Meet David (my husband) the inspiration behind today's post. The first time David cooked for me he made "potato chip green beans." The name really sums it up, it was a dish that consisted of canned green beans and crunched up potato chips. So how did that guy transform into the chef he is today? We both had to let go over our old way of thinking. Although we joke around about him wearing the apron, this was a sensitive topic when we first got married. I never wanted to be considered a bad cook and I also had it in my mind that it is the woman's job to be in kitchen.
According to www.HealthGuidance.org my thought process behind the wife's duties vs the husband's wasn't too far off from some of the old fashion stereotypes they found. Here's some examples:
- Women are supposed to have "clean jobs" such as secretaries, teachers, and librarians
- The best women are stay at home moms
- Women are supposed to cook and do housework
- Women are responsible for raising children
- Women do not have technical skills
- Women are meant to be the damsel in distress; never the hero
- Women are never in charge
- All men enjoy working on cars
- Men are not nurses, they are doctors
- Men do "dirty jobs" such as construction and mechanics
- Men do not do housework and they are not responsible for taking care of children
- Men play sports
- Men enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and hiking
- Men do not cook, sew, or do crafts
After reading these, I realized we had it all wrong and it's time to break this old way of thinking. Some of my favorite chefs are men and some of the strongest leaders are women. It is a powerful thing when we start embracing our whole self. That is exactly what David did. I love that he can wear the pants and the apron! What stereotypes are you holding on to? It's time to let those go and start embracing yourself for who you are today!
Now that I got your mind thinking and your taste buds going, here's the RECIPE to David's dish.