Saturday, March 21, 2009

Inspiring cooks

I cook three times a day. Breakfast and lunch are usually easy. Something that requires less than 30 minutes worth of time. Dinner is usually more involved, and takes more time to plan and prepare. But because I love it, I do it. And I love finding new recipes. I enjoy lots of different kinds of foods, and my favorites always include lots of veggies.

My husband has very different tastes from me. And he isn't a cook. His staples (for the last decade!) have been mac and cheese from a box, and spaghetti from a jar when he is forced (ie: I am not home) to make food. So far this year though (2009), he has been making recipes. My husband. Making recipes! I have been with this man for over 10 years and he has never made a recipe. But now he has two that he is perfecting. And I heard him say this evening after one of his new signature dinners... actually the phrase was so out of character I was sure I was hallucinating:

"You know, I really like this dish better with more leeks."

Stutter stutter, gasp gasp...

I think I am making cooks... all over the place. First Cyan, then Alex, then Logan, and now Don.

What will I do? My kitchen is getting crowded.


Nessa said...

That's wonderful to have all of your children enjoying the kitchen and cooking. Great that you got your husband inspired! Mine has plenty of ideas but I still can't get him to cook anything but his homebrew. He has stage fright he claims. :o)

Val in the Rose Garden said...

My husband put on the 'I don't know how' face for a LONG time. I used to tell him, 'if you can read, you can cook' and he is finally seeing how true it can be. And I am LOVING having a bit of a break and eating something aside from pasta and take out pizza.

Thanks for stopping by!


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