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Today I’ll introduce you to my husfriend aka “the love of my life”

I gather you are wondering why I call him “husfriend”… well, we have lived together for over 4 years which makes him more than a boyfriend. However, we are not legally married which means I cannot call him “husband”, so in my never ending quest for the perfect “in-between” term, I came up with husfriend.

Not only he is an awesome handy man, he’s also FREE!

This weekend he was gone on exercises, which means that he got to sleep in a sleeping bag, eat greasy stuff on the mess, and be surrounded by tons of people wearing the same clothing as him. Let alone the zero-comfort of any of the facilities.

That’s why I decided to be nice. I wanted to receive him by throwing these guys at him (he loves angry birds)

Pancho is a photo bomb expert as you can see.

I did the laundry *gasp*, I also ran the dishwasher AND emptied it when it was done *double gasp* both things that are usual husfriend domain. Since chicken is his very fav food, I decided to be risqué and prepare (for the very first time in my life) a whole chicken using my go-to fav foodie blog, you can find the recipe here. I was in a roll so I decided to clean the house top to bottom (I just realized I forgot the basement!)

I timed everything to perfection, I was going to start the chicken at 3:00 pm and for the last half hour of oven time, I was going to be cooking the potatoes. Perfect timing to receive husfriend between 4:30 and 5:00.

I learned a lot after this:

  • Too much time in the dishwasher turns Mr. Grater in Mr. Rusty
  • Hot butter + hot olive oil jumps by its own (if doggie hadn’t been 3 meters away from the stove, we would have had more than chicken for dinner)
  • It doesn’t matter if you buy a brand new garlic, 6 of its cloves can and will be brown and gross
  • It’s not easy to remove butter-oil-drippings from the side of your fridge
  • The inside of the oven gets hot, I learned this twice, each hand learned the lesson

Besides all the learned lessons, the operation Welcome Home Dear Husfriend was well under way, the table was beautifully set with an open bottle of wine, candles, and the salad.

At 4:15 it was time to remove the lid from the chicken and start the potatoes.

At 4:15:01 the power went off.

Estimated restoration time: 6:30 p.m.

I only had salad and wine for dinner. I’m a big girl, so I didn’t cry much.

I follow Kelly (the recipe maker) on twitter, and she saved my bacon chicken! She told me what to do to finish the recipe but it was going to take another 45 minutes 😦

I have to give a big thank to Hydro Ottawa as they restored power at 6:00 😀

Some would say it was a blessing in disguise because, even though we were starving by the time dinner was ready, it gave time for husfriend to take a long and well deserved hot shower and to play with his angry birds by throwing them at his face when I wasn’t looking!

Next time I’ll tell you about the last character that shares my roof. Until then:

Happy ramblings!



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