Monday, September 26, 2011

Forgetful Fish and Busy Night Garlic Pasta

Please tell me I am not the only one who does things like this.

Yesterday, I went to the grocery store, primarily to get *one thing,* some fish for dinner. I went by the fish counter, gave it a passing glance and picked up the remaining 5-6 other items I needed thinking, "I'll get the fish last so it is fresh."

So, I get the few remaining items, head to the check-out lane, unload all my groceries on the belt, and start thinking, "something's missing." Aha! The fish! Back the groceries go into my cart, so I can head to the fish counter again.

An older woman, in line behind me asks, "honey, is something wrong?"

I tell her I just need to go pick up my forgotten fish, to which she responded:

"ahhh, bless your heart."

I don't know where I heard it (and if someone knows, please share, but since I can't remember the item for which I took an entire trip to the grocery story...) but I recently heard someone aptly explain, "when someone says 'ahhh, bless your heart,' it is really a kind way to say 'ahhh, you poor idiot.'"

Yep, that's how I felt.

Completed grocery trip behind me, we're gearing up for another busy week (perhaps the reason I am forgetting fish) here in Sweet Peaville:

Easy Baked Fish, Broccoli, Perfectly Oven Roasted Potatoes
Pizza Soup and Salad
Slow Cooker Chicken Paprikash and Green Beans
Chipotle Taquitos, Guacamole, Rice

I'm also over at today, blogging about this delicious, super-fast, tastes so creamy, but is healthful, pasta. The best news? You can adapt it to suit your family's taste preferences:

Have a sweet week,

1 comment:

Marge Perry said...

I am from the Northeast; a good friend and editor is from Alabama. She gave me lessons in the use of "Bless her heart", and it is true: one uses it to convey "that poor thing needs extra help and understanding from all of us". So maybe you were just having a "Bless-her-heart" kind of day. We all do!