September 27, 2008

When the Cat's Away

When my husband is on travel… I devolve into a 9 year old. Or an 11 year old. Pick one.

I can’t believe I’m going to admit this, but hells bells, I’ve put so much other goofy crap out here, why not?

I watch no TV, except for 24, which will be debatable this year as each year gets more and more Lame-O, even though I think Kiefer Sutherland is a hotty.

I watch no TV except…


Here it is…

When my husband is out of town, I watch my favorite kids’ show with my boys.


Its on Nick.

I know. I’m so ashamed.

Or not. Or I’d not admit it here. But it is what it is.

My eldest boy is spending the night at a buddy’s house, my husband is on travel, and that left me, Bones, and T. I asked them what they wanted for dinner as when my husband is away, that leaves a good host of foods they LOVE for dinner, but he won’t eat.

Breakfast for dinner (waffles, eggs, pancakes, crepes, bacon), Mexican food, Shepherd’s Pie (my rendition, that he will eat when the kids REALLY want it, but he always asks quizzically why we just can’t just have meat loaf, with a side of mashed potatoes, and a side of veggies, instead of it layered in one pot, the separate food thing), or… Cheese Fondue.

Cheese Fondue is not a dinner food, but an appetizer, according to my hunhead.


When he is gone, it’s a dinner and… that was the dinner of choice tonight. It was going to be… cheese fondue with chocolate covered strawberries for dessert and a declared, “Vegetable free zone”, but I OD’d on cheese and we skipped the strawberries.

Essentially we had bread and cheese for dinner.

I have a rule… no TV during dinner. I don’t care if there are no children in the house and its just Hunhead and me. NO TV during dinner.


Unless its just a couple kids and me and then suddenly I find us all eating cheese fondue with French bread, using long fondue forks that have been specially picked for each person based on their favorite color, and watching ICarly after ICarly, laughing hysterically.

I feel like I’m 9. Or 11. Pick one…

Posted by Boudicca at September 27, 2008 07:56 PM | TrackBack

eh? You'll be none the worse for it. Neither will they. Sounds like such fun!


Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at September 27, 2008 08:06 PM

Of course, you know in Texas we call cheese fondue by a different name --- "nachos". So if cheese fondue is unmanly as a main course, just tell hubbybunch you're doing Tex-Mex.

Posted by: Bob at September 27, 2008 08:43 PM

OMG I love iCarly! It is hilarious.

[ducking head in shame]

Posted by: GradualDazzle at September 27, 2008 09:14 PM

My Mom did that breakfast for dinner when Dad was away. Back in the day it was Network TV and PBS - four whole channels. Sure made for some great memories. Eating grilled cheese sandwiches in front of the TV. -- also saved Mom some work.

Posted by: cin at September 27, 2008 10:03 PM

That's a regular Saturday here. iCarly and junkfood. And, being 9 or 11, not bad. not bad at all.

Posted by: oddybobo at September 27, 2008 10:05 PM

That actually sounds like excellent relaxation therapy! ;)

Posted by: pam at September 28, 2008 07:36 AM

I am gonna admit that I actually watch Hanna Montana when I come across it.

Also Spongebob, Jimmy Neutron and the Fairy one, oh and the rich chinese girl living in a hotel.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at September 28, 2008 11:45 AM

I loves me some cheese fondue! It is the food of choice for New Year's eve around here. We use chicken nuggets, sourdough bread, broccoli, pears and apples. With a salad on the side. Making me hungry just thinking about it! ;)

Posted by: PeggyU at September 28, 2008 12:03 PM

This entire household is a fan of iCarly. Me, hubby, and the two girls.

No shame here.

Posted by: Amy at September 28, 2008 12:37 PM

My guilty pleasure is Sponge Bob. Or Futurama. I like 'toons.

Posted by: PeggyU at September 28, 2008 02:21 PM

The only show I remember to watch... Top Gear. BBC America on Mondays at 8pm and 9pm (last week's episode). Hilariousness and cars and British accents - what more could you want. I adore Jeremy Clarkson. I bet your boys would love it too - even if cars aren't really on their radar. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at September 29, 2008 05:46 PM