Saturday, January 30, 2010

Upcoming Guest Post & Food For Thought

Krazy Kitchen Guest Post
On Valentine's Weekend, I am hosting a brunch and a dinner for the lovers' weekend over at Welcome To Our Krazy Kitchen. The theme is (surprise surprise) "romance".

It's going to be fun for us. That week is also our 15th anniversary, so the brunch is going to be a small, intimate menu of some of Alexis' favorites or things that are special to us over the years.

The dinner is going to be entertaining because I am going to have help. My friend and martial arts instructor, Robert, and I are going to cook dinner for Alexis and his fiance. I've been teaching him how to cook a good bit for the past year, but that's mostly been butts, ribs, steaks, and things on the grill. This will be the first full dinner menu we've done together that wasn't BBQ.

Food For Thought
We had a decent amount of snow last night and the boys were over at the horse farm next door, sledding and snowboarding at midnight. I went to sleep but Alexis stayed up. In part to wait for the boys but we had watched Paranormal Activity and I think it had her a bit spooked;)

Anyway, when I woke up this morning, I found this note in the kitchen. I couldn't resist writing a reply at the bottom.

She had also made me two batches of home made cinnamon rolls, wrapped and ready for baking.

I popped them in the oven and quietly set about cleaning the kitchen as quietly as possible. I wanted her to get her rest and if she heard me banging around, she'd feel like she had to get up.

She said she would do it, but she didn't mess it up herself. My walking back and forth to the grill through this mess all night and tracking it inside didn't help any.

Alexis woke up just as I had finished cleaning the kitchen and the rolls were ready.

As we enjoyed our rolls in a quiet morning lull, I smiled at her and thought about "romance". It's not just in flowers and cards, although those are nice romantic gestures. But real, bona fide romance? It's found in sticky notes and cinnamon rolls.

Those two seemingly small things Alexis did put a skip in my step this morning and made my day. Thanks Hon!


  1. Jealous, gotta get my hubby on board with this one! Gosh I want one of those right now...

  2. Romance?? *imitatinging Calvin's vomit face*
    ;) Russ

  3. Ha! What a coincidence. After a long day out and about, I came home to find that my husband had brought home fresh cinnamon buns and a bottle of wine for me. Not to be consumed together of course. That's true love right there.

  4. Awww, what a great post Chris! You're right, it is way more about the little daily things then it is flowers and cards. Those cinnamon rolls look delicious! Can't wait for your Valentine's weekend posts at Our Krazy Kitchen! :-)

  5. Well, heck yeah. That's EXACTLY where romance is found!

  6. You are a lucky man Chris. What is that white stuff on the deck again?

  7. Awww . . . such a sweet post! And tell Alexis her cinamon rolls look terrific.

  8. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Now, you've got me all teary-eyed.

  9. Chef E: Want me to talk to him for you? ;)

    Russ: Ok, just re-read the post and substitute "Jayhawks" for the word "romance".

    Kirby: You got yourself a great man and he is married to a wonderful woman, it's obvious!

    Martha: Thanks for the opportunity to post!

    Mary: I'm fortunate to keep finding it:)

    Bob: Don't I know it? The white stuff? I spilled some Big Bob Gibson's white BBQ sauce, lol.

    Vickie: Thanks and I will.

    Pam: Hopefully in a good way. :)

  10. This was a wonderful post... I love it when it gets all sweet amd syrupy. It is definitely the small things that keeps romance alive-Your post reflected what really is important.
    I am looking forward to reading and enjoying your Romantic Valentine's Day dinner post.

  11. What a beautiful post. Those cinnamon rolls look wonderful. Looking forward to your Valentine Day post.

  12. As it Chris...great post!

  13. This post is so well put, Chris! You are exactly right. Romance is found in the sweetest and simplest of gestures. A handwritten note, a yummy treat, and sharing the quiet lull of a comfy weekend morning. Sounds like you both got your weekend off to a great start:D
    P.S. I'm gonna have to let you have a chat with my husband about cleaning kitchens. He could use some help in that area:D

  14. I love the cinnabone looks so pretty

  15. awwww....such a moooshie post!

  16. Chris cleaning the kitchen like you did is the epitome' of romance! We're anxiously awaiting your guest posts over at OUR KrAzY kitchen.

  17. I cook like a tornado went through.. Wife is in charge of damage control...

  18. I would love one of those with a cup of coffee!!

  19. Great post! That last photo of the cinnamon roll is killing me.

  20. awww... so lovely!! I want those cinnamon roll now.. yummilious!!!


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