Did you know that the first Thursday in November is Men Make Dinner Day? Well, it is, and today would be that day!
So, I want to publicly express my gratitude for my amazing husband who makes me food on the regular. Since becoming pregnant I really have not been doing my fair share of the work around the house. I've gotten better, but especially in the beginning of my pregnancy, if PH didn't make dinner, nobody made dinner. If PH didn't do the dishes, nobody did the dishes, if PH didn't do the laundry, take out the trash, pick up clutter, vacuum, sweep, dust, mop, mow the lawn, clean the pool, do any other household chore, it did not get done. I am a firm believer that whatever the size of your household everyone needs to share the load. I just stopped doing my part and my husband was doing the work for two.
He has never once complained about my lack of helping. He has never once made any kind of comment about being the only one getting anything done around the house. When we painted the nursery he had to get up into the hard to reach places and he ended up hurting himself, and still no complaining on his part. He is a real trooper and I love him so much.
He is also a great cook! So, here is a list of some of the things he has made for me.
Remember my Halloween party appetizers? PH made the chicken wings! I'm thinking it's time to start cooking up some tasty side dishes for Thanksgiving and I am certain that he has some great ideas up his creative sleeve!
Then there was the time that PH went all out and sort of became a guest blogger (although I wrote the post, but he made the whole meal and made the table look awesome for my picture taking). He made this awesome grilled rasperry chipotle pork! I think some people stop grilling in the fall winter because it's so cold, but if you live in the heat of Arizona like we do, the fall is an awesome time to grill! You don't have to worry about dying of heat exhaustion while grilling!
My birthday party was this past Sunday and PH made one of my favorite dishes. Stuffed shells! According to my sister in law Jessica and her mother Stuffed Shells are not a real Italian dish. I'll have to believe them since they are Italian, but I still think it's delicious! PH found out that growing up my mom would make stuff shells for me on my birthday as my birthday dinner and he had never had them. So he tried his hand at them and he loves them too! (What is there not to love about pasta, tomato sauce, and cheese?) Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of them because we ate them too quickly. Family came over and helped us out so they were gone really fast! I promise you though, if you want an easy tasty, Americanized Italian meal, stuffed shells is the way to go!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!