Gender Bias

I’ve got two house guests arriving tomorrow who will be staying with me for a bit. The father & son pair arrive from central Africa and Australia (respectively) within a few hours of each other. I don’t know them well, but I do know they are guys and they’ll be fresh off several long flights, arriving in Phoenix when she isn’t at her prettiest. Let’s be honest, we’re one step from hell at this point in the summer. The saguaro have their arms out in surrender as if begging the sky for a break all ready.

In preparation for the visit, I put together a simple meal that I hope they’ll love. In a completely stereotypical move, I went with foods I think men universally must love:

Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes

Crockpot pulled beef, which we’ll throw on buns with either salsa or a bit of BBQ sauce.

Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes

Stacked potatoes, with sour cream, butter, salt and pepper.

Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes

Beer

Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes

And oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

In the meantime, I’ll be feasting on girl food:

Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes
Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes
Why I need a bigger home

And hoping the cookies distract the guests from noticing my lack of beds for everyone. If nothing else, at least the couch-bound guest will go to bed with a happy belly. (Note to self: time to buy a house.)

~K