I had a bit of a dilemma tonight. I was missing an ingredient for a large batch of vegetarian chili so I called my mom to ask how crucial it was that I have it. She wasn't there. My step-dad kindly took the message and when mom called back, I was in the midst of preparing the afore-mentioned batch of chili, as well as mixing ingredients for chocolate-chip cookies (I can bake very well. It's cooking that is lost on me.)
She left a voice mail.
Mom: "Hi Ms. V. It's mom. John said you had a cooking question. First of all, we're in awe that you're cooking, then John pointed out that we'd probably have to eat it..."
Yes, they clearly have a LOT of faith in me. ;)
Seriously folks, this chili is something I can actually make well AND it has more than my typical 3-ingredient-limit.
Oh, and in the end it was my sister who helped me out, via the wonder and magic of texting.