Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ugh . . .

Ugh.    How many times have you heard that after you've called your family to dinner and they see the tuna noodle casserole sitting on the table?  Again.  Or the spaghetti?  Again.  Or the mac and cheese and hot dogs?  Again.    I have no pride.   I will shamelessly admit that I hear that . . . a lot!    "Ugh!!   Not again!    We have that ALL the time!"   My response in the past has been, "If you don't like it, feel free to make your own dinner."  

I think from now on I will say, "How about a nice fried Tarantula instead, my precious?"!

21 comments:

  1. sounds like what my mom said when we were presented with pot roast 6 times a week... okay she didnt really make pot roast 6 times a week it just felt like that .. and its part of what drove me to be a pescatarian .. I used to say I was a vegetarian but since I eat fish I have amended that statement.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Could be a good twist on the "Children are starving in Africa" reply -which I never understood. If they're starving in Africa, I SHOULD stop eating and we should send them my food!!! How was that a good message at all?? However, "Children in Cambodia eat TARANTULAS" might have a nice ring to it...

    ReplyDelete
  3. haha!

    Something I started doing was taking a meal I was already going to make, and then searching allrecipes.com for a twist.

    When I was a kid, however, if we didn't like what our mom made, we were told we could make ourselves top ramen. I was a top ramen champ at 8 years old.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Judy: I know what you mean. I always told my kids, if you don't like it, fix yourself a bowl of cereal or peanut butter sandwich. No skin off my nose. Just leaves more food for me. Hee hee.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish my parents had told me to go eat a bowl of cereal... that was all my siblings favorite. We just had to eat the food.

      Delete
  5. Now the children have left home I still hear that from my husband,not because I can't cook but because he just doesn't fancy what we're haviing.Now if only we could read minds.

    ReplyDelete
  6. They all know how much you like spiders and know you would never really do the tarantula thing. Fortunately for me my family loves hot dogs and spaghetti.

    ReplyDelete
  7. My mom says 'Eat what's on the table or go hungry'. Always works because I'm too lazy to make something for myself :P

    ReplyDelete
  8. I got the answer " Fine, go hungry" or if I didn't seem to want to eat, I could put the plate of food over on the counter and if I wanted something to eat later, I'd get that. "If you get hungry enough, you'll eat it." It was before microwaves(does thank make me sound old or what) so it sat on the counter, maybe for hours or overnight. I didn't complain much.

    ReplyDelete
  9. LOL....I was usually the person saying, "Ugh, I'm having cereal." Since I don't have kids I never experienced that at all.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ugh, is a brand of fashionable boots here.. there too ? they are big, comfi but not ladlylike.. ugh from ugly?
    ha ha

    ReplyDelete
  11. When my kids groan at the menu plan, they often suggest something else, something they could whip up, and then proceed to follow through on their suggestion. I'm so glad I taught them how to cook!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had to add that last night's dinner was met with groans and moans, which continued through the entire meal....I'm so glad my kids aren't perfect!

      Delete
  12. Hey, it beats what they could be saying instead! Ugh is a great replacement word:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. We cook dinner so few times in a week that when we have a night where all 4 of us are home, we cook favorites. I remember the days though. Hamburger Helper has many varieties.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Bwahahaha! Your last line made me laugh. :) I've been in a cooking mode lately, so I've been cooking new recipes almost every week. Sometimes I ask the fam if they have special requests, so I haven't been hearing any "ughs" from them. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ha! I think I'll try the fried tarantula line on my kids!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I remember when my kids were small. Sonny Boy was usually happy with anything that was placed in front of him (much like his dad) but sissy girl was not so easily pleased. However, she had better not say UGH in that tone of voice. It was always okay to remind me that she didn't like whatever it was that she didn't like - and she was free to go make a grilled cheese (which she could pretty much do by the time she was seven....but she could not be mean - and that comment UGH would have been mean. She is now even more verbal but I simply shrug my shoulders and say, "Go home then."

    ReplyDelete
  17. It's the "my precious" that did me in. *shivers* Also, I love your headline on your blog and think that should be made into a t-shirt ASAP! ;)

    ReplyDelete