What I overheard from the kitchen while Brent prepared a surprise dinner for us tonight:
"This is going to turn out delicious or we're going to In'N'Out. Either way we're going to have a yummy dinner."
"I think I'm going a little overboard."
"Will you still love me if this doesn't turn out ok?"
"This is a LOT of food!"
"Cooking is stressful."
"Where's the cookie sheet?" (I used it to take the cupcakes to work today...and left it there.)
"Oh, you gotta be kidding me??? I messed up on a step."
"Are you dying? I think this will be worth it!"
"We're getting close!"
"Does effort get me anything?...I'm serious!"
"The really hard thing is making it all come out at once."
"It's not my fault the oven sucks!"
"I get the feeling that this is going to be one of those times where we're going to look back and say, 'Remember when you did that stupid thing?' "
(noticing that I'm typing...) "Wait! Are you live blogging this??? You are, aren't you??? That's it! No food for you! .... STOP IT! ... I better get a good write-up afterward."
He indeed gets a fabulous write-up! He made grilled herb garlic shrimp, garlic mashed potatoes and served it with a side of corn salad from Whole Foods. He even added parsley! (His mom is the queen of garnish!)
He topped it off with a lemon tart from Whole Foods. Definitely fiance-of-the-year material!
"Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration." - Charles Dudley Warner