My husband, who I cook with all the time, suggested casually “Why don’t you turn on the grill?” He continued chopping tomatoes, onions and peppers for the salad to go with our steak. Me? The grill?
I cook almost every night, and love to try new dishes. I prepare enormous amounts of food to be grilled. But I have to admit, I’m not the griller in the family. It’s something he does, even when it’s snowing. We are known to have grilled food for Christmas Eve.
I went outside, pausing to cut some oregano from our garden (that I know). I turned it on. I cooked steak. It wasn’t perfect. But it gave me a chance to think about how cooking with others pushes us to try new things, learn skills, and even, for me, to turn on the grill.