Tuesday, March 9, 2010

He Tried...And Filled the House Up W/Smoke

I have to say that my husband is usually a great cook. He can make some yummy barbecue, a breakfast to die for....oh--and some yummy enchiladas.

But...

He is no Pioneer Woman. I'm serious.

It all started when he has been practically in tears begging to try out the Chicken Fried Steak recipe. Like every single day.

With me being in a cinnamon roll induced coma--please don't ask me what my diet has consisted of for two days...okay, fine: cinnamon rolls, Diet Coke, a few bites of mashed potatoes and some Mexican food. Ugh. I'm going on a water diet tomorrow--I have refused to make it. But he kept begging and begging--so I told him what any sensible woman would do.

I told him if he wanted it that bad to make it himself.

I knew it was a bad sign when I walked in the kitchen and he was turning the meat over in the pan and they were pretty burnt. Moments later I heard windows slamming open, the back door opening and fans getting turned on.

This was all followed by smoke filling my entire house. Oh my Lord. It couldn't get much worse...until I sat down to eat and tried to cut it open. Um. It was raw. Red. Bloody.

I told him that it wasn't cooked and man, did he get defensive! He was all oh, please, babe. You eat steak redder than this.

Uh, this isn't steak...and my plate is filling up with red yucky juice....after seeing he was upset I told him it was okay--we all know how many things I've screwed up trying to cook!

He asked what I was going to eat--he would cook me something, run to get me something else. I told him not to worry about it--and did what any sensible woman in my shoes would have done.

I picked up my can of Diet Coke and grabbed just one more cinnamon roll....

41 comments:

Kaz and Amy said...

Lol! So funny! I think I would have done what you did! Grab a diet coke and 1 more cinnamon roll! Love it!

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Sarah said...

Ohh. He tried! That's endearing. I, too, love diet coke and cinnamon rolls. Yum!

Riding the Roller Coaster said...

Poor guy. Gotta give him an A for effort!

Homesick Cajun said...

Lmao...oh no!! Poor fella! It's really not that easy to cook! I've tried a few times, the first time I made it...that shit was awesome! The second...the batter kept falling off of the meat. The third time...wrong, just wrong! Lol...

Jennifer Leigh said...

LOL, Gotta give the man some credit for trying. Hubby just learned where the can opener was...oh the same place its been since we've owned one!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Great story, and I'm sure your hubby is so thrilled that you told it :)

Kristi said...

HAHAHAHA that sounds like my cooking disasters! (dropping the entire thing of cooked pasta into the sink filled with dishwater...lol) Tell Leo good job for trying!! And tell him that Anthony made some DELICIOS talapia last night HA!

And you know that you have to make those cinnamon rolls for me when I have Avery, right??

Hattie said...

Too funny! Hey atleast he tried. My husband can only make cereal and maybe a sandwich! Sersly! Ha!

Pink Haired Momma said...

LOL! Just read this out oud to my H4L. He cracked up saying he will never attempt this on his own!

amanda said...

a) seriously must make these cinnamon rolls! what am i waiting for?

b) poor hubby. mine tried to make bacon this weekend - same thing - kitchen full of smoke. poor guys!

Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Oh no!! Aww, poor guy. That about sounds like most things I try to make that are too complicated..lol! Well, thank goodness for cinnamon rolls!

Heather said...

Poor guy, he tried! My hubby fills the house up with smoke too when he cooks.

Much More Than Mommy said...

Oh gosh! Poor thing!!

And, for the record, this makes me want to go use that cinnamon roll coupon he didn't take with him. *sigh*

Nick, Ali and Kendall said...

YES!! I too am ADDICTED to Diet Coke and I substitute your cinnamon rolls for vanilla oreo's!! Not much better!

It's hard to criticize your hubby when you know he tried so hard! :)

Gotta love em!!

Rebecca D said...

too funny... I remember many meals that ended like that when I was first married... I don't think I ever offered to go get hime something else... there was the night he came to dinner and all I served was tater tots and brown-n-serve rolls... he must have spied the tons of dirty dishes and burnt pans, since he didn't ask any questions....

Kelly said...

LOL lady! I am a big fan of the cinnamon roll and mexi food diet! You go girl! And props to the hubs for givin' that chic fried steak the old college try! I would've passed on the steak floating in it's own blood on the plate too (a little rare for my taste)...but I'll take another cinnamon roll please!

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Lin said...

This is hilarious! Seems your husband & I cook the same way, lol.

Jenny said...

hilarious!

i feel bad for leo...maybe he should just stick to his bbq.

how many cinnamon rolls were made? lol!

Lindsay said...

hehehehehehehe Pass me a cinnamon roll okay?

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Shannon said...

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Jewls said...

oh.my.gosh. I did that very same thing trying to broil steaks one time...except they weren't red inside (which probably would have been preferable). You husband at least gets points for trying, right?!

You crack me up, and I'm totally craving a cinnamon roll now!

Jenny said...

I could so see this happening at my house, lol.

Midday Escapades said...

Those darn cinnamon rolls! I want one.

LOL. Your hubs sounds like me. I am not the cook in my fam.

Homesick Cajun said...

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Messy Mommy said...

That's something I would do! Hubby's the cook around here. I suck!

♥ Katinka said...

Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a great day! :)

Kristen said...

A for effort right?! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! My phone is a Samsung Moment. What I am doing carrying around a phone like this I have no clue..but I feel at least 5 years younger by doing it so I'll go with that! ;)

Julie said...

Oh man... a diet coke and a cinnamon roll sounds delicious! I might need to run to the store... ;)

Mrs.Mayhem said...

LOVE it! Your diet sounds like mine. I just bought a ton of healthy groceries in a effort to get back on track, but the kids' cookies are calling to me...

The Mommyologist said...

AWWW!! At least he had good intentions! Pass me a cinnamon roll while you're at it. I just cannot seem to get back on any sort of diet bandwagon. On that note, I'm going to go pour another glass of wine and get a cookie.

Megan said...

Ha! Well, at least he tried. I think husbands shouldn't be allowed near the Pioneer Woman's recipes...my husband butchered her chicken parm recipe a few weeks back. It was not pretty.

Heather said...

mmmm... Diet coke and a cinnamon roll! We should be friends. I found your blog on Mommie Life, and just added your button! I will be stopping by often!

Llama said...

HAHA! MEN! I will give it to Leo though...at LEAST he tried! p.s. can I have a cinnamon roll too?!?

Men Are Dumb. I Are One. said...

We men do try to cook. Sometimes, we succeed, and then there are "situations to spark a great blog post". Great post, btw. Props to the guys who try to cook. I rate this- Two charred meals, way up! :)

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Michelle said...

I love, love, LOVE PW's cookbook. I have yet to make the cinnamon rolls, though. Hmm.....

blueviolet said...

You did the right thing? Once blood comes out, it must not go back in!

KimJohnson said...

I could live on carbs. I'm bad like that!

morewineplease said...

so typical! my hubby would have done the same thing... men!!!

Bombtastic Belle said...

*lol* That is too funny! :) That is me if I have to fry aything - I burn it just about every time. I worry about it not being done, so I over due it and smoke the house it.