I don’t usually try to sell things to people. (Well, except for the Instant Pot…because…well, I can’t live without it.) But our Thanksgiving was so relaxing this year and it was due in part to the Immersion Circulator my chef/husband got for his birthday.
This is another example of a time I should have listened to my husband and bought something sooner. Cooking/reheating Sous Vide is a GAME CHANGER!! YES I’M YELLING AT YOU RIGHT NOW. No, seriously. On Thanksgiving, we had everything (including the mashed potates) made ahead of time and used the immersion circulator to heat it up. Not only was everything perfectly reheated and not dried out, there was only 10 minutes of clean up/dishes after our huge meal. 10 MINUTES!!!! read more…
I don’t know about your chef, but when I ask my chef/husband for gift ideas for a holiday he usually doesn’t have many ideas, if any. He always says he doesn’t need anything and really doesn’t have time for much. But of course we still want to get him something. Unfortunately I usually draw a blank when it comes to gift ideas for him.
If you google, “Gifts for a Chef,” you’ll get a bunch of foodie gifts, most of which, chefs would think are rather stupid. Most of them don’t want kitchen “gadgets” as a gift.
I wish I could say I have figured out the whole “How to not read something into your chef’s mood and emotions” thing…but I haven’t. 🙁
22 years…we’ve been married for 22 years…yet I still tend to think he’s mad at me or that I’ve done something wrong when he’s stressed and in a not so wonderful mood.
Yesterday was a strange day.
It was a Saturday and my husband was home.
But that was not the strange part about it.
He took our daughter to a birthday party and I taught a cooking class.
Why yes I do. Thanks for asking.
Sometimes I feel like I have my life here at home with the girls and my husband has his life at work and then here at home. The things we each do in a day are so different from each other. Our two lives come together for a few minutes a day and then we go our separate ways.
The majority of the year he does get 2 days off a week. During those weeks, he doesn’t seem like a stranger. There is time to talk (even if it’s chaotic with kids running around), meals together as a family, etc. However, there are times, like day 11 of a 14 day stretch with no days off. This doesn’t happen often, but occasionally it does. I really miss him during those times.
11 long days of work in a row. Has anyone seen my husband? (Just kidding.) Oh look, the restaurant just posted a picture of him on Twitter. (Seriously, this has happened before and I laughed and said to myself, “Oh look, that’s what my husband is up to right now.” read more…
That’s me on a new menu roll-out day.
Fortunately, that’s not my very well organized chef/hubby today. He’s calm.
It’s almost here. The day we’ve all be waiting for. The day we celebrate our love for each other . . . oh wait . . . the person we love is a chef and is working tomorrow night (and tonight and all the days around Valentine’s Day).
So what does Valentine’s Day mean to many chef wives and significant others?
A night alone.
Yep. That pretty much sums it up. It stinks. I know. read more…