Let’s face it, our cooking whether we like it or not is always centred around the family and especially the Man of the House, every woman who enjoys cooking wants to please those sitting down to eat her fare.
When I met my Significant Other Half he had been a bachelor boy for a while, he owned his own pad and ran it as he saw fit; his freezer was packed with ready meals, bananas were the only fruit to grace his bowl and he was used to his rigid weekly menu which occasionally he would interrupt with a curry or better still a kebab – most importantly there was no woman to interfere.
Then he met me.
Freshly arrived from Italia my first attempt to woo him through his stomach was with a delicious Spaghetti alla Carbonara, he ate it but his verdict was – I don’t really like eggs on pasta. #failure
To this day he still refuses to eat rice in any shape or form which is so annoying as I love risotto. Will he eat rice occasionally just for me? No.
But we have, along our convivial journey, come to a happy agreement, he now eats fish once a week – fresh fish not pre-packed and every now and then I’ll cave in and order kebabs (which I could quite easily pass on) He’ll be 40 next year and that’s an age where you know what you like and what you don’t, an age where you’ve tried and tested a whole host of different foods and have made your mind up. And if there’s one thing my Other Half does very well it’s give his opinion!
So I asked him over dinner one evening to name his Top 5 dinners of all time and this ladies and gentlemen is the result
- Christmas Dinner
- Steak Pie
- Meat stew with dumplings (not too many red bits ie tomatoes, peppers)
- Sunday Roast
- Spaghetti Bolognese
Not a fish in sight and he could quite happily skip the vegetables too! Mind you, I’m happy to eat all of the above so it’s easy for me to incorporate them into our diet, keep my man content and slip in New Recipes as and when it pleases me for him to try.
How about you? What are your top five meals of all time? And are they similar to your partner’s or completely different?
It would be interesting to hear what The top five meals of the UK are….
PS – Click on the photo to have a look at the brilliant spelling that made me laugh