I haz skillz…

Somebody… and I won’t mention any names… made a comment about me not being able to cook. What a sexist remark. And just about as wrong as a remark can be. I was a house daddy for 15 years… (Our kids were born 9 years apart)… way before it became socially acceptable. And my mom raised my three brothers and I to be self-sufficient. It boggles my mind that kids these days leave home without knowing how to cook or mend their clothes or even do their own laundry. What is wrong with people?

I already shared my beer bread recipe. Now I will share some pictures of one of my favorite dishes. I make a mean fondue…

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My fondue is so thick you have to cut it with a pair of scissors. I make my fondue on Valentine’s day… and we also have one of those melty chocolate fountains. This year, we were in Arizona visiting Jessica on Valentine’s day, so we didn’t get to do our ritual. We did it last week, when the family got together for some birthdays…

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We even had a cheddar cheese fondue for the people who didn’t like mine… because I use strong, foreign cheeses and lots of sherry… and we had bread and apple slices and veggies to dip. I have had Swiss fondue in a place with a view of the Matterhorn, and mine is just as good. Add some chocolate-drizzled strawberries and mini marshmallows, and you have a Valentine’s day feast that will rock your world.

On top of being a very good cook… and painting, drawing, carving tikis, writing, singing and playing music, writing children’s books and funny sci-fi novels, poetry, and about 50 other kinds of art, not to mention this blog, I also have a green thumb…

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That’s right… that orchid was almost dead, and I brought it back and made it bloom. Do you know how hard that is to do?

So let’s be careful throwing around those insults, shall we?


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110 Responses to I haz skillz…

  1. jaklumen says:

    Somebody… and I won’t mention any names… made a comment about me not being able to cook.

    Couldn’t have been me. I am still a house husband and daddy– I can cook, clean, do laundry, and be handy around the house. Cimmy sometimes fights me to get stuff done, unless it’s electrical. That she leaves completely to me.

  2. longchaps2 says:

    Amazing. More amazing, you have to cut your cheese. Why does that sound like the start to another joke, lol. Funny guy. But also a good cook with a green thumb. Yep. High points for that my friend.

  3. Julie says:

    Oh my…you know what it takes to render me speechless?? Do you? My guess is a 15 hour work day followed by less than 6 hours sleep and reading this post… oh wait, if I was speechless I wouldn’t have anything to say would I? Nevermind. carry on..

  4. samara says:

    Okay, a guy who can cook is all kinds of awesome, You just got even sexier.

    And stop gay-flirting with Trent. That’s very distracting. Although I have to admit, one of the funnest things EVER is having you two hijack my blog. I’ll have to post something worthy of that.

    Bring on the chocolate fountain! I loves me some chocolate!

  5. joehoover says:

    I love orchids, my partner has a green thumb too, I’m the cook though. That fondue looks awesome. I am banging out my California pans, another friend wants to come but he wants to do SF to San Diego, I’ll keep you posted

  6. elroyjones says:

    Beautiful orchids.

  7. Aussa Lorens says:

    This post kicks all kinds of ass.

  8. Trent Lewin says:

    Also, for the record, I’m an awesome cook.

  9. Trent Lewin says:

    Man, if I had met you before my wife… I’d have rocked that shit! Oh shit, I swore. Sorry.

    Do your talents have no end????

  10. Ha! now I’m hungry. You know my Hubby was a trained cook and guess who does all the cooking?!

  11. feelingpaint says:

    Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids…

  12. I’m all for not throwing around insults.
    Do you give lesdons? I’ve lkilled more plants than I’ve saved.

  13. stephrogers says:

    Cook for ME! I LOVE food and it is the best part of my day now I am single.

  14. El Guapo says:

    Now I’m curious about the Matterhorn trip.

  15. Yay! It wasn’t me 🙂

  16. benzeknees says:

    Who said that about you? Do I need to punch them on the nose?

  17. Sofia Leo says:

    How is “you don’t know how to cook” a sexist remark? I missed the original comment, so please forgive me if that ‘person’ mentioned your manhood with their insult.

    Can you spin wool into yarn and knit warm socks? That’s the final requirement to qualify as a 40-goat spouse… 🙂

  18. janeybgood says:

    Yeah but can you dance-juggle though?

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