Monday, August 24, 2009

The Green Stuff that Delights

quirky 8-09

(betcha can't believe I can remember that far back, huh?)

Scene: The living room. It's evening, probably a weekend, and Charlotte and Eric are chillin'. Heather has probably already gone to bed, as we don't hear her vying for the attention of either of her parents.

Charlotte: Hey, what do you want to do for your birthday?

Eric: Umm, what do you mean?

Charlotte: Like, do you want a party? Do you want to invite a couple over for dinner? Do you want to spend it with your family? What?

Eric: Oh, I don't know.


Eric: What do you want to do for my birthday?

Charlotte (with a touch of exasperation): No see, it's your birthday. It doesn't matter what I want to do. Besides, I don't really care. It's totally up to you.

Eric: Well, let me think about it, and I'll get back to you.

Charlotte: Okay.


* * *


It might be important to note that a few days previous to this conversation, Charlotte had made guacamole as a special treat (Don't get too excited. It was the kind of guacamole that you make by mashing up an avacado and dumping a 99 cent mix into it). Said guacamole was immediately scarfed down by Charlotte and Enrique.

Eric: Hey, I've decided what I want for my birthday.

Charlotte: Oh Yeah?

Eric: Yup! Guacamole!

Charlotte (incredulously): Guacamole? That's it? No tacos? Nothing but guacamole?

Eric: Yup. Just guacamole.

Charlotte: Okay, I'll get some tomatoes and spices and stuff.

Eric (a little crestfallen): Umm, really? Can't you just do it with that mix, and skip the tomatoes and stuff?

Charlotte (incredulously again): The 99 cent mix in the grocery store?

Eric (unsure of himself now): Uh, yeah. Is that okay?

Charlotte (inwardly rejoicing at the 20 minutes of chopping and washing that she just avoided): Sure. You got it.

* * *


Charlotte has again made guacamole, but there are no chips. No matter. She and Eric enjoy their fine delight on toasted white bread.

Eric: You know, I could eat this every night for dinner.

Charlotte: For how long?

Eric: At least a week. . . And then I could add cheese to it! A whole new meal!

* * *

Oh yeah, dinner in the Cantwell home just got a whole lot easier.


Chelsie said...

I knew I liked Eric for a reason! I too, am a lover of guacamole!

Also, I've been meaning to ask for an invite to your Heather blog. So this is me asking.

my email is

Tasha said...

Gotta love the simple hits at dinner time. They are my favorite!!!

Jake said...

That picture makes me wish we still had a Smiths across the street. Alas Melissa doesn't like guac and we both know how lazy I am so I don't get it too much.

Harmony said...

Sounds delish!

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