Does your husband cook? Mine does. But,
sometimes most of the time, his ways are much different than mine. Don't get me wrong. He's a fabulous cook. But, it has taken me some time to get used to him doing things his way and not my way. After almost 12 years of marriage I ™ve come to appreciate our differences!
Here are seven things I’ve learned when Dad is in the kitchen:
1. Trust him: chances are it will be delicious!
2. He doesn’t understand that pregnant women don’t like the smell of venison chili. He doesn’t think, “Hmm, what to make for dinner? Oh, I know, I’ll make chili that will smell the house up for days!” He’s really just trying to help out and get everyone fed.
3. Every dish in the house and every utensil in the drawers may very well end up dirty and in the sink by the time it is all over.
4. The dishwasher may not be loaded in the most ultra-efficient manner, but it will be running! (Do we see a trend? Efficiency is not his middle name!)
5. Wiping down counter tops and attending to the little details of kitchen clean-up is not his forte.
6. He may cook so well that you may hear a conversation like this:
Child: What’s for dinner?
Dad: We’re having macaroni and cheese.
Child: Your mac n’ cheese or Mom’s?
Child (with great relief): Oh, good!
(By the way, just replace mac n’ cheese for scrambled eggs, casserole, and pancakes and you’ll get the picture! At first I was a little miffed to overhear this conversation. But, I have to admit, his concoctions really do turn out better than mine ¦most of the time! There was that one time with cheddar cheese in the French toast. I ™ve just recently let him live that one down!)
7. It's truly a treasure to have a husband who knows his way around the kitchen! He has taught me a thing or two ”or three, if you count humility!