Tuesday, November 8, 2011

In the beginning...

So, it seems that Mennonite girls can cook—as if anyone really disputed that. What's really up for grabs, though, is whether the fellas can contribute anything in the culinary department. I know, most people imagine that the most any Mennonite man ever did to prepare for supper was to comb the chaff out of his beard, but the times are a-changin'. As Gareth Brandt pointed out in a recent blog post, men (bearded or otherwise) often play more domestic roles these days and frequently find themselves cooking on a typical weeknight—and it usually ain't BBQ. But what do guys make for dinner beyond KD, or PB&J, or BYOB (you know, bearnaise sauce) or any other food acronym they can throw at a crabby family come 6:00 on a Tuesday?

Well, that's what this blog is all about. I'll try to get things started with a recipe and maybe a video if I get the dishes done before falling asleep on the couch. Feel free to contribute a comment or a recipe or just tear out what little hair remains—metaphorically, of course—and vent about what those brats said about the dinner you slaved over for them while they were blowing out their brains on the PS3. There, there ... you'll be just fine. You're among friends here.


  1. I'm intrigued. Being a Friesen (Mennonite girl) married to a Funk (Menno guy), the concept hits close to home. I'm curious to see if the blog develops male followers -- out of a sense of genuine resonance -- or if it will mainly be female lurkers/smirkers, sitting on the virtual porch, watching what the boys are up to...

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  3. bring it on buddy.....i am loving this, and yes i will be lurking on the virtual porch, just for the shear fun of it....oh ya, guys can cook, my brother and son are most awesome in that department (of course I inspire them :), my hubby on the other hand, lets just say, I love cooking for that man, he NEVER complains even when it flops and yes indeedy things i cook do flop on occasion....gasp...tis true.
    have fun with this, and am looking forward to some great creations coming out of your kitchen...

  4. Thanks for your comments ladies. We'll have to see if this takes off and becomes more than a novelty. Paula, tell G. Funk to get going and post a recipe—maybe we'll record our Saturday get together ;-)

  5. Although this comment is on your first post and I just ran into you last Friday, I want to encourage you to keep at it! Whether the oven or a BBQ, us Mennonite boys CAN cook!!

    Rob Dyck