Monday, May 3, 2010

what i may or may not have had for dinner.


it's jury week.
next week is finals week.
and i have an audition coming up.

girl, i be stressin.

i want my p.j.s,
my bed,
mr. mumbles,

{hey, mr. mumbles}

and comfort food that i don't need a reservation for,
and that i don't need to lift a finger for.

enter: the kid cuisine
{yes, i took a picture of myself with a kid cuisine}

you have to understand something about my dietary biography:

i came out of the womb an oatmeal-ivore
and when i outgrew that {circa age 5}
there was a short phase of strictly fish sticks
and then 
kid cuisines

i'm highly embarrassed to say that i lived on them.
particularly the chicken nugget kind.
so tonight, 
after a particularly brutal orchestra reading, 
i purchased a chicken nugget kid cuisine at my corner store.

and i am very happy to see that they have, for the most part, remained unchanged over the past fifteen years.

the way the protective layer forms over the pudding by the time you get to it,
the way the mac and cheese is always just a little bit cold because if you microwave it any longer, the chicken nuggets will overcook...
even the sensation you get when, after thinking that you're going to need to get up to get a pair of scissors to open the sprinkle packet, you realize that it is in fact pretty easy to rip it open with your hands {score!}

one thing has changed:
the shape of the sprinkles.

what were once the classic long and skinny ones,
are now stars.
which, in my opinion, are a little bit less fun
because, unlike the predecessors,
 the artificial coloring in the stars doesn't bleed and make tie dye pudding when you swirl it around.

...

want to hear something really grotesque?
one of my favorite things when i was a wee one,
was when, in the process of microwaving,
a glob of pudding would explode into the mac and cheese section,
creating a chocolatey bite of mac.

whatever, i loved it.

...

this is going to be one of those posts that i look back on in a few months and get really incredibly embarrassed about.


call it masochism.
i call it deliciousness. 


xoxo


yeh

9 comments:

Kelley said...

girl don't be ashamed! those things are delicious!

Meghan said...

I love this! You should eat whatever makes you happy:)

Sara said...

LOL this post cracked me up!! and it's all true. I haven't had kid cuisine in AGES, but I was admiring the hungry man section at the grocery store on sunday....

Mel said...

I love it!! I haven't had a TV dinner in forever, but this post brought back so many memories of my cousins and I watching a movie in my grandparents basement, and easting our Kid Cuisines ate our little trays. We always made sure to get the brownie ones though, never the pudding. Thanks for the memories!

Meghan said...

Oh my goodness you make me laugh! I love this post, the fact that this was your dinner, the pics, everything.

daisychain said...

ahhh what, kid cuisine looks kinda awesome. the UK deprived us :(

Maddy said...

I too was guilty of loving Kid Cuisines. I haven't had one in about 14 years though. The sprinkles were always what did it (I loved sprinkles. Well, I still do)

my name is lauren. said...

oh how i loved kid cuisines as a child. so so bad for you, but oh so delicious and comforting. god luck with the stress.

Gali said...

Oh! I haven't seen a Kid Cuisine for years! It brings back memories, I must have tried one or two total in my life but I still remember the chocolate fudge stuff!

Thanks for this nostalgic post!

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