Cooking for Family and /or / Husband

@slickcut (8141)
United States
March 5, 2007 11:45am CST
I would like to know how hard your Husband/ family is to cook for? My childrens dad was from the old school,and he expected everything made from scratch...He refused to eat anything simple or easy..He would eat nothing instant or from a box....Now it is later and my children are grown up now..I have a husband now that is so easy to cook for.He loves sandwiches, instant potatoes, skillet meals,hamburger helper it does not matter,he never complains and he will eat anything I put in front of him and happy to get it and also compliments me...I started out with him making everything from scratch because thats all I knew and he liked it but always told me "why are you going to all that trouble?" Just fix easy things..It took me a while to change because i had cooked from scratch for so many years,but i find it to be easy and good,and it is so much nicer to spend less time in the kitchen...He never fusses or gets mad at what i serve him,he has never thrown it across the table like the Kids dad..How easy is your Husband to please when it comes to meals..Is he Pickey? or Nice about eating? if your chilren or stoo at home or gone,rather you are now married or unmarried ,I would like all your opinions about cooking for your men..Thanks
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30 responses
5 Mar 07
I find my partner is fairly easy to cook for. He is a vegan too. However he doesn't like genetically modified foods or things that haven't been washed. Neither of us like stuff that has been too processed so cooking from scratch is something that comes naturally to both of us. He is a good cook himself and enjoys it so usually helps me anyway.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Hi Michelle, thats great that your husband will help,my husband helps me too..he will even wash dishes or load the dishwasher for me.Oh i always wash everything too. It sounds like you have a very sweet husband.thanks so much for your response..
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• United States
5 Mar 07
hi slick. My hubby is pretty easy to cook for. He does not prefer beans, or spicy foods but is getting better about trying them. I find my kids are harder to cook for. I have a hard time getting them to eat fruits and veggies. They are starting to get better at trying new foods.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Hi, its good your husband is easy to cook for..I am from lousiana (born there) I love beans and spicey foods,but my husband hates spicey foods too,he don't even sprinkle on black pepper,but does he ever love salt,and thats not good for you the way he eats it....Im sure when your kids get bigger and they see that some foods cause weight gain they will start to love the veggie's and fruits....
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@ElicBxn (60770)
• United States
5 Mar 07
HA HA!!! I don't have a man to cook for and NEVER have!!! That's a small part of why I never bothered to get married or shack up - I'm NOT working a full time job, just to come home to ANOTHER full time job! Besides, I've never made ANY claims to being a cook! (So, don't ya know, part of my new job requires me to fix meals for this disabled lady!)
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Hee hee ! Girl you are funny,you are probably the smartest one of the bunch..Ive often wondered what being free would be like ha ha...it leaves you free to be whatever you wanna be hummm smart girl!Yes thats terrible ending up having to fix for a disabled lady! we always end up having to do something we don't really like when it comes to our J.O,b, any way thanks for the post ans a good laugh..
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@babyhar (1339)
• Canada
5 Mar 07
I am sorry to hear that you we're involved or married to a man who got so upset with the food you had made for him in the past. Or how he'd throw the food you had made for him across the table. I know how you feel though.. Because before my other half I used to have a man who was apart of my life.. Who wouldn't just eat anything I would prepare. He'd always complain about how I had cooked the meal.. He also was an extremely picky eater. Everything had to be done a certain way or taste a certain way. I am glad I am not with a man such as this as he didn't seem to appreciate anything I had done or prepared for him. We're both thankful to have men now who appreciate the food we prepare for them! My other half is not at all hard to cook for. If anything he is very easy to cook for. He seems to just love anything that I prepare for us for dinner. I used to be so concerned years ago when we had gotten together when I would prepare foods for him.. As I was scared that he wouldn't like the things I had come up with. But instead he appreciates my cooking & seems to be my biggest fan when it comes to whatever I cook for him. I usually will make a lot of the meals from scratch. But sometimes if there are days where it was a rather busy day for me.. Or if I had to much to do around the house.. I will prepare a box of tuna helper for me & my other half. And then prepare some home-made tuna cakes on the side to.. My other half just loves the way I make tuna helper.. Even if it is made from a box.. He isn't at all picky when I have to prepare things such as this. If anything he sometimes will ask me to make it as he loves it so much each time I make it! We both seem to love tuna helper as it has such a creamy taste to it.. And when I prepare tuna cakes on the side from scratch it just adds to the yummy flavors! I make a lot of things such as chili's or I will make tortillas for us. I will make burrito's from scratch & will sometimes change the ingredients or spices quite often.. And he seems to always love what I come up with. If I include new ingredients he usually can tell right off the bat. And will compliment me on how great tasting the new ingredients are.. He never criticizes the new ingredients I may have put.. But will instead ask if we can try this again sometime in the future or next pay day even. It brings a warmth to my heart knowing he loves the meals I cook so much. My other half is a lot like yours.. And he sometimes will see all the trouble I had gone through to prepare dinner.. And he tells me I shouldn't have gone through all the trouble to prepare dinner for us. And will say make something a lot easier on yourself for the new few days. He sometimes will even come home from work & if he sees how tired I am.. He will even tell me to sit down & relax & he will make dinner for us.. Instead of me having to prepare dinner that night. I am glad I have a man such as this as apart of my life.. As he is willing to cook sometimes instead of expecting me to do all the cooking all the time. Before him I never had this quite honestly. In conclusion.. I find that my other half isn't at all picky when it comes to the meals I prepare for him for dinner. If anything he loves what I tend to come up with each night.. He seems to always compliment me on how great a lot of the things I make taste.. I am glad I have a man apart of my life who appreciates everything I cook for me & him. As I'd much rather have a man like this compared to a man who is a picky eater.. And all he does is criticize the foods I come up with. It's a blessing to have this! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Yeah that first husband was horrible,he was hateful in other ways too, as probably yours was,they never appreciated anything,something was always wrong...Thats ok cause when my kids got big,I left him and hes never going to change.......funny thing I was always waiting on him, and i felt used...He has remarried now and hes paying for all he did to me...He has a sweet wife but she's lazy and cooks from a box all the time and has two kids that drive him nuts hee hee...well she works,I shouldn't say shes lazy but up beside me she is cause i was always busy and she is really laid back,and he gripes all the time to our older kids,he said he has to punch her with a stick to make her move...ha ha ...Its funny how these men end up paying for their rotten deeds....Anyway my husband now is great,and you were talking about tuna helper,my husband loves it,hes so nice,they build our self esteem while the others pulled us down..So we are both lucky now that we don't have to put up with their crap..Thanks for the Post,its been fun talking with you...
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@mixey62 (305)
• United States
5 Mar 07
My boyfriend lives with me and he is a carnivore. I am a strict vegetarian- I won't even touch meat. He knows that if he wants me to cook for him, then he'll have to eat vegetarian meals. Needless to say, he cooks for himself. He doesn't really care- he's gotten used to this. Every now and then I'll make him a vegetarian feast, but usually he heats up some sort of meat dish on the side. I don't know why he likes meat so much, but we've worked out this compromise.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I heard from someone this morning and he said he was carnivore,but i really don't know what that means,but he did not eat venison thats for sure.well as long as your b/f is willing to cook for himself that sounds fine..At least he don't get upset with you..My granddaughter use to be a vegetarian but she just loved steak so much she quick being one ...I could make a good vegetarian because i adore all kinds of vegtables and fruits...Have you ever ask your B/f why he loved meat so much? i suppose it would get something started so i guess its best not too..haha ..Thank you for your post....
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
5 Mar 07
My husband is very easy to cook for. I can make something from scratch or from a box. It doesn't matter to him. My kids are the same way. The only thing I have to deal with is the lack of vegetables that my husband will eat. He is getting better and will usually try them - but he's worse than the kids most of the time!
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Thats great,he is not pickey..I make vegtables and my husband never complains but i do notice he passes on anything green hee hee..He likes thigs thats real fattening like gravy,cheeses,and real rich foods more than vegtables ..I think its just a man thing,they uaually all love potatoes ,and macoroni and cheese...Thanks fot you post
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@bicklelady (1411)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I hate to cook. Some time I would go through the period where I would get out some of my cook books and start cooking. I would be so proud and serve my family with pride and then I would set down to eat with them and my husband would say what is this crap. It would hurt my feeling so bad. Or I would work all day and come home and cook a really good healthy meal and then I would call my boys for supper and they would say "Oh IM not hungry, I ate at so and so's house" So i got to the point that after I work 12 hours a day and then come home and cook just so our boxer will end up with most of it, I will let my husband fix his own meal and I will call my boys from work and ask them what they want for supper. And If I fix it they better eat it. If they dont eat it, they will have it for breakfast. My husband works out of town alot so my boys and I will eat out alot.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Oh your husband sounds like my ex,I don't blame you i wouldn't cook either....I have fixed for my ex and he would say the same thing"whats this crap" oh it made me angry...
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• United States
14 Mar 07
well it use to make me angry. But now I just giggle about it because, If he cant appreachiate my cooking, He can fix his own. Thanks
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
17 Mar 07
I cook more often. I am at home all of the time during the winter. My gf isn't hard to cook for. But she is picky & never liked a lot of stuff until I pointed out the flavors in the foods I fix that she liked. She never liked onions... Yea Right. If I cooking you are eating it my way. Anyway I put onions in but was was sneaky about it. I used a garlic press crush the onion. I also learned a trick this way, it really brings out the onion flavor. But she is never hard to cook for.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Good for you cool,sneaky huh?/ha ha...If i had someone to cook for me I would be so happy,i would never complain...i use to do that to with my ex, he got it in his mind that he did not like something even if he never tasted it...
• United States
16 Mar 07
My fiance isn't picky at all about food but, I am getting really bored with cooking easy meals so, two weeks ago I made some beef stew for the first time from scratch. Everyone liked it but, it was a little salty. I don't know what happened it must have been from the boulion because I didn't put any salt in it. My children are the picky eaters though. My son Andrew wouldn't even try my beef stew but, he can eat beef stew from a can that has the same veggies and everything in it. I enjoy cooking from scratch because it makes me proud of myself for accomplishing something new. My fiance would eat the food either way but, I have to cook food so that my fiance, my two kids, and I can all eat it. I find that somewhat difficult because we all like some different things. My fiance and my son don't like mayonaise, mustard, or miracle whip. So, if I make me and my daughter egg salad I have to make my son and fiance hard boiled eggs with butter melted on them. So, it's not easy to cook around here but, I manage to do alright at it!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Babygirl that is good that you are doing well and made your stew,sounds great..It was the boulion that you put in your stew..here is a cooking hint for you( if you find anything too salty for whatever reason,peel a potato and put it in whatever you are cooking and the potato will absorb the salt...thank you for youe answer...
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I used to have a husband like your first one - pain in the behind, we couldn't even order pizza from time to time. Now my cooking is terrific - I don't. Son never wants to eat what or when I want to so I cook from time to time and if he doesn't want it he eats from the freezer to the microwave.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Yes i know what you mean ,makes you just want to scream
• India
6 Mar 07
well sometimes you got to be hard. i mean you wanna eat then eat or else stay hungry.
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• China
6 Mar 07
I'm a student now.I didn't get married,i lived with my parents.My mother cooks for my family.my father enjoys her cooking.me too.
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• Australia
6 Mar 07
My boyfriend, he is wonderful. First of all, he did most of the cooking when we both had full time jobs. Now I work part time and I do the cooking and no matter how terrible (and trust me, sometimes it was terrible) it was, he was supportive and did his best to make sure I knew he appriciated the effort. He is an easy one, you can do whatever you like, as long as it's not rotten or taste like ash, he'll eat it.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 Mar 07
He appreciates your efforts and that is nice.you are lucky.
• United States
6 Mar 07
Mine likes everything from scratch. Some things that I make from a box are not so obvious. If he is not around, he does not know it came from a box. My spices and sauces are store bought, but you would not know it, and he doesn't know it.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 Mar 07
sounds like what i use to do,if he was not around and he thought i made it then it was ok,but if he knew it was from a box then he did not like it.I think sometimes its just all in their head..haa ha
@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
6 Mar 07
My husband is picky but not as bad picky as he used to be, but he is still hard to cook for, So he ends up cooking a lot more for himself than he would if he were not so picky. Some of our kids are also picky and I think it is because he is.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
13 Mar 07
yes kids always watch their dads and pick up bad habits
• United States
16 Mar 07
My family is easy to cook for and they love to try new things. My boyfriend is VERY appreciative of everything that I make and is sure to say how much he likes something over and over. It feels good that he does that. He also cooks sometimes too and thats really nice.
@peni88 (469)
• United States
6 Mar 07
my husband is very easy to cook for. hes happy to just have sandwiches or spaghetti with a salad. he makes it so that i dont have to cook every night. my kids like to make what they want to eat. so that makes it easy. when i do cook which is very often, my husband always compiments me. i like cooking from scratch, but i dont do it often enough.
6 Mar 07
My hubby is very easy to cook for. He loves everything, where I am the picky one. I do cook from scratch. I myself prefer to cook from scratch. I know what goes into each meal. I do all my baking from scratch as well.
@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
6 Mar 07
My husband is easy to cook for though he is sort of 'vegitarian' who doesn't eat any animal mean but seafood meat. He can cook for himself but I cook better so he hardly complains the food I prepare. But sometimes he will blame me on his weight gain due to the food I cook - too good to control his diet...
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
actually my mom doesnt cook for my dad. My dad cooks for all of us and he is a very good cook. It makes him so happy that we eat together, and eat to our hearts content and enjoy his delicious cooking.