My husband can’t boil water

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My husband doesn’t cook.  He can make a grilled cheese sandwich, or grill some hot dogs, and yes, he has the ability (although rarely used) to microwave food.  That is it.  Really.  Ask the kids.

I’ve been sick with the flu.  For the first few days eating wasn’t an issue…there was just no way I could do more than sip some water.  The husband fended for himself.  As my ability to eat improved, he rose to occasion by getting me wonton soup, mashed potatoes from Boston Market, and making me a chicken sandwich (after expressing shock that you could buy not just sliced turkey…but sliced chicken too.)

After almost a week of takeout food, he was tired of it, and decided he would “make dinner”.  That dinner was going to be grilled hot dogs and packaged gnocchi.  After confirming with me that all you had to do was boil water, add the packaged gnocchi and remove them when they float, he confidently went off to cook.

Feeling well enough to walk myself to the kitchen, I entered in time to watch him take a dripping pot out of the sink, boyishly plop it down on the red hot coil, splashing water with a grin…as sparks flew and I jumped back.

Yes friends, he shorted out the unit.  Just in time for Thanksgiving preparations.

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