Why You Should Never Let A Man Cook - Jamie Farrell

Why You Should Never Let A Man Cook

This is a chicken biscuit with bacon jam and fries. It is not what SuperHubby suggested we have for dinner.

This is a chicken biscuit with bacon jam and fries. It is not what SuperHubby suggested we have for dinner.

SuperHubby was working in the garage the other night in preparation for our move. He called me out to show me his progress. “Look, honey! I cleaned out a whole bin of camping food!”

“Um,” I said, eyeballing the garbage can, “we haven’t been camping since before Munchkin was born.” (He just finished kindergarten.)

SuperHubby nodded proudly. “I know! So I got rid of the food. Well, except one thing. Two things.”

“No,” I said.

I’ve been a military wife for over a decade. I knew where this was going.

“Do we have dinner plans?” he asked.

“No.” (I wasn’t saying no to dinner plans. I was saying no to his idea for dinner plans, and he knew it.)

“There’s no expiration date,” SuperHubby said. “So they have to be good.”


“You know, now that I think about it, there’s no manufacturing date either.”

The kids were starting to get excited, because SuperHubby was excited, and the poor dears haven’t yet learned that that’s never a good thing.

“You are not helping your case,” I told him.

“Hey, I’m just trying to get rid of stuff before we move.”

Nice try, SuperHubby, but no one in this family is eating MREs*** of indeterminate age.

(And for the record – I didn’t let him eat them either. Because men stink. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.)

In related news, I’m contemplating one more Help A Military Wife Move giveaway.

(Kidding!! I wouldn’t do that to y’all.)

***MREs, in case you don’t know, are Meals Ready to Eat. Military rations. High calorie, questionable taste, lingering aftereffects.

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

In the month of June, my family and I are moving! But I love you guys, so I’m giving away a surprise to one blog commenter. I don’t know what it will be (yet), but it will be fun, and it could be anything! (I’m thinking it might be related to THE HUSBAND GAMES.) Want to enter? Just comment on any blog that I post in the month of June. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win! Limit one entry per post, though feel free to comment as much as you wish! Full contest and giveaway rules here.


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Silvia A says June 4, 2014

Don’t let me start with the Special Aspirin he was still keeping after seven years after his year in the Army 🙂

Amber Tinsley says June 4, 2014

Oh boy, that was a close one.

sasharenay says June 4, 2014

We had a box of them in our garage for years and yeah I finally just threw them while he was deployed! I hated eating them in Basic, there is no way I will eat one while a civilian! 🙂

Daniel Hamin says June 4, 2014

I once ate K-rations dated from 1952 of one can. Was awful, swore I would never eat anything like that again. Never have including MRE’s.

Jan Murphree says June 4, 2014

I have some….my brother left them here….at my parents now my house…and I opened one! They are nasty!!! Just saying! Thanks for contest! Hugs

Marcy X says June 4, 2014

yeah the after effects are the scary thing. can’t believe he would even want to eat them by choice.

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