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Monday, December 8, 2008

When the Wife's Away, the Mr. throws a dinner party...

The Mr. on our honeymoon enjoying his cigar.

Well, he didn't call it a dinner party, but the Mr. bought a Texas Chili kit last week and really wanted to make it. This led him to go grocery shopping and cooking his chili all day longon Sunday. Here are some of the phone calls I received...


"What does minced garlic mean and where do I buy it?"


"Is canned beef gravy the same is beef stock?"


"Where is beef stock?"


"What is simmer and what is a low boil?"


"What does saute mean, how long does it take?"


I was so impressed that he took on this recipe because it sounded quite detailed. He had to soak beans, use stock, and it had to cook for hours. I asked him to take pictures to prove to me that this actually happened and people enjoyed eating his cooking.
I told him I was impressed that he was throwing a dinner party. To that he said...
"Its not a dinner party. I making chili and corn bread and the guys are coming over to watch the football game tonight that's all."

"Ok honey. You invited people over and you've spent all day cooking. They are going to eat your food, hang out in your house, that sounds like a dinner party to me."
"Well its not a dinner party..."
"Ok, you can call it whatever you want...."

10 comments:

Gwen said...

It was a dinner party. :) Did he send you photos?

The Mrs said...

That is really cute! My husband would never do anything like that.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

Oh we have the SAME discussion regularly.

In my opinion, if people are invited, you spend more than 2 hours preparing, and you care to go shopping for ingredients it is a dinner party.

Mr. Newlywed calls it "getting ready for the game."

Tango1 said...

That is really funny! Until my BF met me, the only thing he could make was scrambled eggs. Now that he's learning how to cook, he keeps wanting to have "company" over for dinner and wishes we had more "couple" friends to cook with. Though I doubt he'd try any of it without me supervising!

.Becca. said...

Cute!

Mary Michal said...

How fun! I'm really impressed that the Mr. didn't know all of those stuff about cooking, and he still took on the task of making chili. That's really impressive!

Kate said...

Those questions are funny. That's me when I attempt to cook :)

Dana said...

loving your blog Mrs. Jetplane!!!! I am new to it... Sooo cute.. I can't wait to visit again tomorrow!!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

How funny! Oh, men!

Random Hiccups said...

Thats just too funny! Go him!

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