Cooking for my husband has definitely been a challenge in my almost 4 years of marriage.
I mean seriously! How am I supposed to compete with frozen taquitos and Beef Baja chalupas from Taco Bell. (Speaking of the Bell, did you know they have taco shells made out of Dorito Chips? Way to go Taco Bell. What's next? Cheetos in a burrito??)
We all know that husbands can have the eating tendencies of a toddler, demanding milk chocolate Ovaltine with their dinner and throwing hissy fits when something green is on their plate. Then finally after many failed attempts of the flying airplane spoon, promising him that he can watch the football game as long as he takes 4 bites of his asparagus is sometimes the only thing that works.
Which is why when I find a wholesome and healthy meal that is Hubby approved, I feel I must shout it from the rooftops and share it with the world...
That way wives across the country can stick it to the man, and actually have control of the remote after the kids go to bed.
Trash TV all the way...Goodbye ESPN.
And what better way to make a man happy then by offering him a manly meal...
One that screams, I'm no sissy la la for eating this sandwich. I'm a MAN!
Even if the dressing is a little fruity...
Blueberry BBQ Sauce
Makes 2 cups
1 c. blueberries
1/4 c. finely diced onion
1 TB. chopped garlic
1/2 c. ketchup
2 TB. balsamic vinegar
1 TB. rice vinegar
2 tsp. molasses
1 TB. maple syrup
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1. In a skillet, heat about 1-2 TB. coconut oil on medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook a few minutes until onions start to brown. Add blueberries and cook for about 10 minutes (you can lower the heat a bit). The blueberries will begin to soften and burst. Start to mash with a fork, (this should be easy to do), add in other ingredients and stir to combine and cook for a few more minutes for it to thicken. Transfer to a blender and blend until creamy.
2. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for about a week.
I don't think I will ever buy bottled BBQ sauce again...I mean, that would just be wrong.
Now this BBQ sauce can serve many purposes, but in our household we love BBQ chicken sandwiches. (I have also used chickpeas instead of chicken on occasion.)
Don't be afraid to load up that sandwich with as many toppings as you desire.
My favorite combo for this was avocado, spinach, goat cheese, and grilled peaches (that were brushed with coconut oil.) Add that onto a soft and fluffy wheat carb and you've got yourself one happy husband.
But let's be honest, whose really the one that's truly happy. That's right...You!
Happy wife=Happy life.
But you already knew that huh? :)