Food, Glorious Food

As my wife has mentioned in other nooks and crannies of the interwebs, I have mostly taken the lead in the cooking portion of our marriage.  I’m not that great of a cook, but I know my way around a kitchen and can follow a recipe.

I do grill a mean steak, though. This is one thing Texas has given me. (Thank you, Texas)

Having recently found out that women can’t live on grilled meat alone, I have been trying to venture a bit out of my comfort zone, trying a few new recipes to vary the pallette of my dear wife.

Last night’s menu was tilapia with rice, broccoli, and cheese.

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I learned:

  1. Fresh garlic would have been MUCH better in the rice. garlic powder is nasty.
  2. you don’t really NEED cheese on broccoli.  might have been less work and more tasty with just the freshly steamed brocooli and maybe some butter and salt.
  3. I should have used less water in my rice when adding other juicy substances (like tomatoes)
  4. I love Costco.  The tilapia was the best part of the meal, and it came directly from their freezer section… just 10 minutes in the oven at 375.

And here is what my wife thought of my meal:

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But that’s OK, because she has to do the dishes.

So here’s to developing your talents and trying new things.  As long as your wife doesn’t barf later.

10 thoughts on “Food, Glorious Food”

  1. To quote grape ” You drink that much, you’ll pee the bed.” HEE hEE. Poor Viv, she has it so rough. She’s going to be so glad though that she trained you right in the beginning :).

  2. This is great! I love the pictures – I love to analyze the details and get a glimpse of what’s in the background. First of all though, it’s nice to see WE doing the cooking, and the meal does look good. Second, do you drink pop all the time? You have to break that habit… Third, I noticed the mess in the background… the shoe and pillow on the floor. Who does the cleaning around the house? 🙂 Nice place. Fourth, I noticed the scriptures on the table – maybe it’s just for appearances, but since they are on the table, has someone been using them?. Good job. Lastly, I don’t think we could live on grilled meat alone, but I think we could live on bread alone, which I didn’t see. Are you on a diet? Oh, nevermind, you’re drinking pop.

  3. Hey, I give you props for not only cooking dinner, but really putting forth the effort to try something new for your wife’s sake. It may not have turned out how you wanted, but so what. That’s how you learn. Besides, how many other guys out there would have done the same for thier wives. Lets face it, we’re usually not so considerate. So awsome job on the dinner.

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