I had planned to cook something wonderful tonight and resume Slack Tea Thursday next week, but the universe conspired against me. The electrician called this morning to say his van was off the road and he couldn't get here until tomorrow which meant the plumber couldn't do his thing either. This means I still don't have a cooktop, rangehood, dishwasher, microwave oven, regular oven , running water in my kitchen , or lights. I feel like the pioneers of our country felt except at least they had something that resembled fire with which to cook.
Time for Slack Tea Thursday to make a comeback.
Confession: Every tea has been slack for the last 21 nights . I defy anyone to be able to beat that record. I re-heated curry one night and cooked a roast in the bathroom at one point, and fried up some hash browns - that was taste sensation with roast beef I can tell you - and Mr. P did steak on the barbie one night with hash browns but truth be told we have been surviving on sandwiches, toasted sandwiches, fried eggs on hash browns, hash browns, hot chips and gravy, takeaway chicken and chips, Maccas, eating out and KFC. I never thought I would be looking forward to something that resembled a vegetable. I miss creamy smashed potato. I would like to eat a carrot. Give me peas for crying out loud. I have actually started dreaming of being taunted by vegetables.
So this is tonight's effort. Stale premium and clix crackers with amazing amounts of margarine, salt and a can of tuna thrown on top.I didn't even drain it. I whipped this up in 30 seconds, and that included dropping the can in the bin on my way past . I've got so good at throwing tea together I don't even have to think about it anymore. And yeah that's a paper plate - wanna make something of it? I'm fed up with washing dishes in my laundry sink. Last week I was handwashing my mohair jumper and when I fished it out of the trough it had half a manky hash brown attached to it.
Actually we've been eating off of paper plates for the last 3 weeks. Someone call Guinness because I'm pretty sure that's a world record. I feel like my life is just one big picnic without the ants and flies.
P.S. I ate dinner at around 5 pm. I think I'm turning into one of those old age pensioners that hits the $1.99 all you can eat buffet at 4.30 pm for the early bird special , and is in bed by 8.30 pm. Now I know why supper was invented. When you eat that early you're starving by 7.30pm and it's practically a whole day still until breakfast time.