Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Something new for Tuesday - Husband style

So if you stopped by yesterday you saw that the Mr. was taking dinner into his own hands (2 years ago, my response would have been: "yikes". No offense, doll.) Since moving into our condo where we actually have a cooking space (sometimes apartments are just not conducive to actual cooking), he has really become quite handy in the kitchen. We have very different styles of cooking, which usually leads to one person being the executive chef and one person being the sideshow chef (chop this, stir that, you get the idea). The Mr. likes to get his hands on a recipe and follow it exactly. I, on the other hand, see a recipe and generally just use it for the idea while mixing in a lot of my own elements. I generally take the lead on the cooking as I work at home and can get things started earlier or get to the store before the mad rush after 5pm.

So anyway.. back to last night. As you may have read yesterday, I just wasn't feeling 100% health-wise. You know that feeling you get when you're body is telling you that if you don't play your cards right, a nasty cold or even flu could be in your future? When I get that feeling I pay attention, got to listen to your body, right? So enter lots of orange juice, hot tea and "rest" (you can still work, just take it easy) and extra sleep. I haven't had the flu since October of 2005 so I'm trying to keep up my streak. I've had the bad colds but not an all out flu since then. And, in 3rd grade, I was the only kid in class with perfect attendance. So I'm generally pretty healthy. The Mr. was insistent that I "rest" while he play head chef while I rest.. out of the kitchen! He came home with bags of shitake and cremini mushrooms, white wine and heavy cream - mushroom soup, anyone? Find his recipe here.






 Needless to say it was excellent soup and just what I needed. The only thing we would do differently next time is serve with crusty bread and maybe a salad (or other vegetable side). The Mr. says that he got so into the soup that he neglected to plan any other sides for the meal. Cuteness. Not to worry darling, the soup was good enough we didn't need anything else :) (Plus, I had been snacking on more baked kale before dinner).

5 comments:

  1. Such a good husband!! And whoa, look at him chopping in the kitchen, so cute! Glad he took care of you. Sometimes us women need a little relaxing and a break from cooking! :)

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  2. How cute! (:
    I hope you're feeling better!

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  3. You guys are adorable! What a good guy :) I'm your newest follower, btw!

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  4. Thank you! I am feeling better and yep, he's a keeper!

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