Thursday, May 08, 2008

That Boy does it again


Without going into details, I was incapacitated today and unable to make dinner. This left me with a feeling of dread because Thatboy isn't very "helpful" in the kitchen. He once tried to make me dinner, one of those frozen "pour in a skillet and cook" meals. About 2 minutes in he was calling me into the kitchen to help because there was more than one step involved and he couldn't figure it out.

I was all ready to call for takeout when Thatboy announced he was going to make dinner and what did we have? Not wanting to waste a perfectly good steak or chicken breast on someone who burns popcorn, I suggested a salad. Because salads are hard to mess up. So I gave Thatboy instructions - I do have to say its very difficult to watch someone in your kitchen and not be able to help out. I told him to rip up the romaine, top it with some sliced avocados, and canned crab. Easy enough right? He even decided to improvise and added some of the arugula!

I talked him through making his own salad dressing, with only the slightest bit of worry when he couldn't find the champagne vinegar and worried about its orange flavor...or when he couldn't find the shallots on the countertop... But overall, I have to say I'm very impressed! Not too shabby for a man who's idea of cooking is microwaving frozen chicken strips!

13 comments:

  1. Yay for thatboy!

    I hope you feel better soon. Please keep me updated because I am a worrier!

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  2. nice job! i'm no good at letting anyone do stuff for me, either. i always want to take over.

    feel better soon!

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  3. Yum, that looks very delicious!

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  4. The boy (or should I say That Boy lol) did good!!!

    I had to talk Rob through making dinner once and we ended up ordering take out. I'll have to remember the salad idea.

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  5. Don't knock him too hard: you never know whether there's some passionate cook in there somewhere. Do started off wanting nothing to do with the kitchen...then he was interested in grilling (Korean Bulgogi)...then we had a couple easy recipe books with some flavor combination that he found interesting...and voila he now co-authors a food blog! Miracles do happen; Thatboy may be next!

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  6. pretty good for someone who has issues with microwavable popcorn ;)

    hope you feel better soon!

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  7. His own salad dressing? I am super impressed.

    Hope you feel better :(

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  8. I'm very impressed! My husband once tried to make me breakfast for dinner and everything was over-cooked or burnt. It was so sad. He now knows how hard it is to multi-task in the kitchen. :)

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  9. Impressive!! Thumbs up for That Boy.

    Was this the non-personal stuff you were referring to? ;)

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  10. This is where "that boy" gets the proverbial pat on the back and "that girl" says "I'm sure it was a fluke - I don't think you'd be able to outdo that one". Before you know it - the blog name changes to This Girl and That Boy -we could pilot a t.v. show with this one.

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  11. Hey, salads are hard to do too! But I suppose if he had you calling the play by play it couldn't have been that tough :)

    Feel better!

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  12. Feeling better? Give Thatboy a high five for me.

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