Dinner Time

The other day I had a work meeting outside the house that ran from about 2:30 – 7:00 pm.

Towards the end of my meeting, I got this tweet:


So, I got home.  I did notice that the dish washer was going, and that surprised me, but my thought was that he had cleaned his room and was doing dishes.

Oh no… I asked him why his feet hurt and what was going on? He goes “look in the fridge”  I was like “Oh, did you clean it out?”

No, he hadn’t cleaned out the fridge, he filled it up!


While I was gone my kid cooked enough food to last us a week:

  1. beans
  2. 2 servings of ramen noodles
  3. Hamburger Helper
  4. jello
  5. egg-less cookie dough to eat not bake (more like a brownie mix)
  6. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Now, before you judge, you need to know that most of what he cooked are items that I keep on hand for emergencies, it’s not part of our everyday rotation – and I’m not sure how old the box of jello was; however, I will eat everything! My son spent time cooking for me, so I will eat it!  In fact, today, I had ramen noodles for my lunch – it’s been years since I’ve had any, and yeah, they haven’t changed at all! For dinner, I will have some hamburger helper.  And I will enjoy it all because I didn’t have to cook AND he didn’t leave me all those dirty dishes to do!



Yup, that happened – my son got bored and cooked for a week!

34 thoughts on “Dinner Time

  1. That was awesome! I would have eaten it too, I mean my son eats the crap I microwave so it’s only fair. Here’s hoping that my son gives me that kind of surprise when he hits the teen years 🙂

  2. That is so sweet! I’m cracking up over the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! That actually would be great to have already made up and stockpiled in our house. That’s about the only thing my 6 year old eats! Also, I’m sure no one ever died from old jello!

  3. cranstonholden says:

    My dog never tweets me. I’m so jealous. Mine just pees on my socks when I leave them in the floor. ; ).

  4. fatfrankly says:

    Go awesome teenage guy! My mom went out of town for the day recently, and I did the same thing. She was pretty excited…of course, I’m in my twenties and I cook half the time anyway. Do you have a recipe for this eggless cookie dough? Because that sounds like something I may need. 🙂

    • You know, I’ve seen them floating around, but never tried it – I asked him where he got it and he said he found it on line, but I’ll have to see if he can find it again! It is like a fudge cookie mix, and it’s pretty tasty! I walk by and take a spoonful a couple times a day!

      And we all love when our kids cook! 🙂

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