Last week, my family and I went on an awesome vacation with some friends. About two weeks before we left on our vacation, I vowed to not grocery shop unless we absolutely needed something.
So the day before we were about to leave, I only had a few last minute things to clean up around the house. Like most homemakers tend to experience when planning the last remaining moments before leaving for a trip, my mind wandered. Here's what ran through my thoughts:
-Must drink all the beer or it will go bad.
-What can I make with 15 tubs of yogurt?
-Dang, I really overshot that yogurt purchase.
-What else is in here? Carrots. Carrot cookies sound great! I'll just whip them up when I'm done packing for 4 people.
-Oranges never really expire, right?
-How about potatoes?
-What are the chances I'll actually make it out of here with a clean sink?
-This is the LAST load of laundry I'm doing.
-This is the LAST dish I'm going to wash.
-Should I pack tea? Sugar? The beer?
-Screw this noise. I'm throwing everything in the garbage.
-What was I thinking?! What a waste!
-Maybe I can mix up a bunch of stuff and call it trail mix. If I dump some chocolate chips in there, the kids might actually eat it.
-Can I freeze lettuce?
-How about protein shakes? Nah, they'll be good in the fridge. Besides, how would I know if they went bad? They can't taste much worse.
-Where did this pile of laundry come from?! OK, THIS is the last load I'm doing.
-I should sweep this floor. Or get a dog.
-If I just leave all these tomatoes on the counter near the window, will I come home to some nice sun dried tomatoes or will my kitchen become a resort town for fruit flies?
-Why did I buy so much freaking yogurt?
Thankfully, our vacation went off without a hitch and we came home to fresh milk, eggs, and a couple of subs in the fridge courtesy of Granny who was watching our house. If it weren't for her, we would probably have had to eat those tomatoes I forgot about. Oh, to answer your question, they did NOT turn into the sun dried beauties I had hoped.