Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Operation Favorite Jeans: T-7 days

Another day down. It has not been difficult, but that's normal I guess. When I have the time to make a plan and prepare for my plan, things go pretty smoothly...Until something happens to disrupt things again. But for now, I'm going with it.

We had White Chicken Chili leftovers last night, but there still ended up being a bit left. Only enough for one of us though. On the drive home from work, Husband asks what's for supper - this is pretty much routine. I said there was enough Chicken Chili left for one of us, so he could have that and I would make something else.

Of course he wanted to know what I would eat - any time I make a suggestion like this he always seems very concerned about what I will eat.

I say not to worry. There are soba noodles, bell peppers; I will be fine.

"So you're thinking that peanut butter soba noodle thing?" Husband asks.

Yes, that's what I was thinking.

"I could eat that too." Husband says.

Color me confused. "I didn't think you'd want that. There's no meat to go with it." Not to mention the fact that he's said in the past he's not crazy about Soba noodles. Yes, I am confused.

His response to the lack of meat is that he could eat some of the Chicken Chili if he's desperate.

Then a few minutes later he muses that a couple of fried eggs would go very nicely on top of the soba noodle dish.

This is the man who always makes such a big fuss to let me know that dinner is not dinner without meat.

The same thing happened a couple of weeks ago. There was something left over, only enough for one so I said he could have it and I would make something else. Same routine - what would I eat then? That time I said I was thinking scrambled eggs and toast. And Husband said he could have that too.

Not that I'm complaining - this actually makes life easier for me. Toast with scrambled eggs and a salad is a very easy thing to throw together and I'm quite happy eating it for dinner. The Soba Noodles with peanut sauce is also quick to throw together and is one of my favorite things to eat. Now I know he likes it, he'll be eating it more often. Yes, this is working out well for me. I'm just finding it amusing given that in the past he has been so dead set against the idea of a meatless dinner.

I did not grow up in a vegetarian family but we did sometimes eat meatless meals and I don't remember anyone thinking it to be strange. One of my Dad's favorite things is a plate of pasta with fresh tomato sauce and a little bit of cheese. My Mom would regularly make Minestrone Soup and Corn Chowder which we would eat with homemade bread and butter. One of the special meals that would be made about once a year was a pizza pie that contained eggs and cheese, but no meat. These were all very satisfying meals.

That is all I'm really asking. I don't expect Husband to give up meat. I'd just like to be able to have those kinds of meals once or twice a week. Seems like he's coming around.


Bi0nicw0man said...

Ooooooh, I hope this new hubby sticks around! Mine often says carbs are no big deal, but then after a week he asks why we don't have potatoes anymore. LOL.

the Bag Lady said...

This post made me hungry..... must go have breakfast now!

Sagan said...

Aw that's really sweet. I think we feel more connected to people when we're sharing the same meal, too.