I love the internet. I love the fact that I have a vague query, I put it out there and - lo - I get the answer. I love you.
What I got back from "how do I make sure the husband fulfills his side of the procreation sandwich" was zinc, vitamin C, zinc, no caffeine, zinc, vitamin E, don't smoke, and make sure he ingests that zinc.
Oh, the husband is going to be delighted with the lot of you.
You all know he use to smoke, but he kicked that to the curb a year and a half ago (one nil to the smoking ban, come on the nanny state). So guess what I am going to be concentrating on?
I figure I have a couple of options. One, buy some zinc supplements, leave them in the kitchen. Pester the husband to take them and get shouty when I realise he keeps forgetting to do so.
But for the sake of our marriage I'm not going to go down this route.
Instead, I plan on becoming a feeder.
I found a list of zinc sources. Yes, all by myself, see I can do my own googling when required.
And I'm liking what I see.
There are, of course somethings that can be immediately discounted:
- Oysters - but they are alive. And don't give me that aphrodisiac shite, slurping living snot-textured salty globules does not make me horny (why does that sound eerily similar to the answer I give when a blow job is requested?)
- Walnuts - just too bitter, I like the idea, especially at Christmas but they are always a disappointment
- Lobster - I'm not spending my acupuncture money on them, much as I'd love to
- Bran Flakes/ Shreddies - the husband is petrified of milk, which makes breakfast cereals quite hard, dry and inedible. And when I say he is petrified, the site of a milk moustache has him gagging. (For me a hair moustache has the same effect)
- Baked Beans - hey, I have to live with the guy and part of the marriage vows was that I couldn't kick him out of bed for farting.
I'm thinking for lunch, slather wholemeal pitta pockets with humus, and fill it with strips of tasty beef, topped off with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
For tea, I could do brown pasta with tinned crab meat, bit of garlic, lemon juice, chilli and parsley to notch up the flavour.
So that's one day's worth, it might get a bit tedious on a daily basis though. Will have to do a bit more research.
Look at that, almost one of Barb's Fun Food Fridays.