April 24, 2007

My family is going to starve!

I completely failed in my role as a family provider today. Tonight Ktreva asked me to run to the grocery store to pick up supplies for this weekend. It was a very simple task, with only a couple of meals that I actually had to buy food for. Since she had set me to this task a couple of days ago, I had the time to make a proper grocery list.

After work I stopped at the local grocery store before picking up the boys. As I walked in I realized that I had forgotten my list at home. DAMMIT! How the hell could I have done such a thing? I had planned and prepared for this trip over the last couple days. Maybe it had to do with the malaise I have toward re-enacting right now. Iím not sure, but what was I going to do? I donít have the time to run home, get the list and come back. Iím so screwed.


That was a short and simple list. Iím doing the majority of the cooking; I can do this with out the list. There was nothing on there that I donít know the recipe by heart. So I started shopping. Simple cold cereal on Friday, French toast on Saturday, Burgers with fruit and vegetables Saturday night, Eggs Sunday morning. Thatís not that hard.

I grab my cart and start whistling up and down the isles.

Fruit, Check.
Vegetables, Check.
Bread, Check.
Meat, Check
Hamburger Buns, Check.
Syrup, CheckÖ

Then a voice in my head rings outÖ ďCONTAGION, YOU ARE FORGETTING SOMETHING!Ē What? No Iím not! Going down the mental list. Eggs, beer, pop, beer, cheese, Jack Danielís, spices, beer, cereal, milk, beer. No, itís all there. Everything we needed, Iím not forgetting anything. I know itís all there. I ran over the menu and the list a dozen times. No, there is nothing Iím forgetting.

But that voice in my head would not let me be. It kept harping on me. Nagging that I had indeed forgotten something. I get the boys; return home and start unloading the groceries. Putting the items that need to be kept cool in the fridge, and the rest with the re-enacting gear. Finally it dawns on me what I forgot. The most important of all re-enacting foods, the one item that just the mere mention of it will bring people to your camp. There is even a historical phrase that goes with it.

Figured out what I forgot? Iíll give you a hint: it goes with Sunday breakfast.

Thatís right. I forgot to bring home the bacon.

Posted by Contagion in Re-enacting life. at April 24, 2007 05:59 PM | TrackBack

You forgot BACON!!??


Posted by: Wes at April 24, 2007 08:56 PM

Grau will probably disown you now.

I know I would.

Posted by: Tammi at April 25, 2007 12:20 PM

Forgot the list... LOL. Don't expect me to feel sorry for you - I have done this just about every time I've been to the grocery store since I started shopping. This would be why I have a treo now. List in Treo... because I seldom forget to take my phone with me. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at April 26, 2007 09:53 AM

Dang - everything is better with bacon too... Hope your weekend is rain free and great!

Posted by: Richmond at April 27, 2007 02:46 PM