We Got Invited Over for Dinner!

WE GOT INVITED OVER FOR DINNER!

we got invited over for dinner

And my friend Christy is still alive to tell about it!

AMAZING!!

I joked in this post about how we never get invited over to people’s homes for dinner because people are scared to cook for my chef/husband.

But last month, it actually happened!  We went over to a friend’s house for dinner, AS A FAMILY!!  The last time this happened was . . . well, let’s just say it’s been a while.

It was such a fun evening.  The food was wonderful and our oldest daughter loved the soup so much, she asked me to get the recipe so we could have it again.  🙂

My friend seemed calm and relaxed the entire evening.

See?  It’s really not a big deal.

If you don’t believe me, here’s what my friend Christy had to say about the evening: (more…)

10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

Every time I look at the calendar, I am amazed that we’re in a new year.  2014 just flew by for our family.

Somehow in the midst of the craziness I started blogging.  I had no idea how much I would enjoy writing and really wasn’t prepared for all the comments and emails I would get from so many people around the world that could relate to my life!

Today I thought I’d share my 5 most visited blog posts/pages from 2014 and also my 5 personal favorite posts.

Emulsified Family Top Posts of 2014Top 5 most visited posts/pages of 2014:

You’re Dating a Chef?  Please Read This! – Every month, this post is at the top of the list!  Dating a chef is not easy!

How to Clean a Chef Coat – Yep!  It’s a pain, but somebody has to do it.

Frequently Asked Questions about Being Married to a Chef – Just trying to dispel the crazy myths about being married to a chef.  (No, they do not cook for us every night!)

You Know Your Dad’s a Chef When . . . Part 2 – Our kindergartner wrote Modernist Cuisine on her homework and I tweeted about it.  Modernist Cuisine tweeted back and my site went crazy with visitors!  Woohoo!!

Stitch Fix – This has absolutely nothing to do with raising a family with a chef, but all about me falling in love with this company.  Who doesn’t love having great clothes show up in a box at your doorstep?  I tweeted about this page. Stitch Fix pinned in on Pinterest and people visited.  I doubt any of them were chef wives, but you never know. 🙂

 

My 5 favorite posts from 2014:

Letter to a Young Chef Wife – I loved putting together a list of things I wish I knew 19 years ago when my husband first started working in a professional kitchen.

The Hands of a Chef – I asked for pictures of chef’s hands on Facebook and received such a great response.  🙂 (more…)

A Day in the Life of a Chef Wife – December 2014

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Every month on the 10th day, I grab my camera and capture my day with 10 pictures.

Today started off early, getting up with my chef/husband and helping him pack for a 3 day business trip to work with one of his restaurants.  Packing for a chef is easy when all you have to worry about is chef pants and coats, underwear and socks.  Wish packing for myself was that easy when I went away!

He just LOVES it when I take pictures of him, so I chose not to this month.  You’re welcome honey!

So a day in the life a chef wife during the Christmas season . . . no time with the chef.  Are you surprised?  Nope.  But we are about halfway through the month!!  Only 19 days until January 2nd.  🙂

We said goodbye around 6:30 am as he left and I went back in the house to get my day started.

Breakfast?  Just kidding.  Just thought it was cute.

Breakfast? Just kidding. I just thought it was cute.

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Day 2 – Social Media (12 Days of Encouragement for the Chef’s Family)

If you are new to my site, start here.

It’s the most wonderful . . . and hardest time of the year for our Emulsified Family, as I’m sure it is for many of you.

12 days of encouragement for the chefs familyIf you struggle with loneliness this time of year, today, I’d like to challenge you to think about the time you spend on Social Media this holiday season.

WHAT!!!!

ARE YOU CRAZY????

HOW COULD I LIVE WITHOUT FACEBOOK?

I know that sounds funny coming from a blogger.  I get a lot of website traffic from Facebook.  But honestly, one of the hardest things for me during the Christmas season is seeing what everyone else is doing on Facebook.  (more…)

Tips for Inviting a Chef and His Family Over for Dinner

tips for inviting a chef over for dinnerI would love to know how many chefs and their families get invited over to other people’s houses for dinner.

Anyone?

Anyone?

Neither do we.

I will admit that there is a chance that we don’t get invited over for dinner because no one wants to hang out with us.  That could be the case.  Maybe we are truly obnoxious and no one wants to be around us and everyone is just too nice to tell us they can’t stand us.

I will also admit that with my chef/husband’s crazy and ever changing hours, it could be difficult to find a time to have us over.  However, if someone really, really, REALLY wanted to, we could make it work.  Sure we might have to reschedule a few times, and they would have to listen to me apologize a million times about rescheduling, but eventually it would happen.

However, I think it’s far more likely that people are TOTALLY FREAKED OUT AND SCARED to cook for a chef.  (At least that’s what I’m told by others.)

Is that really true?  Is my chef/husband really that scary and intimidating? (more…)

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