Monday, June 16, 2008

Easy Bake Ovening 101

"Mom, this cheese sauce smells just like the stuff (emphasis on 'stuff') at the movies."

"Yup, that's a warming chamber alright."

"Wait, how long do I put it in for?"

Oh, yes summer vacation is in full swing at our house. Unfortunately, the weather did not get the memo and is still begrudgingly sticking to it's guns delivering rain, wind, rain and oh, did I mention rain?

One day into summer vacation and the kids feel the need, the need for speed.


Bad movie references from the 1980's aside, I am slowly losing my mind and it has only been 24 hours.

Who invented the Real Meal Oven? And why do they insist on putting lifelike and perfectly lickable pictures of real food on the packaging when the end result resembles nothing near real or lickable?

With the latest FDA recall of yet another staple of our diet, I suppose eating the powdered cheese sauce won't kill them. In fact, maybe they're onto something. Maybe this strange, powdered, astronaut food is the wave of the future. Maybe that is what will save us from salmonella and other food-borne illness. Maybe Hasbro is in on a conspiracy that involves killing off humans, thus decreasing the world's population, thus decreasing the need for gas to be almost $5 a gallon because there would be less cars on the road if there were less people . . .

Maybe I need another cup of coffee (and quite possibly a shot of tequila) because clearly this whole summer vacation thing is getting to my head.

****Check out my post at Seattle Mom Blogs, where I'm giving away free labels! Who doesn't need free labels? Come on, you know you want to!

****I wanted to thank you all for your caring comments on the accident I spoke of last week involving my best friend's daughter. Your hugs, prayers and positive thoughts mean more than you can possibly know, and at this time, I'd like to invite you over to her place so that you can read about what happened.


OHmommy said...

I think I need to start drinking coffee or tequila.... it is going to be a long summer. ;)

Valarie said...

I have been gone and out of pocket. I don't know whats going on, so I went to the link to find out and I could not get there. :(

Anonymous said...

I just went and read your friend's site. What a terrible thing to have happen. How beautiful and strong is her daughter. You sound like an incredible friend (jumping on a plane right away) she is lucky to have you!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

These are the days though.... treasure them!

I'm sure you do. :-)

Sandy C. said...

LOL :)

Cheers to that coffee and tequila. They really are summer staples ;)

Kristin said...

Yesterday was the first full day of summer vacation.

Last night I drank a bottle of wine.

Are the two facts related?