If there is one question that causes major grief at my house, it would be "What's for Dinner???"
As most of you know, I do not cook! I hate being in the kitchen and have never enjoyed the "cooking" experience. My husband is a great cook and does all of the cooking in our house. (What a MAN! Gotta love him for that!)
Now, eating is a different story...
When I was growing up, I even had a nickname that referenced my love of eating. (No, I am not sharing that with you!) In reference to my love of eating, my husband likes to share his anecdote about eating out when the boys were little. He would say to the boys when they were asking to leave the resturant, "No, we can't leave yet....Mom hasn't cleaned up all your plates!"
Once, when my middle son was little, he wrote down all the things he loves to eat. He very neatly wrote two columns with the headings "Meals Dad Cooks" and "Meals Mom Cooks."
Under the Dad category he listed things like: turkey, mashed potatoes, spaghetti, hamburgers and a variety of other meals.
Under the Mom category he listed: McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, and Pizza Hut! This is a true story...not made up!
I admit, because I don't cook, we do eat out ALOT! Deciding what to eat, or where to eat out, is ALWAYS a big issue. It got to the point that when someone asked the question, what's for dinner?, the response was, " You asked, so it's your turn to decide."
I have recently taken up watching the food network (Yeah, I know that makes no sense for someone who doesn't cook...but there you have it.) After watching untold hours of 30 min. meals, I said to my Mom," Watching them whip up those meals, ALMOST makes me want to cook!" I usually just end up telling my husband,"That looks good...you should make it."
I got so tired of the dinner question the other day that I actually decided to make "Shephard's pie." It sounded pretty easy. I thought, "Rachel Ray makes it look easy, I should be able to do this too!" Well, it was a funny sight seeing me chop onions, peel garlic, and prepare the ingredients for the pie. (Man, that garlic peeling stuff is a lot harder than it looks!) My husband actually took a picture of me "COOKING". The pie turned out pretty good for a novice cook, if I do say so myself! It definately took more than 30 minutes, though....It again confirmed that I do not enjoy being in the kitchen.
I guess tonight it will be the same o'le story: "What's for dinner?" How about: Glory Days, Applebee's, Tony's, Chick-a-filet, McDonald's, Arby's, Chili's and the list goes on..........
P.S. all suggestions are welcome!!