March 2, 2015

home cooked meals

Admit it, we all love a home cooked meal. Especially when it's cold, you've had a long day, and you're hungry.

When I am cold, hungry, and tired I want my meal to be cooked for me. But as part of taking on a traditional wife I wanted to be the one who cooks dinner. Oh man, are there so many stereotypes that I am fitting into. But I love that stereotype and I do not want it to die. You might be thinking: so you're not much into that feminism stuff. You got it! For me, I want to be the Betty Crocker and serve my husband a fresh, hot meal, even after a long day of work.

Here are a few reasons why I love it.

  1. Cooking actually gets me out of my boundaries. My sister is the cook in the family. But for me: I often fear the kitchen. I cook not because I'm good at it but because I want to become better. 
  2. It's a time where I can cut, simmer, and blend all my stresses away. I often feel after cooking meal I am more relaxed. 
  3. Eating dinner with my husband is engraved time we have together. Phones are away, TV is (usually) off, and we talk. Usually we talk about what happened over the course of the day. But regardless, it's time together. 
  4. Home cooked meals nourish our bodies way more than fast food or take out. I love creating a healthful habits before kiddos come into the family. 
  5. Secretly, I love hearing how much my husband enjoys the food. Affirmation. It's my love language. I'll cook him a meal breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week to hear that affirmation. 
What about you? What is your nightly routine for dinner. Home cooked meals? Or takeout? Don't get me wrong, takeout is a BLESSING! I dream of the days where we can order takeout. But for now I love coming home and cooking a meal for both of us. 

1 comment:

  1. lol enjoy the quiet dinner prepping now cuz it gets alot more fun when there are kids at your feet ;)