Summer is officially here!
We’ve come within half a degree of triple digits in the Sierra Foothills already, so as far as I’m concerned, the season was already well underway.
I don’t know about you, but when it’s hot out, the last thing I want to do is turn on the stove. For that reason, Gwynly and I eat a lot of salads during the summer.
While we enjoy our robust salads chock-full of goodies, I do tire of them on occasion. Sandwiches are an easy non-cooking alternative, but I don’t enjoy them as much as Gwynly does.
One day recently, I mentioned to him that I wasn’t looking forward to having yet another salad. He took pity on me and told me he’d get dinner. Since I enjoy cooking about as much as being stung by a wasp, I gladly took him up on his offer. Salad became a much more appealing option when I didn’t have to fix it.
When Gwynly called me to dinner that night, I was in for a surprise. Instead of a big salad, I found a plate of appetizers prepared just for me.
Being a scientist, Gwynly likes to experiment. He’s actually a much better cook than I am, a fact I learned to accept and appreciate years ago.
That night, he used items we had on hand to create this tasty treat: Milton’s Everything crackers, tomato slices, feta cheese, basil, and pepperoncini slices.
My guy knows what I like, and appetizers is high on the list. When we go to parties, I hang out at the hors d’oeuvres table and graze.
I know the saying says the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but Gwynly turned the cliché on its head that night. His thoughtfulness mushed me out big time, proving that romance can be appetizing.
Is your special someone a good cook?
Does a delicious meal prepared just for you warm your heart?
Do you delight in whipping up tasty treats for your special someone?