Saturday, November 3, 2007

Thankful November

Following the good examples of my fellow bloggers, I will also write one thing that I am grateful for each day of November.

Today: Hamburger Helper

Ick! I know. I use to judge people who purchased such products. I would eye their shopping cart—filled to the brim with Top Ramen, frozen burritos, Hot Pockets, and Hawiian punch—and feel oh-so superior. My cart was loaded with fresh produce, whole grain bread, low-fat milk, lean meats, and ice cream—the diet of champions!

No more. I hate cooking! Actually, in real life, I love cooking. But I am STILL afflicted with morning sickness. Luckily, the barfing has subsided. The aversion to food and cooking and grocery shopping has not.

So I welcome any prepackaged, dehydrated, frozen, sugar-coated, processed, and "Just add lard and stir" foods into my life. As long as it takes under 15 minutes to prepare and I do not have to think about it before, during or after its consumption I am golden.

So thank you Hamburger Helper! No doubt it will be a brief affair—a nine-month stand—then adios amigo. Till then, I tip my hat to you.


Bart Bradshaw said...

I don't know what we'd do without ramen and frozen pizzas for those times when we don't have a meal planned out. Actually, I do know - I'd be going out to eat a lot more. And though Jack in the Box has a Jumbo Jack for only $1.39 (or something close to that), ramen is only $0.13 per pack! Can't beat that!

Kristy said...

Amen and amen. Hurrah for pregnancy food!