I like to cook. So does my husband.
I appreciate great food. So does my husband.
The similarities often end there.
When I cook, I try to be as neat as possible. I clean as I go and I am almost OCD about preventing cross-contamination on my cutting boards, etc. He cleans as he goes too, but seems to think this salmonella thing is all in my head.
I am efficient and economical when it comes to the cooking process. My husband seems to use every pot, pan and utensil we have in the kitchen. (He made a casserole Thursday night and I cleaned blobs of cheese and sour cream off of the walls on Friday morning.)
Don’t get me wrong. He’s a great cook. (Seriously! The Lemon Meatballs he made that one time were an anomaly….) It’s just that from concept to completion, we tend to have very different processes. Different styles.
If I see a recipe on TV, I know it’s probably on the show’s website and I go online and print it. (In some instances, you can even see a video clip of the cooking demonstration.) Such was the case this morning. Apparently there was an interesting cooking segment on the Today show.
If it were me? I would have gone to the website and printed the recipe directly…
If it were me? I would not have used the pause feature on TiVo and our camera to do this:
Now he knows he can grab the recipe online, thus giving him more time to cook.
I plan to stay out of the kitchen the night he makes this. I’ll have a bite when it’s all over, but I don’t want to be around to watch it happen.