

Amy said...

That is funny since I am always the one who is asking "What should I make for dinner?" I love cooking. Really. I think Jeffrey gets very tired of me asking that question.

Lisa @ Angels Faces said...

I actually don't hear this question yet. I hate more the 'I hate this food! I'm not going to eat that!' That's what causes me to not cook... The joys of children.

blueviolet said...

I usually don't know until an hour before dinner. I'm the worst about meals!