If you've followed this blog for a while, then you know I have a love/hate relationship with the kitchen; mostly hate. Somewhere within the bounties of social media, hormones, and spousal duties is the desire to cook a decent meal. As this has been a challenge for me my entire adult life and it has become a greater challenge now that I share a kitchen with another. Yep this "another" is my FH of who is of another nationality which has created a clash in the kitchen.
On most days, Ash makes dinner for which I am grateful because most days I just don't want to cook. However, Ash's tastes are quite different than mine and secondly Arab diets are anchored in breads, lamb, hummus, and other flavors that I have yet to embrace.
Ash feels the same way about my American meals. Though he tries them, he is just not fond of beef, mashed potatoes, grits, or eggs (my favorites). I'm having a tough time merging the cultures without making two meals or creating sad faces.
One thing we agree on is grilled chicken. Ash loves grilled chicken and could eat it everyday; me once a week is fine. So in an effort to have chicken while trying something new but familiar, next week I'm going to try my hand a making Chicken Makhani or "Butter Chicken".
One part of me wants to conquer the kitchen challenges and the other part says "Ah what the h*ll".
Do you and your spouse have kitchen clashes? What can I do to get over the hump?
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