Productivity and I should be friends

I love to cook. It's one of my favorite things to do, especially when I have the time. In fact, I think I'd go as far as saying I love to cook more than I love to shop, and that's saying something. Because, let me tell you, I love new things!

One of the things I was most looking forward to about being married was having someone to cook for. I rarely cooked when it was just me. Probably the reason he was clueless about this love of mine.

John's biggest surprise when he married me was that I CAN actually cook. In his words, he was "pleasantly surprised" by this discovery. Apparently when you date long distance, your meals together are spent at restaurants more than they are spent in your own kitchen. Maybe that's just dating in general? Either way, I don't blame him for being skeptical about my abilities prior to the big 'I do', even though I reassured him I was fully capable. He had to see/taste to believe.

Now that this love affair has been discovered over these past 11 months, John expects a good dinner on the table every.single.night. Typical guy! Just kidding, it's actually the other way around. I expect it from myself, and it probably goes back to how I was raised. Thankfully, I was raised by a mom who believes in family dinners every.single.night. Even as a working mom, she always had dinner on the table for us. Always! And I loved that.

Planning dinners isn't a hard thing for me. In fact, I LOVE planning dinners every week. Is that weird? With all of my cookbooks, food blogs I read, and the internet in general, I think meal planning is a cinch in this day and age. We have it easy.

Tonight's dinner is one I have been looking forward to for weeks now. It just required a little preparing ahead of time, i.e. the night before, seeing that mornings just aren't my thing.

Want to know what we're having? Well, alright, I'll share this amazing recipe, but only because I like all of you. You can find it here.

It's delicious. Like out of this world delicious. And a total chick meal might I add. My sister and I discovered it a few years ago, and it's quickly become one of my favorite meals. It's pretty healthy, too, which is a major perk if you ask me. And surprisingly enough, John doesn't mind it either. Score and score.

Productivity and I really should be friends, that's all I really wanted to say. Oh, and go make those cabbage rolls asap, you won't regret it!


AJ Candrian said...

Mmm. I just had the last of my leftovers of those for lunch. They're really good with mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

Lovell Family said...

I made cabbage rolls a few months back...some martha stewart recipe. i thought they were great...steve? He wasn't a fan! Oh well...maybe I should try this recipe!

Brittany said...

If you think meal planning is fun, please, please plan them for me! I like to cook but I hate planning meals (probably because I hate spending money buying all the food to prepare them).

Also, in July when Brian starts being on-call all the time again, I am going to make these because I know he wouldn't appreciate them.

Jessie DiRocco said...

You and your sisters have a blog all about the meals you cook! Adding to my Google feed...now.

Colie said...

Dang, Gina! You rock.

Cynthia Lovell said...

I'm so Impressed!!! John is one LUCKY guy!