...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Friday, July 27, 2007

some things get better with age

Spaghetti-o's, however, do not.
These nasty oddities still remind me of what I imagine the stench of dirty underwear stewing in a pot of sweat would be like. The same heady rank I remember as a child when we thought it would be stellar to have this for lunch.
Don't even get me started if there were meatballs added to the mix.
I didn't eat this, mind you. I'll put stuff in my body that doesn't belong there (Costco? You owe me!), but I will not put Spaghetti-o's there. I'll feed them to my kids after they beg for them, though! Because I am that mom. "Give In Mom." You'd probably like her.
If you really want to get to know her, pay a visit to FTN or Cynical Dad today. Give a little love to the boys who were nice enough to endure me for a time.
Just don't come back here and tell me it was like breathing in the sweet perfume of old dirty underwear and sweat. They rock. I just hope I didn't ruin them.



Blogger Confused Husband said...

I wasa fighting back the urge to purge my stomach of it's contents at the meer site of that. Just seeing the picture brings it's stench to my nose.

I did check you out over at FTN's and I must say that the talk of BOOBS! along with your voice just had me glued to the speakers. You've got it all. The kick ass rack, the red hair, and now the voice to go along with it. I must say it was a good day to wake up early.

Miricle Whip? Just as bad as Spaghetti O's. But mix it with peanut butter? That's a waste of good peanut butter. Now take away the miricle whip and add bologna and you've got a goos samich there.


Friday, July 27, 2007 3:19:00 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Yikes! We havent' had those in the house in years!! peanut butter and Miracle Whip??? Oh I think I'm gonna hurl!

Friday, July 27, 2007 3:22:00 PM  
Blogger Choppzs said...

Yah, I feel like I am pregnant all over again just looking at that picture! And I was puking my guts up for 4 straight months! No thanks, I'll pass on those! lol

Friday, July 27, 2007 4:06:00 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

Oh dear! Not the spaghettios! I'll cook for us sweets! :D

Friday, July 27, 2007 4:49:00 PM  
Blogger cat said...

Do not care for the Spaghetti-o's, but for some reason I occasionally crave the Zoodles. Don't ask. I know they are the same frickin' thing, ok? But in my mind they are different....

Friday, July 27, 2007 8:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Nocturnal said...

Please, any nuc-food that's good to go in 60 seconds is Heaven.

Friday, July 27, 2007 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger Jean Knee said...

they may be a little plain but have you had the kind with franks? let them simmer on the stove till they form a thick skin, and heaven

Saturday, July 28, 2007 6:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't even like them as a kid. The pizza place in y small burg puts the exact same sauce on their wares. That's why I get my pizza from a gas station.

Sunday, July 29, 2007 6:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Savage said...

Peanut butter and Miracle Whip rocks!!!!
Spaghetti-O's are, however, a vile concoction.... (shudder)

Sunday, July 29, 2007 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

CH - The aroma of Spaghetti-o's haunts me from my childhood. And while I thank you on the wealth of compliments showered upon me from FTN's podcast, I must counter with the powers of peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwiches. Good eating, mister. Dessert? Well, that would be any red Jell-O with a dollap of Miracle Whip on top.

Basically, Miracle Whip is magic food.

Stacie - I've been a mom for awhile now and I've never had these monstrocities in my pantry until this past week, when my oldest begged for them while at the grocery store. Three cans. I have three cans now. I gag just looking at them, unopened. I had to make these and then leave the room. Blah!

Choppzs - If you're saying you puked up these, then I don't even want to imagine what that was like. My guess is coming back is a lot like going in as far as these are concerned!

Nan - If you main course it, I'll dessert it. With a little something I like to call frosting, baby!

Cat - Zoodles actually sound more "fun" than Spaghetti-O's. Or at least it shows the marketers were willing to put a little thought into it to make the name sound more exciting than what this essentially is, O-shaped spaghetti. However, I'm sure I'd still not eat them.

Nocturnal - This wouldn't be on the menu in heaven. This is purely the food of hell. Spaghetti-O's and Chili Mac are probably on the menu daily in hell. And Tuna Helper. I have to think Tuna Helper is there, too.

Jean - Ok, truthfully, I cringed at the idea of franks in there, but then you tossed in the whole "skin" thing and I threw up a little bit in my mouth.

Chicken skin and chocolate pudding skin. Those are the only good culinary skins!

Finished - Gas station pizza? That's some gourmet eating right there, mister!

Savage - Ah, dear...are you just *saying* peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwiches rock because you lust me? Or do you really dig them? Because I just bought me new jars of each...

Monday, July 30, 2007 1:16:00 AM  
Blogger The Savage said...

I really do like 'em....

Monday, July 30, 2007 6:11:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

I'm pretty sure that comparing them to "dirty underwear stewing in a pot of sweat" has turned me off from Spaghetti-Os forever and ever.

I may not even let my kids eat them ever again. And just to warn you, I'll be blaming *you* when they start crying.

Monday, July 30, 2007 8:47:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Savage - Join the elite and culinary club that apparently includes only us.

FTN - I would cry if someome *made* me eat these things!

Oh, and clearly you can see now why people actually paid me money to write, eh?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 9:25:00 AM  

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