Hubby and I have had this debate many, many times.
As I have mentioned on numerous occasions, he is a spectacular cook. Some of his dishes should win awards – seriously.
But he is never satisfied. After he’s made something, and it is the best, the next time he makes it, he changes or tweaks the recipe. And a lot of times it makes the food not nearly as good as before.
He believes everything can be improved upon– and I believe that if you’ve found something amazing, hold on to it just as it is.
Case in point, for my birthday this year, he offered to make whatever cake I wanted. I chose a scrumptious yellow cake with chocolate fudge ganache frosting that he’d made previously. I was literally salivating thinking about this yummy, soft, perfectly buttery cake.
When it came time for the eating, though, I found out he’d changed the cake recipe — and added an espresso cream filling. Yes, it still sounded good, but it wasn’t what I’d asked for. I was still optimistic, but when I went to take a bite, it wasn’t even close to what it had been.
And then, since he’d slaved away on it for hours, I felt like I couldn’t complain. (And it really was nice of him to work so hard on it.) Am I ungrateful? No, but I just wanted what I wanted.
Hubby does this a lot. And now he’s always giving me helpful advice about how I can improve my dishes.
Who do you think is right?
I’m really curious. Thanks.