Thursday, April 13, 2006

Thanks in advance

Dear MIL,
Join me in a fun trip down memory lane.

Thanksgiving 2005.
You made a big deal about us visiting.
We offered to cook, you declined.
You served turkey lunchmeat on partially thawed white bread.
Four adults shared two boiled potatoes.

My grandmother loves to cook. Loves to entertain. Loves to make enough food to feed an army. Please do not drag out your Easter "lunch" celebration to the point that I again miss her steamy hot mashed potatoes in exchange for a brown bag lunch. I thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Sincerely,
DIL

12 Comments:

Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Stingy food preparation, especially at holiday time, really chaps my hide. I grew up in a household where we went out of our way to make holiday meals special. Anything less is a major disappointment.
It's just our family this Easter, and I plan to cook a nice holiday meal. If my parents or brother or inlaws were coming, I'd cook enough to feed an army.
I've been to meals where the person cooking is stingy and cooks barely enough for everyone... forget about seconds. It makes you feel awkward and almost guilty when you serve yourself from the very limited available portions. I'm not talking about there being a lack of money to buy food either.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Agggh!! I LOVE this site! Where have you been all of my blogging life? You have captured my MIL in one single post! I'll be back!!
I've got to say, reading this was just stressss relief!

7:13 PM  
Blogger My float said...

Hey, I think your MIL is my mother. :)

Except for the cooking bit, my mum cooks well, even if somewhat half-heartedly.

Love this site. Here from Michele's.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

OMG!! This site is so great!! Boy do I have some stories to tell about my MIL!!! ROFL

8:22 AM  
Blogger grody jo-dee said...

my best friend's SIL made "mashed potatoes" one easter with no milk, butter or salt. just boiled em and mashed em with a fork. how DOES one choke that down?

8:49 AM  
Blogger Paige said...

Say its not so! This is so sad. Hey there here via Michele's

3:12 PM  
Anonymous archshrk said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

And I thought my holiday meals were bad. What was for dessert? Hostess Apple FruitPie?

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Kismet said...

That is just too too funny!
I love love love this site.
Here from Michelle's.. but I"ll be back.


~K!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Midori said...

Good to see your MIL stays consistent with the stinginess!! I hope you make it to your GMa for a yummy lunch.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Good heavens! Is she sane???

7:49 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

What?!?! You have to be kidding right???

9:55 PM  
Blogger T. said...

It's eery, like you are watching my family from somewhere... I am laughing my ass off and I love you, all of you. Because you say what I wish I could say to my mil from hell. I will be back!

1:06 PM  

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