Men and Cooking (or the Lack Thereof)
My husband was reading a comment made by a college friend’s wife on Facebook last night. She was talking about how she is the primary cook and her husband barbecues. When she went out of town for a week, she loaded him up with tons of sausages and hot dogs to barbecue.
Before I met my husband, he would bake the most delicious breads (not with a breadmaker either, but the old fashioned way)! He taught me how to make meatloaf and other dishes. Granted, before I got married, I could make Top Ramen, Macaroni and Cheese, Cup Of Noodles, and Scrambled Eggs. Other than that, I had no idea how to put a dish together. Yeah, I could stir food in a pot, but I had no idea how to make a home cooked meal! What, were we going to live off of Top Ramen and Instant Oatmeal for the rest of our lives? Heck no! We got a Better Home and Garden Cookbook for our wedding and I started preparing recipes from there.
Wouldn’t you believe it? As soon as I started to cook edible meals, he suddenly FORGOT?? how to cook anything. Who knew a man would have such a difficult time reheating in the microwave? LOL! He does do a mean barbecue though. His thoughts on that are “You have MAN, MEAT, and FIRE. What is there to think about?”