September 29, 2009

The World According to Bones

Tuesdays are one of my craziest days.

In the car today as I was between schools and various events for each of the kids, Ringo was still at school, Bones said to me, "Mom, it's time you teach Ringo how to REALLY cook so he can cook for the family. You're just too busy."


That made me laugh...

Posted by Boudicca at September 29, 2009 08:47 PM

That's funny and touching at the same time.

All the boys should learn how to cook at some point. It's as basic a life skill as balancing a checkbook or driving a car. I'll never understand how or why so many guys don't know how to do it.

Posted by: George P at September 30, 2009 08:17 AM

I've been trying to get our three boys to do this. Somewhat successful with the oldest one, not at all successful with the middle one. The youngest one watches Alton Brown. He thinks he knows his way around the kitchen. It scares me a little. He likes to play with the stove.

Recently, I landed myself in the hospital for a few days, and while I was gone from home one of the oldest son's friends came by with a salmon he had caught. Youngest son decided to turn it into dinner, so we had a phone conversation. He lined up all the ingredients and materials, then went to get his brother to locate the fish. Oldest boy pulls a frozen lump out of the freezer and hands it to him. My husband was laughing so hard. Youngest boy was standing in the middle of the kitchen holding the fish by the tail saying, "I can't work with this!"

They had frozen pizza instead.

Posted by: PeggyU at September 30, 2009 11:27 AM

I just wish the Campus Survival Cookbook was still in print.

Thats the book with the title: The Campus Survival Cookbook #1: How To Get It All Together In The Kitchen - For College Men And College Women - Real Eating Without Going Broke Or Cooking All Day

Posted by: The Thomas at October 1, 2009 12:10 AM

Don't know if it's still in print, but look for "Dad's Own Cookbook - Everything your mother never taught you." It covers food shopping, equipment, safety, etc. and a lot of simple but good recipies.

Posted by: George P at October 1, 2009 01:26 PM

The Thomas - OH!!! I LOVED that cookbook. We still have ours (my husband's disintegrating copy). We keep it in a ziploc baggie because it is so wretched. But the Oxford ham and the scalloped potatoes recipes are the best and are Easter staples at our house. Also, the McCrystal's (sp?) survival casserole, aka dogfood casserole, is another one we use frequently.

Posted by: PeggyU at October 1, 2009 01:55 PM

As you know, this man can cook.

Posted by: Denny at October 1, 2009 02:25 PM