Friday, May 21, 2010

I Must Redeem Myself

I have a plan tonight, and it involves homemade chicken pot pie, a bottle of wine, and making the hubs feel like King of our Castle.

The Corn Story:
Earlier this week, my 4 year old declared that she really wanted corn on the cob for dinner.  So, I picked 4 ears up at the store and decided that I would boil them up for dinner.  So, that's what I did.  I boiled that corn. I set it on the table and declared that "dinner is served."  Well, the hubs looked at me with those sideways kind of eyes and said, "This is dinner?" Um.  Yeah. ::squeaky voice, wide eyes, and a rising lump in my throat::  He says, "How am I supposed to run all of this :: points to his 6'4" frame:: on an ear of corn?  Um. I dunno.  So, he shook his head, and then helped himself to a bowl of cereal, a beer, and an ear of corn. 

Now, I know his point wasn't to make me feel like a failure, and he didn't say that I let him down, but that's exactly how I felt.  He knows I don't like to cook.  I just don't enjoy it and he's a really picky eater which makes trying new recipes difficult.  And, I don't typically need a big dinner, I ran just fine on that one ear of corn. But, I forget that I should take some sort of pride in feeding my family dinner.  I always make sure the girls get well rounded meals, and I forget about myself and the hubs. 

So, I felt deflated and overwhelmed by my recklessness in wifely duties that night.  I vowed that I would change that, at least one night a week (baby steps here).  Tonight is that night.  Granted, I won't be in an apron and pumps.  But, I'll make him that dinner and a special dessert (I love to bake) and I'll treat the hubs to a dinner he deserves for the hardworking man that he is.  It'll be my best attempt at being a Stepford Wife and I know he'll appreciate it and maybe I can redeem myself from the corn incident...

(My homemade pot pie recipe is delicious and easy enough that I enjoy making it, so if you want the recipe, email me)

Happy Friday, Ya'll!

8 comments:

Nic said...

I know it probably wasn't your intent, but I laughed my arse off at this. The whole corn, cereal, and beer combo got me. I don't like cooking very much either. Want to know an easy one? Hot dogs wrapped in cresent rolls and baked. Even my DH loves those things.

Good luck with dinner tonight!

Michelle & Jimmy Rivas said...

This is too funny! Sounds like my house...I've had a tough time figuring in dinner for hubby and me these days...I know he feels neglected too :(
By the way I need some major tips on the blogging business, like those cute thumbnails that link to your blog and getting on the "D-list" with one...help!

Michelle & Jimmy Rivas said...

oh and I'd love your recipe, please!

Carol said...

Nic - We've done that before and he loved pigs in a blanket with a little cheese in the middle. I should pull that one out of my box of kitchen tricks next week.
Michelle - I will email you on FB :)

Alysha said...

oooh i LOVE to cook. Check out my recipes page for some SUPER easy recipes that even people who hate to cook could manage. :) And i love chicken pot pie so i would lOVE to have your recipe! :)
alysha_ray@Hotmail.com

Mitzi G.!! said...

I too have a very picky eating husband soit is very hard to cook for him & I like to cook so I can't imagine if I didn't like it. Have a wonderful night spoiling your man!!

Kir said...

I'm glad you let the corn thing go and have moved on to Chicken Pot Pie! And it's great that you actually LIKE to make it- that helps right?? Can't wait to hear how it all turned out. Worst case- you always have that bottle of wine to share with your king!

Kate West said...

Good for you! I love to cook, and I usually make huge meals. Unfortunately my husband accuses me of trying to make him fat instead of being thankful he's got good meals on the table. Lol.