When you live with another person, you have to learn how to compromise. For the selfish readers, a compromise is not when you decide who will get their way, going to one side or the other, but rather, you both meet in the middle so that both parties are at least someone satisfied. These veggie thai tacos are a perfect example of my husband and I’s relationship. And a delicious one too!
This summer my husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary of being married. Woohoo!! Would I do it again?..eh…just kidding, of course I would! They (whoever the hell that is) say that the first year of marriage is always the hardest…I’m not going to argue with that one! We definitely have had our ups and downs. There have been times where both of us were questioning if we made the right decision, when we were both frustrated and had no idea how to fix it, when I couldn’t figure out if I’d rather kill him or kiss him. The point of these example is that we made it through. Somehow we figured out a way to ease the tension and sort things out.
Our biggest accomplishment so far as a couple is learning to talk to one another and find a middle ground where both feel like their needs are being met. Sometimes it takes longer than others, sometimes we’ve forfeited a good night’s sleep for working things out. But in the long run getting an extra hour of sleep instead of solving the problem is never worth it.
Our friends have told us we are the perfect couple, and while I think that’s true (though I might be a little biased) not everything is perfect all the time. We have learned to communicate with each other and that compromising is usually the solution. For example, we both come from different cultures but both enjoy good food. But really who doesn’t enjoy delicious food??….
My husband works all day so it’s up to me to make dinner for us both. I love all kinds of food and trying new things. My husband likes trying new things but usually not after a hard day at work. For him, Mexican food all the time. That’s his culture. I get it. But for me Mexican food all the time is just not going to work. So here’s our compromise: tacos. Okay he’s happy. Veggies. Now I’m happy. Cilantro and lime. He’s happy. Peanut sauce and Sriracha. Now I’m happy. What do you get?? Veggie thai tacos with peanut sauce!
This is something that we can both enjoy because we compromised by including things that each one of us likes. In this case both are satisfied. The first year of marriage may be the hardest, but that’s because it’s when you learn the most.
Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce
- 1 potato diced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 cup frozen peas
For the sauce:
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbs water
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
lime and cilantro for topping
- In a medium pan sautee potato and bell pepper for about 5 minutes or until softened.
- Meanwhile mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
- Once potatoes and pepper are softened, add peas, cover and cook until mixture is fully cooked.
- Pile veggie mixture in a tortilla and top with peanut sauce, cilantro and lime. Enjoy!