December 9, 2008
Here is my plea. My husband does not know how to cook. If I said this to him, he would ask my to correct myself, my husband does not know how to cook dinner. He is the champion of breakfast foods. No one cooks pancakes like him. They are the best, and he even has taught Drew how to make them. I love my husband. Now that we have gotten that out of the way....
A couple of weeks ago I made cheesy crockpot chicken. Nothing too exciting but it was going to be a home cooked meal, and I was at work for 10 hours that day, expected to arrive home at about 6:30pm from picking up the kids so yay me. My husband, who gets home most nights around 4pm, asked if he should pick up the kids. I told him to finish the meal up instead, which involved boiling noodles and putting broccoli in with the chicken. Simple, right?
As I arrive at the Child care, I get a call on my cell. It's Shaun. "How much water should I add to the pot to cook the noodles?" I told him, and hung up the phone, incredulous that he just asked me a question about boiling noodles. He's going to be 35 this year and he doesn't know how to boil noodles?
When I arrived home, I immediately noticed he didn't make noodles, but angel hair pasta. When I asked him, he said he thought that's what I meant (even though there was clearly a huge bag of noodles sitting right next to the pasta). Because noodles and pasta are the same thing, clearly...
Then I smelled something burning. "What's that?" I asked.
"Well, I thought it looked like too much broccoli to put in the chicken, so i cooked some for the side."
"Well, how long did you cook the broccoli?" I asked, pulling the bowl out of the microwave.
"For 10 minutes."
Have you ever smelled burnt broccoli? Better yet, have you ever smelled it and tried to eat dinner at the same time? This broccoli was charred.
So to put it mildly, we need help. I don't get home until 6:30 every night, so he needs to make dinner, yet if I eat pancakes for dinner one more time, I might puke or die of scurvy. Does anyone have any good, easy recipes?