Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's The Cheesiest!

There's nothing like a fun night out with friends. There's also nothing like the morning after, especially if you make a series of rookie mistakes, like, oh, I don't know...not eating dinner, not drinking water...and possibly drinking too many margaritas...

No matter how old I get (but not as old as you, Jason! - Happy Birthday!) I still make the same stupid mistakes. And what's worse is discovering that what you want to eat is not in your apartment. Yeah, it's really great that I have hummus and quince paste and tofu in my fridge, but I don't want to eat that! Well, not now anyway. There's a time and a place for everything. And it's time for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese! I don't know why I woke up with a craving for that specifically, but it's all I want. Looking into my cupboards and finding dried mushrooms, quinoa and chipotles in adobo is just not cutting it! (And I've done that thing where you open the door again and again and again as if that one thing you want will miraculously appear.) I've realized that since I'm destined to go out again, not drinking water or eating dinner, I better prep my cabinets for the inevitable.

My top ten for that next day:

1. Kraft Macaroni and Cheese: in the blue box - not spirals and not family style
2. Coca-Cola: the classic, regular full sugar and caffeine version
3. Bacon, egg and cheese on a roll: dirty deli style
4. French Fries: preferably crispy, from a diner with lots of ketchup
5. Grilled Cheese: with lots of cheddar, grilled in butter
6. Gatorade: any mysteriously brightly colored flavor
7. Pasta Carbonara: basically bacon & eggs in pasta form - perfection
8. Croque Monsieur: gooey ham and cheese made quickly in the broiler
Saltines: just in case it's a really bad day
10. Vitamins B-6 and B12: for replenishment

I think that I could easily have all of the necessary ingredients on hand without worrying about using them up at any other time. For example, I never drink soda so I could easily keep a can of Coke in my fridge for months. (I'll just have to remember to take the bacon out of the freezer the night before...) And I never plan to make french fries. Those will have to be ordered in.

Off to Gristedes...slowly. Need to shower first. Oh wait, it's raining...again. Back to the couch!


WendyB said...

I'm glad I left when I did last night. You're so right about the Coke. Diet Coke does not cut it in these situations.

WendyB said...

Now that I think of it, Fritos should be on this list. They always work for me.

Tina said...

True! Fritos are delicious in these scenarios.

Jennifer said...

Vitamin G my friends, Vitamin G. This is hilarious. I can't believe we forgot about dinner. That's a first. That's it for me kids, I need to head back to bed.

ZOMZOM said...

Haagen-Dazs ice cream does it for me the morning after, especially the Dulce de Leche flavor.

Jill said...

Greasy Tex Mex Cheese Enchiladas with Chili (which we do not have in El Paso, but was rampant in Houston) and Chili Cheese fries do it for me.

I love mac and cheese in the blue box...I probably haven't had any in 15 years which is a travesty. It's going on my shopping list right now! Fun post

Tina said...

Jen - Vitamin G? That's a new one to me.

Zom - I never got for the sweets but maybe I'll give it a try!

Jill - So funny! I almost ordered enchiladas from my local Mexican joint. Yum!