. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Why I'm a bad wife

December 10, 2013

Why I'm a bad wife

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There are a few things that I could say that I do well as a wife, like put away laundry, and take care of our bills.  But there are definitely areas where I know I could do better.  One of the biggest things I fail at is being sympathetic when Chris is sick.  I rarely get sick myself and when I do, I would still go to work and somewhat function pretty well.  Chris on the other hand, gets sick and is in bed for days straight.  He immediately needs gatorade, Kleenex and a million hours of sleep. 

The thing is that I know I don't get as sick as Chris (which sometimes I attribute to be just being stronger) and I know I should be a little more compassionate.  Unfortunately Chris has been sick twice in the last three weeks and I failed at being a caring wife.  BUT I am prepared for the next time and know how to make him feel a little better:

1.  I am one of the cheapest people you will meet and buy just about everything generic, and for the most part Chris has adapted.  I have learned however, there are a few things that you should buy name brands, because they are way better.  One being toilet paper.  And the other being Kleenex.  Buying the real stuff makes a huge difference and I know Chris appreciates it.  I do know that having a soft, absorbent tissue is much better on a sick nose.  


And turns out when you have a good coupon for $1 a four pack or more of Kleenex at Target, you don't end up paying much more for a much better product. 

2.  Cook him a good meal.  When you have a really bad cold, a good comfort meal is a great way to feel better and I am definitely capable of doing that.  
One of Chris' favorite meals is chicken pot pie.  I've used this recipe before and it is pretty simple (especially when you buy a rotisserie chicken and using a bag of frozen veggies instead of cutting fresh ones) and SO delicious.  
Ingredients: 
1 rotisserie chicken (shredded)
1 bag frozen veggies (peas and carrots)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 teaspoon celery seed
1 3/4 chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
2 pie crusts
 Shred your chicken, cut up your onion and celery.
In a saucepan, combine frozen veggies and celery.  Add water to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside. Add chicken.  

In another saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft.  Stir in flour, salt, pepper and celery seed.  Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk.  Simmer over medium-low heat until thick.  Remove from heat and set aside.
Form one pie crust onto the bottom of a casserole dish or pie pan.  Place the chicken mixture in the bottom of the crust.  Top with sauce mixture.  Put pie crust on the top and fold down the sides and cut slits across. 

Bake is 425 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.  Let cool about ten minutes.
3. Make a fire.  Okay I actually have only done this twice because I'm scared of starting a fire.  But I know I could do it.  And I know if Chris ever came out of bed when he was sick and found a fire and a delicious meal, I'd earn some major wife points.  

So let's just hope that Chris doesn't get sick again for a very long time.  But if he does, let's hope I can be a little more sympathetic and be prepared with Kleenex, a good comfort meal and a warm fire.

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19 comments:

Cat said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hope Chris feels better soon! I agree that you need to go fancy on tissues when you have a cold, makes such a difference! x

Alecia Zasiebida said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love chicken pot pie ( and chicken soup of course) when I am not feeling well. This recipe looks amazing. I am right there with ya I am not one to get sick so when my husband gets sick I am not as sympathetic as I should be. :)

Betsy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh I am soooo the same way with my husband. I should probably work on being more sympathetic too. The pot pie looks delicious will have to give that one a try.

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I could definitely be more sympathetic when my husband gets sick. Like you, it's pretty rare that I get ill! That chicken pot pie looks pretty amazing. I might have to make that and earn some wife points of my own! ;)

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think sometimes men can be a bit dramatic when they get sick...or I'm just unsympathetic as well! I guess that's something I need to work on as well...and will get to practice soon. We both woke up with sore throats this morning...this could get interesting. :)

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Haha, my hubby is such a baby when he's sick! That chicken pot pie looks soooo good!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Emily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That recipe looks delicious! And hope your husband feels better soon !

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that chicken pot pie looks glorious!! and i agree, some things that are not generic are best!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ummm pretty sure you can't be a bad wife with a chicken pot pie recipe like that! And don't worry, anything hot or sharp is not touched by me in our house ;)

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have 2 chicken breasts in my fridge - I may boil them and make this tonight for dinner! Thanks.

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Between the two of us, I tend to be the more sickly one, and Angel's MUCH better at being the caretaker one...which is probably a good thing since he is a nurse...

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hope Chris feels better soon! Nate's sick too and it's lame! I know I'd much rather be sick myself than see him being sick!

ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OMG it looks so much good!!

ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OMG it looks so much good!!

Sheila said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Omg that pot pie looks delicious!

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Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am the same way with my husband. He has also been sick twice in the last month. Ugh! This last time I tried to be more sympathetic. Not sure how well I did. Your chicken pot pie looks delicious :)

Claudia C. Gomez said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm sure going to make that recipe, It looks so GOOD!

Curious Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Haha, I am EXACTLY the same as you... Oops! So thanks for some good advice here :)

Chelsea Olivia said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm the exact same with being utterly and disgustingly cheap with groceries but then splurging on TP and Kleenex. No one likes a red nose (or butt, haha) from scratchy tissue!