Or maybe it will be your husband offering to make dinner. If, and only if, there is publicity involved (such as being featured on a blog). I believe this is a fair trade.
I know men can cook. While I realize that this sounds like a pretty general (and sometimes offensive) statement, I've learned that many men have convinced themselves otherwise; that cooking isn't something that they were "gifted" with.
Please. Tim can tell you that I wasn't born with any culinary spoon in my mouth.
If you are a man and happen to be reading this, you might be thinking, "This is offensive. I help with the cooking, and I do a fine job at it." Congratulations. You are not the demographic I am trying to reach with this particular segment. I'm trying to reach men who see boxed macaroni as a challenge. Like my husband, God bless him.
I first came up with the idea for "Men in the Kitchen" about a year ago, but in the midst of work, ministry, moving and then new work and new ministry, it fell on the back burner. But now, it's back. I can't promise this will be the most regular segment ever, but I will post as much as possible. These will be easy, inexpensive, quick recipes that the otherwise "helpless" husband can tackle. Let's start with taco salad.
- Romaine lettuce
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- Mexican cheese, shredded
- Sour cream
- Black/pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
- Black olives
- Pico de gallo
- Spanish rice
- Since we're trying to start off slow, just grab the microwaveable kind
- Cook the ground beef on the stove. Drain and add taco seasoning. Mix well.
- Cut lettuce into small, manageable pieces.
- Arrange lettuce on a large plate. Top with ground beef, cheese, and other toppings.
- Warm tortillas in the microwave or the oven. Roll up and serve with taco salad.
On this particular evening, I walked in the door at 5:50 pm. I was eating at 6:05 pm. Like they always say, "Food always tastes better when you're not the one making it."
Love and my husband, the hero,