My husband likes to cook and he's actually really good at it. I really appreciate his flair for flavor and his helping hand on the kitchen front.
I have this pet peeve...he's messy when he cooks. I know it's all part of his creative process and he's totally the artist in and out of the kitchen and I get that...it just drives me nuts.
I mean, everything gets left out. The spices, the utensils used to stir--and there are several for some reason. Plus an assortment of random bowls and dishes used to mix things, knives and several chopping boards. Somehow there are spills and splatters and used paper towels and scraps all over the place. What in the world?
I have this thing...well, ok it sounds kinda OCD, but when I cook or do anything in the kitchen I put away stuff and clean as I go. In fact, I love it when the food is ready and the kitchen looks as if it wasn't used. Like the food just materialized in all of its yummy glory, without a chef. Immaculate conception.
It is such a satisfying feeling. Then I can relax and enjoy the food, facing only minimal cleanup after the meal. Is that weird?
Today I made and canned apple butter and raspberry jam, a messy and involved process. But when I pulled the last batch of jars out of the boiling water the kitchen was shining and nothing was out on the counter except some gleaming jars neatly lined up, filled with fruity goodness...yay me. (=
So I want to hear what some of your peeves or quirks are. What drives you nuts or makes you say "Yay me"?
Healthy, happy, and empowered mama...with a black belt in taekwondo.
I grew up in a big family in the Bay Area of California, attended college at BYU London, England and stateside. Then married my filmmaker/artist husband and have three sons who also love the arts. Creativity abounds in this house!
I'm a proud member of Writers Cubed and Co-Founder of the super cool and successful Teen Author Boot Camp. When I'm not doing my own writing I keep busy being Jr. Agent at Gateway Literary.
Life is good. (=