Chrissy Teigen's Hilarious Tweet Saga Proves Even The TSA Won't Mess With Pregnancy Cravings

by Julie Scagell
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Teigen got the answer she was looking for when she wanted to bring food on her flight

Chrissy Teigen wanted to bring some scalloped potatoes on her flight because sometimes scalloped potatoes are all that stands between a pregnant woman’s sanity and losing her marbles in public.

The expectant mom was apparently traveling on Saturday and had a burning question on her mind. “If I don’t have a carry-on, can I bring a large ceramic casserole dish of scalloped potatoes on the plane? I am not kidding, is this okay? Is it too blunt/heavy an object? I’ll cry if they throw it away,” she wrote on Twitter.

This is a perfectly acceptable question from a pregnant woman. Or any woman. Or any person who loves carbohydrates. So, basically anyone.

What’s even more hysterical is the TSA answered her back in most fastidious fashion.

Sweet baby Jesus — scalloped potato casseroles are allowed in your carry-on. I’m considering booking a flight tomorrow just to make sure this is actual reality.

If anyone thinks Teigen was just going for a laugh, please know she was very, very serious. There are some things that are sacred. Scalloped potatoes are one of those things.

Yep. Those are scalloped potatoes in the security line. LOVE. HER.

Because she is Chrissy Teigen and we are all invested. She keeps it real and we love her for it. Turns out so does everyone else:

There are just some things people don’t mess with. When my husband and I got married his mother baked our wedding cake and brought the whole damn thing on her flight — from Scotland. You do not want to screw with a strong-willed Scottish baker. Needless to say, we all enjoyed the cake and the customs agent who crossed her is probably still feeling the heat.

Pregnant women, as a species, are not ones to cross with when we are on the move. Or really at any time while we are awake. We are growing another human being inside us, dammit. If we want scalloped potatoes while we are in flight, so be it. It could have been worse; Teigen could have been craving a tuna fish casserole instead and then all hell would have broken loose.

Lucky for Teigen, all’s well that ends well.

For anyone who now has a hankering for these traveling potatoes, Twitter has you covered there, too.

She is a working mother with a toddler. She is pregnant and hungry. She is unstoppable.