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Stay at Home Dads and Goulash

November 30th, 2008 · 7 Comments · The Joy of Fatherhood

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, a friend showed me a video on YouTube by Jon LaJoie called Stay at Home Dad. I thought it was quite funny, and I want to see if I can figure out how to embed a video in a blog post, so I’ve decided to use it as a test to see if I am successful.

I spent a few months as a (part time 2-day-a-week) stay-at-home-dad with my daughter when she was little. I actually tried to be a stay-at-home-and-work-at-home dad, but figured out that’s like trying to mix oil and water. I understand looking at the clock every two or three minutes after 5pm, calculating how long the drive home from work is for ones spouse, and then wondering when they’ll come through the front door. Being a stay-at-home-dad was probably one of the toughest jobs I have ever had. It was also one of the most rewarding jobs, though I think I sometimes missed that point when I was in the thick of it. Anyway, I salute all stay-at-home dads, and well as the more common stay-at-home moms. To those that both stay-at-home AND work-at-home, I double salute you. So without further ado, here is “Stay at Home Dad.”

Since this post seems kind of short, I thought I throw in a plug for the Master of the Philippines, who happens to also be a culinary guru. RT has written a great and informative post on American Goulash. I’m more of a borscht and/or beef stroganoff kind of guy, but I think I’ll try some goulash one of these days. RT also writes extensively on Philippino cuisine (after all, he is the Master of the Philippines), and he also wrote a great and informative post on Chicken and Rice, a Philippino staple. I’m a huge rice fan, and eat a fair amount of chicken. Though I love beef stroganoff, I try to limit my red meat intake, and eat chicken instead. So if you’re in the mood to read about food, check out RT’s posts. Or if you’re a stay-at-home dad and you have dinner duty and you’re wondering what to put on the table, why not consider goulash?

The Trade Show Guru Quiz of the Day
In RT’s American Goulash post, he mentions a 1960’s era Betty Crocker cookbook. I had a “kid version” Betty Crocker cookbook when I was growing up, and enjoyed cooking dinner on occasion. Looking back at it, I don’t know if the rest of my family enjoyed it, or it they were just being polite. Anyway, as a kid, one of my dinner specialties was “Three Men in a Boat“. Does anyone know what it was?


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