So, TechBooHusband decided to have a little fun tonight. Neither of us have kids with us or any deadlines looming, so he suggested we give each other 3 ingredients as a challenge to make a meal. I was game. We went to the grocery store, and then got on Skype with our webcams as we cooked.
The ingredients I gave him: chicken, hot peppers, and eggs
The ingredients he gave me: watermelon, blackberries, and artichoke hearts
As you can see, I was at a disadvantage. But of course, I never back down from a challenge.
Here are the results:
Chicken & cilantro sausage w/artichoke hearts sauteed in olive oil, cilantro, garlic, dry Riesling and lime. I bought the (fresh from the Whole Foods butcher case) sausage & artichoke hearts today; everything else I had on hand. I enjoyed this with…
…this refreshing fruit cooler made with blackberries, watermelon, dry Riesling, and sparkling lemonade. I bought everything today, except the Riesling.
Here’s what TechBooHusband put together:
A spinach wrap with chicken, scrambled eggs, goat cheese, peppers, mushrooms, and jalapeno sauce (and some random peaches on the side…)
Here’s an inside view:
So, judges, what say you?
We get asked all the time, “How do you do it?”–”it” being maintain a long-distance marriage. Periodically, I offer some answers to that question here. The short answer? He’s got shared custody; I’ve got shared custody. Neither one of us wants to parent from a distance. So we do it because we love each other, love our kids, and are committed to being partners for life. The “how” flows from that: we make it work.