My wife and I share our home in central Indiana. Over the summer/fall of 2007, we remodeled our home, and included a huge new kitchen for ME! I planned the kitchen, including placement of all the cabinets, appliances and center island. In the center of this kitchen is a center island that is nine feet long and four feet wide. There is room for half a dozen people to prepare goodies, or for a dozen people to have a meal around the island.
I have always enjoyed cooking. I remember as a little boy down in East Texas helping my grandma with her Sunday meals. I watched my dad do his magic on the grill, and when he retired, he began to 'smoke' his own sausages, bacon, briskets, chickens, and anything else he felt like smoking.
My wife doesn't really like to cook. Except for Thanksgiving Dinner. Then she makes whatever we feel like eating. But on a regular weeknight, she sets the table, I cook the meals, and then we clean up together. We have been doing this for most of our 28 years of marriage.
Dinner is our main meal, and as we have grown older, we have also grown WIDER.. For the past year, we have tried to reduce portions and calories/fats, and slowly we are working on getting thinner together.