Manly Food & Girly Food
In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I’d post some “manly” recipes. You know, sausage and meatballs, beer and bratwurst, hoagie sandwiches, pizza and garlic bread recipes, but then I realized I don’t have any recipes like that. I don’t eat those kind of foods and I don’t make them for Scott.
But about the most “manly” food I can come up with are things like:
One Pot Gluten Free Vegan Mac-N-Cheese which is more along the lines of “comfort food” than “man food”.
However, many men I know like real meat in their fajitas. My version uses real mushrooms.
So even though I may not have tons of manly recipes, I have plenty of girly food:
A recipe like No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites screams baby shower or bridal shower food.
Or No Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles would be perfect on a girls night in with a bottle of wine.
Or bring these for a stitch ‘n bitch. You know, where you bring your craft projects over to your girlfriend’s house and you work on your crafts together while bitching about everything under the sun and two hours later you’ve caught up on your crafting and on each other’s lives and you’re feeling awesome and recharged. And both the gripes and the truffles are all gone.
And I really don’t think White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting are the type of thing that dudes smoking cigars and playing poker are going to go ga-ga over, ya know? But serve these to women, and all the world’s problems, including PMS, are solved.
And from my last post, I Really Shouldn’t, I am glad you liked that one. There are so many things that I really shouldn’t do, but did or do them anyway.
I loved reading your I Shouldn’t But I’m going to Anyway items. Great comments to read over. Thank you for those.
1. Do you think some food is more manly and some is more girly?
My opinion only, of course. But yes, I do.
And before anyone gets their undies in a wad, I wrote this post with a sense of humor, to be kept light. Of course we can all eat any kind of food, there are no rules, and if there were any rules, there will always someone who is an exception to the rule.
2. Any types of food that jump out at you as woman food vs. man food?
For me, I will say sweets, especially chocolate, seem more adored by women. Not saying that men don’t like sweets and chocolate too, but I think that women, something about the way we’re wired and our genetics as a whole, are even more in love with their sweets. Especially around that time of the month, ahem.
Just think about the way a room full of women will oooh and aahh and swarm a dessert table at a party compared to men who seem more take-it-or-leave it. Just what I’ve tended to observe over the years and yes, there are always exceptions to the rule. Like my dad who will swarm a table for a piece of cake.
I’d swarm a table for Nutella & Peanut Butter Graham Bars with Chocolate Frosting (No Bake) and maybe men would, too.
3. Father’s Day Plans?
Since I live many thousands of miles away from my dad, we won’t be getting together.
I will be spending time with Skylar and Scott and trying to make his weekend special. He requested time on Saturday afternoon to go attend a seminar he was interested in and if that’s what helps make his weekend a little bit more fun or special from his perspective, great and I said have fun and go enjoy.
P.S. The Taste of Adams Avenue Giveaway is still open
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads!