Ask Hubby

Ask Hubby


I would love to return Ask Hubby to a regular series here on Ann’s Entitled Life – mainly because I wouldn’t want Hubby to get bored at home sitting around eating bonbons.

Ok, ok, the real reason I’d like to return this series is because my husband has a lot of knowledge to offer to people. This series was actually quite successful back on Coupons, Deals and More, but it never really gained traction on Ann’s Entitled Life. No idea why – same Hubby, same skill-set.

In order for Ask Hubby to succeed, I need questions from you.

Let me reiterate his qualifications:

Notes about my hubby: He’s a great guy who thinks he is funny (see Crap My Hubby Says). He went to undergraduate school for Hotel and Restaurant management, but, since he decided he liked money, switched his concentration to hotel real estate. He got his MBA from a top U.S. business school. He was one of those “Evil Wall Street Bankers” for over 10 years before moving west to marry me. He was a partner in a very successful real estate company for six years before being fortunate enough to retire in his early 40s. In other words, he isn’t a finance schlump although some areas of his expertise are better than others.

He enjoys cooking, and is very, very good at it! Nearly all the non-dessert recipes on Ann’s Entitled Life are Hubby’s.

In the beginning I cautioned people about his Home Improvement expertise, but the last few years of owning, and rehabbing, rental properties have really upped his skills. He now has calluses on his hands!

I have often asked Hubby why he never got a job repairing computers. He told me that while he finds computer repair fun, if he had to do it for a living it is less fun. He’s so good, I have abdicated all computer repairs and responsibilities to him… and I like it (said the former computer programer).

So, if you have any questions for my hubby make sure you Email Ask Hubby questions here!

Note: if you do not want your real name used, just say so in the email and he will respond “to a reader”.


Disclaimer: This information is not to be considered legal or financial advice. It is for discussion purposes only.

A few things:

1) The disclaimer. Gotta have it because he isn’t an attorney or your financial adviser and he isn’t dispensing legal or financial advice, just giving his opinion.
2) Hubby is willing to give his opinions and answers on a wide variety of subjects listed here. That post also explains his background.
3) If you would like to submit a question to Ask Hubby you can email here and make the subject title “Ask Hubby”, or use the contact page, same subject line.
4) You can use your name or be anonymous. Either works.


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Apparently the Ask Hubby email is dry … either that, or Hubby just can’t find the questions I forwarded to him. I was pretty sure there were a few left.

Anyone have any questions they’d like to Ask Hubby? Here’s the post about his background. I know a lot of folks are interested in his recipes and toys, so don’t hesitate to email him some questions!

I did tell him that we need to do a post on dicing since that had been requested, but I have to read my camera instructions to see how the video works. While still pictures would probably work, after watching him dice the last nine years, I think a video would be extremely instructive.

So, questions!? Email here


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This week’s Ask Hubby question:

Dear Mr. Entitled,

You are a culinary master as is Mrs. Entitled. I say you are a master because I am a kid and you can do more than I can do at this time. I am sure I will get better because I practice and I am a natural. I want to know which one you think is your best work, sweet or savory dishes? Also, my mom has a weird friend that says you have to be willing to taste everything you cook when you are a chef. She never became a chef but she went to school so she thinks she knows a lot. She didn’t know enough to accomplish anything so I don’t know how right she might be. What do you think? Do you really have to taste EVERYTHING? I am not eating everything. Oh and out of sweet and savory, what is the best dish you make and if you haven’t already created it on Mrs. Entitled’s blog, do it!

Legend

Hubby’s response:

Dear Legend,

My best culinary work? I do savory better than I do sweet, I would say. Ironic, as I probably enjoy eating sweet more than savory, if I had a choice.

Yes, I do think that you need to taste everything that you make. It is the only way for you to get the feedback necessary to learn how much of an ingredient is too much or not enough, and how different ingredients taste and interact together. Especially if you are going to experiment, you need to taste and adjust your recipe as it evolves.

My best dish? I would have to say chicken salad. It is something that I, and Mrs. Entitled (I like that, by the way) can eat for three days straight and not get tired of it. It is a wonderful, harmonious mix of flavor and texture. It really is a great recipe that just comes together on a consistent basis. Heck, even Mrs. Entitled can make a decent chicken salad when she follows my recipe. Link to Chicken Salad Recipe.

A piece of bonus advice regarding cooking: Cook for pleasure, not for work or for obligation. The pleasure can be for yourself, if you enjoy preparing the food and or eating it, or it can be for the pleasure of a friend or loved one with whom you share the food. For me, I like to make new soup recipes, which I enjoy making and eating, and which my grandfather-in-law enjoys eating. He always tells me I should open up a soup restaurant.

Time to get cooking . . .

Disclaimer: This information is not to be considered legal or financial advice. It is for discussion purposes only.

And there you have it folks, this week’s installment of Ask Hubby.

A few things:

1) The disclaimer. Gotta have it because he isn’t an attorney or your financial adviser and he isn’t dispensing legal or financial advice, just giving his opinion.
2) Hubby is willing to give his opinions and answers on a wide variety of subjects listed here. That post also explains his background.
3) If you would like to submit a question to Ask Hubby you can email here and make the subject title “Ask Hubby”.
4) You can use your name or be anonymous. Either works.


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