Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Dinner Conversations

Me: Jesse, what do you have let for homework?
Jesse: I'm almost done with my handout, I have to list 10 facts about Greek food, and I have to make a Greek dish.
Me: What??!! It's 7:30! What do you think you can make tonight? Why am I just hearing this now?!
Jesse: Mom- DON"T YELL AT ME!!! I told you-
Me: BUT YOU DIDN'T TELL ME YOU HAD TO DO IT FOR TOMORROW!
Jesse: Well, I'm just going to make baklava with out nuts!
Me: You cant just make baklava... and you can't make it with out nuts. Baklava IS nuts....
Jesse: Well, what am I going to doooooooooo?
Me: We'll make hummus.

Yep, we made hummus. And I sent pita wedges to go with it.

57 comments:

Debbie said...

I loooooove hummus...Please share your recipe. Please please please...You are making my mouth water....oh and your comment this morning about the mail was hysterical and oh so true...i'm kicking myself for not thinking of that...dagnabit.

Cookie said...

You know I love that! Where's mine and when are we going back to Wintherop??

Lee Ann said...

Oh you are a GOOD mommy! I'm so dreading those days.

mer said...

Just reading this post makes me wish it were summer for you guys. Almost, huh? Hang in there!!!

AFRo said...

You have a hummus recipe??? You need to go ahead and edit this post to add that in there for us. PLEASE?

Seriously. I've been looking for a good one for years and have yet to find anything near what meets my standards on hummus.

PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP? Share it with us.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Kids all over the world are torturing their mothers like this. I think we should rise against it!

trashalou said...

In our house we have a phrase for this. It is called the 'I need an asparagus costume by morning' situation. I feel your pain ;-)

Lauren Horsley said...

I'm with AFRo here - I would love that hummus recipe! Especially if it's something you can whip out at 7:30 at night!

Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk said...

Blimey! It's a good job Jesse has such a mama on the ball. Can't imagine what mine would have ended up with demanding a Greek dish - any dish - at 7.30pm. That is officially switch off from kitchen duty time.

Laurel said...

Way to improv Mom! Love it.

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh No! I used to do this to my Mum, and in a few shrot years, my kids will be doing it to me! I'd giving anything to break the cycle. But somehow I think it's unavoidable. GdeE.

Missy said...

"Baklava IS nuts..." Hilarious! That's my hubby's favorite dessert and you are SO RIGHT, it is a major process that involves many, many hours. Here's to moms that work smarter not harder!

Summer said...

Oh boy. I am so not looking forward to last minute homework remidners.

Chandra Stauffer said...

I love hummus AND baklava. You couldn't lose either way!

Cristin said...

If I ever say, 'We made Hummus'.... It would mean that I ran to the store and bought some...

~Sheila~ said...

I've never had Baklava or Hummus. But I know all about those last minute meals that need to be prepared for school the next day.

Jill said...

hmmm I forgot about those days..... why do I want to have kids, again?!

Tracy P. said...

OOOHH, yum! I love hummus. But I love baklava even more! Just stopping by from SITS. Lucky you having such a softie of a dad close by!

Rhea said...

Oh, boy, last minute projects. Those are killers!! My 11 year old has had a few of those just "pop" up. Drives me nuts! Once again, it sounds like you handled this crisis with calmness and style, babe! Way to go!

EmBee said...

Ahhhh, Procrastination in all it's glory! Yay you, for not losing it, because I certainly would have.

Amanda said...

this is an almost daily occurrence around here... WHAT!!! YOU STILL HAVE HOMEWORK AND WE HAVE TO WALK OUT THE DOOR IN T-1 MILLISECOND?!?!!

but i LOOOOVE hommus! it is one of my very favorite foods!

Z's Mom said...

Wow! You are a quick thinking mommy....I fear my boy will not fare so well with me as I wouldn't have known how to make any of it.

Karen said...

Have no fear, revenge is just around life's corner....

In the near distant future, you will be able to snigger, like I do, when your daughter complains about last minute things HER kids have dropped on her....

Reveng ... of the Mummy kind :-)

Suzanne's Blog, Jane's Blog said...

I am so glad that there are other mothers out there that go through the same thing I do. But in my house its usually poster board, that they need at 10pm the night before the project is due.

angie said...

Now THAT was fast thinking.

Adiel said...

Anything that starts with "I'm just..." is never going to be ended with anything logical. Crazy kids. ;)

Simply Stork said...

Yup...when all else fails make hummus (lol)

doesn't that work for just about eveything life has to offer? :o)



~simply~

Kat said...

Oh, wow! We haven't had days like that yet. Well...except when Madalyn volunteered me to bring juice for her class. And she told me about it on her way to the bus stop. Joy...

MomMega said...

I love how he said HE was going to make Baklava!! And yes, please share your hummus recipe...we eat massive amounts of it in my house...

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

You ARE a seasoned mom! Nice recovery; that one (the forgetting til the night before) is a classic.

Sunshine said...

You are one calm, quick thinking Momma.

I've learned so much.

I'm all over the hummus too. YUM-O.

Saw you on SITS, sista!

Sherri said...

Yum!! Hummas!! Doesn't Bakliva take like 12 hours to make?

Jennifer P. said...

Bakliva without nuts--that's like me ordering my Egg McMuffin with no egg :)!

Hummus is good. And fast. Nice save :)!

Katy Lin :) said...

okay now i'm hungry! any chance you could share your recipe for both hummus and baklava? :)

Jaci said...

Isn't baklava a REALLY hard dish to make? I thought it took all day. At least you didn't make a last minute dash to Wal-Mart and send him to school with a hunk of Feta cheese. :)

Smoochiefrog said...

This sounds so much like a conversation I've had in my house on more than one occassion. Bless you for coming up with a quick alternative!

Lex the mom said...

That's a nice curve ball! I love it when they do that! Having a 21 & 13 year old, I've had my share of those days. Having a 4 & 7 year old, I'm sure there are going to be plenty more. Though, sometimes those last minute things turn out to be fun! Even if when I find out about them I'm ready to rake my eyeballs out.

Kristin said...

Oh hummus! That is such a great healthy snack :) Accept when I eat the whole container !! hehe! My oldest is only going to be in 2nd grade but I know those days are coming! :)

lfamily5 said...

Gina- don't you know...it's their world and you are just in it! That is so funny!

Kimba said...

Good story! I'm not looking forward to the days of surprise projects at 7:30pm. Maybe we'll homeschool. No surprises there, right? :-)

Neurotically Yours: said...

Gotta love the way those projects sneak up on you!

Did you make the hummus or go to the store and buy hummus?? I would have done the latter :)

Gina said...

Nothing like waiting till the last minute!!!!
Hummus was a GREAT option!!!!

Gina said...

p.s. My name is Gina, too! What's your middle name?!?!?!
:-)

Mama's Losin' It said...

Oh my gosh, is this what I have to look forward to?? poop in my dryer and cooking till midnight?? Ugh.

You sure have your hands full. ;)

ps congrats on your special day!! Are you in comment heaven or what!?!

Debbie said...

Mmmm...hummus! Teachers all across the internets are giggling at this though because we.just.know your daughter heard about this assignment for at least a week beforehand. Or it might have been extra credit or optional. Unless that teacher is pure evil. Or pregnant. All bets are off when the teach is pregnant!

Mama Dawg said...

Ummm...hummus.

At Home Redesigns said...

Clever, mom! I'm way impressed you know how to make this.

Michelle said...

Oooo thanks for the heads up when Mister Man and Little Miss start pulling stunts like that! Of course, I have no chick peas in my house, so I probably would have had to go to allrecipes.com and looked up tzatziki, as we always have yogurt! Yay to you for pulling it off with little fuss!

Caroline said...

That's classic...I used to throw my mom curveballs like that all the time. I was such a procrastinator - not a whole lot has changed. Baklava sounds so extravagant to make, unlike hummus. Good substitution!

Angela said...

You are my hero!

Hairline Fracture said...

You did better than I would have--I think it would have just been the pita for us. MAYBE I would have had some feta cheese...who knows?

Vicki said...

Yummmm. I remember in high school we had to make a French dish for French class. My group stayed up at my house till after midnight trying to make Napoleons. I didn't realize that each step had to be chilled for looooonnnnggg amounts of time...

my2boyz said...

Love it when they need something for the next day and it 5 minutes before bed time!

Mrs. R said...

I so used to pull this stuff on my mom... I am a queen procrastinator!

Hope you enjoyed your day in SITS!

Erin The Great said...

Nice! Hummus is really good. With pita bread, that would have been really good. Way to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

My3sons said...

I am soo not looking forward to those days!

resplendentlife said...

Why, why, why do they wait to the last minute?
Good save!!