Sometimes being a Dad is hard. But we Dad's love to figure out how to make our jobs easier. Being a Dad is just a series of life hacks. What new problem can I solve today?
Enter today's problem, "cooking dinner" for your kids.
When you are spoiled with a wife who cooks/buys/drive-thrus 99% of what goes into your kids stomachs, it can be hard to suddenly be the nutrient provider.
Enter 1907 Meat Company.
Step 1: Walk into the store and buy steaks of your choice.
Step 2: While you're there buy pre-made sides like the cheesy potatoes casserole.
Step 3: Dessert is also available. Like homemade cheese cake and gelato from Bluce Spruce. You made need this as a negotiation/bribery tool later.
Step 4: Pay with your phone. Apple Pay. Android Pay/Wallet or whatever Google keeps changing it's name to. It's pretty futuristic but not perfect.
Step 5: Google search reverse sear steak methods. Oh and use a good meat thermometer. 1907 has them for $10. At the same you can bake the cheesy potatoes.
Step 6: An hour later eat. Don't forget desert or your kids will remember it right before bed time which means bed time just got thrown out the door.
Step 7: Sit back and drink a beer or two between the cook times. Mission accomplished. Life hacked.
Enjoy satisfied kids and extending their existence.
The only seasoning I applied was sea salt.
Cheesy potatoes took a little bit longer than the steaks to cook. But just a few minutes.
Why did I write this? Duh. To prove to my wife I actually take care of the kids when she's gone.