When The Spouse is Away…

February 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Dinner, Rituals

…the other spouse will throw all dinner rules out the window. At least, that’s the experience in my house. For whatever reason, when my husband is on the road, our sacred mealtime routine doesn’t seem so sacred anymore. While my kids get take-out or a Trader Joe’s pizza from the freezer, I will get all Prousty with a mammoth bowl of buttered-and-salted Manischewitz egg noodles (the superskinny kind) that I used to regularly wolf down for an after-school snack growing up. My husband does the same thing when I’m out of town or out for the night — his go-to maverick move is cacio e pepe (above) — pappardelle with olive oil, parm, and lots and lots of pepper.

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  • 1 forex robot // Apr 15, 2010 at 7:03 am

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  • 2 my name is ish // Jun 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    word. last year, when my boyfriend was out of the country for three weeks and I was 5 mos pregnant and home with our 18-month-old son, I found that cereal made an excellent dinner.

  • 3 BLTs with Avocado | rituals | Dinner: A Love Story // Jun 24, 2010 at 10:26 am

    [...] had plans and wasn’t home for dinner. When Andy is out, I can go one of two ways. I can go Maverick where we barely sit down at the same time let alone eat the same thing. (This is the usual [...]

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