I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again…I’m very blessed. My hunnie is amazing in so many ways. One of those, while seemingly minor to him, is a big deal to me – he doesn’t make me feel badly that I don’t “cook.” I’ve sadly met a good number of people who DO see that as a huge problem, and I’m vastly more thankful for his “what’s the big deal if you don’t?” than he may imagine.
I’m not a terribly “domesticated” type with hundreds of recipes up my sleeve. In a way, I have felt badly about it…but only in so far as other people are concerned. I pretty much subsist on easy-to-make foods (or I’ll just wing it. Winging it, however, only applies to me – messing up my food isn’t a big deal, but I’d never want to mess up someone else’s food.)
He’s also incredibly supportive of my clean and (relatively) healthy nutritional habits – he actually cares that I am comfortable, happy…and FULL! If you are in the fitness industry, or follow this lifestyle, you may know how UNsupportive people can be about our personal choices. (You did read that “personal” part, right? 😉 )
He has a long and exhausting day…and he will still make dinner. And dinner is always perfect. It’s most perfect because he is with me, but whatever he does make is always delicious…and right up my alley. He thinks I’m biased about it, or just being polite but…I’m not. When you are as particular about food as I am…and I say “I love it”…I LOVE it. ❤
I’m so grateful I probably get annoying saying “thank you!” all the time…but it is something I appreciate enormously. We have a snazzy Breville Smart Oven Pro that we call the “Magic Machine.” It’s amazingly efficient and has a ton of functions!
I never really eat a meal withOUT my veggies…so he will often roast some in the oven, while preparing chicken or something else in…the “Magic Machine.” It could be shrimp or scallops, broiled salmon…or wok-tossed asparagus… It’s all wonderful, and has NOTHING on it but some salt, pepper and spices.
That’s the thing…you don’t need much! You can always add a touch of salsa or something more if you need it. But it doesn’t need to be doused in oil or butter to taste good or stay moist. A spray of olive oil is enough…. REALLY.
It’s also often more cost-effective to eat IN. I don’t really eat a ton when I’m out, and I would be fine with something simple. But the point is, it doesn’t HAVE to be. AND…if you have someone in your Life who prepares the meals…don’t forget to say THANK YOU. It really is a treat, and a blessing…and something I am thankful for EACH TIME he does it.