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Shocking: My Husband’s Reaction to My Cooking

My husband isn’t what you’d call and adventurous eater.

And he’s been anti-vegetable since I’ve met him. Basically, if it was green and it wasn’t salad, it shouldn’t be on his plate.

This was extremely limiting to the cooking process. Coupled with my lack of culinary skills and I was left with about 6 recipes that we could all agree on.

And I was BORED. So, so bored.

I was so bored that I felt bitter every time I had to cook dinner again.

Through a series of unfortunate events involving a scale, Chris and I both concluded that we had to start eating healthier, and we stumbled across a plan that intrigued us. Problem was, it cut out all grains and processed sugars.

Did you know pasta is made out of grain? And tortillas are made of grain? And rice is a grain? I mean, there went ALL my recipes.

But my husband said the most beautiful, magical words to my ears, “All bets are off. I’ll eat anything.”

A blank slate! And no veggie was restricted (except artichokes, because I once sneaked them into a meal and he still hasn’t forgiven me).

As exciting as this was, I was also dreading the experiment a bit, because of past trauma with feeding Chris food he didn’t like. During an offensive meal, he didn’t talk. He just concentrated on choking down the awful food and he didn’t talk at all. Awkward silence.

So I kind of started out slow, sticking to veggies I knew he tolerated. And then I got brave and reckless.

I made roasted broccoli. And he said it was so good he could eat it every night. He took a second helping. I cried a few happy tears.

I made “spaghetti” and meatballs with zucchini noodles. He declared it delicious.

I made bacon wrapped asparagus that I didn’t even like. He loved it (OK, I did say bacon, so…).

ohmyAll this acceptance kind of went to my head. I decided to have a treat night of pancakes and my recipe had me make cinnamon apples to put on top, instead of syrup.

I thought, “Well, that will never fly.”

Chris wasn’t a big fan of anything apple related. But it looked delicious to me, so I thought maybe I could smooth things over by having real maple syrup on the side that could be drizzled over the apples to sweeten the deal.

He took a bite and exclaimed, “What did you do to the apples?”

“Nothing. Just cinnamon and butter,” I hesitantly admitted.

“They are SO good! They’re so sweet!” (By the way, these were Granny Smith apples, which probably don’t get described as “sweet” very often.)

Honestly, it’s a pretty big thrill for my less-than-skilled-cook heart to hear my husband extol my cooking. But I have to admit. The most exciting part is that the things he is enjoying are items I’d been trying to convince him to eat for years.

I win.

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An Open Letter to My Husband

Dear Christopher,

I’m glad we got married 9 years ago. I couldn’t live without you!

No, seriously. If you weren’t in my life, who would pay bills and figure out a budget and all that? And who would take out the garbage? (FYI, the kitchen one is a bit full.) Who would open pickle jars and fix my phone when it’s not working? Who would get the oil changed on my car? (Actually, it’s saying it needs one.)

And who would love me unconditionally? Who would listen to me ramble and never judge me for silly stuff I say? Who would do that?

Who would think I was pretty without makeup on? Who would say I smelled good when I haven’t showered?

Who would discuss theology with me and set me straight when I’m off? Who would watch silly Sci-Fi with me and like it as much as I do?

Who would be my best friend?

I love being your wife.


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The Amazing Chris Davis

Since Chris is at The Call DC right now and I miss him, I thought I’d answer some questions about my amazing man!
My Boyfriend:

1. What’s his name?
Christopher, but only I can call him that (well, only me and his family).

2. How long have you been dating?
Well. Technically almost 7 years, but we did get married somewhere in there!

3. Can you tell him anything?
Absolutely! If the conversation gets too girly, he just zones out.

4. What’s his favorite color?

5. When is his birthday?

6. How old will he be turning?

7. How much do you see each other?
Never enough! OK, everyday… but still never enough.

8. On a scale of 1-10, How much do you like him?
I like him the mostest, times infinity, and no one can top it or equal it! So there.

9. Do you love him?

10. What’s his full name, first/middle/last.
Christopher Dean… and his last name is the same as mine.

11. Have you ever been to the movies with him?
Of course.

12. What movie did you see?
Most recently, Get Smart.

13. Name a memory you shared with him?
Well, do you have some time? Because we’re going to be here a while.

14. Have you met his parents?
Yes… I think it would be kind of odd if I hadn’t, after 7 years and all.

15. Has he met your parents?
See above answer.

16. How many siblings does he have?

17. Have you kissed him in the rain?
Yes, pretty sure we have.

18. Can he make you in the best mood EVER?

19. What’s his moms name?

20. Is he funny?
He’s a good balance of funny and serious.

21. Name his favorite quote?
He’s got a few from AW Tozer and the Bible, of course.

22. What is his favorite thing to do?
Code web pages.

23. Does he have any pets?
A beagle that he dislikes, but that adores him.

24. What does he want to name his kids, when he’s older?
I’m guessing Isaiah Christopher and Leah Isabella. We’re not going to talk about Selah…

25. Someone hits you, What does he do?
You wouldn’t want to see that.

26. Do you hold hands often?
Not each others, because we are usually holding the kids hands. But when we’re alone, yes.

27. Does he cuss?

28. Does he have a job?
He’s a youth pastor :-)

29. Do you hug him a lot?
Yes, whether he likes it or not!

30. Does your family like him?

Random questions about my spouse:

1: They are watching TV – What are they watching?
Something with me, like CSI or Doctor Who.

2: You’re out to eat – what kind of dressing do they get on their salad?

3: What’s one food this person doesn’t like?
Vegetables, seafood, beans.

4: You go to Baskin Robbins – He/she orders:
Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

5: Where did he/she go to high school?

6: What size shoe do they wear?
10 I think.

7: If this person were to collect anything, it would be:

8: What is their favorite type of sandwich?
Bacon Cheeseburger.

9: This person could eat __________ everyday:

10: Favorite cereal?
Frosted flakes.

11: This person wouldn’t be caught dead wearing:
A dress? I don’t know.

12: Favorite sports team?
Yeah, like none.

13: Who will he/she vote for?

14: What is their sign?
Stop. Or is it yield?

15: What is something you do that he/she wishes you didn’t?
Waste time.

16: How many states has this person lived in?

17: What is he/she’s heritage?
He doesn’t know.

18: You bake them a cake for their birthday – what kind is it?
Funfetti? Or something with cream cheese frosting.

19: Did he/she play sports in high school?
He was a band geek.

20: This person could spend hours:
Coding websites.

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