30 December 2007

Hamburger Helper v. Roasted Chicken??

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I am finally admitting what I have known for a long time... my husband of 30 years is a better cook than I am.

There, it has been said and now that I have said it once, I am sure you will here it from me again and again. Case in point: this weekend when I was thinking of what food I had to prepare for the weekend so I made a pot of southwestern chili and knew I had a frozen pizza somewhere so I think, Good to Go.

Bob on the other hand, prepared the pizza for LUNCH and then went shopping for dinner. At about 7:30 he calls me and says, dinner is ready, would you like some Reisling with the chicken?

Bob has brined and roasted two whole chickens and roasted new potatoes and carrots alongside it. He also made a sage, garlic, and pine nuts couscous. The chicken is flawless, moist, hot, infused with herbs and garlic. Too good to eat with a fork, you find yourself needing to pick it up and bring it to your lips the way God intended you to, with your hands. The veggies were perfectly roasted, with the brown bits of roasting stuck to the potatoes and carrots in a tantalizing attempt to also draw you to pick those babies up. I did use a little decorum and used a fork. Couscous is messy in your hands.

Do you remember the movie My Best Friend's Wedding where Julia Roberts is telling her best friends fiancee that she could never be jello?? I think I am Bob's jello to his being creme brulee. Lucky me!

13 comments :

  1. Oh girl...hold on to Bob. I do love a man who can cook. My husband is almost perfect...alas, he can't cook. At all! Grill a little, but cook? No Lucky you!

    Your dinner sounds wonderful!

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  2. My God and I only had a lousy salad with vinagrette no oil. NO OIL!!! If I call you a food slut, it's a term of endearment...I heard that you could get good husbands from the Monkey Ward catalog...did you get Bob there? Did you,huh??? Or did you get him at a very fancy French Chef School where you attended but dropped out in a pique because you couldn't bare to set your crepe suzette ablaze? I may write a book about you two...Happy New Year my Dear Terri...better hide Bob...he's a comodity...
    big hugs
    Sandi

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  3. Isn't that wonderful Terri! You lucky girl! Hmmm...when I come and visit no taking me out...I want BOB's cooking!

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  4. Oh you are a lucky girl to have a man that cooks and serves wine with it! Hold on to that man!
    Alexandra

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  5. Now how blessed are you! What a yummy dinner. William is a breakfast cook. He makes the best omlets and homefries. Now I just need to get him to clean up after. LOL

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  6. What a blessing to have a creme brulee husband! We are lifting our forks to you!

    blessings, kari and kijsa

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  7. The meal sounds heavenly and so does Bob!

    Happy New Year!
    Pat

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  8. The roast chicken sounds divine. I don't believe I've ever had any couscous though.

    Have a great day!

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  9. Me, being a red neck girl from West Texas, sad to say has no clue to "couscous" (except that it is spelled funny!)
    How nice it is to have a hubby that can cook. Mine shines out on the grill where I produce black globs of things! So, I cook inside, he cooks outside and the twain does meat (pardon the pun) every now and then! :)
    Have a Happy New Year!
    bj

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  10. Happy Happy New Year !!
    Blessings,
    Robin

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  11. Hello dear Terri,

    I'm slowly getting caught up with all my blogging friends...I took a few days off from blogging and got myself wayyyyy behind! lol I've so enjoyed reading your last few posts and loved the slideshow...sounds and looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas:-)

    You're very lucky indeed to have a hubby that knows how to cook well...does he deliver?? lol Everything he cooked for your dinner sounds soooo delish!!

    New Year is a time for celebration of love, of life, of friendship. It's the time to thank God for wonderful friends, and to bring to their lives as much magic as they bring to ours...so here's celebrating our friendship and praying that its magic continues forever. Happy New Year to you and yours dear Terri! xoxo

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  12. Ok...I'm sorry...but I am salivating all over my keyboard...girl...that meal sounds scrumptous...and Riesling to boot...it doesn't get much better than that!

    I'm kind of starving, too...so I probably should have stopped reading when I noticed food and wine were involved...we just returned from Colorado...after delivering Christmas gifts and some much needed (to be out of my house) other things...so we decided to drive...2 days driving up there...but we wanted to be home for NY day...so we drove straight through...it tooks us about 13 1/2 hours with one stop for lunch...a couple of stops for gas...and a couple of roadside potty breaks...so now we're home...we're tired...and we HAVE to eat cereal for dinner...oh well..I did enjoy the sounds of Bob's dinner...

    Happy New Year...
    Teresa

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  13. Lucky you! My hubby is the better cook in the house too, but he doesn't clean up;>) I'll keep him anyway! That meal sounds wonderful, I'll have to show it to hubby for inspiration LOL!

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