My husband and I have been together for 13 years and he STILL manages to surprise me. When it comes to my cooking style I am very much a recipe follower. Even if I have cooked something over and over again, I will still refer to the recipe card. I only have one signature dish that I am able to make from scratch without looking. My psychological diagnosis for this is that I am afraid of taking risks. I don't trust myself. I am working on that every day...
My husband is the opposite. He can make something out of nothing and it always turns out great! Case in point, last night's dinner:
Me: I guess we can't make tuna melts anymore. We are out of mayo. Wanna have left overs?
Hubby: Give me ten minutes. I'm gonna make mayo!
(ten minutes later)
Hubby: There you go! Homemade mayo.
Me: (after picking my jaw off the ground) Wow! Nice work! Julia Child would be proud. :)
It may seem like no big deal to you. But to me it is amazing. It is brilliant. It is even couragous. Where there was none, now there is some!