Division of Labor

January 29, 2008

Bart made a goal this year to make one meal a week. (I’ll pause for a moment here so you can all ooh and ahh over how cool he is).

A few people have asked if this is because he doesn’t know how to cook, but it’s not because of that. He does know how to cook, but his repertoire is quite small and his real reason for this goal was to develop a large set of recipes that he could make easily and quickly.

I prefer to believe that giving me a night off from cooking each week was his true motivation, but I digress.

The last two weeks he scored some serious wins with French bread pizza (complete with fresh tomatoes and ground beef) and spaghetti pie. Mmmm. (My mother’s rule that “everything tastes better when someone else cooks it” seems to apply in our household).

Today I had class until 8:30 p.m. and I didn’t get home until after nine (is there anything worse than when the freeway forces you to merge into one single tiny little lane? No). When I walked in the door, the table was set and dinner was on the table. Within three minutes of opening that door, we were eating delicious coconut chicken. Although he didn’t say so, I think he was pretty thrilled to have successfully made my crowning culinary achievement.

My real worry now is that he’ll have no need for me – if I am not necessary to produce coconut chicken, what am I good for around here? Fortunately, he hasn’t started vacuuming yet.

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  • Reply Sheyenne January 29, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Oh that must have been SO nice to come home to dinner on the table. Coconut chicken even. Yum. And I’m sure Bart can think of plenty of more uses for you. 😉 But now I want the recipe for French Bread Pizza and Spaghetti Pie!

  • Reply Bethany January 29, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    What a good husband!

  • Reply Kimberly January 29, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    What about thank you notes? Unless he’s writing those yet, you have no need to worry (says the woman whose husband mends his own clothes even though she knows how to sew and he doesn’t. Go figure).

  • Reply Le Petit Chic January 29, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    What a nice thing to come home to after a long day and traffic to boot! Can’t wait to hear what else he cooks up for you 🙂

  • Reply Terri B. January 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    What a nice husband! And I’m sure he still needs you even though he managed coconut chicken. Didn’t you post that recipe awhile back? It sounds soooo yummy.

  • Reply Karen January 29, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Good for Bart. Sounds like he may have even used the Christmas cookbook for some of the meals. And it is only right that he should make dinner sometimes, especially if you have to deal with the traffic!

  • Reply She Likes Purple January 29, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Really sweet!

  • Reply Tom January 30, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Yummy! I connected to your recipe for the coconut chicken and I can’t wait to try it. I also would love the Spaghetti Pie recipe!
    I identify with the pleasure of coming home to a ready made meal from your loving husband. Tom does that occasionally when I have to work late. Nothing more romantic in my book! Well, maybe cleaning the bathroom!

  • Reply Chelsea January 30, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Sorry that was me! I’ve gotta learn to check that first!

  • Reply janet January 30, 2008 at 1:02 am

    you can always make ME some coconut chicken, which reminds me I’ve been meaning to try it myself!

  • Reply Slice of Pink January 30, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Mmmmm….coconut chicken sounds amazing. I’ll have to forward the recipe to my husband.

  • Reply Terri B. January 30, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Ha! I just noticed that you have a link to the coconut chicken recipe RIGHT THERE IN THE BLOG POST! I’ve been missing a lot lately. Don’t hate me ;o)

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