Post # 61
Not married yet but we’ve been living together for more than 5 years so I’ve made many-a-meal for Fiance.
I love cooking. Lately, I’ve been really into experimenting with new dishes since I feel like we eat the same thing over and over again. I normally cook 5 nights a week and we get take-out or go to either set of parents the other nights. It works well and he appreciates the home cooked meals.
@Jerseygirl23: Tonight we’re going out to dinner since we have a suit/tux consultation but last night I made veal saltimbocca and penne with vodka sauce. Yummo!!
Post # 62
I totally understand your issue. In order to encourage DH to be more independent in the kitchen, I asked him a few times to HELP me make certain dishes, then asked him to make it by himself (with the instruction help) and now he does it without any assistance and has total pride on his own little adjustments (which luckily don’t involve a lot more fat or anything). And now that he sees how easy it is, he is a TON more independent coming up with recipes on his own, etc.
But overall I definitely do more of the cooking while he cleans up afterwards. I don’t like cleaning and he likes to lounge after work instead of diving into cooking immediately. At least it’s a nice break for me every once in a while though.. one night I’ll say “Honey why don’t you make your skirt steak dish?”.
Post # 63
Is that fresh broccoli or frozen? It sounds delicious, I may attempt it tonight!
Post # 64
I’ve read about penne with vodka sauce a lot lately! What recipe do you use??
Post # 65
I only ever do it with fresh. It’s nothing against frozen vegetables, but you want the broccoli to be fairly dry (of water… oil and a little vinegar is fine) so that it crisps and roasts rather than steams. I’ve done it with the broccoli still pretty wet from washing and while it’s edible and fine it’s nowhere near as tasty.
If you can figure out a way to defrost the frozen enough to get the excess water out first, then it would work I think. If you try, let me know how it goes!
Thanks! I think it’s super tasty. Though roasted cauliflower might be even tastier…
Post # 66
I much prefer fresh as well, I just wanted to make sure I did it right! 🙂
Although now you got me thinking about cauliflower!
Post # 67
Ehh, it really depends, but we try to take turns. It’s been a little weird lately because I am in grad school and am super busy and get home late, and he is a nurse and works nights, so we unfortunately don’t get to eat dinner together much. But he is really good at taking the reins when I am just overloaded, and he is actually turning into a good cook too! And he is very good about helping clean, even sometimes insisting on cleaning even after he cooked so I can go study.
Post # 68
I try to cook dinner about 3 nights a week, but SO loves to cook and has no problems stepping up in the kitchen! And he is a brilliant cook.
Post # 69
I’m thinking about it, too…. have some cauliflower in the crisper, too. For cauliflower, don’t use balsamic vinegar but if you have some smoked paprika/pimeton sprinkle that on with the garlic, salt, and pepper. I think I am going to die of veggie overload now. If only I could think of what to make with the cauliflower…
Post # 70
Last night was homemade chicken pot pie that I had made over the weekend and frozen, so all he had to do was pop it in the oven.
Tonight it’s sweet & sour shrimp with rice. Its marinating in the fridge so all he has to do is saute it.
He is actually an amazing cook. Better than me I think. But I am on weight watchers andhe will use a pound of butter in a recipe. So lately I just cook things in advance and he warms them up since h e gets home first.
Post # 71
I try to cook every night. However, a lot of times we have things to come up and it doesn’t always work out that way.
Post # 72
I cook except when I’m sick (as tonight; then I’ll suggest we order take-out soup, or he’ll cook). I have menus planned for 5 days/week, and the other two days, we usually have leftovers.
Post # 73
i’m usually the one who cooks in the house… but very rarley he does offer to cook. So usually i have to take him up on his offer.. but it is very rare!
Unless we are eating sandwiches for dinner like last night.. he doesn’t mind making sandwiches
but usually i am the one who cooks dinner, packs the lunches & makes easy breakfasts! I have him too spoiled i guess living together first isn’t the best LOL
Post # 74
I put “sometimes” because on the days we’re off school at night I cook, but the rest of the week is crazy and I’m not home until 10 or 11 at night.
Post # 75
He cooks so often I made him an apron for Christmas that says “Chef Shef” because his (my future) last name is Shef. He loves it and I love that he loves to cook! My dad was the cook in our house growing up and so I jokingly mentioned to Mr Hedgie one day that I would only marry ab guy who liked to cook for me. He took it seriously and here we are! I do love to cook too though. I just hate our pathetic excuse for a kitchen.