We eat in about 95% of the time. I pretty much do all the cooking and that is (largely) OK. I'm better at it than he is and I enjoy it a lot more. His thing is the tidying up, he loves tidying up, he finds it relaxing and it helps him feel balanced (which is wonderful and at times extremely annoying!).
Last night I made this amazingly easy and oh so good, one pan meal. It basically involves slow roasting chicken on an bed of tomatoes, basil and a whole head of garlic. I also added some old (and wangy) chorizo, some spuds and a red pepper. The result was a mouthwatering, juicy, moist and warming chicken supper which can be happily eaten as is and/or make guest appearances in the following day's supper.
Jamie's Chicken recipe. Perfect for you're busy and want something satisfying (and you want leftovers for the following day).
Because I am programmed to constantly think about food, as I was serving up the current dinner, I was already planning the next night's dinner. For at the bottom of the chicken roasting pan was a glistening pool of fragrant pan juices (which by my calculations, consisted of 7 parts meat, herb and vegetable juices to 1 part fat - which makes for a deliciously potent stock base) accompanied buttery soft pearls of sweet smelling roast garlic - not to mention the yummy pan scrapings of crispy meant and veg. Ohh boy! What delights could I whip-up with this pan full of flavour bounty? A bolognese, a paella, a pie, a stew?
After serving myself I put my plate of steaming hot, ready to be devoured chicken down on the table, I skipped to my recipe books to quickly flesh out a plan for tomorrow's dinner (I'm sooooooo distractable). I found a recipe and grinned to myself in anticipation of tomorrow's yummy dinner. I then turned around to resume eating the current dinner...only to find he had tipped the whole pan into the compost bin. Gaaaahhh! 15 odd years together and (in the kitchen) we still don't dance to the same tune!
Are you the main cook? Do you prefer to cook alone?