By Mir
March 17, 2008

There was another post here, but my husband very rarely suggests I remove something from the site, and… actually, he has never before suggested that I take something down. But today he did. And even though I am extremely annoyed at him right now, he’s probably being more sensible than me.

So here is what I can tell you, instead: The effort I put into preparing a given recipe is inversely proportional to how good the food turns out. Take a bunch of crap out of the fridge and throw it in the crockpot? Delicious! Painstakingly slice and dice and carefully brown the meat and reduce the sauce and braise and such? Meh.

You’re welcome. (The other post was more interesting, but whatever. I apparently enjoy throwing my work away.)


  1. prophet

    ‘high road’. . . . remember that high road. Way to go, Mir! (and thanks, Otto, you good man, you.)

  2. joaaanna

    Uhm, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!!!!!!

    Hope the kid’s got hope safely.

    Anyone else want to try to change the subject?

    Hugs to you Mir.

  3. Em

    Dude! I saw the teaser on my feed reader and I couldn’t read the rest. I knew I would miss something interesting!

    Maybe post it tomorrow with a clear head. Remove all of the “SOB”s and the “A-hole”s, etc and anything else I may have missed and/or assumed.

    I made a roast in the crockpot yesterday. Meat, mushroom soup, beef broth – yummy. I hate prebrowing the meat. I don’t really want to feel like I am cooking dinner at 8am.

  4. Stacey

    I vote for the other post! (This one was fine too though!) Also, I’ll point out that I don’t have to live your life. Have a wonderful day. Good luck.

  5. Amanda

    I’m dying to know what the NEVERMIND is all about…

    just call me nosy rosy…

  6. All Adither

    How ever did you zap it back from the feed readers? You sci-fi wizard, you.

  7. Burgh Baby's Mom

    Darn you and your partial feeds that are preventing me from reading the original post. You darn genius, you.

  8. Christina

    Saw it. Read it. Totally understand. Removing it was for the best though.

    Glad the kids are home safe.
    Tired, but safe.

    Ex’s. Can’t live with ’em, Can’t shoot ’em.

  9. birchsprite

    Yup saw the other one too and reckon taking it down was for the best! Hope just posting it for a little while helped ease the stress a little. We heart you Mir and can sympathise with the buggerations of life!

  10. Flea

    Good for you, doing the right thing. Yay for Otto for catching it. Hope you enjoy your time with the kiddos.

  11. Jamie

    You did at least purge it, so that helped, I hope, right?
    It sucked non the less though..Hope your week gets better!

  12. dcfullest

    Last week I cooked everything single night, except one. My husband and I got home late so I open a carton of soup for dinner– dumped it in a bowl and threw it in the microwave. At the end of the week, I asked my husband before I went to the grocery store “what was you favorite thing I made?”
    He told me, “the soup.”

    I tried not to hurt him.

  13. kidzmama

    I have a voice of reason in my head. It is my husbands. He’s a quiet man and uses his words carefully. I do not. I’d like to say thank you to Otto this morning. It takes a strong man to veto a post. Look on the bright side Mir, a short and sweet post means other things will get done today! (and your readers are still reading)

  14. rain

    Missed it. Damn. Hope all is well now though!

  15. Megan

    Lost power JUST as I was about to check in here so the gods were clearly in agreement that the Post Shall Not Be Read. On topic – I was given 7 crock pots when I got married and two weeks later did not own a single one. I have an emotional resistance to crock pots that is utterly irrational but based on a strange childhood experience with a mother who a) decided we would all eat dinner for breakfast and b) really, really likes onions and garlic.

  16. Kristi

    You know, that Otto seems to be pretty smart. It’s o.k. to listen to him some of the time, I guess.

  17. Lucinda

    I hate it when my husband steps in and stops me from saying or doing something I probably shouldn’t. Especially when he’s right. But I’m grateful that he loves me enough to risk my wrath and do it anyway. Kudos to Otto. Hope the rest of your day is better.

  18. Aimee

    I didn’t see it — I’ll just say I’m glad the kids are home safely. :)

  19. The Mom Bomb

    I think this post rocked. Yet another reason why I shouldn’t learn to cook: the end result is “meh”. Takeout? Delish.

  20. mammafor2

    I, too, want to know what the other post is!!! Anyway… sometimes when we step back and look at it in a logical frame of mind ( do this with a glass of wine ), we realize that it was for the best. Don’t you hate it when they know more! ;)

  21. pam

    Oh Mir how you tease. Why post the tease when there is no hope of fulfillment? Ah well Otto was probably right. Dang Otto…

  22. Tal

    The high road can be very lonely Mir. But at least you have Otto to share it with you. I read the post – and I got it. You needed to say it out loud, but you also did the right thing in taking it down. Besides fromt he high road you can throw rocks at those far below!

  23. Denise

    Damn. I knew I should have read my feeds earlier. Heh. Misery loves company and all that sort of thing.

    But he was probably right. Which is why I password protect some posts. It’s the only solution I have for those posts I have to write but probably shouldn’t.

  24. Heidi

    Say no more–we have a pretty good idea of what the other post was about. I hope it was cathartic to write it out.

  25. Cele

    I hate when that happens but sometimes prudence is better tasting than regrets.

  26. Vane

    Ouch … sounds like you are not having the greatest of days :(

    I’m glad your kids got home ok and I hope things lighten up a bit as the day rolls by.

    I did not see the other post, but I’m sure that if your loving husband suggested you take it down, he had your best interest at heart.

    Hang in there and kuddos to you all.

  27. Deputy's Wife

    I have had a couple of those kinds of posts. It pertains to my husband’s ex. I ended taking them down too, because I end up feeling guilty and wanted to be the better person. But, oh, the bitching feels sooo good.

    Breathe in. Breathe out. (That’s usually my mantra for these situations!)

  28. Mary

    Hey, at least it was Otto suggesting to take it down rather than the subject of the post. Since he does read it, probably a good idea. But I’m sure it felt good to write it and I have to say, as a mother, I agreed with everything you posted!

  29. StephLove

    I didn’t read the old one, and gosh, I am curious.

    When I started blogging, I promised my partner I’d never write about our sex life and asked if anything else was off-limits. She said no. So far, she’s only exercised editorial control once and it was because I’d misunderstood a complicated and unstated dynamic in her family (as I often do– I love them but they can be mysterious!).

  30. DBN

    I often find myself deleting posts… sometimes it feels good just to write it though. I agree with you on the cooking. I did make a difficult chicken tetrazini (sp?) recipe lately that was delicious.

  31. Michelle

    Oh, darn you and raising my curiosity!

  32. Sheila

    I’ve been thinking of your all day re: recipes. I’ve finally tried the Beer-Cheese Bread recipe, in order to give something to my neighbors in honor of St. Patty’s Day. My question: how in the world do you keep the swiss cheese bits inside the bread dough when kneading it? They keep shooting out and landing all over the floor. This bread will definitely be more beer and less cheese, which is not that bad a thing now that I reflect on it.

    Sorry to hear you’ve had a crappy morning, today of all days. Hope the rest of your day includes rainbows and pots o’gold.

  33. Tammy

    While I think your recipe/crockpot post was maybe a metaphor for something else, you could always use it as a springboard for another post. I myself would be eager to read the results of some serious research into why the meal that takes the least amount of effort and imagniation is the one that the kiddos like the best? At my house? Meatloaf and Mac Cheese reign supreme.

  34. liz

    Like I said, six days to Easter candy. I’m counting down. I’m also making the chocolate ganache cake for Easter.

  35. paige

    Er. I read the other post and I thought it was not snarky, but one thing those husbands are good for is pulling one back off a ledge.

    Makes me cranky when mine does it, but I appreciate it later.

    Hang in there.

  36. Mig

    WTF? I’m not even going to mention the high road here, I’m mad because I missed it.

    I bet it was a good one. Oh well.


  37. bob

    the important question is: the kids got home save & sound?

  38. becky

    well, you know, if you really want to share you could email it. just sayin’. ;)

  39. Brigitte

    You DO have the special “Dead Fred” knife block, toothpick holder, pen holder, etc., don’t you? It might be a good day to use them.

  40. Kate

    I’m glad your kids got home safe and sound! Exes suck.

  41. KayBee

    Ha-ha! I bet you tried to feed your family the corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day, too! Never again for me . . .

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