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Creamy Pasta Salad with Ham, Peas and Celery; Stupid Woman! — 12 Comments

  1. Your story is sadly hilarious. Am I a terrible person because I loved that he blew all the circuits?

  2. Great story, no surprise there and delicious looking salad to get over the stress of not telling Mr Know it all exactly what you should have.

  3. But, but, this time your mari would only get back the computer that blows all the circuits, right? Sounds like you both get new computers this time… a bonus!
    I get that same vibe from men in car repair shops. I tell them what’s wrong, they don’t believe me until they spend six hours figuring out that I was correct in the first place. Grrr!

  4. Clearly, you should have known to bat your eyelashes and say that of course you didn’ know nothin’ ’bout these TV-like wiry things but that your husband instructed you to respectfully mention that (then refer to a folded sheet of paper in your purse – doesn’t really matter what’s actually written on the folded sheet of paper) the computer expert should probably not plug it in as there was likely a short in it and it could damage his equipment. And of course, after referring to your sheet of paper, you should have looked at him in a wide-eyed way. He sounds like the kind of person who might have taken another man’s advise even if it were second-hand from an obedient wife.
    Good for you for keeping mum.
    What makes yoghurt be “Greek yogurt”? Does it have a relatively high milk fat percentage? Is it made from cow’s milk? Sheep’s milk? (There is a “balkan style” cow’s milk yoghurt available to us that is 6%MF but as far as I know, I’ve never seen “Greek yoghurt”.)

  5. That is a funny story, even for the bad news on your end. Are the circuit breakers in your house the “re-set” kind or the screw-in kind? (But then, our house in Germany was built in 1924 and the the screw-in kind.
    Men apparently are the same the world over. Apparently, we neither read instructions or listen to them.

  6. oh my, how funny!!! and like giz, i thought it appropo that his circuits all blew out! ha! and how smart of you to just not mention it. love your blog (and the entry about injera encouraged by the Bread Baking Babes) I am posting your blog on mine. – my journey of writing a novel about a 16th century french bread apprentice. merci!

  7. Oh so funny you are, Katie! I’m right there with Giz and probably would have pulled the eyelash thing per Elizabeth. You, however, were perfect and we are the glad recipients! Oh, nice pasta too. 😉

  8. Haha! I am mean, but serves him right having all his circuits blown!
    The salad sounds heavenly…I love using yougrt for sauces and dressings 🙂

  9. Maybe you shocked some sense into that guy and he’ll believe what the next woman tries to tell him.

  10. Too funny!
    I like to mix mayo with yogurt too, the pasta looks delish. 🙂

  11. You are a better “man” that me!
    I would have immediately said something like “well, surpise, surprise”…and be promptly asked to leave no doubt.

  12. Your story is very funny, but your recipe looks so yummy, Can’t wait to try this one.. Thanks..