So my mother in law was over for breakfast the other morning. She thought it would be great fun to come over early and help us cook up a hearty meal.
Fine with us – we like hearty.
So we decided on homemade biscuits and gravy. Yum. I put the mother in law on gravy duty, as Ryan has always sworn that she makes the best gravy in the world (thanks Ryan).
She put the milk into the measuring cup while she fried up some bacon to make grease for the roux.
And when she was ready, she went for her milk and discovered…a giant puddle under the measuring cup.
Hmmm, did we forget to tell her that our measuring cup has a giant crack in the bottom? You see, it only works if you put the liquid in, measure it, then immediately pour it into whatever you are cooking. If you wait more than a couple seconds (or several minutes in her case), the liquid leaks out the bottom.
“We haven’t bought a new one because we’re saving for our round the world trip.”
I fed the line to my in law, but she wasn’t impressed. Instead she shot me that look. If you don’t know what look I’m talking about, you don’t have your own mother in law cooking in your kitchen.
Turns out the line between frugal and cheap is a thin one. But it won’t matter what kind of looks I get when I’m eating breakfast on the other side of the world a year from now – maybe I’ll even let the mother in law visit and cook me breakfast 😉 .