Sometimes I don't understand my wife
By tdw on Feb 03, 2005
This morning, my wife asked my if I was going running tonight.
After I'd said "yes", she said something to the effect that since we are having (fresh) pasta with our meal tonight (a rough approximation to a bolognese), we should all eat together as the kids can't wait 'til 7pm, and it would save a lot of messing about.
Now, that last part is critical. Normally, when we have the same meat dish with rice or the dried pasta you get in packets, she simply takes a bit out for the kids at their mealtime, but leaves the meat simmering until we're ready to eat. Rice takes 10-15mins to cook and packet pasta 8-10. This is easy and only involves popping another pan on for us for the extra 10-15 minutes for our rice/pasta.
The thing I don't get is that we are cooking fresh pasta tonight. It only takes 2 minutes to cook. There is the same amount of "messing about" as when we're using packet pasta or rice, but critically, less time involved.
Is it just me, or is there something rather peculiar about her logic here ?