My husband does not cook.
I mean, he does many things, but cooking is just not one of them.
Sometimes he tries. He will offer to cook. I begrudgingly say yes, (begrudgingly, only because I know what is coming.)
He starts to prepare. And then…it starts.
The questions. The many, many, many questions.
Questions so plentiful, you honestly feel that death would be better than one. more. question.
But another one comes. And another.
And so many more after that, you are ten times more exhausted then if you really would have done all the cooking yourself. Repeat this same process if he is at the grocery store. You get the picture.
Now, I am not insulting him. He would laugh if he read this because he knows it’s true. He owns it.
I mean, this is a man who cleans, does laundry and is almost 100% helpful in every other area of home life.
As I said before, cooking is just not one of them.
When I was a kid, one of my good friend’s dad…now he knew how to cook. Not only did Melissa’s dad cook, he loved to share his creations with you. He was one of those cooks that were truly happy when you ate. And ate. And ate. Oh, did I eat.
Cheesecake, pasta, salads…you name it, this guy made it. I remember having some of the best treats for snacks when we were really young, and devouring cold, delicious pasta from the fridge at three in the morning after a night out, when we were a wee bit older.
If I remember correctly, I think I ate it that time with my hands…and I wasn’t the only one.
So fast forward to adulthood and nights that would never last until three am, and I find myself thinking of some of his recipes from time to time.
My friend, who is also a great cook herself, has made some of his fabulous dishes over the years, one time even bringing me a large bowl of pasta and a loaf of fresh baked Irish soda bread when I had just had a baby.
Ahhh…comfort food at its finest!
In honor of Mr. Curtis, my friend Melissa, childhood memories, great cooks and the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I give you his Irish Soda Bread recipe. Whip up a loaf of this delectable bread just in time for the holiday.
Make some memories.
Irish Soda Bread
Makes 3 standard size loaves