Did you have to teach your hubby or SO how to

@ersmommy1 (12607)
United States
November 11, 2008 5:50pm CST
cook? Or did they come to you knowing their way around the kitchen? My hubby is a pretty good cook. In fact I am sure he could teach me a thing or two. If he can cook, which one of you will take up the task of teaching your children? Here, that is pretty much evenly split between the 2 of us. And an aunt that likes to help.
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@kellys3ps (3732)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I taught my hubby how to cook, but now he is a much better cook than I am.
@ersmommy1 (12607)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Funny how that happens. Too bad for most it doesn't work for laundry too!
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Now my husband is pretty handy with the laundry as long as it doesn't require pretreating stains, He sprays on the Shout but doesn't rub it in or leave it set long enough to work he thinks spray it on throw it in the washer works..I am teaching him though..lol or trying to.
• United States
5 Dec 08
I like to share the cooking in my family and I look forward to the day when my daughter or son can plan a meal and prepare it. I think it is a necessary skill for children to develop. I might even have them do some grocery shopping for the house.
@robinemz (211)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
my husband is a great cook but there are some dishes that he didn't know then that i had to teach. he also taught me some of his best dishes. im sure any of us will teach our kids to cook when they're ready to learn
@ambkeb (782)
• United States
12 Nov 08
My husband can cook. Just wish he would do it more often. There are a few things he's taught me how to do. Like Gravy...lol I always made plaster, and he showed me the "tricks" lol. BUT I am able to cook a bunch of things that he hasn't been able to get quite right. And its funny watching him try. He's good at just throwing stuff together and make it taste good.
• United States
12 Nov 08
I was fortunate, he was able to cook quite well before meeting me. He was married for a short time before we got together and she never cooked, so he had to, then he was a single and living alone til i moved in with him, so again he had to know how to cook. 13.5 yrs later and almsot 10 yrs of marriage, and he prob does more than half of the cooking...thankfully becuase i hate it..lol. My son helps me with little tasks when cooking, but he also does some with his daddy, but he is only 5 so its limited..lol..i guess as yrs go we will both teach him.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
I really love to cook and when my husband and I were just boyfriend and girlfriend, I used to cook him food in their house. Sometimes he watches me cook and try to cook those meals by himself. It doesn't taste as good as mine but it is a 10 for the effort.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Actually Hubby taught me how to cook. I could cook really basic stuff but not anything tough. He taught me roasted chicken and potatoes, fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy and several other dishes. Most of the time I do the cooking b/c Hubby can't stand up long enough to do it. I also teach my Niece and Nephew when they come to spend the night. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
@underdogtoo (9605)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
I don't like to cook. My wife sometimes cooks but I don't like her way of cooking eggs because she never puts salt in it. I like salt, I don't care what the doctors say. Cheers!!
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
12 Nov 08
Hi friend,My husband doesn't know anything about cooking.Here in our place only ladies cook much and gents dont even enter the kitchen.I am a home maker and cook three meals perday and look after my child,even if I go out for two or three days my husband cant manage his food cooking by himself,he only goes to the restaurants for food.Once he wanted to try when I was not there but only made my Kitchen dirty and I had to spend hours to clean my kitchen.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@fishcb (17)
• China
12 Nov 08
Usually husband does better than wife in cooking . firstly wife maybe des better than husband ,but after that ,husband always does better day by day.
@kyliexo (71)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I don't live with my boyfriend yet but so far I haven't been disappointed in his cooking abilities. I think even if he didn't know how to cook something, or didn't cook something well, he would try his best, look it up, or ask a family member (his mom). I think if we had children, it would be split between us, depending on who was doing the cooking at the time when its convenient to teach the children small lessons. I believe we'd both enjoy it.
@williamjisir (22912)
• China
12 Nov 08
Hello ersmommy. I love to stand next to my wife when she is cooking because sometimes I also want to learn how to cook some certain kind dishes that I like. I help my wife to do the washing of the dishes and vegetables. I have learned a lot about cooking from my wife. I can do some simple cooking.
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
12 Nov 08
God helps anyone that my husband tries to help learn to cook. He can only cook eggs and toast and bacon. And maybe spaghetti(sauce from can) and besides heating up precooked foods he is lost in the kitchen otherwise.
• Malaysia
12 Nov 08
I my husband can cook, we will divide the job of teaching our kids to both of us. But the actual truth is, my husband doesn't know how to cook except simple things such as frying an egg, making fried rice and sambal. However the taste is not nice because he cooks it without following any rules, he just does it according to what he wants. I would not prefer him to teach my kids (if we had any) because I am sure my kids would be confused. I would rather let myself teach my kids so that they can cook with a method which is easy to learn and not confusing.
@sunshine4 (8712)
• United States
12 Nov 08
This is a good question. My husband isnt' that great of a cook. We were watching Wife Swap last night before dinner and I said, "Boy, maybe I should go on wife swap and whoever you get as a new wife will teach you and the kids to cook for me once in a while." Well, from that, he did make us muffins last night, but they were sooooo dry! At least he tried and I told him that they were good. He also did help deepfry some tatertots....guess that is a start.
@stephcjh (32387)
• United States
12 Nov 08
My husband was a cook in the Army for years. I had to teach him my way of cooking though. He was not allowed to season things like I do.
• United States
12 Nov 08
We taught each other actually. My fiancee is a very good cook for special meals, more expensive ingredients, that sort of thing while I'm better at fixing more day to day meals with less mess, more cost efficiency, and often healthier. We also have very different styles of cooking so that was a trial! He likes to add lots of spices while I prefer to fix foods that I don't want the flavor covered up by too many spices. It's really been a learning experience and at first I hated sharing my kitchen but now we can cook together happily or know they other person will tweak a little to please the other.
@liquorice (3903)
12 Nov 08
No, I didn't need to teach him. Like yours, my husband is a good cook and we manage the cooking between us. I know a few women who do all the cooking themselves and their other halves have never cooked a meal or helped out in the kitchen. So I consider myself very lucky indeed! I think that we split it pretty evenly at the moment, but as I'm at home during the day I tend to cook more with our daughter. She's very young so it's not really teaching her to cook, but she likes helping me and she's probably picking up some things on the way!