Thursday, September 1, 2011

Take Me Out (for Takeout)

I miss the dinnertime safety net of takeout food.

“Kate, what’s for dinner?”

(Distracted.) “Hmm? What? Uh, I don’t know. What’s in the fridge?”

(Annoyed.) “I don’t know.”

(Desperate.) “Well, let’s see, ugh, I guess I could make eggs or, well… huh.”

(Hopeful.) “What?”

(Plotting.) “Well, it just occurred to me that I have to walk right by Little Tonino’s anyway,” – pause, pause, pause to let the groundwork solidify – “So what do you think about a meatball parm?”
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Bing, bang, boom, dinner is on the table. No muss, no fuss. 

Just delicious, high-sodium, high-fat food warming your belly.

And the very best part is that New York’s proliferation of quality, quick takeout options limits the time you have to second-guess yourself.

There’s no time to talk yourself out of spending extra money when you’re saving yourself all that extra work… and it’s just around the corner.

No cooking. No clean up. All yumminess.

I mean, I love to cook, but sometimes it’s just too much work… Especially near the end of the workweek.

And that’s when I wish Elora could swoop in with a delicious black bean burrito and rescue me from the big, bad box of macaroni and cheese.

Or – OOH! – if Thai Tony's Spicy Chicken Basil Noodle could be my deus ex machina… Well, that’d just be swell.
Via KARMABrooklyn
 Perhaps not for my wallet or my waistline.

But, every now and then, a styrofoam container of noodles – lovingly prepared by a stranger in less than 10 minutes – is good for your heart.

Especially when it comes with a free spring roll.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I could see why you would miss all that convenience - sounds awesome!