Last Friday, Eric did some shopping while I was at work and picked up the fixin's for a great dinner: steak with bacon (and mushrooms for him), baked potatoes, asparagus, and fried onions. Mmm, mmm! And then we prepared it all together. Well, in all fairness, he prepared 3/4 of it, and I baked the potatoes. But, at least I contributed!
Eric, hard at work frying those onions
Mmm, delicious asparagus
One of the really fun parts of watching (err, "helping?") Eric cook is watching Achilles watch Eric cook. Achilles has learned over the years that he is under strict instructions to "STAY OUT of the kitchen" when we're cooking. So, he sits just barely outside of the kitchen, as close as he can possibly get without being IN the kitchen.
In the picture above, Achilles is in his "out of the kitchen" spot and is giving me his very best pitiful face. This is rare. Usually, when he is out of the kitchen while Eric cooks, his eyes are glued to Eric the whole time.
What can I say? Both Achilles and I are enthralled with Eric's cooking talent. And it's pretty safe to assume that at least one of us is hoping for the opportunity to participate in a pre-dinner taste test.
See the above picture? Even when I joined Eric in the kitchen (remember? I did the potatoes!), Achilles can't tear his eyes away from his dear friend Eric for one second.
At last, dinner is served! Now does that look delicious or what? And let me tell you...it WAS! Who would have guessed that one of the perks of being a lawyer's wife would be the home-cookin'?