Friday, September 16, 2011

Dinner at my house

Tomorrow night we are playing host for a ward progressive dinner - or something like that. Different families in our congregation have been divided up in hopes that we can get to know one another better. We have some lovely people coming to our home. This is what we are having for dinner.

Menu:
Aussie Chicken
Steamed Veggies
Baked Potatoes
Green Salad with Dressing 
Rolls
Drink 

My husband is requesting that the liquid refreshment be a "stiff drink" - I rolled my eyes. He is thinking something like Martinelli's, with a high level of carbonation or a very potent lemonade!

Last night I had some ladies from my ward over for a meeting. One, who is around my age asked if I really did cook dinner every night.

Is it becoming a lost art? From all the food blogs and the popularity of Food Network,  you would think EVERYONE cooks. All the time. But they don't - they just secretly wish someone would cook for them.


The real question should be - do you like to cook dinner every night? Do you?

Last night I had my husband prepare some soup. He has made this before, many times, so I was surprised that it had a funny taste. He caught me making faces and came clean. He wasn't paying attention to the measurements and put in 2 tablespoons of red pepper flakes and 2 tablespoons of dried basil. Yes, that would make it taste - different. However, he said that he  realized his mistake and quickly scooped out the excess ingredients. 


Since I have been home from NYC - where I didn't cook anything for 51 days - I have cooked every meal here at home for the last three months - with the exception of possibly five - when my husband BBQ-ued.

I am a believer in family meals, like I am a believer in family prayers, family games and family projects. I am also a believer that when I say "dinner at my house" family and friends will come knowing that they will be fed something delicious.



4 comments:

Alice Wills Gold said...

I want an invite. You are an amazing cook from what I hear. :)

I wouldn't say I necessarily enjoy cooking dinner every night, but I do it. I believe in family meals, but I also believe in buying pizza for the kids on Friday night while LG and I go out and indulge in someone else's cooking. :)

Kathy said...

Amen....

Camie said...

I cook dinner every night, but I don't enjoy it all that much. And I know it's only going to get worse as the little ones get bigger and start becoming a bit more picky.

Kate said...

We eat home cooked food every night, I'm just not the one who cooks it! I was blessed to marry a man who is a better cook than me, and who loves to do it, so I let him. :)