Skip to main content

Day 14 - A Man Who Cooks!!!

I am such a lucky girl - I married a man who can - and does - cook!!!  In fact, he actually ENJOYS it! 

Eddie Dale loves to create yummy food and he is very, very good at it, too.  The first time he cooked for me, he made chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy....traditional comfort food that tasted better than just about any I had ever eaten before.  Before long, I learned that he can cook, fry or grill just about anything!  The only thing he does not do is bake - except for the pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving.  

My husband is fearless in the kitchen.  He has created some wonderful recipes, combining and layering non-traditional layers of flavor to make the tastebuds rejoice.  In particular, he makes a raspberry chipotle sauce that is truly divine on pork tenderloin.  His vegetable lasagna is another one of my favorites; as is his old-fashioned chicken stew.  I will eat anything he smokes or cooks out on the grill - meat, chicken or veggies.  His smoked ham and brisket are legendary! 

Our understanding is that he will do the cooking and I will do the cleaning afterwards.  Cleaning is my forte anyway, so this arrangement works well for us.  

I am thankful for this man who knows his way around the kitchen!  I am grateful for his willingness to prepare meals for us and for his ability to do it with both skill and love. 

Yes, I am very fortunate and blessed to have partnered up with this guy!  As we approach our 8th anniversary later this month, I am thinking that I am going to keep him!!!

Now, gotta run!  Not to make you envious, or anything like that, but Eddie is bringing steaks in off the grill for our dinner! 



  1. You are one lucky lady, that's for sure. My hubby will do almost anything I ask, EXCEPT, cook. He says he just doesn't have the talent. He can sure clean up though. After 16 years of marriage, I often tell him I'm going to keep him. He just laughs.

  2. I hear ya! My husband loves to cook as well and does most of it around here. When he wants a break, I'll cook. Our arrangement is similar...he cooks, I clean. He takes care of the outside of the house and I take care of the inside. Works great for us and I know I'm lucky. If I should ever forget however, I have five sisters who remind me every time they visit just how lucky I am :)


Post a Comment

THANK YOU for stopping by for a little visit on the Porch! I absolutely LOVE comments, so please leave a note and let me know what you're thinking.

Popular posts from this blog

Loving Our New Woven Blinds......

Hey, ya'll!  Labor Day weekend is winding down.....hope yours has been great!!!
Mine was actually pretty busy.  Since Eddie Dale had to work all three days, I decided I would work, too - only I stuck around the house to do my work! 
I decided to go ahead and give the woven bamboo blinds I found at Home Depot a shot.  I've been eyeballing them online for weeks because the cost was only $16.97 each.  I simply hate the plastic 1-inch mini-blinds throughout our house - they are not cottage-y - at all! 
So, I ran out to the local store (their handy dandy website indicated they had thirteen 27"x72" shades in stock) and picked up enough to do the living room.  I really like the roman shade style and the way these filter the light, creating a nice soft ambiance in the room.  Although they are not completely private, they are fine in the living area.  Oh, and did I mention they are only $16.97 a window?!?!?  So reasonable, yet they give me the "look" I've been…

Super Bowl Sunday - What's for Supper!?!?!?

One of our favorite things to do when there's a big game on TV is make up a variety of "finger foods" to snack on during the evening.  Tonight's Super Bowl was no different and we went for some of our favorites - buffalo wings, sausage balls, pigs-in-a-blanket, and, of course, one of our old standbys,  this yummy spinach dip.

It's a tradition to have this creamy dip at least once during the holidays, but we rarely have it during the year.  So, it's a real treat!  It's delicious and rich; and the basic recipe makes a ton - we snack on it for days!  My favorite way to enjoy it - scoop it up with "hint of salt" wheat thins crackers.  Yum yum!!!
Most of you probably have this recipe down by memory.  But, in case you haven't tried it, I'm sharing it below.

Spinach Dip
16 ounce container of sour cream 1 cup mayo 3-4 finely diced green onions 1 small can water chestnuts, diced 1 small package frozen chopped spinach 1 package Knorr vegetable so…

Procrastinating on a Project

Sitting here, listening to the thunder and the pounding rain against the windows and wishing I had made good on my plans to clean out my closet today.

You see, I've been contemplating emptying my closet for months.  And I mean empty it completely!  Then reload with way fewer items.  Some call it a capsule wardrobe - that is a pretty popular term these days.  Others might say it a 'minimalist approach' to dressing.  Either way, it is something that has been wiggling around in my mind for some time. 

And yet, I continue to put the project off.  Why the blazes is that?  It's definitely something I want to do - downsize and simplify my wardrobe! 

The main reason is the sheer size of the project.  It is daunting, to say the least.  Perhaps even overwhelming.  I know it is probably going to take several hours and create a huge mess if I do it properly.  So, I start thinking about the process and begin to lose sight of the end result - which is a simpler wardrobe and less …