Honey, what’s for dinner?

June 10, 2009

I spoiled husband. He won’t admit it, in fact he’ll tell you he ate better before marriage. He thinks he’s funny that way. But I can assure you that there is NO WAY this guy ate during his bachelorhood. I saw his fridge and I saw his laundry (he saved me six months worth for after the wedding) There was no food in that fridge and there was no food stains on his shirts.

But I digress.

Until I was blessed with this cute little Bun in the Oven I cooked. I baked, and cooked and was always prepared for Husband’s arrival home. Until I started to REALLY I mean REALLY lose my appetite and find all smells of food absolutely repulsive. Husband would come home and the cupboard would be bare, I’d be sleeping or vomiting. And Husband along with his smelly food would be banished from anywhere near me. BUT Happy days are here again! And so the sweet sound of Husband asking “Honey, what’s for dinner?” returns.

Tonight! I really wanted to wow Husband. But it’s not so easy. You see he’s a vegetarian. He’s also a picky eater. But there are some things I know he loves. Pasta, tomatoes, cheeses, creams, SAFFRON, some veggies, and bread. So I figured that whatever I made would have Pasta and Saffron in it.

So I winged it and pulled the following out of my fridge and pantry.

Angel Hair Pasta
Frozen Peas
1 Lemon
Cream Cheese
Olive Oil
Cooking Sherry
1 Egg

And this is what I did with it.

Heated up some olive oil and butter. Added in 1 clove garlic and some lemon zest, 1 diced tomato, and some frozen peas.Ā  Add in a little cooking Sherry. Let it all simmer. Add a little more butter and a little bit of cream cheese let that all simmer. Add in Salt. Then add the Saffron! It will look like this. (realistic photo as I’m not much of a photographer)

Saffron Sauce

Add in the Angel Hair pasta (cooked of course) (I’m not going to try to teach to make pasta) Make sure its just a little bit underdone. Also save some of the pasta water and add that in as well.Ā  Let it all Cook down. Add 1 Egg Yolk and mix it up quickly so the egg doesn’t scramble.

Wake Husband up from his nap. Tell him he must get up IMMEDIATELY to eat your creation. As this is a serve immediately kind of meal. (I took a picture of Husband napping but I know it would be not nice to post it … sorry)

As your sweet little heart shatters into pieces, listen to husband declare “This is very good honey. I’m just not a big fan of peas” Well at least he finished all of it and went for seconds and thirds. Tomorrow night he’s getting Peanut Butter and Jelly (maybe)

For those of you who think this is a pretty decadent meal. Otherwise known as a heart attack waiting to happen … (G-D Forbid!) Rest assured this is not part of our daily diet.


5 Responses to “Honey, what’s for dinner?”

  1. Elahe Says:

    butter and olive oil???
    a little secret to make saffron POP…. put it in a spice mill with two sugar cubes and then us the powered saffron it become 10 times more potent.

    • qurlym Says:

      mmm that’s right Butter AND olive oil.
      Sugar Cubes! I haven’t heard that one! I’ve gotta try that! I don’t have a spice mill, I do have a mortar and pestle though. I’m sure that could work. I’ll try this for my Persian Love Cake in 2 weeks.

  2. Julie Says:

    what kind of vegetables does he like? my favorite pasta is whole wheat with eggplant, mushrooms and spinach, I’m sure you’ve had it at me.

    • qurlym Says:

      HA! You’ve now listed another 2 of Husbands least favorite vegetables. Mushrooms and Spinach. Mushrooms because he thinks fungus is creepy and Spinach because he doesn’t trust that all the creepy crawly buggies have been washed out. But he loves eggplant! šŸ™‚

  3. Rainmakr Says:

    your husband is a VERY lucky man. I hope he NEVER takes you for granted and appreciates what kind of woman you are!

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