Wednesday, November 12, 2008
IT'S WHATS FOR DINNER....
....at least it was supposed to be dinner
I had a craving for good old homemade pasta sauce with loads of seasoned ground meat for body. Then after browning a couple of packages of sweet Italian sausages, I put them in the sauce and let it cook for several hours in my slow cooker.
I had to pick up my granddaughter and her neighbor friend from school at four this afternoon. I was getting ready to leave early so I could run by their house to pick up JJ. You all know how much he loves to hang out the window at the High School, and it's such an easy loop to swing by and get him. I looked at the slow cooker and even though the aroma was wonderful, I had lost my craving. Now normally that wouldn't be a problem because I could eat Italian or Mexican food every day forever.
But....I made a huge amount, and I knew my daughter would love to come home to dinner already made. So, I unplug the slow cooker, and carry it out to my car....placing in the back seat on the floor.
I drove about 6 of the 8 miles to pick up JJ and a jerk cut right in front of me...and I swerved....and I heard a glass lid fly across the back of the car, hitting the door on the passenger side. I pulled into a driveway and got out to put the lid back on. When I opened the door, this is what I saw..............
Oh yeah, the slow cooker is empty.
And I was right, the lid went all the way across the floor to the other side....with the sauce and sausage following.
I didn't pick up JJ....that would have been disastrous. I mean the car smelled like a restaurant. I picked up the girls, took them home and watched them fight over the only sausage that stayed in the slow cooker. I have no idea what they had for dinner. I had a grilled cheese sandwich, and it was good.