Felt So Fine

Felt So Fine

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Q: Quid pro quo

Q is for quid pro quo. Which should be double points for me because it has TWO "q" words. I picked this today because it's a cool phrase. At least I've always thought so, ever since Hannibal Lecter creeptastically introduced it to my generation.

So...what was given? In exchange for what? Well, I spent the better part of my day yesterday making Matt's favorite dinner. Spring Rolls. How two simple words can create such paradoxical feelings is crazy. I often find myself channeling Joan Jett when I'm making them, "I hate myself for lovin' you!" They are divine. Mouth watering. You can't eat them standing up. But to make them requires serious planning, patience and three or four mental pep talks. I picked yesterday because the kids didn't have school. I needed Nicole and Corinne here to help me with the wrapping. And Paige kept Claire and Spencer busy during that time. A regular little sweat shop. We made 134 rolls and with all three of us wrapping it took us just over an hour. And that doesn't count the hour it took me to make the filling. Or the hour to prepare the vegetables and sauce. Or the hour to fry them. Can you see why maybe this deserved a little quo? or quid? or whatever? Anyway, the fam LOVED them. I was a little shocked to see that between the seven of us we ate 92 of them at dinner. That's like 14 a piece!

So after dinner I told Matt that I thought I would go out for the evening. A little shopping maybe. And he just gave me a kiss goodbye and told me to have fun and be careful. He was a happy man. I was a happy woman. All is right with the world today!


Crystal Pistol said...

Oooo yay for shopping! You are brilliant!

I remember those amazing spring rolls of yours. A culinary delight. I also remember all the work that goes into making those delicious morsels. You DESERVE to go shopping after all that. :)

Barbara said...

Average of 14 each...way to hide it in the numbers. Claire did not eat 14, so who helped out her average?? Good Job Nancy!

Haley L said...

OK, so now I NEED to see the inside of those bags because so help me if they contain clothes for your kids!!! Next time you make your famous spring rolls, please do so when I'm in town. They look amazing, but I don't think I'll ever get the motivation to go through all that work! You amaze me!!!