Chapter 22. Cooking for the in-laws

There are many things that a woman is supposed to know how to do, one of those things is cooking. For most people and for most guys too, eating favorite dishes is a very important and pleasant thing to do. But don’t be frustrated if you are not a good cook or if after many years together you sense that your partner prefers his mom’s recipes.

You can change that easily.

I happen to be a great cook myself and when it comes to food there is something that all guys love without exception: sandwiches. I love to eat, and since I have travelled all over the world, I have had the opportunity to learn about different ingredients and culinary methods. I have fun mixing and matching things and the best medium possible for that is the sandwich, an apparently simple but delicious dinner option.

So don´t try outdoing your mother in laws´stew or meatballs. Make awesome sandwiches instead that will make your home a XXI century home. Here are some winners:

The Reuben Sandwich: Rye bread, corn beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. Make sure to toast the bread and serve it hot.

Ham & Cheese melts: A classic. Use butter to toast the bread (any kind) on a pan and add lots of cheese. Serve with ketchup.

Australian Delight: Two pieces of toast with mash avocado, vegemite (beef extract) fried egg and black pepper. Also makes a great brunch.

The Catalonian: On baguette put Iberian ham, fresh tomato puree (grated) and extra virgin olive oil.

The Fajitas: Strings of chicken breast on a pan with Mexican spices, three color bell peppers and onions cut in julienne sautéed on a pan and served on tortilla flats with melted cheese and avocados. You can add cilantro and fresh cream.

Serve any of the above with tortilla chips and salsa and a beer or wine and you will win the battle for good.

If you want to have some fun, make their baby love your fast food first and then prepare the Mexican option for your in laws when they come visit you. They will hate the spices,  you will seem really good hearted in front of your boyfriend and your in laws will never come back to your house for lunch on a Sunday.

Alternatively, you can show these recipes to your partner and have him cook for you.