Guest Post: Weekend Alone – Taco Bell Party Pack Anyone?

*Note: Due to Megan’s travels this weekend, she requested that I (her husband, Mike) fill in for her with my first ever guest post about trying to manage my hunger without her and care for a new puppy at the same time.  Luckily for her, I was happy to do a guest post.  (Plus, I didn’t want to upset her and lose the benefits of her making my lunch every day.)

So as Megan mentioned in her last blog posting, she flew to Atlanta on Thursday to attend the BlogHer Food annual conference.  This was pretty close to my worst nightmare coming true…how was I going to feed myself, much less take care of the needs of our new 9 week old puppy?  Lucky for me two couples knew my plight and came to my rescue…plus, there is always cereal.
Disregarding the various meals that consisted of Honey Nut Cheerios or canned soup, here are some weekend highlights – proving, that yes, even non-culinary husbands with food blogging wives can make it through a weekend alone:

Friday
As soon as Megan announced that she was going to be gone for the weekend, one couple immediately asked if they could bring something over for me on Friday night…yes!  And what did they bring over?

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How awesome! I bet no one expected Taco Bell to be making an appearance on What Megan’s Making…but this is my post, not hers.  Six delicious, greasy, processed tacos later and I was one very satisfied husband.  More unhealthiness in my system in one night then I’ve had in months and I loved every bit of it.

Puppy tracker: Wins – Played fetch for hours, made it up and down our long flight of stairs for the first time, showed enthusiasm when meeting neighbors; Losses – crying for hours when it was supposed to be bedtime, #1 in crate (twice), #2 in living room, subsequently in his mouth (briefly), #2 outside at night (great!), but subsequently sat in it, leading his owner to perform the following in order to remove it from his hair: a) toilet paper wiping, b) water faucet rising, c) clipping butt hair into toilet when all else failed.

Saturday
Lunchtime provided my proudest moment of the weekend – making myself scrambled eggs!  It was a difficult task, but I actually did succeed in making an edible dish.  I even Pammed (is this a word?) the pan before adding the eggs.

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How good is that food photography, despite not having the good camera…or ever doing it before? :)

Two more friends, Kevin and Hillary, then joined me for dinner on Saturday night and brought an amazing dish of enchiladas, with chips and salsa on the side.  Hillary even created the recipe herself, which blew me away!  Kevin and I each ate three…definitely a 4.0+ recipe!  I didn’t take a picture because I didn’t want to do the meal an injustice with bad photography, but maybe I’ll be lucky enough to have it again someday.

Puppy tracker: Wins – Realized how much he loves being scratched on his stomach, fell asleep in any position, didn’t chomp on fingers and toes at every opportunity, completed a full walk around the neighborhood; Losses – #1 in crate, #2 in living room, whining for hours at night; Win/Loss – Somehow managed to climb over or under the divider in his crate and trap himself in the non-door side.

All in all it was a good weekend, but I am glad Megan is back.  The real question for the week: what IS Megan making?

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24 Responses to “Guest Post: Weekend Alone – Taco Bell Party Pack Anyone?”

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    Eliana — May 23, 2011 @ 1:51 am

    Sounds like you did pretty good for yourself. Maybe Megan should go away more often. haha

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    Leeann — May 23, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    This post was absolutely hilarious. I burst out laughing over the dog's butt hair being cut off. It was like something that would be in The Hangover!

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    StephenC — May 23, 2011 @ 3:09 am

    Great stories, especially about the puppy. We were there and did that 12 and 11 years ago with 2 little guys. The tummy rub and the snuggling nearly makes it all worthwhile.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 23, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    Hilarious. I wonder if Megan is more horrified by the tacos or the discussion of butt hair clippings on her blog? lol

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    Noelle — May 23, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Ha ha ha, my husband makes the same thing for himself when I am away. Scrambled eggs and milk. Sigh….and HE cooks! He just does not feel so inspired when I am gone. Looks like your are surviving. :D

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    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} — May 23, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    Oh my! This is the funniest post ever! Whatta guy! LOL butt hair and Taco Bell. Nice.

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    Brenda — May 23, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    Great post – you need to start your own blog!

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    Heather Christo — May 23, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    Shoot! Megan, I didn't realize that you were there! so sorry I missed meeting you in person!

    My husband lived off of taco bell all weekend too.

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    Jan — May 23, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    Love the post, especially that it started with a Taco Bell party pack. I've actually only been to Taco Bell once, so I had never seen a party pack before.
    P.S. Good job on “pamming” the pan before cooking your eggs!

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    Maria — May 23, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Great guest post:) Glad you survived the weekend!

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    Kristan — May 23, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    Did it say once in mouth next to #2?

    I'm dying.

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    Mo 'Betta — May 23, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    hahaha, I love that the hubs was willing to do a guest post! My hubs ate Taco Bell the other night too, when he had to get dinner on his own, it must be a man thing.

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    Denise R. — May 23, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    LOL funny! And you fend pretty good for yourself alone!

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    Kate@Diethood — May 23, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    What a great post…had me laughing the entire time! I'll direct my husband to you, Mike, the next time that he needs to cook/feed himself. :)

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    Elle — May 23, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    At least you didn't have time to get bored! ;)

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    Bev — May 24, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    A food blog with a picture of scrambled eggs and a glass of milk – I'm loving it! What an entertaining idea to have you fill in for Megan :)

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    Tracey — May 24, 2011 @ 3:03 am

    My husband would live on Taco Bell if I left him alone for the weekend, he loves it! :)

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    TJ — May 24, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    That is so funny. Great post! You should do more guest posts. :) Love the puppy tracker! They're such a handful.

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    Donna M — May 24, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    What a great post!! I agree with the others that Megan must be horrified about the Taco Bell and clippings? Please tell her not to be … this was absolutely hilarious. I think it was great the hubby did this guest post and let us see the other side of “What Megan's Making”. :)

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    Caron — May 24, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    OK, I read this blog regularly and it's a great blog. I've made quite a few recipes and her sugar cookie icing is now my go-to. But I just have to tell you this post is hilarious!

    Come back regularly!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — May 25, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    Great post, Mike! Funny reconnecting with your through your wife's food blog!

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    Fran — May 30, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    Hilarious! Love the updates and your scrambled eggs success.

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    Nicole — June 2, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    Great post Mike!! =]

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    Megan — June 24, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Oh my gawd, I can see you clipping dog butt hair in the middle of the night. That is hysterical!

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