You guys already know what I have in my woefully unequipped larder - though I've managed to fill it up some since checking to find it nearly empty. Certainly no divalicious domestic goddess like my friend Snowie ( not forgetting her ever-capable culinary companion Spot ) who can craft fanciful frog princes from sugarpaste and gummy sweets but I know enough to make a hearty little breakfast of maple-syrup laden pancakes this morning. And my wonderful God given cup of coffee.
Which is more than I can say for Charming Calvin :) Both of us went for a bit of grocery shopping the other day - yeah, terribly domestic, I know - searching for fresh goods to stock up in his spanking new fridge ( finally! ). After all a man simply can't live on Mamee and Pringles Potato Chips forever - despite what Calvin might say.
You know what, I think all gay men should go grocery shopping on their first dates - it certainly tells a lot about a person since unsurprisingly both of us have vastly differing ideas on what essential food items we should have in the fridge. Although I'm certainly no alfalfa-bean-sprout swallowing health freak like a certain friend of mine, I do have my standards - and when Calvin drew out that grocery list, it had me slack-jawed in astonishment. Talk about living up to the oft-repeated maxim about the typical bachelor slob's grocery list. :)
1) Sausages - which isn't all that abnormal actually but the man intends to boil them since he doesn't want to stink up his new apartment with billowing clouds of smoke and oil. But to add boiled sausages to instant noodles?!
Paul : Boiled sausages in noodles? Seriously?
Calvin : Yum.
Paul : Are you in some severely deprived wartorn country?
Calvin : No?
Paul : Why not buy some meat and vegetables - and just slice it up?
Calvin : Too lazy.
Paul : You are already making two-minute noodles.
Well, Jamie Oliver, he isn't. Guess he can do the cleaning up after my culinary disasters :P
2) Soy milk - estrogen anyone? Not sure why he suddenly had a soya compulsion but I like them too so I won't argue.
3) Milk - the man does love his milk.
4) Breakfast cereal - coerced Calvin into getting the cute little child-friendly disposable boxes since I know for sure he's gonna leave the large carton lying around on the kitchen counter otherwise.
5) Ngan Yin groundnuts - not sure whether he intends to have a football marathon or play mahjong but it nonetheless surprised me. What a typically Chinaman buy! Maybe he's gonna get a white singlet and khaki shorts next :P
6) Instant noodles - my boy is definitely Chinese.
7) Creamy butter - not sure what he intends to do with the butter since he didn't buy any bread. And get your thoughts out of the gutter, we don't use butter for that :)
No rice shockingly enough. I can already see Asian mothers everywhere wailing over the woefully empty rice bin. And no bread as I mentioned. No oil, no salt, no sugar. Obviously he isn't going to be making me a home-cooked meal anytime soon :P
I know. It's sadly even more spartan than my empty larder. Calvin also had his eye on some ice-cream but somehow or rather, we both forgot all about it during our relentless search for the breakfast of champions. It wasn't intentional, I swear!