A Confession

It’s weighs more than a small child.

It’s larger than a small dog.

It’s definitely larger than a loaf of bread.

Larger than multiple loaves of bread.

Larger than four basketballs.

Larger than a 747.

That’s not true.

But it is the same size as a portion of my kitchen counter.

It is equivalent to the weight of 200 sticks of butter, 50 boxes of brown sugar, and 10 2-liter bottles of soda.

Smaller than the average human leg which supposedly weighs 40 pounds.That feels as weird for me to write as it did to just say it out loud.  Also, I’m not sure that’s entirely accurate.

And it has the power of flight.

That’s not true either.

What is it, you ask?

This bag of rice I accidentally ordered.


It’s 50 pounds of rice and almost the same length of Daisy.

Do you know how long this 50 pound bag of rice will feed us????

Days, weeks, years….and in the event of the apocalypse, the return of Christ, a zombie invasion or every winter from Snowtopia 2017 through Blizzard Matilda 2044 we will rest knowing we own….drum role please…..


And Jesus. We also have Jesus, so maybe the whole “return of Christ” thing shouldn’t be there…’cuz hopefully we’ll be well provided for by Him…..


Here’s the story: A few months ago a friend mentioned: Hey, I found a farmer’s market that sells bulk items and they have a 25 pound bag of brown rice for 15$. Do you want a bag?

Well, heck. Yes. I did want a bag. That’s a lot of food for a little price. That bag has lasted us close to six months. Once or twice a week, we’ll add it to soups, casseroles, stir fry, risotto.  But we are almost out. As in: one meal away from eating the last kernel of aforementioned rice. If you do any kind of comparison with what this amount of rice would cost to buy one box of it at a time from the grocery store you see why I jumped at the idea of only spending 15$ on 25 pounds of rice.

Because we were in need of rice,and in the area of the store already, the girls and I made a trip to see about ordering rice.

I’ll take a 50 pound bag please. I told the clerk.

That’ll be 28$. She told me.

Hm…I thought to myself. that’s more than I paid before.  I wonder why? But I ordered it…it was still only 28$ for a lot of rice.

But then I got to thinking…after I’d ordered.

We only bought a 25 pound bag of rice before.

And oh, man. That bag lasted a long time.

I think I just bought 50 pounds of rice. That’s a lot of rice. I told the girls.

Can we have rice and cheese casserole? one of them asked.

Yes. Yes we can. We can have rice pudding, rice cakes, rice milk, rice casserole, rice soup, rice pockets, rice smoothies, rice popsicles, rice burritos, rice brownies, rice cookies, rice salad, rice patties, rice cereal, rice juice, rice flour, rice soda, rice sugar, rice anything you want.

Here’s to a lot of rice and a lot of time on Pinterest looking for rice recipes.

Leave me your favorite rice recipe? Please? You won’t win anything except the sheer satisfaction of knowing you helped a sista’ out.

Check here for our blog archives that have any mention of the word rice in them. And then read them every week and pretend I’m writing a new meal plan.

‘Cuz it’s what we’ll be eating.

You know..this isn’t the first time I’ve done something like this. Read this post on how I Accidentally Bought A 61$ shirt. 


One comment

  1. Hahaha thats a huge bag of rice. Thats the size of rice my mom would buy us (family of 6 plus any neighbor who stopped by) and we would be well for close to one year. Rice puddingpops. I highly suggest them. Boil rice in milk versus water (add 1 cup extra milk so theres enough liquid )use cinnamon and sugar to sweeten. Once cool, add to pop molds. Taste test along the way.


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