Friday, July 25, 2008

Last Night's Dinner

I made enchiladas for dinner last night. Ok, let me re-phrase that.... I attempted to make enchiladas for dinner.

This has become one of my favorite dishes to make and I normally make it from scratch. Last night though, I figured I would be lazy and just use the Old El Paso enchilada kit. I prepared them and put them in the oven for 20 minutes as the directions said.

However, when I took them out of the oven they looked like this:

I sat there baffled as to what happened. I followed the directions on the box!

Me: I just don't know what happened.

Shitface: Well you didn't cover them up.

Me: The box said not to cover them.

Shitface: No it didn't.

Me: Are you sure? (As I find the box in the trash)

Me: Oh yea - it says do cover them - not don't cover them.

Shitface: Oh well, I guess we have to go out to dinner tonight.

So instead of enchilada's, which is what I really wanted I had this from Chili's:

Southwest Cedar Plank Tilapia

And it was good! Much better than my burnt to a crisp enchilada's! I guess burning dinner isn't always a bad thing. (And the kids were much happier to not eat burnt food too!)


stephanie (bad mom) said...

I hate when a) I screw up dinner and it's something I was really looking forward to and b) my husband is right.

Glad it worked out :D

Smilingsal said...

You could have just closed your eyes and swallowed, but it wouldn't have tasted as good as the fish at Chili's.

Chantel said...

AH! I can so relate. :) It's the cost of multi tasking, but aside from that, those enchiladas make me hungry. I so want some good spanish style food. :)

Awesome Mom said...

Burnt food is a bummer! Although I need to try that next time I feel like going out to eat.

flchen1 said...

Ooh, I'm glad that worked out! When I ruin dinner, usually we're all so hungry already that even driving the the restaurant and ordering is an ordeal ;)

Boy, I could go for some tilapia...

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Lady_MSnow said...

It's so discouraging to work hard on making dinner and then something go wrong...have had that happen too many times.

Betsy said...

I love Chili's and homemade is always best! I think I always cover mine.

Anonymous said...

I usually mis read the directions when my kids are running in and out of the kitchen. I'm not very good at multi tasking. I'm glad you had a great dinner at Chili's.

Angie(quillysilly) said...

I love enchiladas, but hate the rolling and stuff, so I just put it all in layers in a pan and it tastes just the same with no hassle! The fish did look good though!


kamewh said...

I hate when things go wrong when I make dinner! But, that fish at Chilis sure looks good!! Yum!

FaithfulMommy said...

That is so funny because DH and I go through that a lot with stuff I cook. Pulling the box out of the garbage to reread the directions. Been there!! Thanks for the laugh.

momo3 said...

how nice that he suggested going out to eat . . . mine would say "we're havin cereal tonight." kristen :)

emily n. said...

I love Chili's, but I'm surprised you didn't get fajitas or something to the enchiladas you didn't get to eat.

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Rockin' Mama said...

I don't even go in the kitchen it's to clean up! My husband does all the kitchen

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Jessica said...

Oh well, it happens to the best of us once in a while....and hey, you got to go out to eat--score!! :-)

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