Tonight is a Tae Kwon Do night for Tim, so that means simple dinner, because I find it hard to put together a complete meal when we’re doing the running around (Ling, on the other hand, manages to get three dishes on the table; I don’t know how she does it). So I gave Tim a choice – what did he want for dinner – perogies or tortellini in tomato sauce? He chose the perogies.
I had some time to kill before taking him to the lessons, so I started to clean the kitchen. As I was washing, Tim asked if we had time to eat dinner before, because he was really hungry. So was I, so I agreed, threw the water on and started things boiling.
As I was chopping the onions it dawned on me that something was wrong. I looked around and declared what had now become obvious. Apparently we were having tortellini for dinner tonight.
You see I had actually expected Tim to choose the tortellini over the perogies, and when he chose the wrong food I don’t think it really sank into my mind. So when I got pulled out of my planned (make dinner later), my mind functioned on autopilot and did what it had expected to do all along.
By the time I realized it, the tortellini was almost cooked, the onions were chopped up to put into the sauce, and the pan was already heating up.