A peculiar couple

by Anne-Sophie

in Blog

Andreas and I had a MAJOR breakthrough on the weekend.

We COOKED TOGETHER… for the very first time.

You may ask yourself, why is this such a big deal and why did it take us this long?
To be quite frank, it is all my fault.

At the beginning of our relationship, I was even too self-conscious to empty the dishwasher when Andreas was in the kitchen.
Cooking with Andreas was not going to happen. The fear of being judged was just too strong. I was so scared of making a mistake.
After all, I have been told my whole life that I was doing everything wrong, that I was just too stupid to live and that I was just a girl.

Andreas always cooked for me, but I could not be in the kitchen, did not want to know what exactly was in the sauce that I was eating, how much cream he used or how much milk. I feared that I would eat less or that I would start counting calories again.
Even though Andreas cooked for me, he never ate with me. He, too, did not want to change his eating habits. This was of course a huge obstacle for me too. It was weird to eat alone, when he was just sitting there drinking his coffee. But I ate nontheless and we talked and had fantastic conversations. I am not sure why he decided to start eating with me, what the final push was, but I am thrilled that we can now both start working towards being a “normal” couple with “normal” eating habits.

We had talked about cooking together for quite some time, but only managed to do so on Saturday.
We prepared everything matched popatoes from scratch. And cooked liver, stewed onions and green pepper. It was super yummy and will be one of my favorite meals for all time.

desert… 😉
hmmmmmm

our attmept at eating civilized ended rather abruplty… but it was soooo goood.
“I have eaten so much,
Not a leaf more I’ll touch, meh! meh!

I will share what we made on Sunday in an upcoming blog post. And I am sure that there will be tons of those cooking stories in the future. Let me know if you are interested in a “cooking section” and I will continue to take pictures of what we ate or even journalize the different steps of preparing the meal. 

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Andreas Reinhardt May 30, 2011 at 10:12 am

Delicious

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Lea May 30, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Awesome! It looked delicious & I'm cheering all these big steps you are taking!

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Christine Peel May 31, 2011 at 12:14 am

Yay for cooking together! Looks super yummy.

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Anne-Sophie (aka. anneso87) May 31, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Thank you, Lea & Christine. One day, we will coke for you! :)

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