So I am home alone for a spell, a girls got to eat…so that means a girls got to cook…and why am I calling myself a girl??? Okay an old hag has got to eat…yeah, girl sounds better but I am not deluding myself…so anyways….what to cook for one? I looked in the cupboard and it’s almost bare, but there are a couple of boxes of this and that and one of the boxes happened to be Tony Chachere’s Red Beans & Rice…can we say jackpot!!! woohoo
Chicken and sausage…check!!! I love cooking this, all the spices are already in the mix and it takes almost no time to prepare, I usually add both the sausage and the chicken and I’ve got my main dish, a side of mixed veggies and I’m good to go for the next couple of days.
So for the next week or two or more I will be living alone. ALONE . BY . MYSELF. This will be the longest I will be without my boys, I have never done that so it will be interesting. I love my boys, I miss them. Boy # 1 told me that Boy # 3 cried because I didn’t say goodbye to him, true, GUILTY, I didn’t and Boy # 2 cried just because. Now I doubt any of them really shed a tear for me or my goodbyes, they get to visit with family, go boating and fishing and play video games. I was still asleep when Boy # 3 woke me up and I was not 100% coherent and had not yet made up my mind to head back home, but after getting up and taking a shower I decided it was time to head back, holiday be damned.
So now I am home and I’m hungry, there are a few items in my pantry and I will count everything, I’ve decided on a little experiment for myself, I want to see how long I can go without making a trip to the grocery store. I have plenty of chicken to get me through the next couple of weeks, I have some mesquite smoked sausage and a couple of slices of cheese. Oh one thing I do NEED is cream for my coffee. I had 20 gallons of water but I’m down at least 3.5 gallons. There are a few other odds and ends and this will be great practice for tougher economic times.
So this self serving experiment will test how long I can make the pantry items stretch, how creative I can get with my meals, how the almost complete isolation from other humans will work. As of tomorrow I will only take calls from the boys and Mystery Man. I will limit human contact to the cashier that rings me up and a few other social network interactions. I am relishing the time alone, I can wear my old birthday suit with my grungy socks, don’t have to shower or shave (but I will), I can sleep in or not.