My husband, Jake, is fabulous for many reasons, most of which I probably don’t talk about enough, and definitely don’t blog about enough. Stepping through the doorway after coming home from work, it is oh-too-easy to focus on the wet laundry in the machine, mountains of dirty dishes piled up, random toy bits scattered about the living room. Why isn’t is just as easy to focus on the wonderful dinner waiting to be served, the fact that he took our daughters to the grocery store and taught them about new foods, that he is the kind of dad who sits on the floor and plays dolls?
My husband is an incredibly fabulous man.
Case Study #1:
Jake has been an Executive Chef for the last five years. His drive, passion and commitment lend itself well to the culinary industry, and he seemed to thrive on the 50-80 hour weeks. He recently took a position as a Sous Chef and now works a *gasp* 40-hour work week. So what has happened to those other 40 hours he often worked in his job before? He grasps at any opportunity to be creative with cooking, which often leads to fabulous results.
Our friends held a jello shot party tonight. These were their rules: “Don’t buy a package of jello at the store for a few bucks and throw some booze in there. This is going to be a hard core jello shot party, with prizes! Prizes will be awarded for 1. fanciest, 2. most unique, 3, most delicious!” This is what has consumed Jake for the last week (We are SO going to win all of those prizes. Do you like how I say “we” like I had anything to do with this?).
Jake’s Jello Shots
#1. Pancake and Bacon; buttermilk pancake base, bacon infused vodka and maple “jello,” cooked bacon
#2. Dirty Martini; vodka, vermouth and olive juice “jello,” cocktail olive
#3. S’more Shot; (nonalcoholic) graham cracker “shot glass,” chocolate panna cotta, homemade marshmallow fluff, toasted
#4. Bloody Mary; jalapeno garlic infused vodka, tomato juice, hot sauce, bloody Mary seasonings, celery, gerkins, black sea salt
#5. Rum & Coke; coca cola, rum “jello,” mandarin orange vodka “jello” (for the ice cubes)
Cheers to fabulousness!