Nov. 1, 2009 7:13 am
Updated: Jan. 18, 2010 6:37 am
In the 6 years that my husband and I have been together, the
ONLY fight we have EVER had has been about food. I can remember our
first fight as if it were yesterday. T was upset because I didn't dice
the tomatoes, but left them in wedges for the salad. Apparently it
makes a BIG difference in the taste and I was supposed to have already
known this. (I never listen...) Did I mention this fight was probably
after an extra long happy hour?
T and I have very different
cooking styles. If he has a chicken, carrots, and potatoes, he will
make chicken with a side of carrots and potatoes. I will make chicken
pot pie. If we have beans he'll serve a side of beans. I will turn them
into veggie burgers. He has told me many many times that all he ever
wants for dinner is meat and a vegetable. (I never listen...) OK, I do
listen but that is so boring!
I love to put every possible
combination into the ingredient search! The more unusual the better! I
see my cooking style as creative, T thinks I am experimenting on him.
Well, last week was one "experiment" too many. Among my menu for the
week was a Thai Coconut Curry (ok I know he really doesn't like tofu
but I couldn't help myself), Veggie Burgers made with pinto beans from
Vegetarian Times magazine, and Pasta Fagioli. For the record, I don't
find any of these particularly exotic!
This last one, I thought
I was being so nice...he'd been sick for a week and I thought a nice
soup would be good, especially one with super veggies like tomatoes and
spinach! We have not had this dish before, and guess what? He HATES hot
spinach, which is something I should have known if I ever listen to
I will spare you the actual fight, but in the end we
agreed to disagree as to which of us was responsible for it, and I
handed over all dinner duties to him. He is now planning, shopping, and
cooking. This week he did great, came in a little under budget ($105
for the week), made some nice meals, and they were NOT all "meat
and a vegetable"!
His meals this week were turkey breast with
mashed carrots and stuffing; sausage and peppers; veggie lasagne;
sausage pizza; veggie burgers (store bought); fish tacos. And there's
actually a lot of ingredients left for meals next week.
you I did miss planning and cooking this week! I do admit I like to
take over in the kitchen, but from here on out we are going to try to
share a little more. I like what T cooks, and he really is an amazing
husband. As I like to remind him, if FOOD is all we have to fight
about, we sure are lucky!!
Anyway- we are back living on the boat, and it is good to be home! Here is sunrise from the cockpit...
I think my wind chimes wake us more frequently than the alarm...I have eleven up right now!
Look at this gorgeous basil a friend just gave us!
other reasons, it's great to live in the Virgin Islands because today
is November 1st, it's 84 degrees, and basil is always in season!
Have a great week everyone!