What the In-Laws Left at Our House

  1. Roasted Almonds
  2. 3 lb can of Planter’s Peanuts
  3. Almost an entire box of Zone bars in my fave two flavors
  4. 2 packages waffle-press cookies (taste like ice cream cones)
  5. 2 lb bag of Simply Naked pita chips
  6. Harry & David pepper and onion relish (to be poured over cream cheese and eaten with pita chips, above)
  7. Canister of Republic of Tea tea in Holiday Plum Spice
  8. 3 lb bag of Cheez-It snack mix
  9. 2 liters each of Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite
  10. Giant tupperware container of homemade oatmeal cranberry cookies made with real butter, omg, and crunchy just like I like them.
  11. 1/2 lb of Gevalia Kaffee, decaf
  12. 1/2 lb of Boca Java coffee, regular
  13. Creamer, Splenda, coffee filters (they bring a coffee maker, too, since I tend to drink coffee shop coffee, but they took that home with them)
  14. 15 bags of Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop microwave popcorn
  15. Giant bag of York Peppermint Patties
  16. (Five bucks for each of the boys, which the Maker attempted to double)

I love my in-laws. They are incredibly easy to get along with and they absolutely adore our kids.

However, I have just one question: When I become a grandparent and drive for two days just to spend time with my g-kids, am I actually going to be willing to leave behind all the cookies?

Cause like, I could take just a few for the road…

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3 Responses to What the In-Laws Left at Our House

  1. Sine Botchen November 29, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    ZOMG! The first night I was delegated with ‘rent-watch-2009 I was totally (ok, mostly) unprepared.. I at least had enough forewarning (or is it foreshadowing?) to throw various combinations of matress pads, sheets, pillows, comforters & towels in the washer. That was my prepardness for “worst case” scenario.. I figured I’d “wing” the rest if need be – and it was nedded (past tense of “needed be”.) We stopped by 7-11 (“Oh Thank Heaven”) where I picked up some beer, wine (btw, my parents don’t drink, but I do), bread, eggs, biscuits, milk, cereal and lunch meat. When they left I inherited: a can of (sugar free) fruit cocktail (which I still have a can left over from last year), part of a container of sour cream (which apparently is good for the digestive system) and afore mentioned other items (sans beer & wine.) Of course, after the typical Thanksgiving shenanigans I came home with the usual suspects of turkey, mashed potatoes, fudge, and various pies.. And after much beer & wine, the pies, fudge & a goodly portion of the mashed potatoes seemed take care of themselves which just left me with bags (and bags) of turkey meat, which were quickly relegated to the freezer. When I told my sister-in-law I still had last year’s green beans in the freezer (true story), she repeated the old wives’ tale about how even things in the freezer have a ‘shelf life’ – which I sincerely doubt, I mean, after all, they’re “frozen” (hello? suspended animation?) aren’t they? If anyone needs proof I’ll “flick” pics of last Thanksgiving’s green beans just for fun..

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe November 30, 2009 at 10:30 am #

      Ok, stop. You can get biscuits at the 7-11? And lunch meat? Amazing, I had no idea.

      Good for you for washing sheets. This time my in-laws stayed in a hotel, so I didn’t even have to undertake the annual washing of the sheets, heh.

      I love love love love mashed taties. So bad for you, and so deliciously warm and cozy. Better than Cheetos any day.

      SEND PICTURE OF THE GREEN BEANS. Go do that now.

  2. Sine Botchen December 1, 2009 at 10:15 pm #

    Yes! You can get all kinds of stuff at 7-11.. you just don’t have much choice in size, price, or expiration date (hint: don’t buy cans of condensed milk at 7-11.)

    And, yes, here are green beans from last year: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12675847@N07/4151953208/ (complete with bacon.. mmm..)
    .-= Sine Botchen´s last blog ..Movies Currently on the "Must See" List.. =-.

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