the kitchen??

This is not some big debate about whether or not men should cook. Some people may disagree with me, but I don't think that I, as a woman, should do all the cooking for my husband. In fact, I love him enough to want to teach him this life skill in case something were to happen to me, or in case I go out of town. Also being a woman that works 40+ hours a week, I need Tim to know how to fend for himself if I get stuck working overtime. And no, McDonald's does not count. Or Taco Bell. Or Chick fil a. Okay, I'll let that last one slide. I'm a sucker for their new Spicy Chicken Sandwich.

Anyway, back to the subject. I came to a compromise with Tim-he will cook dinner on the last day of every month. Then I got to thinking...there are a lot of men out there who shy away from the kitchen, not because of a gender role issue (although that does have something to do with it), but because they don't know how to cook. I know men who can cook incredible things: my dad makes an amazing steak, my father-in-law makes the best eggs you've ever had, Tim's friend, David, makes chocolate gravy (**note to self: get that recipe)...and they LOVE to do it. Why do you think that is?

It's because they actually KNOW how to do it. Without question.

So, I will be posting the occasional recipe for men to try. Now, I understand that there are men out there who love to cook. This isn't for you. I'm going to cover the most basic recipes. And when I says basic, it'll be items this guy can cook:
This is about how old Tim is in the cooking world. The most I can ever get him to cook are hot dogs and the occasional toaster struddel. That's about to change. Ladies, I would encourage you to help your husband learn this important skill. Who else will feed your children while you're gone (did that scare you at all?)?

So, recipe #1 is actually a recipe that I've already posted, and it's actually one of Tim's favorites. Here's the link for One Pot Baked Ziti. It literally takes less than 15 minutes to make, and he'll feel like a rock star afterwards.

Just like that kid up there.
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