We crossed a new threshold at the dinner table last night.
My wife is one of those creative cooks who can make something out of nothing. On more than one occasion, I and my children have resigned ourselves to a just snacking because there was “nothing to eat” only to have my wife come home and make a fabulous meal out of thin air.
The downside of being a creative cook is that you don’t know what you are getting, often until it arrives on the table.
I have come home from work and asked my wife, “How long until dinner is ready?” I did this so I could judge if I should start working on a project immediately or wait until after dinner.
Guess I should wait…”What are we having?”
“I don’t know…”
“What do you mean you don’t know?”
“All that I know is that it’s got chicken in it.”
The first few times it bothered me. How could you be cooking and not know what you are making. I soon learned that she was making it up as she goes! And she is dang good at it too!!!
Last night, there was some “chicken thing” on my plate. I took the first bite…
I thought, “This is incredible!” So I said, “Wow! What is this?”
“I don’t know.”
Ladies and gentlemen, it was on my plate, no, in fact some of it was already down the hatch and my wife still didn’t quite know what she made!!!