Daily Archives: July 11, 2010

Dear cute kid at Costco

I was at Costco one night last week, possibly Wednesday. Your mom was pushing your 3 year old self in the shopping cart, and you were singing happily at the top of your lungs. I saw you and thought to myself how totally adorable you were.  Took me a day or two to realize that the song I had stuck in my head was thanks to you. What song were you singing? In the middle of a very hot and humid July? Feliz Navidad.

So, other folk out there, if you see a bescarfed or bewigged lady belting out Feliz Navidad as she does her errands, just know she is suffering from severe earworms…

Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad, Prospero Año y Felicidad…..

(and, yes, I am aware what holiday the song is about….)

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Time saving – not really

Us busy mothers use some shortcuts sometimes in order to get good meals on the table. Friday night I was planning to serve a chicken pot pie. It needs pastry. With everything else I was cooking for Shabbat, I just didn’t have the time to make a pastry from scratch, so I bought frozen pastry. I defrosted it so I could spend 5 minutes rolling it out. Imagine my surprise when I found lumps of margarine still within the dough. It had not been blended properly. So I now had to spend time that I didn’t budget for remixing this pastry. How did this save me time? Do they not have quality control at these manufacturers? I was most ticked off.

Plus there was eggshell for the second week running in our gefilte fish. I buy the frozen loaves and boil them up – I will be writing to the company to complain. At the prices I pay for their fish there should be no egg shells anywhere in my food.

I guess I have yet to take my Grumpitol and Snarkitol this morning….

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