This apple and onion dip is a recipe that Mr NQN could have made because it is straightforward and requires nothing more than patience and gentle stirring - you can even be a little inattentive with it stirring the onion when you remember it. I first saw the idea of an apple and onion dip when I was L.A. at Joan's on Third.
I didn't try the dip at Joan's but I was intrigued by the flavour combination. I decided to experiment as I had no taste memory to compare it against. Thankfully it worked on the first go, the sweetness of the apple and soft onion going so well with the savoury onion soup mix. I will admit that I didn't want to add onion soup mix but it adds a lot of flavour to the dip. It is marvellously moreish and you can make it low fat by subbing in natural yogurt.
If it weren't obvious, I do adore my husband from the tip of his floppy brown hair to the bottoms of his enormous bare feet. But one thing that he isn't is handy around the house. Cupboard doors fall off the bathroom cabinet and stay that way until I get to them with a screwdriver and bigger things are saved for when we call in a handyman. I'm not complaining at all, Mr NQN has a host of great attributes including intelligence, gentleness and patience and he can't be the only man that isn't handy if handymen exist.
A month ago, our shower drain was clogged and we would end up showering in a pool of water. This went on for weeks until Mr NQN finally relented and poured some caustic soda in the drain which did nothing. His advice was to use a barely running water stream which isn't quite practical. Looking in the cleaning cupboard I found the drain clean and used it - it took all of 30 seconds to pour it down and then 15 minutes to wait for it to work.
That evening Mr NQN marvelled. "You should be a plumber mon cheri!" he exclaimed happily towelling himself off. "What did you do?" he asked. I explained that it was a quick job and that it was just pouring drain cleaner in the hole. "This is wonderful!" he said delightedly and kissed me and went on his way happy that his wife could be a plumber (not really, although I'm sure that a lot of calls are for blocked drains).
So tell me Dear Reader, how do you split the housework and repairs at home? Who does most of them?