8.11.07

hats off to the chef!

Through our two years here, we have had some minor accomplishments in the kitchen. I distinctly remember when I learned how to make tortillas, refried beans, enchiladas, and other Tex-Mex foods. It was a moment of relief that we wouldn't have to go 3 years without our beloved Mexican food. But nothing, and I mean nothing, prepared me for my husband's cooking skills. He discovered about two weeks ago that he can make all kinds of dough in our food processor. First it was pizza dough, then garlic bread sticks, then pretzels, then French baguettes. Yes, all of that in the matter of about 10 days! Last night, though, he topped it all with a surprise dinner for me. He said he was going to surprise me, and I underestimated his abilities; I thought he was making me bruschetta or something like that. But then he brought this out - a cheesy, pepperoni, zucchini, tomato, and onion stromboli! However impressed you are, double it, because he did not buy the bread and stuff it with pizza sauce out of a jar. He made the bread and the sauce before stuffing it, and let me just say, it was even better than it sounds!

8 comments:

apulling said...

Don't u love being married to a man who can cook? I do!!!! I cook to eat, he cooks for fun and it is soo amazing. I am jealous of his abilities!

Kelley said...

Wow I'm totally impressed

shannon said...

wow! it looks so yummy! can he post the recipe?

Deanna said...

That looks so great!!!

Andrew and Liz said...

I'm so proud of James...I'm hungry just looking at the picture!!

Christine said...

Oohh..I'm impressed and wish my husband would whip up something like that for me!!
Yes, I too remember the days of saying to myself "refried beans can't be that hard to make - I gotta figure it out!" That eventually turned out however the homemade cream of chicken soup for the mexican casserole was NOT the same!!

S. Domino said...

"Hats off the chef!"

"I'm sorry I didn't hear you. Hats off to who now?"

"To the chef!"

Please, tell me you were channeling Friends, and it isn't just me who sees the Friends in everything?

E-Rob said...

Haha! I was totally quoting that exact scene. Now we can be Friends dorks together.