The number one thing that people tell me all the time that they wish they had, was more quiet time during dinner time. Yes, if you have tiny humans who take over your days and nights it probably is a luxury to find quiet time during dinner or at least to escape on a date night once in a while with your hubby, but this is probably the one thing that I am always so excited about when it comes to our life. I get to have dinner every single night with my husband and it is absolutely wonderful.
Seriously, did you just vomit in your mouth a little, because I kind of gagged after I wrote that. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my husband and love the time we have with each other but the one downside to this whole housewife life – I actually have the time and ability to make amazing dinners every single night. Does it mean I want to, absolutely not, but I really don’t have excuses as to why there is not a gourmet meal on the table every night paired with the perfect red wine and decadent dessert.Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook and I love to experiment, but my husband is one who loves the stick to what he likes and so, when I steer from the course it isn’t always a good thing. I don’t get a standing ovation for the hard work I just did in the kitchen all afternoon, I simply get an, it’s alright. Alright!?! As I discussed last week I hate to waste anything and so we do a fridge clean out monthly and it leads to interesting meals. My husband would prefer that he just pick up take-out on the way home from work instead of venturing into unknown territory, you see the trend with him, he likes what he likes. I however, get a million likes and comments about my food creations on social media but does my husband care, nope. He clearly just wants to be fed and for it to taste good, but in my housewife mind, I know that I can’t just buy prepared food and expect him to think that he made the right decision five years ago when he said I didn’t have to go back to work if I didn’t want to.
I spend hours looking on Pinterest and food blogs to make our dinners different and delicious. I know I spend way too much time caring about what we have for dinner, but when it is the one and only time that we have together during the week, I don’t want it ruined by a mediocre meal, although some days he deserves to fend for himself after an, it’s alright comment.
My husband may have a blog take over in August when reality sets in and he has to fend for himself while I am away for almost three weeks. For some of you, this may not be a big thing, but I will let you in on a little secret, my husband went from living with his parents to living with me, he never had the chance to have to actually fend for himself. It should also be noted that in the seven years since we got married he has never been without me for more than one week, more like 5 days probably, so this is going to be a very fun challenge. I may need to have a new kitchen installed when I return or he may need to hire a personal training for himself, we shall see.
For Better or Worse y’all! I will be sharing some of my recipe creations on the blog this month, since even my momma has asked for them, I guess I have done alright.