Thursday, February 24, 2011

how to lose 7 pounds in 7 days

There was a high quality article in the New York Times Gary’s In Style this week on how to lose 7 pounds in 7 days. I perused it while eating a bucket  a gallon   a half cup of Coffee Ice Cream.sticker 4  I attempted to make a nice supper tonight. By ‘make’ I mean I stopped at Trader Joe’s and got Chicken L’Orange. Doesn’t that sound delicious? sticker 5

It said to take the chicken out of the packet and put it in an oven safe dish and then bake for 26 minutes. sticker 2

The dish that it came in was hard plastic. I thought that it was weird that they would put a dish in the box for the chicken unless they wanted us to use it.

I used it.

There is a plastic puddle in my oven now. I.am.not.even.kidding!sticker

And the chicken was terrible. Perhaps some of the plastic got into it?
Or perhaps everything I touch turns to dirt….either/or.

Kaishon has begged me to just make pancakes or spaghetti every night from now on since that is all I can handle.

That’s just fine with me. sticker 3

I am super duper glad that tomorrow is Friday.

Are you?

I have to go and finish the bucket of ice cream before it melts.
I am pretty sure eating it will help me figure out what to do with the plastic at the bottom of the oven.
Pretty darn sure ; )

photstoryfridayOh, so how do you lose 7 pounds in 7 days?

1. Don’t eat coffee ice cream out of a bucket

2. Come and visit Becky’s resort Bed and Breakfast where the food is inedible and perhaps plasticky ; )

Make your reservations at once so you can be bikini ready in just 7 days!

64 comments:

American in Bath said...

Oh, yes. I know all about the gallon of ice cream, except for me it's a giant packet of custard creams.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Even at 7 pounds in 7 days, I'll never be bikini ready - and the world will thank me for that.

I'd go for French toast most nights, if I could get away with it.

really.truly said...

I'm pretty sure we've had that chicken. I'm all about anything that can just pop in the oven. But, oh no....the plastic. I would have done the SAME thing!! I probably microwaved mine ;)

Ice cream sounds so good right now!

Kristen Andrews said...

yum ice cream sounds good right about now and yes I am glad it is Friday tomorrow I love the weekends!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

The food may not be good but the company would be great :)

jlo said...

I can't imagine the smell of the melting plastic! :)

Gigi said...

Seriously? You aren't supposed to put the whole thing in in the oven? Are you sure?

Darn - it's a good thing I'm not in charge of feeding these people.

Otherwise they would have to learn to live on cereal.

myevil3yearold said...

I'll come if you will take my pic while I am there!

Cecily R said...

HAHAHAHA! You know I'm laughing WITH you on this one--only because I've done the same thing--right? Oh my friend we are kindred spirits in yet another way!! :)

Buckeroomama said...

You are a hoot, Beckster!

Pancakes and spaghetti sounds healthier than eating out at McDonald's for every meal --which is what J would want us to do!

Have a lovely weekend --despite the plasticky mess in your oven. Get the plastic aliens to come help clean up!

Lolli said...

I can't believe the plastic dish. I mean, really?! (them not you). But as always, wonderful photos! So bright and cheery!

FootPrints said...

happy ice cream eating!
i wish we had a trader joes in our state...

Shey said...

hahahahaha I'm in! Oh Becky I'm the same way, I mean I burn bean even when there is a gallon of water and 3 beans inside, I burn things I bake, we eat sandwiches and eggs most of the times =P or invite ourselves to mom's or sister's house so they can feed us properly. =D

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i think my boys would live on pancakes...sorry about the dish...hope the ice cream helps...smiles.

christina {simply modern} said...

hahaha...that tricky trader joes! just forget it, ice cream is much easier to work with!

jennykate77 said...

I need to book a 77 day stay.

Let me know when you have a vacancy.

I love the pictures.

I'm ready for Friday.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

LOVE TJ's and those boots!

lifebythecreek said...

OOOOppsie.... I just hate when that happens! I mean... I WOULD hate it IF that happened. right? right. I used to love cooking, but after enough meals with the male members of the family sniffing, then making faces, well... let 'em eat plastic, I say! I love those li'l galoshes... I want some just like that!

keli [at] kidnapped by suburbia said...

you crack me up, becky. i have discovered that trader joe's is overrated. and too expensive. totally not your fault. ;)

Maddy said...

Hahaha!! I'll take the plasticky food if it means I get to eat a pint of ice cream all to myself and hang out with you, my dearest!

Christina (fivewalkers) said...

Oh no! I think skipping the cooking and going straight for the ice cream sounds like a good plan. :) I bet you won't hear any complaints.
I would take a chef over a housekeeper any day (not that I have either!!). haha

Skeller said...

hehe. you could rename your blog Becky's Baking Adventures ... ??? y'know, that TJ's orange chicken used to be really REALLY good. but then they started letting bad pieces of grissly (is that a word?) chicken into it, and we've not bought it since. too bad.

Angie said...

Oh my goodness, I need that laugh!! I'm so glad I'm not the only person with amazing cooking skills! I will definitely be trying the gallon of ice cream trick to lose those last 47...er...7 pounds..

Caroline said...

LOL!!!! Ummmm...plasticky chicken? Err, I'll stick to the ice cream and keep the 7 lbs! Awesome pics :)

The Animator's Wife said...

omgoodness! I am still laughing and crying... you are hilarious!!!

happy weekend Becky!

Pumpkin Delight said...

Agreed! The ice cream will help. Also glad Friday is good!

CJ said...

Why put a pan if they dont want you to use it - right? But hey, atleast you have a good excuse to eat ice cream for dinner!!

Maggie May said...

Chocolate digestives are my weakness (plain chocolate, that is!)
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL! You poor thing. This is something my Alex would have totally done too, so don't feel too badly.

The plastic should come right off after it's cool. I hope so anyway!! Hugs!

maren said...

Ha!!! This made me laugh! BTW, my mom always had puddles of plastic in the oven. She'd turn the oven on(with the idea of turning it right back off) with tupperware in it to help it dry faster. Problem is that she forgot it was in there until the plastic puddles! Just let it cool, and it will pop right off (like a glue gun's glue!) It's true! We've got lots of experience! :)

sarah - dodeline design said...

This is so funny! You and me both, I am a truly terrible cook. Literally no idea what I'm doing lol :-)

Bevy said...

Becky... you're too stinkin' cute and too funny.


You made me chuckle this morning.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You might be the only person I know bedsides me that loves coffee ice cream.
I have had messes like this too. The smell of burnt plastic is enough to make you sell your home. You might have to heat up the oven a bit and try to scrape out some....ewww...sorry.
Spaghetti and pancakes are two of the girls favorite dinners as well. Have a good weekend!

Tisha said...

hilarious! i love it. a bucket...a gallon...a cup.

thanks for making me smile this morning.

Debbie said...

I am so sorry about your oven. Sounds like one of those messes I would try to ignore until my husband gave up and handled it for me:)

Mark said...

I thought for sure that you were going to say to have a baby who weighs 7lbs. Oh well! But now I'm hungry for ice-cream.
m.

brainella said...

You are supposed to drink Diet Coke with the ice cream to cancel out the calories! Sheesh! :)

I have cooking horror stories too.

jen@odbt said...

Love the comment by brainella. You crack me up Becky. Thanks for the laughs!

Jim said...

All that running back and forth to Trader Joe's should do the trick Becky!!! lol
Eww! That plastic doesn't sound good at all! Good luck.

Courtney Walsh said...

hahahhahahaha. That is HILARIOUS. And all too familiar. I recently melted my plastic cutting board with a frying pan, which now has a plastic coating on the bottom of it. you'd think I'd throw it away, but I still think it's usable. Somehow.

Coffee ice cream. Heaven. :)

angie said...

I know how to lose 7 lbs in 7 days.

Don't eat.

Anything at all.

I wonder if that's even possible? :)

Sorry about that plastic puddle. Yuck!

antoinette marie said...

you have my prayers on how to get that plastic outta there sister! next time just try regular, pre-cooked take-out, lol!

debi9kids said...

Oh no! I've had that plastic thing happen in my oven as well and ended up having to buy a new oven. ack!
Hope you're able to get it out of yours.

LOVE your beautiful photos, as always.

April said...

Your sense of humor is MAGNIFICIENT...and one I can really appreciate! Sorry your chicken turned out all yucky and your oven got messed up in the process. Personally, I could live off of spaghetti and pancakes...AND coffee ice cream! Bon Apetite!:)

Sharon said...

Pancakes sound yummy right about now! Lovely pictures. Good luck with the oven!

Kelly said...

I would've done the exact same thing. Puddles suck!

Susan said...

I'm on my way over!!

Get the bedroom ready. Sounds like a plan...

LOVED this post, you made me smile really big.

Love your heart♥

Casey Freeland said...

Oh my goodness. I literally gasped out loud when I got to the plastic puddle. I'm glad you didn't burn anything down!

Cheers,

Casey

Lauren said...

you crack me up!!! :) love your blog, really enjoyed reading it. and loooove the pictures :)

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Very funny! And I haven't had coffee ice cream in years since no on else likes that flavor. Growing up we had it all the time; my dad loved it. My brothers and I stirred it and stirred it to make "soup."

sophie...^5 said...

UH...you got me at coffee ice cream...my all time favorite to the nth degreeeeeeee!

sophie...^5 said...

UH...you got me at coffee ice cream...my all time favorite to the nth degreeeeeeee!

Anita Johnson said...

I can't lose weight either. I have had a cold for 2 weeks...and I have been "feeding" it...then I remembered the saying was "starve a cold, feed a fever." Darn.

shelley said...

hey hey,
your photographs are beautiful! i just loved going from one to another...
and as far as the ice cream.. ahh right there with you sista!!
*waving,
shelley :)

Tracy P. said...

The first time I came to this post I laughed too hard to comment. I love the story, and the boots, and especially the birthday cake sticker! And you!

Teachinfourth said...

My neighbor and I made amaretto-cookie dough-Skor ice cream the other day. Can I just tell you how flowing with deliciousness it was?

Jane said...

hihi this blog made my day and I'm sure you've figured out by now how to get rid of the plastic. Have a happy weekend!

photowannabe said...

I truly believe that ice cream is the cure all for everything!!
Perhaps we should sent some... (gallons and gallons)to Washington DC.
Thanks for my Saturday morning smile.
Becky, you are a fantastic storyteller.

Suki said...

where can I fill out the reservation form?
I will be coming asap. Don't worry about plasticky food. I can handle that.

Liz said...

Sorry your chicken was a disaster! I'd definitely come for a visit and no worries I can cook so we won't be losing any weight...LOL!

Kelly said...

Oh no!! Would it help if I told you that my friend put a frozen pizza in the oven on the rack without a pan, because the instructions said so. When her son questioned the burning smell, she explained the instructions to him. After checking on the pizza, he asked her "did the instructions tell you to put it in upside down too?!"

What a mess!!

ElizOF said...

This was hysterical and I don't know how to shed 7Ibs in 7 days but hey... pass the ice cream while we figure it out. :-)
Elizabeth

Mrs4444 said...

Omigosh. Well, at least you can mix it up a little, haha! :)

Krystyn said...

Making my reservations now!

I cooked a pizza on the cardboard one time. Fortunately, it didn't change the taste!