Friday, October 19, 2012
I have the most AMAZING husband ever. He is really truly wonderful. I do almost all of the cooking in our house. I've been on my own for the last 12 years and so i needed to learn so i wouldn't starve/go broke. Actually, i really love to cook. I love feeding people. One of my fondest memories as a child is sitting in my grandma's kitchen soaking up all that she was doing. And (warning i'm about to toot my own horn) I'm pretty good at it. All other things domestic i'm absolutely terrible at, but cooking i've got. That said, until we were married Ron lived with his mom and she (or one of his 3 sisters) did the cooking so there wasn't need for him to learn. That's not to say he lacks ability, he has ability and can do some great things with a dessert recipe.
Have I mentioned He's an engineer? Engineers must measure and do everything in a scientific manner. It's quite comical. Ron - "Love, how much flour do I need?" Me " I don't know, maybe a couple handfuls? You'll know it when you see it" hehe, this drives him crazy.
About a month ago we went to a cooking class together, a sauce class to be exact. She gave us the 'recipe' for a basic sauce. You brown your protein, remove. Add some oil and your aromatics. Add your stock and reduce. Finish with butter (usually) and fresh herbs. No measurements, no real ingredients, just a blueprint for a basic sauce. I actually really appreciated that, and I think it helped Ron out of his comfort zone just a bit. He made Fish Piccata that night. Now, she did tell us what went into a piccata, but he executed it beautifully without a single measuring spoon!
Fast forward to last night. We were having dinner for 6. Me, Ron and 2 other couples. I asked him what he thought about doing roasted veggies and fish piccata? He liked it, then i asked if he would like to cook it. This he was less thrilled about, but was willing :) Did i mention he's wonderful? This is really a big deal! My darling husband, who rarely cooks, and has not recipe was willing to cook for a dinner party! Of course i was there by his side through the whole thing helping here and there, but the fish and sauce was ALL him! and it was OUTSTANDING!
No really. It was perfect. the fish was golden brown on the outside and flaky and white on the inside. And soooooooo delicious. (Tilapia in case you were wondering) Everyone raved.
He also made rice pudding for dessert, one of my favorites, and this time with a recipe lol.
I'm just so proud of him. Thanks for letting me brag on my second best blessing ever.
(The first is redemption from my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ)