Weddings are fun but as several couples featured in the Cultural Wedding Planner all agree “The hard work actually starts after the wedding!”
As the project manager for Cultural Weddings ® I completely agree. The wedding albeit a huge celebration and gathering of friends and family and of course fun.
It’s the day-to-day interaction with your significant other that can indeed be joyful, and sometimes challenging (depending on where your head space is for the day). But what tends to require even more work are the mundane jobs. You know the stuff that you don’t WANT to do; but NEED to do and HAVE to do! Because without them; things seem somewhat dysfunctional. Like cleaning, laundry, paying your bills and of course cooking.
I admit it here again; my official announcement was on national television (a few years ago). But here it goes again. I can’t cook!
I recall having a conversation with my husband before we got married about cooking. Iclearly recall saying ‘I don’t know how to cook.’ He said ‘okay’. and that was that.
In our first couple of years of being married, we lived in a trendy part of Vancouver BC. There was an abundance of lovely restaurants to try daily; which we did! The vanity of eating out so much is short lived. And soon having to eat out is even more bothersome than preparing good food at home for several reasons (which I promise I will mention later).
In our first few years of married life, my husband became an AMAZING cook (and sometimes when we had guests over for a dinner — which he so lovingly prepared, he would let me take the credit. At first and several (lets say at least half a dozen occasions), it felt nice to hear our guests praise me. However, as time passed I felt huge guilt for taking the credit I didn’t deserve. We both let it slide until at one dinner party, I just couldn’t do it anymore. That’s was it! No more pretending to be this amazing cook when really all I could do was guarantee to burn toast and over boil (Indian chai) on a daily basis.
I will share more of this story a little later but for now; just a tip. Learning to cook is an artistic skill and a definite asset.
Whether you are a bride-to-be or not, it’s important to have this skill in hand. I know I sound like a mother (my mother infact!) but it’s so true.
Cooking is an asset. Whether you like it or not.
Stay tuned for part 2. But for now here’s a sneak peak of what a domestically-challenged (I’m not sure if this a politically correct word) created for lunch.