Cooking can be challenging when you live with an OCD person who has kitchen privileges. While Susan was here she cooked in our old round crock~pot. I haven't used a crock~pot in a very long time. I got the bright idea I'd like a new oblong one. Notice this one matches the coffeemaker I was forced into at Christmas. Eager to begin this new experience I was on Pinterest early this morning looking for recipes.
I added the things I would need to a small list of things we were going to pick up at the store a little later. Bob comes in and takes a look at the list. That's when things went south.
He can only handle one new thing at a time, so until our new recliners arrive tomorrow we will be doing only the minimum around here. Nope, he wasn't going to go for that longer list. That crock~pot was a totally new idea, one we would not deal with today.
There was a time in my life I would have challenged him on that but not these days.
Susan had made quiche while she was here so there was almost enough of everything to make another one, I just needed sausage. We went to the store and picked up the few things he could deal with. Back at home I told him I was tired and would make the quiche for dinner rather than lunch.
Bob is obsessive about keeping the kitchen clean. You hardly get time to eat before he's taking up your plate to head to the dishwasher. He's not used to preparing food in the afternoon that would call for cleaning the kitchen.
I soon realized I'd set myself up for a problem. I held him off until 2:30 p.m. and finally gave in to cook the quiche so he could get the kitchen cleaned up.
I've decided to leave the new crock~pot in the box while I think about it for a few days. I'm not sure that's going to work for us. I'm afraid he will worry about how long it's going to be before he can wash it and clean up the kitchen. He was okay with Susan here because she cleaned the kitchen but I doubt that's going to be good with just the two of us.
He does pretty good with things he can prepare quickly and clean up the kitchen but things that have to bake or perhaps a crock~pot are a bigger challenge.