Guest post written by my pal Henry Adams
Now that I’m retired, I’ve really tried to learn a thing or two in the kitchen. My wife is a fabulous cook, and she loves to do it, so I’ve had the pleasure of her cooking for the past 35 years. Left to my own devices, I might make a hotdog or some spaghetti, something really simple. Last night, I learned how to make a stir-fry. Using a simple recipe and our new wok, I was able to cook a great mixture of chicken, noodles, water chestnuts, snap peas, and teriyaki sauce. Sure, it wasn’t the most complex thing in the world, but it was exciting to actually cook some meat and add in some fresh ingredients.
I didn’t mind the experience at all. I was wearing my miracle ear hearing aids and listening to old folk songs on the radio, and before you know it, the whole thing was finished. I think I could really get into cooking. At my age, I’ve really come to welcome new hobbies and cooking is something that could keep me busy for many nights to come. I’m sure my wife will welcome that, as well.