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#1
Alright, so essentially the quick version of the story is:


- My mother is very sick, she's in the hospital.
- I'm now taking care of my brother, myself, and the house, and paying the bills, and making sure my brother goes to school and whatnot
- Basically I'm in charge now with all this responsibility.


So, I think all the responsibility and independence is gonna be an interesting challenge.


Some of you may know me from my previous "help me with my stupid brother" threads


This is sorta like that, but that isn't the biggest problem anymore.


Me and my brother are very messy/lazy and I need to fix this. We can't stop being messy and lazy, and just clean up and organize and tidy etc.

Also, what are easy suppers I can make?

I'm just looking for any kind of advice.


Some from Jackal, or the guy with the Gianna Michaels avatar, or Harvey Swick, or any other fathers/parents would be great.
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#2
mac and
cheese w/ cut up hot
dogs

cut up 3-4 hot
dogs and put
in a totrilla
w/ grated cheese
and bbbq
sauve

chicken &
pasta w/ pesto
& bake

Sorry to hear about your mum, hope you're okay
#3
was gonna say mac and cheese.

Tacos are pretty simple.
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#4
You can make soup. Takes about 45 minutes and you can make a big batch that can be refrigerated and would last the most part of a week.
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#5
spaghetti is pretty simple.
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You can make soup. Takes about 45 minutes and you can make a big batch that can be refrigerated and would last the most part of a week.

45 minutes? Balls to that, just get some cup-a-soup and microwave that bugger.
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Sorry to hear about your mum, hope you're okay


Thanks bro

Soup, mac&cheese, hot dog taco, taco, chicken w/ pasta, they sound easy enough.
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#9
I'd say dinner is probably the least of your concerns Skyler.
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#10
Yeah, while it isn't super important, it's one of them.

But yeah, paying bills is probably the most important. Cause if I'm late paying them then no internet, water, phone, heat, etc etc


Any tips on running a house?

I'm only 17. I'm a bit lost
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#11
I hope your mum is okay dude
One piece of advice from a fellow lazy person: clean things up as soon as possible. Wash the dishes right after you eat, if you spill something clean it up straight away etc. The longer you leave it, the more effort it gets.
#12
American lasagna:
moshed potato's
white beans
tomato saus
bolognese saus

and on top of that... CHIPS!

sorry 'bout your mother tho, hope you, your brother and mom will be okay
#13
Why not just have cereal or something? Or is cereal for supper weird in America?
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#14
^ Nah it'd be fine, but I want to actually give him and myself real suppers
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#15
I just wiki'd supper, apparently it refers to the main meal of the day in some parts of Canada. Which meal are we talking about?
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#16
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Why not just have cereal or something? Or is cereal for supper weird in America?


It is kind of.

A few years after moving to Canada from Zimbabwe, we'd have cereal for dinner some days. Once I got to about grade 5, we stopped doing that because we were finally starting to get into Canadian traditions and customs haha.
We still eat at 7 or 8, which is so damn late here. Most people in my area have dinner at 5 or 6.

EDIT: Supper is dinner, man.
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EDIT: Supper is dinner, man.


Right, that explains everything.

Supper over here is the last little snack before you go to bed.
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#18
Although not the cheapest solution you could get a wife. That would take care of both your problems. Just be sure she can cook and is anxious to please.
That was just a joke to try to cheer the guy up ladies, so get over it already.

As for suppers you could get a crock pot and make all kinds of stuff that are easy to prepare that there are plentiful recipes for that are cheap to buy for. I have a killer chili recipe if you want it. It should do for two or three suppers easy.
Casseroles are also easy to fix, difficult to screw up and are usually good for more than a single meal. Buy lots of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup and Lipton's dry onion soup mix. To that base you can add tuna and noodles or pork chops, potatoes and onions and all sorts of other stuff. This kind of stuff won't kill your budget either.

As for getting up and cleaning up you're on your own there. You'll have to develop that motivation on your own. I suppose after you've already turned all your underwear inside out to wear again you'll eventually either do some laundry or go the store to buy new. You'll find a little laundry detergent is much cheaper.

I hope your mom has a speedy recovery.

Till then, just look at this as a good growing experience and a challenge that will be good for you in the long run and will help prepare you for life as it really is.
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Me and my brother are very messy/lazy and I need to fix this. We can't stop being messy and lazy, and just clean up and organize and tidy etc.

Yes you can. Sure you can live in filth but you'll have to clean it up eventually and it's going to be a lot more painful then if you don't start doing something about it now. I'm a complete slob but I try to clean up once a week so the mess doesn't accumulate and I know that bugs haven't made a home under my bed. You don't have to make everything super neat and tidy but be hygienic at the very least, like do your dishes properly and vacuum once in a while and take care of your pets.

reminder: the less often you clean up, THE MORE IT HURTS WHEN YOU FINALLY DO IT
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#20
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Right, that explains everything.

Supper over here is the last little snack before you go to bed.


Oh no kidding?

I've never heard it used that way before. Intriguing!

We just call that... a snack I guess. Not nearly as cool.
#21
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Oh no kidding?

I've never heard it used that way before. Intriguing!

We just call that... a snack I guess. Not nearly as cool.


Aye. It goes:
Breakfast in the morning
Dinner/lunch at about midday
Tea around 6-8
Supper before bed

I hate how there isn't a universal thing for how meals are named
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#22
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We just call that... a snack I guess. Not nearly as cool.

Nah, the British just insist on having extra words/characters for everything.


A really easy dinner is a baked potato. Full of nutrients (and carbs, but it doesn't sound like you're concerned about dieting), and easy to make. You can microwave it for a few minutes or throw it in the oven for 30-45 minutes. Butter, sour cream, seasonings, et voila.
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Aye. It goes:
Breakfast in the morning
Dinner/lunch at about midday
Tea around 6-8
Supper before bed

I hate how there isn't a universal thing for how meals are named

I think I'm turning into you. I eat supper before bed and I called someone a cunt yesterday.
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I think I'm turning into you. I eat supper before bed and I called someone a cunt yesterday.

He calls people twats. I think you're thinking of crunk.
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He calls people twats. I think you're thinking of crunk.

I thought crunk was copying him?
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#27
I dabble in both
Save yourself whilst you can.
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#28
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Yeah, while it isn't super important, it's one of them.

But yeah, paying bills is probably the most important. Cause if I'm late paying them then no internet, water, phone, heat, etc etc


Any tips on running a house?

I'm only 17. I'm a bit lost

Is your mother still capable of making decisions?
How are you going to pay bills? Forge her name?
Do you know how many bills she has and when they come due?
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New favourite word there.
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#31
One of my favourite recipes is rather easy:

- Start by slicing up chicken (roughly one breast per person) into squares, and put it on the fire in a buttered pan. Fire should be low to medium. Season with salt and pepper to your own liking.
- Whilst the chicken is slowly warming, start slicing an apple and a paprika, whilst every once in a while stirring the chicken.
- When apple and paprika are sliced, the chicken should be getting somewhat coloured around the edges. Put some pita bread (two each) into the oven, which should take about six to eight minutes to warm.
- Scatter the paprika over the chicken, and stirr it.
- Flavour the apples with cinnamon, if you'd like, and put the in the same pan 4 minutes before the pita's are ready.

When the pita bread is done, you'll have a very healthy and harty meal, and only one pan dirtied. SLice open the break, fill up with the chicken, paprika and apple, and enjoy! Personally, I like eating it with mayonaise and chili sauce, but to each their own! All in all, this won't take more than 40 minutes to prepare!
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#33
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Where is the inflection in the word? On the first "T"? On the "un" sound?
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#34
Lean ground beef and manwich.

Pretty much any pasta is easy to make, just add boiling water and drain, then put whatever you want on it.

Also, maybe you can't afford a bread machine, or you don't feel like doing it in the oven. But I've been making bread with the machine. You'd be surprised how much ****ing awesome bread you can make with simple, cheap and bountiful ingredients. And if you're using the machine, it's shit simple. Although initially buying the flour and herbs and yeast may seem not cheap, it's worth it in the long run. Of course, that's if you have a machine. I get it if a bread machine ain't high on your priority list. You can use an oven, but it's more prep work.
#35
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Baked potatoes are pretty easy to make in a microwave oven. Tacos/burritos are also pretty easy, those are life savers for me while I'm staying away from home in the college dorm.

yessssss, **** i love doing this.


Also, sweet potatoes cook in a split second in the microwave. Split 'em open with a knife, poke 'em with a fork everywhere, drip water over them and zap 'em for however long it takes. Which usually isn't long at all. Then add butter or margarine. ****ing awesome.

Also, squash is awesome. I used to make all sorts of squash and the ingredients pretty much always consisted of squash and butter.
#36
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Is your mother still capable of making decisions?
How are you going to pay bills? Forge her name?
Do you know how many bills she has and when they come due?


My mother is in the hospital right now for mental diseases/problems.
No, she isn't really.


I'm going to pay her bills online. I have access to her bank account and everything (which I've never taken advantage of or anything)

We get the bills through the mail. I'm going to check the mail every two days or so.
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#37
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Aye. It goes:
Breakfast in the morning
Dinner/lunch at about midday
Tea around 6-8
Supper before bed

I hate how there isn't a universal thing for how meals are named


Dinner =/= Lunch.

Dinner and tea are interchangeable.

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Dinner =/= Lunch.

Dinner and tea are interchangeable.



Dinner/lunch
Dinner/tea

Was the break at school between 12pm-1pm not called dinner time for you? Did you not have dinner ladies?
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#40
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Dinner/lunch
Dinner/tea

Was the break at school between 12pm-1pm not called dinner time for you? Did you not have dinner ladies?

That's called lunch time you silly twat

And it's from 11:45 to 12:35
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