Monday, March 22, 2010

Deep Kimchi

I'm in deep kimchi.... in more ways than one.

First of all, I know I'm in it with some of you all. I said I would post every day last week and I really was going to make the goal... but my computer had to go to the Mac doctor on Friday. I couldn't get A (say uh) screen. NOTHING!!

Therefore, my hands were tied, but I do apologize anyway.


Oh, and deep kimchi... that saying... it has taken on a whole new meaning for me.

And.... the honeymoon period with our exchange student... well, it's over. Just like that!

A little over a week ago, we asked Sue what she missed the most about Korea. She said the food.

We were like, "Uh... don't you miss your parents?"

"Not really." was her reply.

In all fairness to her, she does talk to them every day and she video chats with them too. So, I can appreciate the food being a fair answer.

Have you ever been to a foreign country? Then you really can't judge.

So, last weekend, we got her some Korean food. She was in heaven; it was written all over her face.

But, what I didn't know then is that it would ignite a fire that would burn out of control.

The next thing I knew, there was a giant box on my front porch full of Korean food... from her mom... in Korea!! That was Saturday afternoon.

First thing Sunday morning, Sue dove into that box of food. Now, I know this is not going to sound nice.... AT ALL, I just can't think of another way to describe it. I walked down the stairs on Sunday and turned to go into the kitchen and it was as though I walked into someone's rear end. I'm not kidding! It was so awful!

Sue was warming up some kimchi. Now, I am not sure if you know what kimchi is... I am not sure that I know nor do I want to know. But, it's some kind of cabbage that is grown and then stuck in some pot under the ground for.... too long. It ferments and.... I don't know really. I have a hard time talking about it.

I thought I was going to die all day yesterday.

But, now.... I think I'm going to be rich soon. I think I have found the secret to losing weight. Have a Korean move in and make food. Seriously, I feel like I live in a giant cabbage fart. Every time I open the refrigerator I want to hurl... or dive into the trash can... because that would smell better. SERIOUSLY, what am I going to do? I'm even considering setting the frig on fire. There are 2 huge bags of kimchi in the refrigerator and 2 in the freezer. I can't get through all that kimchi. I knew things were going too good!! I just would have never guessed food to be the deal breaker.

This is what started it all on Saturday March 13, 2010. Kimchi
That dish was good... if you could get past the noodles looking like worms... which I could not.
Big surprise, I know!
This is spicy chicken... which I LOVE. I know... big surprise again.

And, on Korean food night, only my son could figure out how to eat a hot dot with chopsticks. Again, really not all that surprising... if you know him.

Sorry for being so crass in this post, but if you had to smell that smell every time you opened your refrigerator or freezer, you'd be crass too!

P.S. It cost $160 to send that box. I guess it would be wrong to "accidently" lose any other boxes that come here from Korea, huh?

Darn it!


Chubby Baby Designs said...

oh good, you're back :) I'll forgive you! I think that cabbage might really be the trick...not sure that I've seen a overweight Korean. Can I come by and get some?

Adminswife said...

Kimchi is my favorite Korean food. Plus Kimchi soup - to die for (although you would consider "dying" for it. Wait until they send you ginseng candy - yuck! We had an exchange student for a year, plus my daughter married a Korean. We have Kimchi regularly, plus other unidentifiable food. You write it much more funny than I would, enjoy Sue - the time slips away faster than you think.

gnangle04 said...

I am cracking up at your sayings! You definitely get that from your mom. You'd rather dive into a trashcan because that would smell better. ha ha ha ha!!! The best is you felt you'd walked into someones' rearend. Gross, but so funny!!

Gina said...

I've always heard that cabbage is good for losing weight. I didn't think they were talking about the smell though. =) Just remember how you felt when you were in China and you didn't like the food and how much you would have loved some food from home. And maybe just hold your breath a lot.

Jenney said...

My mom made us boiled dinner (ham or corned beef with potatoes, carrots and cabbage) this past weekend, and even though I love it, the cabbage smell in my kitchen/fridge is killing my pregnant self. I don't think you'd love boiled dinner. Starting with the ham and ending with the cabbage :o)

Jeremy and Jeni said...

Wow - $160 bucks for that box!! I can't stand when my fridge has stinky stuff in it. I don't even bring food home from restaurants...brings back bad memories of morning sickness. I'm sorry! I feel bad for you. I think you need a special fridge just for her in your garage :).

Charity said...

oh that makes me laugh.. we had Koreans using the basement of Vandalia for a few years and then we led worship at a Korean church for a year after they left and we always prayed they served fruit for their snack... it's bad!!!

The Gang's Momma! said...

Oh my gosh. You continuously crack me up. I can't even imagine. But I'm glad I don't have to - and I'm sorry for you :(

By the way, I bought your girl Hilary's cd's last week. The Boss gave me a gift card to Amazon for V'Day. Both cd's are awesome!!! I really do enjoy their sound.

Anonymous said...

I saw Kimchi at Groceryland today and laughed outloud...