Thursday, March 6, 2008

Riding the Bench

I hate watching the game from the bench, but that's where I am. For at least two weeks. I'm nursing a grade 3 ankle sprain. It's been a unusual experience handing my hubby the grocery list and giving him cooking directions from the couch. Thankfully, he's totally on board with keeping up our eating habits and hasn't suggested take-out food. The thing is, once you start eating real food made from ingredients one can pronounce, it's nearly impossible to go back to crap. So, hubby is taking on double duty as breadwinner and breadmaker! Oh, and guess what...he made a statement that made me leap with joy from the sofa (almost.) He pronounced Whole Foods produce far superior and will no longer express frustration at our grocery bills.

We're keeping the menu light and easy this week. So far, it's been spinach and mesclun salads with cannellinni and black beans, shaved parmesan and dried cherries, baked fish, roasted cauliflower and raisin salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. He gets home between 7:30-8pm, so it's been imperative to make dishes with a shorter prep time. Honestly, I'm ravished by the time he gets home. Maybe that's because I'm sitting here reading cooking websites and Mark Bittman books all day!!

Since I'm determined to keep posting frequently, I'll write some more cookbook reviews and website discoveries (and try not to critique hubby's culinary attempts too much!)

For now, here's something completely different for your amusement. A friend from my comedy class added a video of us performing a few weeks ago on Youtube. The picture quality is not great, but I'm in the one in green pretending to speak in Lithuanian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR8ueIbhzwE

Enjoy!!

2 comments:

Kitchen Queen Victoria said...

Karen,
Bummed that YouTube won't work with my prehistoric dial-up... :(

Anyway, it seems as though you're living my life of the last 7-1/2 weeks! Your DH sounds as capable as mine (maybe a bit more so)and isn't it great to have guys whom we can depend on?!

Take care and rest that ankle-- you'll be up and running soon enough. :)

~Vicci

Sharon said...

Karen,
Kudos to your husband - those meals sound great! Hope your enjoying your rest time. Maybe once you've fully healed, your husband will be a culinary master :) Then, I'll be jealous!