Monday, December 10, 2007

To Eat or Not To Eat

Mama Mia makes a simple vegetable medley that I love. It's really quite simple. Take a spoonful of butter and add sliced potatoes, onions, zucchini, squash, mushrooms (if you actually enjoy that taste), and a sprinkle of spice. Cover, simmer, and enjoy.

Yesterday was busy. I had 40 quick minutes between the time I got home from church till when I would leave to attend a symphony Christmas concert. I needed some nourishment. I debated between a peanut butter sandwich or some veggies. The later seemed more appealing. Although I've never made this dish on my own, I've watched Mama Mia cook this too many times to count.

I sliced. I buttered. I combined veggies. I covered. I simmered. I waited. I blogged. I lost track of time.


...and I, uh, ate a peanut butter sandwich. Future suitors, if you are hoping to date the cook in the family, sorry but Mama Mia's happily married.

17 comments:

RED MOJO said...

I would say, "I'm a fantastic cook, send your unhappy suitors my way", but I think we're fishing in completely different ponds! ;)

Craze said...

oh no, that sounds just like something I would do.

Beth said...

All that work to end up with a peanut butter sandwich!
(A great back-up though.)

Above Average Joe said...

Careful, Mama Mia's going to kick you out of her kitchen.

Coordination Queen said...

I'm impressed that you went for the veggies first.

bec said...

it doesn't look that bad. what kind of spice do you add?

charlotta-love said...

Mojo: I always say "there's a lid for every pot" so your pond works for you and my pond works for me. :o)

Craze: something you would do... Burn food or lose track of time while blogging?

Beth: It was yummy.

Joe: She came home, saw the plate of burned veggies and the camera and said, "Looks like Charlotte's preparing a blog." She knows me pretty well.

Queen: I love veggies. My coworkers think I'm vegitarian. Nothing could be further from the truth though.

Bec: No spice was added to that batch but usually I use Lawrys. I love that stuff!

Bone said...

You'd fit in perfectly with my family. My parents actually prefer their food slightly burned. I grew up on burned squash, okra, popcorn, everything.

Sarah said...

You should look at my post about Mary's recipe again. Maybe she could teach you a thing or two about cooking.

ThomCarter said...

Typical!

Michelle Johnson said...

Oh, what a good laugh this was because I love cooked veggies. But, I wouldn't have eaten that either. I have done this countless times, too. It is so easy to forget you are cooking when you come to look at the computer. Thank you for sharing this. I am sorry it has been awhile since I dropped by. Have a nice night.

Michelle Johnson said...

Loved your use of 'notebook' for 3WW.

thethinker said...

There's nothing wrong with a good peanut butter sandwich!

charlotta-love said...

Bone: really? I'm sorry.

Sarah: She can totally teach me about graham cracker cooking. :o)

Thom: whatever.

Michelle: Welcome back!

Thinker: I agree!

Dorky Dad said...

Yup. Sounds like me.

the MuLLinS said...

I'm not lying, I LOVE my food cooked like that. Seriously! I call the burned stuff some good old mountain spice and I relish it. Except for on Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. But hey, you can cook for me any day; that looked delicious!

Shankar said...

This is the one which made me want to come back for more. Your posts, that is, not the veggies.