Romancing the Kitchen:
s Guide for Cooking and EntertainingBy: Karen Sullen
There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.
When someone’s in the kitchen, you can
often seethe love
their love for cooking and their love for the
one they’re cooking for.
You saw it in the way yourGrandmother made biscuits from scratch or the wayyour Dad labored over the grill. No matter what theywere cooking, it commanded their full attention andcreated a joy that can still be felt and fondlyremembered.
As newlyweds, you’ll have the same opportunity to
create fond memories together in the kitchen.Although many couples consider cooking a chore, itcan actually be so much more. Artistic and creative, cooking is one of the truest expressions of love youcan find.
Think of all the candlelight dinners and breakfasts in bed you’ll have a lifetime to enjoy, or the
excitement of trying a new recipe together. If it turns out well
—that’s great, but if it doesn’t, that can
often be better because of the stories and laughs that come along with an almost-ruined meal and the
time spent savoring what you salvaged…with the help of lots of gravy!If you’re new to marriage—
—you’ll find this guide a helpful resource full of cooking tips,
shopping suggestions and recipes. Rather than bringing home takeout or eating out, break out all thosecooking gadgets and dishes you received as wedding gifts and get in the kitchen and cook
. You’ll find
that it promotes healthier living and longevity, so you can grow old together. And,
it doesn’t matter
you’re both great cooks,
2) a great cook and a helper or 3) two who are completely cooking
challenged, you’ll enjoy the time spent cooking together because it’s a great way to bond.
Choose your day and your recipe, and make it a date to cookwith your spouse. Not only will you save money from noteating out every week, but you might actually starting lookingforward to those cooking dates where you can catch up,dream about the future and connect in the kitchen. Be sureto plan the menu ahead of time, so that you have everythingyou need. Or if yo
u’re a m
ore experienced cook, wing it
a challenge of concocting something wonderful out what’s
available in the pantry.