We have a huge day at school next week because Grandparent's Day and the fifth grade Manners Dinner are on the same day. We rely on donations from parents to provide a hot breakfast to all the students and grandparents for Grandparent's Day, and we provide a full turkey dinner for the Manners Dinner.
For reasons that at first appeared unclear to me, we did not get many offers for food this year. I figured it was due to the recession or lack of parental involvement. Then the fifth grade teachers solicited help in making the sides for the turkey dinner because they all said they can't cook. I volunteered because I'm not working and I have nothing better to do, so I was assigned to make stuffing and was given three big bags of Uncle Ben's traditional white bread stuffing.
Let's not confuse making Uncle Ben's stuffing from a bag with COOKING, but let's pretend it's cooking just for this post.
"Are you sure this isn't too much for you?", the fifth grade teacher asked me.
Let's see. You put water in a pot, add butter, boil it, throw in the MSG and the "all natural"l flavoring, and then add the breadcrumbs. I think I can handle it.
Then another teacher said, "I had no idea what to do with that. I can't cook."
Which made me ponder. WHAT DO PEOPLE EAT? Like what do they eat every night? Does anyone know???? I think the lack of participation in bringing food is because nobody knows how to make food. I have to scramble 10 dozen eggs for Grandparent's Day because I don't think anyone knows how to scramble eggs.
I was driving down Spring Mountain today and ran across this store.
I wanted to go in but thought better of tangling with a bunch of doomsday preppers. I'm oddly curious about survival food. Do you guys realize if you can't make stuffing from a bag, you're GOING TO DIE, RIGHT?
When the end of the world comes, I'm going to marry Bob and his friend who raises ostriches, because they can kill and gut stuff, and we'll take our poultry and go live underground. Greg and the kids will have to fend for themselves.
Greg is getting ready. This was the last box of Hostess Twinkies at Sam's Club, Greg said. He's in mourning over the loss of his beloved childhood treat. I sure hope this can sustain them all in the end times. I'm certain the shelf life is long enough.