Aliens In My Kitchen

My husband is away for a few weeks.

Every time he’s gone, I resort to the worst habits– especially when it comes to meals. I fall into bizarre eating patterns like lasagne for breakfast and chocolate chips for dinner. You too?

The last time he left I ate nothing but cupcakes for 4 days and watched The Last Days of Hitler Marathon on TV.

Anyway, tonight I wanted to use up some Japanese eggplant I bought from a local market. Baba Ghanoush!

I decided to roast whole eggplants in the oven, but I didn’t pierce the surface with a fork. I just put them in the oven at a high temperature and got down to work on my computer.

When I write, I tend to get really absorbed and lose all track of time.

From my office, I kept hearing a car back-firing again and again. And then a booming sound like someone was shooting a basketball against my front door.

What is that sound?

I wandered out to investigate.

That’s when I realized I forgot all about my eggplants in the oven.

I opened the oven door and there they were exploded open like some scary octopus creature from an alien movie.

Not a pretty sight.

Chocolate chips for dinner tonight!

Have you had any kitchen disasters lately?

P.S. I thought of adorning this post with a picture of an alien creature resembling my eggplant that I found online, but it was pretty awful. I’m sure you get the idea, right?


17 thoughts on “Aliens In My Kitchen

  1. Mary, so I’m no the only one, huh? Just today the only thing I had eaten was a 100-Yen bag of umeboshi potato chips….until 9:30 tonight when I had some ramen. I also have terrible sleep habits when my husband is gone. I stay up WAY too late. Hope your alien eggplants wasn’t too hard to clean up. Thanks for the chuckle! =^)

    • maryrichardson

      No, you’re not the only one! I indulge in all kinds of laziness… my other thing this week is watching youtube ad nauseum!

  2. haha! Good story. You know, blasted eggplant…what is the trick to cooking it anyway? I mean, I’m a pretty okay cook, but I can never manage to get the bitter taste out of eggplant when I try to cook it. I’ll admit, I gave up on this very nutritious vegetable long ago. Cupcakes all the way, Mary…My guilty pleasure dinner when hubby is away is chips and salsa 🙂 Hope you’re having fun and getting lots of writing done!!

  3. I actually look forward to when my husband leaves town for business now. I don’t have to cook for him and can eat all the crap food I want without getting disapproving looks from Mr. Healthy.

  4. I sometimes have popcorn for dinner! Recently I moved out into my own apartment, and without my mom nagging me to come for dinner, things have been MUCH lazier (and also a little bit lonely). But, the good thing is, I can cook. I CAN COOK. EMPHASIS. Food like chocolate cake, sashimi, and sushi, a little Chinese stuff, lots of British stuff (huge fan of BACON HERE!) and of course, our native American food. I happen to love TRYING to cook Indian, but whenever I do, it’s a disaster!
    Oh, and I totally wouldn’t mind cupcakes for 4 days. Especially if they were blueberry….

  5. Mary, this is hilarious!! I used to do the same thing as you, but not as bad….I have eaten whole slabs of pre-made chocolate cakes bought from the Super Market – so yummy, and leftover pizzas for breakfast and cereal for dinner. Sometimes, it’s just super fun to eat that way….reminds me of being a kid again!

    p.s. I lose track of all time when writing too, even to the point where I’m running out the door to go to my day job to pay the bills.

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