At some point I wrote about creating a life with The Mister and actively thinking about the life we’d create together. I got some grief about wanting to be “traditional” in the sense that I’d do the cooking. Let’s get one thing straight. The Mister was single for a long time before me and he didn’t die of starvation, so he knows how to cook…sorta. But it’s not his forte. He’s good at tons of things, but this just isn’t one of them. It does happen to be an area that I excel in and happen to love doing.
I’ve always loved cooking. When I was in college, our fraternity brothers would come over and I’d pull some chicken out of the freezer and get to frying. And when I lived in Houston, I’d have holiday parties all the time where people were only required to bring themselves and a happy attitude.
For us, part of the life we’d like to create is having people over and entertaining. I’ve already said that I love to cook, so that’s a no-brainer. And The Mister is fantastic with people (and I’m just alright), so we’re the perfect party-having couple. People always seem to gather around food. To just sit and talk or tell funny stories or play games or just catch up. I love the feeling that food brings to people. Like many women before me, sharing my food and my home with you is my way of showing love. I want folks to be comfy and at home when they’re at our place.
And even when it’s just our little family, I want everyone to feel loved through our food. I try for most of what we eat to be organic because I believe it’s better for us…there’s nothing that’s just out of a box on our table. The act of eating together is pretty important to us in terms of creating a family. The Mister’s daughter will set the table and he’ll help me get everything on the table. One of us will say grace and we’ll chow down. And life goes a little slower and I like that…we listen to music instead of the television, we sit and chat rather than looking at our phones or laptops…we connect with each other.
Have you thought about the life you and your hubby would like to create? Why is it important to you?