Casserolling, Rolling, Rolling
You see, a famine is coming soon to the Raisinhater household, the famine of no-way-I’m-cooking-I-just-gave-birth. Fortunately, after the baby arrives, Mr. Raisinhater will be staying home for a few weeks because of his company’s generous paternity leave. Unfortunately, Mr. Raisinhater cannot cook. He REALLY cannot cook. I have never in my life met anyone with a greater kitchen ineptitude. He did not know we had a gas (not electric) stove until last month (we’ve lived here for three years). He orders takeout grilled cheese from the diner across the street.
I have tried. Lord knows I have tried. But we all have our strengths and our weaknesses, you can’t teach an old dog, blah blah. The truth is I don’t want to share the kitchen anyway. I'm bossy and there's only room for one chef in there. And it's too much fun to watch him struggle with the self-locking tongs. He just needs the basic tools to feed us for a few weeks. Those tools are…
Check out those simple instructions. A monkey could do it! But can my husband? (He may have done 3 points better than me on the LSATs but at least I wouldn’t starve to death if we lost all the takeout menus.)
I’m putting aside my June Cleaver fears and storing up for the lean times ahead. Easy as a TV dinner, but full of tasty healthy stuff (chicken, spinach, mushrooms and onions) because I made it myself (without a recipe, so lets hope it actually turns out ok).
Anyone out there have a recipe to share – something I can make now and freeze, that Mr. Raisinhater can pop in the oven without too much difficulty? Preferably something healthy with lots of veggies?
Also, is that Rawhide song from the title still stuck in your head? Yep, me too. Sorry about that.