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Old 04-08-2008, 06:35 AM   #1
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Is your dinner ever put on the back burner?

I find that so often, I have complete intentions [and all the ingredients] to start a dinner, then, inevitably, something goes awry.
Example is last night and it's 4 in the morning right now by the way, I can't sleep, too much on the brain.
My husband bought me a new car, brought it home Sunday night. He also bought himself one, brought it home last week. DS#1 came over yesterday, while riblets were in frig marrying. Wanted to test drive my car, so he and I did just that. His dad called and said, "On my way home son, you can drive my car when I get there." He came home and all 3 of us went for a ride. Son had to get back to work so he left and DH asked me if I wanted to drive his new car. So, I said sure, and he said, "Oh let's go out to dinner and swing by Sears and order the washer and dryer." Our washer died Sunday while I was doing laundry. I drove his car, we went to Mexican for dinner, and came home as Sears was then closed. My entire dinner menu is tonight, from yesterdays thread.
Do any of you ever have plans set in stone to make dinner and then something happens to muddle it all up?


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Old 04-08-2008, 06:43 AM   #2
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LOL !! I have 3 little kids!
I'd be more suprised if my dinners STAYED on the front burner!!! :)

Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:47 AM   #3
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All the time!! And I have no excuses. Dinner evolves continually usually until it is on the plate!
Too many restaurants, not enough time...
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:49 AM   #4
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What a fun evening ! I have and would forsake dinner for that!
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:53 AM   #5
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It happens to us too. Last night, for instance, our son-in-law came over and we drank beer until almost 9:00 PM. We ended up eating pigs in blankets instead of the healthy chef salad I had planned.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:57 AM   #6
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not very often. but sometimes it is: we can have this , that, the other, or go out...

since I hate to waste food (or anything actually) I make dang sure if we do out, it is something I can keep for a day or so safely.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:11 AM   #7
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Sure! sounds like you had a nice interruption-a new car...I hate when a 'bad' interruption happens
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:24 AM   #8
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Yes - it happens all the time!!!!!!!!!!! Like one evening I ended up eating pralines for dinner instead of what I had planned

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Old 04-08-2008, 09:25 AM   #9
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Happens a lot to me, too. Sometimes I don't have the energy I thought I'd have, or the ingredients I thought I had, or DH wants to go for a walk or bike ride and there isn't enough time to do what I'd planned. Happens regularly
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:53 AM   #10
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Happens all the with me to. I,m either to tired or to lazy or something comes up. Since it's just two of us I like like to make alot of meals an hour or two ahead of time then we just reheat when we feel like eating.

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