Today is National Men Make Dinner Day!
I grew up in a household where my dad did alot of the cooking - and it was delicious! He's always been a foodie, he knows all the grocery and specialty food shops within a 50 mile radius. He plans his meals and is always the main cook for any large holiday feast. You should see how he handles the annual Christmas roast - it's pre-ordered to his specs and when he picks it up you'd think he was holding a newborn!
My mom is more the baker in the family - she can turn out pies and other homemade baked goods like no-one. Store bought pie crust, never knew that existed till I was shopping on my own, my mom would never stoop to that!
Now my husband - an entirely different story. His folks are from the deep south and from a time where the woman made and served everything, and she didn't get to sit down till everyone had what they wanted. The woman was also responsible for all cleanup.
It's taken some time but my guy can kind of get around the kitchen, but most meals I still do prepare. Every now and again he'll grill something, but he's so focused on that task he couldn't possibly think of also doing side dishes or salads. After a few meals of just a slab of meat and nothing else, he's been relieved of serving a complete meal.
I'll have to let him know that today he may have the chance again - but since he doesn't know where most things are kept it's likely I won't bother - it would get to me too much to keep hearing where's that pot, where's the pepper, do we have EVOO, etc....