I bet I worried some of you with my productive housewife post of a few days ago. Fear not! Today I ran to the local Chinese take out to get some food for tonight but they weren't filling any more take-out orders because every other person in the area had the same idea and they'd been swamped. So the kids and I went off to the local grocery store (not before ducking into the used book store where I got a Ursula K. LeGuin book to read to Catherine and yet another translation of The Odyssey) to pick something up for supper.
I picked many, many somethings up and every single one of those somethings was processed or premade and ready to either pop on a plate or chuck in some sort of heating appliance straight away. Frozen lasagna, french fries, puff pastry sausage thingees, salad...the list goes on. And everything came packaged in wasteful excess. Only the salad was sort of healthy and even that hint of healthiness was dampened by the unrestrained application of peppercorn ranch dressing.
Yes, yes. I'm aiming for a healthier, more responsible way of getting and preparing our food but shucks, it's New Years Eve. If I can't go drink to excess and party hard well then I might as well stuff myself and my family with salt and trans-fats, no?
Hope you all are having a good time and I hope the New Years bring good fortune and contentment to everyone!
Now excuse me, I have to wade through plastic wrap and waxed cardboard so I can find the Pepto-Bismal.