A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Welcome! I’m Jenny, author of Dinner: A Love Story and The Weekday Vegetarians More
What To Cook Tonight
- Spaghetti Omelet
- Killer Minestrone (Weekend)
- Fish “Presents” in Parchment
- Lentils with Crispy Sausages
- Korean Short Ribs
- Lettuce Hand Rolls
- Tortilla Soup
- Never Fail Banana Bread
- Fried Chickpeas with Yogurt Sauce
- Beef and Broccoli
- Shrimp with Feta
- Pork Chops with Cider, Dill, Horseradish
- OR, Tell Me: What Kind of Night Is It?
- Anatomy of a Weeknight Dinner
- Baking and Sweets
- Birthdays, Holidays, Celebrations
- Books, Gifts, Culture
- Chicken and Turkey
- Dinner: A Love Story, the Book
- Dinner: The Playbook
- Domestic Affairs
- Family Ritual Series
- How to Celebrate Everything
- Organizing, Strategizing, Planning
- Picky Eating
- Pork and Beef
- Posts by Andy
- Project Pantry Purpose
- Sides, Salads, Soup
- The Weekday Vegetarians
- Top 10
I LOVE THIS and can totally relate to it! Thanks for the great laughs and inspiration!
you are killing me with this.
Hahah! This is hysterical and you guys are funny!! Looks like all in all you’re both doing a pretty good job =)
Um, I need a copy of this, and ASAP!!!
Love you guys!!
That is as good as the “Lunch Contract”. Which is really saying something because I thought the “Lunch Contract” would NEVER be matched in the blogosphere!
Too funny. Really what a great idea!
Thank you for the morning laugh, this is hysterical.
OH you guys SLAY ME! I agree, I didn’t think “the lunch contract’ could be topped but this gives it a good run for its money! Hilarious.
can you post a link to a blank one? I would love to do this for my husband!
Best 5 minutes of procrastination I’ve spent all day.
Fun to read – but the cupboards being left open park kills me. My husband does the same thing and EVERY TIME I get the same creepy Sixth Sense flashback!
mek: You have no idea how glad i am that you wrote that. I had “Sixth Sense” reference in my first draft but then thought no one would remember that scene. It is SIXTH SENSE ALL THE TIME in the kitchen when he is cooking. Scary, right?
And for the record: I have never ordered a Death-By-Chocolate-Tini. Totally fabricated!
Thanks for notes everyone. Glad you like.
I’m new to DALS thanks to your new column in Bon Appetit — really been enjoying your stuff and have quickly come to respect your opinion in all family-dinner matters. (You mostly give me hope for the future, as I’m now in the weeds with a 4-year old and a 15-month old.)
The “demonstrates resolve … when faux-weepy child asks for hot dog instead of steak” entry made me crave more info. Can ya’ll do a post on your strategies for dealing with picky eaters and the desire to resist short order cookery? I think I’ve heard ’em all: the “thank you” bite, your “rule of three” — but I’m not sure what to do AFTER the food has been rejected and my mom instincts for feeding/providing are in high relief.
Hi – I just stumbled upon your site and I love it. Although I do not have children, but what you write about in regards to the family meal is something I feel very pasionatly about. I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how inspirational your blog is and that you have a new follower! X
You guys are hilarious!! I think the hubs and I may need to start this… 😉
ok, this is HILARIOUS. i love that you can keep it real … 🙂
LOVE this!! And so appreciate getting the “mom” vs “dad” perspectives– can totally relate.
THIS is why I love your site!
This was hysterical, but OMG Jenny when you wrote that Andy leaves every cabinet door open i almost fell off my chair – my hubby is an amazing cook, but I fear I will lose an eye on one of the open cabinets at eye level! How hard is it to close a cabinet or pantry door??
I love this – and am encouraged to know another family applies Manhattans so successfully. You give me lots of hope for the day we go down the children route.
I lied: one more comment tonight. Both your reports card made me laugh out loud. Ahhhh…family life.