Thursday, January 14, 2010
My husband refuses to diet. Yes, he's overweight--a lot--but his blood pressure ad cholesterol are great. Unfair, huh? Anyway, he says he'd rather die than spend the rest of his life eating low fat this and low sugar that. He LOVES the
Atkins diet because he can have steak, lobster, butter, all the high cholesterol he wants. I'm a flexitarian. I prefer vegetarian foods, but I'm flexible. Which is good because yesterday he called and said, "I feel like a big fat (at least 16 oz) juicy steak.
He watches the Foodnetwork occasionally even though he doesn't cook much. He DOES cook breakfast, bacon, sausage, and eggs because I don't eat those and prefer not to cook them. But he only does it on weekends. On weekdays he meets a group of men for a big egg breakfast in a local restaurant.
Anyway, while he watches food network, he'll call me over to see a recipe. He knows I love to cook and love being in the kitchen. So he saw homemade lasagne on one show and a beef stew in a baked potato bowl with mashed potatoes on top. He said he'd like them both for dinner this week, if possible.
So tonight I have a big batch of bubbly, cheesy, lasagne in the oven. Luckily it has lots of meat in it so I'll take a very small piece just to taste it. My dinner will probably be a salad and one piece of garlic bread.
I guess it works out for both of us. I get to play in the kitchen, he supplies the money for the ingredients, and we both get to eat what we want. I just wish he'd eat a little less fat.