Béchamel Sauce; Do unto others? Please… Don’t. — 11 Comments

  1. Had to laugh, Katie, as MB and I are the opposite of you two – he likes to fuss and be fussed, I like to hole up and tend to leave him alone when he’s sick. Nearly 10 years married and 13 together and we still haven’t gotten it right, either. 🙂

  2. A bad time to get a cold with a you preparing to move. Hope you feel a bit better. I think your husband is an exception on men, most of them moan like they’re dying and can’t lift a finger.

  3. I did make bechamel the other day, but forgot all about the nutmeg.
    Happy Valentine’s Day, feel better. I would dote on you if I could… but I am in Canada – well out of doting distance.
    I am a good nursemaid to hubby for a very short while – then I threaten him and insist I don’t like him until he gets better. Seems to work.
    He is a lot more gentle and generous to me, thank goodness.

  4. Mmm, bechamel!! I adore bechamel sauce. Especially when we infuse the milk with a fresh bay leaf first. Or onion. Or garlic.
    Thanks for the reminder to have macaroni and cheese. I knew there was something we’d forgotten to make in our new gratin dish!

  5. Oh, I sort of hate to admit it, but I am impossible to deal with when I’m sick. One minute I want to be coddled, and the next I want to be left alone, and I expect the people around me to figure out which mood I’m in at any given point in time… without me telling them, because then it doesn’t count! Sickness just puts everyone in a weird frame of mind, I think. I am so impressed that you still managed to work on the house while not feeling so great!
    Also, I made my very first bechamel last week, for some mac and cheese with cauliflower. I used goat cheese and smoked gouda, and it was delicious, but now you have me wishing I had added some mustard as well. Guess there’s always next time…

  6. Zoomie, maybe we can swap when we’re sick…
    Tanna, it’s never minor when it’s me either…
    Ulrike, great minds (and cooks) think alike!
    Lien, it was bad timing, and I should be grateful he’s not typical.
    Natashya, that’s a good scheme… nag into health… I could do that!
    Elizabeth, I always forget to do that!!! Thanks for the reminder.
    Karina, glad to be of help.
    Jude, it’s a challenge to make things in smaller quantities, isn’t it?
    Joanna, smoked gouda… yum!!! Of course they should read your mind, DUH!

  7. Like you Katie I am sick so rarely…(touch wood) that I like to be pampered but My beloved is not sure how to do that. Sigh