Family's Favorite Food

@heart143 (1204)
Philippines
April 5, 2008 3:45am CST
Being a housewife and a homemaker, one of the many things I do is to prepare meals for my family. It makes me happy when my family loves my cooking. My husband's most favorite foods are barbeque, either pork or chicken, karekare (pork/beef stew in peanut-based sauce with vegetables) and any kind of salad. He likes my tiramisu for dessert. I do barbeque at least two times a month and karekare at least once every two months. I make it on Saturdays or Sundays to make our weekends more special. He also loves Sinigang (Pork in Sour Broth) which I prepare once a week. What is/are your husband's favorite food. Do you cook it for him? How often do you serve him his favorite foods?
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@jairgirl (2879)
• United States
6 Apr 08
i am a sucker for cooking haha! since my hubby works at home i have to make sure that he is getting good meal all the time, i have no complaints though coz i love to cook. he loves my baked steak, chicken noodle soup, any of my italian dishes, indian food, beef and potatoes and my burritos. he dont really have favorites coz most of the meal i make he is eating it and enjoys it as much as i do. i do prepare frozen food sometimes just depends on our mood. he is not a dessert man only haagendaz vanilla and chocolate cake. i am more on it but only have it if we dine out. if we are out we mostly share our meal. weekends is our dates so we make sure that we are eating outside at least. i have bunch of cooking books and i am hoping to learn how to bake some time next year so i can have fun with our future kid then (still planning, haha. that's all for now, haha! takecare!
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Wow! Those are a lot! Reading the foods you prepare makes me hungry . I love Haagendaz ice cream too but we can't have it that much because that's too expensive here. I also cook a lot but I know a little about baking, though I can bake cakes. I also plan to enrol in baking classes any time this year. I'm just waiting for a convenient schedule for me. I have a husband who appreciates all my cooking and I want to surprise him with some baked goodies.
@jairgirl (2879)
• United States
7 Apr 08
LOL, i make myself hungry too, haha! we're lucky to have a very appreciative husband. we agreed that if he didnt like it or if the taste is horrible he have to be honest with me coz if he dont i will just be in that imaginary world assuming he likes my cooking, so far he is very sports about it and it really helps me a lot to be better. i am planning to buy one of martha stewart's baking book, i saw it at william sonoma and it sure looks so yummy. i was teasing him yesterday that i like the RED kitchenaid mixer, so that is my hint, haha! anyway, good luck on your plan for the class, keep me posted and maybe you can share some with me. get my free class from you haha! i used to say the same thing with my sister (she is studying culinary arts in finland) and she is really doing great about it, im a proud sister can you tell? nuf bout my silly story. thanks for the reply. takecare!
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
Thanks! Funny but we seem to have a lot of similarities. Could you be my lost sister . I love Martha Stewart, she's a perfect model of homemakers. I always watch her shows. My husband is offering to buy me a nice mixer (the one the professionals use) . I'm still not nodding to it because it's a little expensive here. I told him to hold his intention of buying me one not until I actually enrolled. I do get a lot of recipes from my friends who also like cooking and baking. I'm very much willing to share you some. Take care
@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I'm a housewife and homemaker too, and I do all the cooking. Its funny before we were married he did all the cooking, and he's pretty good at it. Now he does like to grill, if I don't feel like cooking that night, I'll ask him if he wants to fire up the grill and he'll do it, and he ends up cooking supper...lol..sneaky. But his favorite food I make is my lasagna, I only make it once a month, or for a special occasion, like his b-day. His favorite dessert, is Key Lime Pie, I make it once in awhile. I myself am diabetic so I can't have all the sweets, and whenever I do, it takes all my willpower not to eat it..lol. Lately I've been trying new recipes on him, he's my guinea pig, he hasn't complained about anything yet. In fact, everything I've made is his favorite. He's a good husband, he gives me a break on the weekends, he takes me out to eat.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
My husband is like yours...he loves all the food I cook and he doesn't complain. He eats all of them. The only thing he complains about is he is getting fatter everytime he eats.
• United States
7 Apr 08
Yeah, thats what he complains about too, that he's getting fatter. I tell him I just don't want him to be hungry..lol
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
8 Apr 08
Yes, sometimes I tell him that too. And it gives him more reason not to go out anymore after office because he looks forward to his dinner at home.
@alexigne (903)
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
My family's favorite food was a homemade chicken caldereta. It was so delicious and my mom cook it. My brother really like it since he was a child and until now he request my mom to cook it. Even every town feast, our relatives is looking for it. I love it..
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Hmmmmm....sounds yummy! I haven't tasted Chicken caldereta yet. I have only tried Beef and Pork caldereta but I think it's very delicious especially with steamed rice.
@alexigne (903)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Yes definitely, its ingredients is more expensive than the chicken itself. She cook it differently to the traditional pork and beef caldereta.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
I think you should ask your mom to pass on the recipe to you so that you can master it too...and then pass to your children. It's nice to have something to pass on to the next generation, like a traditional family recipe.
• Romania
5 Apr 08
In my family, my father cooks. We love many kinds of food. My favourite is french fries with cheese, but i love spanich too, soupes, tiramisu for desert.
• India
5 Apr 08
i do not cook but always helps a lot to my mother & sister in cooking .My family's favorite food is butter chicken in non-veg & steamed rice with curry is in veg
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Dear Shivergirl, When my siblings and I were still young, my father does the cooking too. He is a good cook and we love everything he prepares. My husband loves tiramisu too. He never getd tired of eating it.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Dear Creativeking, When I was still single, I also don't cook much because there are already too many cooks in the house. I just assist and watch everybody do their cooking, but when I got married, I always do the cooking. I was more than surprised that I am a great cook and I acquired the skill merely by watching.
@itsmepinky (1302)
• India
5 Apr 08
i am not a housewife yet , but i do cook for my family and boyfriend. They love my cooking , i am not blowing my own trumpet here , but they really like my cooking. My bf likes the pasta i make. he also loves the traditional food that i cook :) ~pinks~
• United States
5 Apr 08
I am a homemaker and I love looking for new recipes to cook for my husband. He loves comfort foods like lasagna, mac and cheese, meatloaf and rice. I'm not crazy about rice but i make it for him because he loves it so. Italian food may just be our favorite.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Dear Pinky, That's great. Stomach is really a way to a man's heart and it's always nice to prepare foods for your family especially if they enjoy the foods we prepare.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Dear Sherry, I think it's a pleasure cooking for our loved ones. It's a nice sight to see them gobble up the foods we prepare. It makes me happy when they eat a lot.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
We have lots of favorite food in the family but the best is the "kare kare".. hmm.. I don't have to describe that since we have the same favorite. hehehe. My mom is a good cook so she cook it very well. Other favorite foods are pinakbet, patatim, mixed veggies and CHICKEN roll.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
Yup. I think the only difference now is how the shrimp paste (bagoong) was cooked. That's what makes kare kare a wonderful eating experience .
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Oh you are certainly right! My mom cook the most delicious bagoong/alamang for the kare kare hehehe
@rhane7315 (5674)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
i'm still a student but when it comes to cooking i try my best to help around in the kitchen lol sometimes i watch them cook some meals like tinolang manok, calderetang baka, etc. i guess that's not my specialty because i sometimes messed up if i'm the one who cooks our meal lol but i know how to make some pasta meals like spaghetti, carbonara, bake macaroni, etc
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
Oh...it's seems you are more inclined to Italian dishes . That's a good way to start. Take it from there and develop and cook more recipes from that line. That's how I started !
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
14 Apr 08
my husband is very unpicky when it comes to food. he has only ever complained one time... but I think his favorite is simple meat and potatoes....my children mostly like casserole type dishes... I would love your recipe for sinigang as we all really REALLY like Adobo... that tangy broth is so satisfying.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
My husband too. I don't know if he really appreciates my cooking or just want to please me . Thanks for your response.
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I do not have a husband but I am the cook the majority of the time for myself and my two house mates/friends. One of them really likes fried chicken and potatoes so I do make that but I compromise. She is a diabetic and shouldn't really be having the plain white potatoes so we use sweet potatoes. As for frying the chicken I use chicken cutlets and make them into chicken fingers. They fry up a lot faster and with so much less oil. There are even days that I just brush a little oil on the breaded cutlets and bake them instead but shh please. My other house mate really loves pasta and veggies so I make a cold pasta salad about once a month. The basic recipe I use is: http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/13576/pasta-salad.html I never use celery though always cherry tomatoes or a different color pepper.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
I see. Your friends are very lucky for having you there. I appreciate the way you lovingly prepare the foods you serve them. I'm sure you'll be a good wife when your time comes.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
11 Apr 08
Well, I am hungry now. I miss your pansit. I don't cook much here now. My in-laws are the one in-charge of the kitchen, but sometimes they would request me to cook ADOBO, they like it. But my husband, loves everything I cook. He is my number one fan.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
I miss eating pansit with you too. Well just let them have the kitchen...at least you will not get tired . Prepare all your specialties to your husband...at least he'll sure to appreciate it.
• United States
10 Apr 08
My husband was very ill before I lost him and getting him to eat was a real chore. He loved my cream of potato with bacon soup and fried egg sandwiches. I made it often for him as he would eat that when I could not get him to eat anything else.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
Hmmmm....your cream of potato with bacon soup sounds yummy! I think anybody would get well with it.
@pooh08 (672)
• Vietnam
8 Apr 08
Each member in my family like difference food with each other. But almost my family food made by my grandmother. She cooks very well, suit with my family's taste.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
Awwwww...that's so sweet of your grandmother. Foods really taste better when prepared with love and care. You are very lucky for having such a grandma.
@carolscash (9503)
• United States
7 Apr 08
My husbands favorite meal is fried pork chops,friend potatoes, corn, rolls and strawbery shortcakes for dessert. I do try to fix this often as I know he loves it. My girls love pasta so I fix it quite often too. My husband doesn't eat it much so we have it when we know he won't be here for dinner.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
8 Apr 08
I also love preparing the family's favorite foods because it gives me a certain kind of happiness seeing them satisfied and contented with the food they ate.
@wickedangel (1639)
• Dominican Republic
5 Apr 08
Generally my BF likes everything I cook for him so I'm glad about that!! He likes chicken A LOT. So we get a lot of that with rice or mash potato and green beans etc. I do different sauces, some spicy some not hot etc., just to make it different. He has a bit of dodgy tummy so I have to be careful what I cook.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
You've really captured his heart through your cooking. My husband loves spicy sauces but I don't so I always prepare two sauces whenever I cook fried chicken.
@shymurl (2769)
• United States
5 Apr 08
My husbands favorite food is fried chicken. I don't mind making it sometimes, but overall I don't like to make it. Very time consuming. The one dish that he loves and I try to make it once a week is enchiladas. The kids love it too.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Oh, enchiladas are really yummy! I like it too. Fired chicken is easy to prepare yet takes time cooking it.
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
5 Apr 08
Our entire family is blessed with a mother who has always been a magnificent cook. She has introduced to us different cuisines. Aside from our local cooking, she is also good at Chinese and Spanish. But there is one food that we all enjoy. When I was still single, we all loved to have Nilagang Baka (Beef Stew with some vegetables like potatoes and cabbage) as our viand. Now that all 5 of us are married, whenever we meet, together with our own new families intermingling, we still make it a point that we have Nilagang Baka on the table. I am the most picky daughter when it comes to viands and my mother would ask me what to cook most of the time. And Nilagang Baka is only one of the few viands that I would choose that everyone else would agree to. I simply like it if there are plenty of medium potato halves and corn ears as well. I just don't like too much cassava cuts (a type of banana)included there as they make the broth sweet and unlikely. Anyway, we may opt not to include it and it will still be delicious.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Wow! Your family is truly blessed. I wish my mom is also like yours. My Mom doesn't know how to cook. It's my dad who cooks and eventually us (my siblings and I). I always envy those whose Mom cooks delicious foods for her children. Whenever I visit her, I still have to cook our food and when I feel lazy to cook, we just eat out.
@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
5 Apr 08
My husband and all of my kids love my homemade spaghetti/meatballs and homemade sauce. I make it once a week and they all ask for it when I ask them what they want for dinner. My kids also love to have breakfast for dinner. They say that I make the best cheesy eggs and french toast. As a homemaker, I don't mind making dinners everynight as long as they are appreciated and everyone eats. I don't like the days when I cook dinner and get the look from the kids like~ you have got to be kidding, I'm not eating this.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
I guess most kids love spaghetti with meatballs. My husband also loves spaghetti. He prefers it over all other noodles. Yes, it's a pleasure cooking for the family especially if they liked what you have prepared for them.
• India
5 Apr 08
I dont cook any foods,but my wife and mother do all the cooking.I am from south India and our favourite food is rice and sambar curry.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Oh you are so lucky. You have two wonderful women cooking for you. I haven't tasted that yet but it sounds delicious.
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
28 Jun 08
My husband loves anything that doesn't eat him first....lol..But he loves lasagna and taco salad. I cook these at least once a week.