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Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Omelette and The Wife

After the rain I took a walk around the yard and brushed against one of my rosemary bushes. The rich scent tagged and followed me for the rest of my stroll. For some odd reason it triggered my need for a nice hot omelette. I return and snip off a couple of sprigs.

In the kitchen I set to work. I slice a small section of red onion, take a couple of tablespoons of Ricotta cheese, the rosemary and after I chop the onion and rosemary very fine, whip in six eggs. Add kosher salt and a nice amount of pepper.  Not a mushroom in the house but you make do with what's available.

Sweet Wife's at the kitchen table with her laptop and two monitors. She's hard at work. She doesn't do, kitchens. Can't boil water. She has other gifts.


I place butter in my skillet and whip the egg mixture. It smells good. When the butter is hot I pour the egg mixture and the kitchen is filled with the aroma of onion and rosemary.

Sweet Wife, from around the corner, "What are you doing in there?"

Me, all smartass, "Cooking."

"I know that, but what are you cooking?"

"An omelette,  I'm hungry." Let's face facts - one can only eat so much tree bark and grass. Diets suck.

Tap, tap, tap. Shuffle of chair. She walks into my kitchen. Stands quietly against my shoulder. She smells good too.

Sniff, sniff. Then, "That smells wonderful. How in the world do you cook like this, Honey."

"Beats me, I just do. And, I know. It does smell good doesn't it."

Silence.

"I'm hungry too."

Me, again, all quiet and stoic.

Then, "Honey, I love you."

"I know, and I love you, too."

Wait, I said to myself, here it comes.

"May I have some omelette too?"

"Not sure there's enough. I only had six eggs."

This, is fun.

Then she gets serious..."Honey."

"Yes, Dear."

"If you know what's good for you you'll give me half."

I know what's good for me.

Stephen

28 comments:

  1. When I'm not around, my live lives on bread and cheese. Didn't marry her for her cooking.

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    1. Neither did I, Sixbears. My wife would live on take-out if I weren't here. Thanks, my friend.

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  2. My wife and I disagree sometimes on who is going to cook. You and Sweet Wife sound like us or we sound like you. That's what happens after 26 years together. Enjoy your night. No L.B. tonight??

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    1. Oh, Bubba, we don't argue, she simply points to the kitchen...no Little Bit tonight. When her father doesn't work on Saturdays he likes her around...as if she belongs to him or something...damn it. Thanks, Rob.

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  3. dear sweet one - it sounds like you got a great arrangement in your marriage. even though i do most of the cooking with jamb as my sous-chef - every now and again i demand he make his famous asparagus, chicken and brie pasta with a most delicious, creamy sauce - and don't get me started on his rice - he makes the best rice ever. i love cooking. and i am super glad that you know what's good for you - teehee! say Hi to Sweet Wife for me!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. As you know, Dear kymber, we men make excellent cooks so it doesn't surprise me Jamie is so very good at the stove. Yes, indeed I know what's good for me...

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  4. Stolen food tastes better, and is calorie free. and Calmer Half knows whats good for him, too.

    How did you manage to record one of our conversations, anyway?

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    1. Just by accident I suppose, on the conversation. I ran by your blog this evening. Nice. I like your work. Thank you, Sweet Lady. And, hey, don't be a stranger...

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    2. I do follow you, by the way - but I do it anonymously, so I don't know if you see it. No good reason for what I keep private and what I share beyond my moods, sometimes.

      I shall endeavor to be less a stranger to your comments, if no less strange. :-)

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    3. That's fine. I like strange by the way, have at it. And thank you very much for following, even if silently. When I get a chance I'll run over and link your blog here. Promise.

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  5. Smart Man!!!

    My wife ends up doing most all of the cooking because she cannot stand the way I do it.

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    1. Thanks, PP. As they say, 'a smart man always knows his limitations.' Since I've always had a loved to cook it hasn't been that big a deal in our home. Sweet Wife can cook a little but she gets bored waiting on the water to boil...then, smoke.

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  6. HAHA. Anyone who has been married for any length of time knows to do what is good for them, OR ELSE!

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  7. Now we know the real story of how you wound up in the hospital!

    She said "you know", not "you will know" or "you will come to understand".

    They use Rosemary as an ornimental bush in North Carolina. I am amazed that anyone buys it in the super market. You can just wander around most urban-suburban neighborhoods and find it growing.

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    1. Very true, Russell. Rosemary here grows well but doesn't like wet roots. I have two bushes that a several years old. Lost one after a brush with a hurricane. Thanks, my friend.

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  8. Well, we now know that your mama didn't raise a fool.

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    1. Lord, I hope not. I do mind my p's and q's. Thanks, Daddybear.

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  9. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)April 21, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    What?? No horseradish in your omelet?? Horrors!!

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    1. I know. Isn't that horrible. There are so many variations to the preparation of omelets it isn't funny. I like Spanish and Mexican omelets too with a nice spicy sauce. Thanks, Sweet Phyllis.

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  10. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
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  11. Food seems to taste better when someone else makes it. I guess its all in the anticipation. Better watch that teasing she knows where you sleep.

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    1. And, she's sneaky. Thank you, my friend.

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  12. You're funny! Husband was sweet and baked us homemade bread. I've been under the weather and wrapping up the tail end of a busy semester. He knows how to pacify me. ; )

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    1. Sorry you've been under the weather, Dear Lady. Wish I could bake..can't. Thank you very much...

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  13. Oh my gosh reading this made me smile big and I have had a great weekend of smiling. I love you and your sweet wife. Your just, well words fail me.

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    1. We love you too. Thank you for kind comment. Glad I was able to put a little smile on your lovely face. Take care Pretty Girl.

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