Monday, September 17, 2007

Bowl of Carrots

I get home from work an hour earlier than Wyatt does. So today, I thought I'd be ambitious and decided to make meatball sub sandwiches for dinner. I made the meatballs from scratch and had them ready on the cookie sheet to be baked. I also defrosted the rolls and put the sauce on the stove to simmer. As I was heading out the door for my run I assigned Wyatt the task of coming up with a nutritional side dish to go with our meal (and to put the meatballs in the oven). I explained there was some fruit to be cut up, or frozen or canned veggies he could warm up, or whatever he wanted - as long as it was nutritional. I get home from running, take a shower and sit up to the table for dinner - to find that for a side dish, Wyatt has decided to serve.......carrots. Not cooked carrots. Raw carrots. I couldn't help but laugh. I just think it's so funny that he was able to find the least labor induced side dish that still followed my exact instructions. It just shows the difference between a man and a woman's way of doing things: simple vs. complex.

As a side note, he also set the table and put together the finishing touches and helped clean up! Thanks babe!

5 comments:

sette said...

too bad you didn't have porcupine meatballs...they are delicious

Abbie said...

Last night after my horrible experience with ticket offices (read my blog) I thought like a man and we went out to eat. Something we really shouldn't have done because of our budget but I decided, "why kill myself and be so complex tonight?" that and the thought of making anything made me want to cry. Dinner was great.

Brent and Collette said...

You know what is funny? That is so something my mother would do (don't deny it mom). Pull whatever is out of the fridge and remotely healthy. We've just recently started having side dishes because with a child that is beginning to eat with us I figured he should probably have some vegetables in him too! We're usually lucky to think of a main dish.

Jeanna said...

I love it. Go Wyatt. I have only been married 12 years and have completely exhausted my dinner making skills. Poor Harold gets the stupidest dinners lately and there really is not end in sight with me being in school. Tonight there are two soccer games so it is going to get really ugly around here for dinner. The meatballs sound yummy. I don't believe I have ever made homemade meatballs, ever. Maybe once, and it didn't occur to me to bake them and pan cooked them and they fell apart. You are way ahead of the game if you figured out that they need to be baked. :O

Abbie said...

I would like the meatball recipe if you wouldn't mind posting it. We could use something new. :)