Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Living the dream baby!

Chocolate & Raspberry tart made a few weeks back - so so rich but so so good!

For years I've had people say to me 'you're so lucky being married to a chef!'. What, being married to someone who works 70-90 hours a week and is too tired on his days off to cook? Spending 5 or more nights by yourself every week. Really, you want that?

Eating out all the time rather than staying in and cooking. I guess that part wasn't too bad. Or having your own personal food critic??? Just kidding. Kym wouldn't dare criticize my food or anyone else's in my family (not if he knows what's good for him!!!). No of course not, but that statement used to bug me a little. I also seemed to be married to one of the few chefs who DOESNT like cooking fabbo meals on his days off. Lucky me :( So many friends who were also with chefs used to talk about the meals they'd cook up on their days off. Lucky them! I've always said Kym seems to enjoy 'creating' new menus and food ideas than he did actually cooking them. The 'ideas ' man so to speak!

No, it's not all bad. There's been trips to Hamilton Island, Melbourne, Sydney, dinners, and lots of other perks. Free food, free alcohol. 'Special treatment' at other restaurants. And I've gotten used to my own little routine and watching my favourite TV shows and never having to share the remote!!!

Where am I going with this? Well since having Jett things started to change. I was too busy feeding Jett to worry about cooking meals so on his days off Kym started doing our cooking. Yay! But things have really changed since the restaurant closed for reno's. Now we really are getting gourmet meals for dinner. And I'm itching for someone to tell me how lucky I am being married to a chef as now I can honestly say 'yes it's great I know!!!'.

Last night was snapper pie (this was devine, if anyone wants the recipe let me know!), the night before was stir fried flathead fillets with ginger, garlic and greens, and well the night before was take out at Bec's place, but you get my drift. I'm not sure how Jett and I will cope when he goes back to work at the end of the year. Jett's already being very spoiled with his meals - I mean, how many babies have tried and liked truffles before they are 18 months old?

Anyway, this was just a little self indulgent post to say 'yay for me!' and achknowledge how lucky I am. People so often focus on the negative aspects of their life and I don't want to be one of those people :)

Thanks for reading :).

10 comments:

Cindy said...

I always love a "yeah for me" post, and it sounds like yours is well deserved after the long time wait. I hope you can get lots more meals in before the end of the year. Perhaps a deep freezer would be good so you could get him to cook a years worth over the next few months and just defrost and go, especially the dessert stuff *drool*

Little Diva said...

oh you're so lucky to be married to a chef... he he he. Being married to a Landscaper just isn't quite the same!!

Christina Lowry said...

Lucky you! I am married to a man in plumbing supplies and it took me 6 months to get a new plug for the laundry sink!
Now, when are we coming for dinner...

:)

mimoo said...

jealous much?? would love to get the recipe for the snapper pie - love a good fish pie as it is always a winner! Recipe post swap soon??

Little Diva said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Hope to see you Sunday - make sure you get in early for a cupcake!! I plan on trying a different one each time... two down - not sure how many to go!!

Hot Fudge said...

Gee, how lucky are you - you're married to a chef :) Still, I can't complain. If Tony could cook, he would be perfect and imagine what it would be like to be married to the perfect man. The snapper pie sounds divine and I'm with Miss Mimoo ... a recipe post swap please!

Bek said...

I liked this post! Sounds pretty awesome.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

OK - I'll happily say it too... you're so lucky to be married to a chef! And after meeting him briefly last weekend, a hunky looking one at that :)

flossy-p said...

I have friends who are married to chefs, and we always go out with them alone, no man to accompany them. SO yes, while I've thought how nice it would be to eat great food, I think it could be a lonely lifestyle. But they do get their men all morning long though, and sometimes most of the daytime too, which is great if you have kids, right? :)

Jade said...

yeah it would be if you were lucky enough to be married to one who doesn't work 80 hours plus and doesn't leave home at 8 or 9am and works straight through until after midnight... but that's changing though and we get him to 930am sometimes :)