Dinner Time…

I’ve donned the apron and the cap.

Added a bit of this and a bit of that

A touch of sugar, a pinch of spice

Time to rustle up something nice

Piping hot, let’s eat straight away,

My family look at the plate with dismay,

“Shall we just order takeaway?”

After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. – Oscar Wilde

In my family, my gran is the best cook. I am… well…in my mind, adequate. I quite like to cook but I don’t follow recipes to the letter, and I will swap out objects for what I have available, sometimes that works very effectively other times, it can be a bit of a disaster. My husband is the opposite, he stubbornly follows recipes to the letter. Normally I am juggling, cooking, cleaning, shopping, work, childcare, etc, so I am happy to make do with what is at hand.

Who does the best cooking in your house?

Are you a recipe follower or an improviser?

Originally written for:

Much Love.



19 thoughts on “Dinner Time…

  1. My hubby is the best cook though he’s a adapter no meal is ever the same twice! I cook regularly from memory but I am not as adventurous as hubby or my youngest son who also is an excellent cook! My middle son is a wizz at cakes and Spanish omelette, the eldest cooks vegetarian and specialises in curries 💜💜

      1. Yes but the boys are all left home so we only have their meals occasionally …but yes yummy ….my turn to cook tonight hubby cooked last night 💜💜

  2. I do all the cooking and enjoy it tremendously. I will adapt recipes rather than following precisely and love to experiment. I would love to be more confident in Indian cooking!

    1. Fabulous Peter 👌. Oh I agree, the smell of Indian cooking is enough to lure me in but I don’t stray too far from the recipes for that. I have learnt that the base sauce is key for Indian recipes. KL ❤️

  3. I’m definitely like you, KL. There is no way I ever can follow a recipe exactly! I either don’t have the ingredient or don’t want to get it or have something else that I like better. You already know I like, not love, to cook. I have followed recipes to the tee and sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t, so I add a dash of experience to the mix.

  4. I love the poem!
    I’m quite a good cook. I’d take on any dish. First time I try a new recipe, it doesn’t always turn out well, but if it’s one worth trying again, I will.
    My problem is; when I have guests for dinner, I often try a new dish on them. Great when it comes out well, but not so great it doesn’t.
    My husband can cook a basic meal very well. Meat, spuds and veg.

  5. That first quote is great. THe second one cracked me up. I tend to follow recipes. I almost always follow them exactly the first time and then if I’m comfortable, I’ll make them again maybe adjusting things if I want to.

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