Tonight Hubby wanted his fish fried with Saltine crackers, just like the way his mom fried his freshly caught fish when they were camping. Sure. Back in the 50’s his mom didn’t have the Italian seasoned breadcrumbs that someone already crumbled and put in the little can. Nor did she have the Pepperidge Farm dressing someone already prepared and filled in the little plastic bags, all ready to stuff the turkey.
Saltine crackers? Who in their right mind has a box of Saltine crackers in the pantry? I’m not running over to Safeway to buy a box of Saltines for a measly 8 crackers to dip our fish in.
Then I remembered the chili we like to take out from Wendy’s. They always give us a generous supply of crackers – 2 to a package. I always keep those darlings. Why throw away perfectly good food. They come in real handy – just like the little pouches of soy sauce with Chinese carry out. And the ketchup we get with our French fries from McDonalds. I don’t throw anything away. Just think of the meals I can make with the Taco Bell salsa – and the Arby’s horsey sauce. Not to mention all the napkins and utensils I have accumulated in my pantry. This type of food hoarding really cuts down on my grocery bill and shopping time.
All I have to say is “Thank you, Wendy’s.” “Thank you, Burger King” “Thank you, Bamboo House.” You all have helped season numerous meals in a pinch! I even have an empty "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" container to store all these luscious little pouches in my refrigerator.
And you better believe – Hubby likes my cooking just as much - no better than - he likes his mother’s.