Food is very important to my husband, but he does not like to prepare food. He likes to consume it, not prepare it. That becomes a problem when I have to be out of town for several days. To prepare for those days alone, I try to fix meals so there will be leftovers. He is a master at microwaving meals.
Every night (when I am home) he has a tossed lettuce salad with his dinner. The ingredients are fairly constant. Every night I chop up a few leaves of red leaf lettuce, pull some shredded carrots from the bag, slice celery, red pepper, and green onion. A quarter of an avocado is placed on top followed by a sprinkling of feta cheese. This is a fairly basic tossed salad, right? Easily replicated, right? Apparently this is not the case. I have been told that when he has to make the salad it doesn’t taste as good as when I make it. Really, how can this be? There are no secret ingredients in this salad. He tells me he has covertly watched me make the salad to to make sure I am not adding something that he does not know about. Really?
So tonight there will be a salad waiting for him in the refrigerator. He will heat the roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, AND a tossed salad ready and waiting for him. He will be a happy husband (for one night).