Depending on which chef or chef wife you ask, you’ll get a different answer to the question, “Does a chef cook at home?”
In our family, my husband does tend to cook some on his days off. It’s usually the meal I’ve planned. He just makes it taste better than I would. Plus, if he’s just sitting there while I’m cooking, I think I make him nervous. (The other day as I was cutting something and he asked, “Are you OK over there?” I was fine, but apparently he was concerned for the safety of my fingers. LOL!! He got up and finished the cutting job.)
Yesterday was no different . . . well maybe just a little. He had the day off of work and we celebrated my 40th birthday with family and friends (6 weeks late.) Just a simple BBQ menu – BBQ pork sliders, coleslaw, beans, potato salad, cornbread and apple crisp with salted caramel ice cream.
To me, this looked like a ton of food (and of course we had enough to feed everyone there that night and then again tonight if they all were to come back.) But my chef/husband’s comment to me was how easy it was compared to the quantity of food he helped prepare at work on Saturday.
So while still exhausted from his week at work, he graciously cooked for our family and friends so we could celebrate and just enjoy spending time together. I loved every minute of it!! It’s always nice to be spoiled by your chef/husband!!
So what about you? Does your chef/husband cook on his days off? What about for the occasional party or get together that you manage to squeeze in? (It’s hard to get together with other people with the hours a chef works, isn’t it?)
From one chef wife to another,