This morning . .
Vince: Can we have collard greens for dinner?
Me: I thought you didn’t like collard greens?
Vince: I love them!
Me: I love them too but I’ve only fixed them when you were away because . . why did I think you didn’t like them?
Vince: I could eat greens every day!
I just don’t know about that. I thought he didn’t like collards, mustard or turnip greens. They’re some of the few things that grow easily here. I’ve always frozen or canned them and rarely served them to Vince. Poor Vince.
I had lamb chops out to cook so I cooked them in a skillet and made a balsamic reduction with onions and garlic.
Delicious! Now that I know Vince likes greens, that gives me more options besides kale, lettuce and broccoli for my “leafy green veggies”.
Nelle Coursey says
Because he probably ate some somewhere when you were there and he said he didn’t like them! I have found most men have selective memory!! LOL
Marilyn Smith says
My husband tells me that salads with too much spinach or kale tear up his stomach. I love salads but you should see the dressing he eats with them. I am 73 and grew up with vinegar (home brewed), olive oil or vinegar and lemon juice. I never ate blue cheese until after we were married. Then ranch came around and I had never heard of that. My favorites are the vinegar/oil/lemon juice/oil or olive oil. I also never ate fried food. My father grew up with the most wonderful black woman as the family cook. I was never offered fried okra, fried potatoes etc..in fact, any other than bacon and eggs I can’t remember anything fried. His family loved fried okra and yams. I cannot eat them,,,I am in the bathroom. They cause me to throw up. His family could only eat well done beef or nothing. I eat my steaks almost mooing…..J will eat med rare. Now. He never knew what good steaks or good roast beef tasted like and has never enjoyed beef. He also went thru a period of hating chicken. He loves pork. I find it dry and tough. He will not eat it with any pink showing. Pork is not like it was 30-40 years ago.
I still cook good meals but I have cooked nightly for 54.5 years and I am sure getting tired of it. I am a good cook but just don’t feel like doing it every night, or twice a day. I do not cook a big breakfast daily as he gets up 2-3 hours after me. I only have coffee, but he wants b-fast…Anyone else feel the same way?
My mother also grew up with a live in cook. Mom did okay as a cook but we never had a live in cook/housekeeper. When I was in elementary school, I started to cook one night a week. I used aa Betty Crocker Cookbook for kids. There were 4 kids in our family. I planned the menu and Mom did the shopping. Nothing fancy. She loved that she did not have to cook one night a week. That was the beginning of my love for cooking. I cooked better than Mom and by high school I was fixing pretty much gourmet meals. Mom loved that! So did Dad. We only ate at a restaurant a handful of times. That happened rarely.
I still love to cook when I feel like it. In fact, I need to go check on my dinner!
Judy Laquidara says
I seem to have mastered cooking a few times a week and then using the leftovers to create something quick and easy. You really don’t have to cook every night in order to have good meals. Vince smoked salmon yesterday and we had it warm. We’ll eat it cold with salads tomorrow. Then we’ll make a pate (of sorts) with the leftover cold salmon and have it with brie and a side salad. We cooked steaks the other night. We cooked extra, sliced it up,kinda blackened it, made a big salad and served with with blue cheese dressing. Steak and salad in one dish. Quick and easy! I baked a chicken one day last week, took the leftovers and made a chicken/broccoli casserole. It was the same day I made food for Rita so when I steamed the broccoli for her food, I made extra to go into our casserole.
I’m way past cooking every night and we rarely eat out but we definitely get good meals.
We love collard greens, it seldom do I buy them. In my attempt to eat more antioxidants I have it in my shopping list. I’m thinking of seasiniythem with some buckboard bacon!
Marie Ann Mann says
Please enlighten an Aussie, what are Collard greens please, and, what are grits? Thanks,
Denise Ramsay Porter says
Maybe all the reading about healthy keto foods and then eating them has changed Vince’s palate and now he LIKES more things like greens that he would have turned his nose up at previously? Who knows?! Anyway, now you can eat them together!!
My aunt used to fix those all together and just call it a “mess of greens”. I miss that, and no one makes them taste like she did.