does your husband still appreciate your cooking?

Philippines
June 14, 2008 4:31am CST
Does he ever tell you how you did with the last meal? My husband doesn't at every meal of course, but he does compliment me every so often. And I love it when he does. IT motivates me to make every effort to make homecooked meals even though we're both really worn out in a day's work; makes the effort worthwhile. How about you?
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• Canada
14 Jun 08
Yes, my husband compliments me when I cook a homecooked meal and I compliment him when he cooks. We both work, but I get home earlier than he does so I generally cook through the week and he generally cooks on the weekend. We've both made good dishes and we each have our specialties, but we've both had our experimental disasters. When one of us is trying a new dish, we will sit down and taste it carefully and see if it's a keeper or not. If it's a keeper we decide how to improve it. The best time is when we cook meals together.
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
Thank you all for sharing your experiences with me, I'm glad to be part of a group of appreciated cooks. Cooking with the partner also takes bonding to the next level, doesn't it? it opens up to us couples a whole new level of give and take in our relationships. I think, being complimented in our cooking is one of the sweetest, simplest ways husbands have of saying 'I love you' to us wives. And when the husband rates our cooking even better than their moms, Hellooo! that's totally cool! And for husbands longing to come home to our cooking; hey! that's another great reason he's gonna come back for more, eh? Kudos goes to the husbands who know how to get us wives going!
@rinkub (231)
• India
14 Jun 08
How sweet of your husband! So does mine. He just loves my cooking and he's said not once but many times, even to friends and relatives, that he prefers my cooking to his mom's. Now, that a real compliment from a husband, isn't it? Though I try to cook for him different kinds of dishes, sometimes I'm just too exhausted to cook at all. Initially I used to a lot but lately, I don't much. My husband's now posted in a different city and I feel really bad that I couldn't cook for him as much as I wanted to. He just loves home food and sometimes, I feel, he misses my cooking to me more. Lol!
@rinkub (231)
• India
16 Jun 08
Thank you for the best response, lotsalove! Happy cooking and if you have some nice non-vegetarian recipes and good salad ones do share them with me. I hope by the time my husband returns for his holiday I'll have some nice culinary surprises for him. Thanks once again and take care.
@wahm805 (76)
• United States
16 Jun 08
He thanks me for cooking every day (I usually try to cook every day) and if it's a new dish (which it has been a lot lately) he always praises me for trying (if it doesn't turn out how I wanted) or how great it did turn out. One thing about him is I can make mac n cheese or I can make a 5 course meal and he's equally as happy. He's not a hard one to please. I actually made Hamburger Helper for the first time ever after being with him for 5 years and he has said that was his favorite meal since his mom used to make it when he was little.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
16 Jun 08
My husband does b/c I rarely cook lol. He does most of the cooking. I hate to cook and he loves it. Hes one of those people who could cook anything and it would come out good and me I am the complete opposite. I boil water and something is wrong with it.
@nupats (3564)
• India
16 Jun 08
yes he loves my cooking and i m also fond of cooking different things..somtimes when i m tired i dont feel like cooking at all...he compliments and also proves by often over eating at home..take care happy cooking..
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Hi lotsalove. My husband is quite complimentary about my cooking. And I, too, appreciate his comments. He regularly expresses his thanks for cooking a meal he likes or trying a new dish he enjoyed. Yes, it does make me want to keep cooking good meals for him, even on a day that I am pooped after work. It is amazing what a little positive verbal communication can do. PearlGrace
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
15 Jun 08
i think your husband is a LUCKY man,do you have any sisters? :)
15 Jun 08
I feel so ah.. I don't know what to say.My nieghbors said I cook good,they like my food. me and my husband have different culture he's australian and I'm pilipino.I cook him his bake dinner but he never like my pilipino dish.Like fish soup with sour broth,and salted dry fish he calls it yak.He eat rice when it's fried rice.
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Yes, my husband loves my cooking! He likes all of my traditional ones that he gets in regular rotation and also likes the new ones I throw at him. he is gone right now and eating very bland food. So, I get emails all the time about how much he misses my cooking. I swear my cooking is what keeps him with me! HA!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Hi lotsalove My husband never compliments me on my cooking. And never has. I cook for every night. So recently I had surgery and I havent been cooking. And to be perfectly honest I dont feel like it. LOL I know he misses it. If he would just tell me once in awhile I would love it.
• United States
14 Jun 08
I was going through a phase about a year ago where I prepared a new recipe about every other night. It became the funniest thing....In the beginning I would wait until my husband took a few bites (seriously, I was sitting there like a vulture, staring at him) then I would ask him, "Well.....do you like it?" This went on for MONTHS and it evolved into me not asking but him volunteering a comment after a few bites. Then I knew if he really liked it he would rave about it after dinner. He got so into it he would tell all his friends what a good cook I was, yada, yada, yada. Well as a result of cooking...I got fat! So we started eating healthier (and I stopped baking) and I lost the weight. Now days we have a pretty set dinner menu for the week and when I mix it up and throw in something new.....sure enough after dinner he is complimenting the meal. Ha!
14 Jun 08
Yes my partner does compliment me on my meals. I think it is sweet when they do. It makes all that hard work worth it and at the end of it you know that they appricate it.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
14 Jun 08
My husband compliments the dinners I prepare most times. He does appreciate a hot meal. I make most of our meals from scratch because it's so much healthier and better tasting. It is a lot of work but I just remind myself it's worth it.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
14 Jun 08
LOL yea my husband loves my cooking actually...but his mum wasnt exactly a creative cook (mind you she had 6 kids to feed so she had to concern herself more with making enough on budget rather than being creative) adn my husband himself can't really cook either so yea, he loves my cooking and lets me know (so do the kids) when they're REALLY REALLY pleased with a meal...
• China
14 Jun 08
Yes, I will approve with you, when the members of your famliy enjoy the cooking you have done ,it is the most happiness of the life! Sometimes, I will invent some very delicious things for my famliy too!
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
My husband does always compliments my cooking. He does that since the day I said yes to him. LOL. He is working abroad right now and until now, whenever we talk, he always says that he really missed my cooking. He even compared me to his mother that I cook much better than his mom. Very flattering indeed. Since then, I believed that the best way to a man's heart is thru his stomach.