Day 5 – Why I Married a Chef [Recipe Round-up]
When you’re as bad at cooking as I am and you have no desire to learn to cook, you find a way around it. For today’s #CrazyThankful post, I’ll tell you why I married a chef and I’ve rounded up a few of his recipes that have been featured on my blog!
November 5, 2015
When I was growing up, my mom cooked dinner every single night. When I was very young, she was actually a cafeteria lunch lady. She made a full-fledged dinner every night and it was ready to eat between 5 and 6pm when my dad got home from work. She taught my older sister a few things about cooking, but I was never really interested in learning. Once I got older, I regretted not spending more time in the kitchen with my mom. I remember living alone and wishing I knew how to cook something more than just in the microwave (where I’ve often even burnt food).
Over time, I have learned a few things from friends and other family members. I have one signature dish, Meat and Cheese Manicotti, that my family raves about, but for the most part, I never really grew an interest in learning to cook on a regular basis.
But, a girl’s gotta eat, ya know!
Enter Howard. He’s my wonderful husband I told you about a couple of days ago, but unless you follow my blog on a regular basis, you might not know that he was a chef for almost 20 years!
Howard never went to culinary school, but he worked his way up through the ranks from the time he was 14 years old. He has worked in places like the Renaissance hotel in Austin, TX and Streetside Seafood in Detroit, MI. He can make a recipe with just about anything and I often tease him about applying for Chopped on the Food Network. Basically, if you can eat it, he can make it!
So, today I have decided to honor my husband, my personal chef, once again, and round up his recipes that have been featured on my blog. And this afternoon, we’ll be featuring one more so stay tuned!
♦ Breakfast Pizza ♦
Join me on my journey to write 30 days of thankfulness in the month of November for NaBloPoMo and follow my hashtag – #CrazyThankful – to find out what I’m thankful for this month and all year long!