Who does the cooking in your house?

Jake's yummy dinner of baked macaroni and cheese - This is what he fixes for my birthday, so not too long before I get to have it again!
@phyrre (2321)
United States
July 31, 2009 9:39am CST
I've always thought this is an interesting question because it varies so very much. Now that I'm married and on my own, I find that my husband and I tend to share cooking responsibilities. We take turns working evening shifts, so whoever doesn't work the evening shift gets to cook dinner. During the afternoon, it's whoever didn't cook last time that makes the lunches!When I still lived with my mother, my uncle lived with us, too, and he was considered our own personal chef (lovingly and jokingly, of course). He enjoys fine food and likes to cook, so most nights it was him that did the cooking and boy did we get spoiled! No more fine food like that for us anymore!But I know many families where it's only the wife or only the husband that do the cooking, too. So what about your family? Who does the cooking in your house?
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@sblossom (2169)
31 Jul 09
i'm very lucky i married a man who loves cooking and is good at cooking. So in my family i usually cook during the weekends. I basically cook chinese meals, my husband likes fried rice, so i cook it once weekly. At weekends if we don't go out usually my husband cooks. he cook british meal for me, such as roast beef, steak etc. i like it very much. I think it's a good management in my family. so we both can enjoy free times as well as the fun of cooking. not to mention to try food from different countries. But the problem occured too. We love our food too much and we both put on weight. So now when my husband cooks i always try to remind him not over cook.
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@phyrre (2321)
• United States
31 Jul 09
LOL. I think putting on weight is a threat that everyone faces once they learn they can cook well! Same thing has happened with my husband and I. When we lived with our parents we didn't cook much and now that we moved out and discovered that we actually can cook, we start eating and gaining weight! I think that's a good way to work things out by taking turns. Like you said, it works out well for everyone so that you can have leisure time but also cooking time!
@xichen7 (153)
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
I like to eat delisious food, so I am very interested in cooking. When I was 11 years old I invited my friends to my home and I cook for them by myself. After married, my wife and me separate the work, my wife help me to slice the food, and I will cook. My wife said Icook better than her, so everyday I cook, she prepare. I know my skills of cooking is good.But sometimes I think my wife's skill in slice more better than me, that means she do more practise than me, why I cook better than her? Maybe she only want to cook with me, and enjoy the process. happy mylot
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@phyrre (2321)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I think that cooking together is a wonderful idea! I like how you divide up the work and everything. And it must be nice to get that little extra time together to bond and such while you're cooking. :)
@kcoregon (303)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I do the majority of the cooking in the house. I don't always love to cook though and my husband understands that. He takes those opportunities to concoct something. He loves to experiment with different ingredients and spices to create something of his own. My favorite thing that he makes is a smoked sausage stew that he learned from his dad growing up. It's so simple but delicious. I think what makes it more delicious in those moments is that I didn't have to cook it. I do love to cook but sometimes I just don't have the energy after a long day. I have been teaching my 11 year old how to cook and she loves it. She can make grilled cheese with minimum supervision-she doesn't need the supervision but I am always cautious. She can also help me cook by stirring things or doing little tasks like that that make cooking easier.
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@phyrre (2321)
• United States
31 Jul 09
Oh yum, that stew sure does sound good! And I agree, I think things taste better when you don't have to cook them yourself. I like to experiment with ingredients like your husband, too. It's fun and can sometimes result in a super good meal! I think it's wonderful that you're teaching your daughter how to cook. I tried to get my mom to teach me when I was about that age, but that didn't happen.
@busky5 (3165)
• Thailand
31 Jul 09
I am a chef in my house but i will cook only 2 menu such as omlette and chiken soup and only holidays.My family is lazy everybody so i like to buy almost meals in everyday.
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@phyrre (2321)
• United States
31 Jul 09
We tried that before, buying food that's quick and easy to prepare, like canned food and raman noodles and stuff, but we get tired of that quickly. And we can't afford to dine out constantly and such.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
1 Aug 09
When I first started seeing my boyfriend, he always wanted to go out to eat and after a while he saw how expensive that can become. We cook at home a lot now, though, and I love it. I am a great cook, and it is relaxing to me to cook 6 days a week.
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
31 Jul 09
Hello! MMMM MMMM I could go for some mac and cheese and it is such a comfort food and love to have it on the weekends. I usually do all the cooking here at the house . Right now it is just me and my fiance . Sure once in a blue moon he will try to cook LOL . Most times he does help with the sides . Growing up it was a mix of my mom and dad who would cook. My dad actually liked cooking and all.
@phyrre (2321)
• United States
31 Jul 09
Hmm...now that you mention mac and cheese I've just realized how hungry I am and that it does really sound good! LOL. Heh, at least he tries. You've gotta give him credit for that at the very least.
@prinzcy (13228)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 09
Since I I am living with my mom (my dad had passed away) I take turn to cook with her. Usually it's me most of the time. I only make simple dishes, I am not good with complicated ones. I don't really mind to cook. I have taste a bit different from my family so sometimes I don't really like the meals prepare by others. Since it's been done I never complaint and eat them silently. But if I can cook, I can make some meals that I like.
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@phyrre (2321)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I'm sorry to hear that your father passed away. It's nice that you take turns cooking, though. I sometimes don't like what other people cook, either, but I always try to be polite and eat it regardless since they did put in the time to make it.
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
oh definitely my mom. but sometimes ,it's not a problem when my father also helps cook some special food for us.
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@phyrre (2321)
• United States
31 Jul 09
That's great that your father helps out once in a while. Must be a nice break for your mom!
@cher913 (25855)
• Canada
31 Jul 09
actually, my hubby does most of the cooking at our house. he loves to cook, so i figure, why not? i do the laundry. we seem to divide the household tasks pretty evenly and he is a MUCH better cook than me!
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@phyrre (2321)
• United States
31 Jul 09
That seems fair to me! And if he enjoys it, then I'd tell him to go for it, too! My hubby washes the laundry, but I'm the one that always seems to put it up!
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 09
In my house, I do the cooking.. and I will plan to cook in the morning of every day. If I know there will be no one eating, I will then have lesser dishes. I can cook up a feast if I have people keen to have dinner at home.
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@radx682 (327)
• India
1 Aug 09
I do the cooking all the time...I insisted my hus many a times to help me with cooking...but in vain I end up doing everything...But he makes tea, coffee on weekends... Even at my home, my mom does the cooking and my dad makes tea...I do not have a problem cooking because I reach home early ...so I like to cook for my husband as he returns late from office.
@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
i do all the cooking here in my house. since i am a stay at home mom. my eldest daughter who is already 13 years old is interested in cooking, and so does my 8 year old son. i have taught my eldest to do some basic cooking, like cook rice, fry egg and fish, boil eggs. my 8 year old son, watches me cook and sometimes i let him do the mixing and adding of some ingredients.
@angime (87)
1 Aug 09
As a wife and a plain housewife i always do the cooking. And my husband does the cooking when i am sick. We praises his cooked food it's delicious.
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
I must admit in my age right now i don't really have the passion for cooking. Although i know how to cook basic food that we eat like rice, frying and simple cook but i must say that it's my husband that do and has the passion in cooking. For the past years we have, he mostly do the cooking- i mean particularly the dish. I do cook the rice. However, that's when my kids are young then. Now that they all grown up ,its my daughter that has the passion and do the cooking for dinner or lunch as well breakfast when she is not on her offline work. She usually cook for dinner when she got home early and cook the breakfast before go outside but if not its my husband that cooks. We are only 3 person left at home living together...me, my husband and my daughter. My daughter is a good cook and she love doing it. She do freelancing but i must say she had time to cook. She probably got it from his father.
@grace118224 (1040)
• China
1 Aug 09
My husband would like to cook because he thinks that he cooks better and more quickily. Well i don't fight with him about this . While he cooks i will babysitter my son . Yeah of course we live with his mother and she will cook for us during the weekdays and on Sunday she will come back to her home to play cards.
• Latvia
1 Aug 09
well actually cooking is one of teh biggest hobbys that i have. i started to cook when i was a little boy and now i can cook even a cake. last weekend i cooked a really good soup . it was from tomatoes
@vinslounge (1297)
• India
1 Aug 09
My mom is the best cook in my house and she is gifted with a unique style of making Delicious South Indian food. My college friends visit my home regularly just inorder to enjoy the delicacies being cooked by mom. My friends, relatives and every known person appreciates my mother's cooking and I am sure that very few could match my mother in making delicious south Indian food. Although, she is not that good in making other kind of dishes, but when it comes to South Indian, you simply cannot beat her. Have a great day. Happy mylotting
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
The one who does the cooking in our house is our helper. Sometimes my grandmother or my mother does the cooking at night when they feel like it. When i have my family someday, i would like to help with cooking too cause there's this saying that a way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
@amit2506 (233)
• India
1 Aug 09
Cooking ??? I cook my own food as I am living far from my home. I enjoy to cook food and do many experiments.
@shazz282 (177)
• New Zealand
1 Aug 09
Well When I was married I did the cooking everyday on my own. But now because I'm the only parent in the house, I do all the main meals for my children & I. Sometimes my kids might make me something, which is really nice of them. It gives me a nice break. :o)
@tia_sweet (154)
• India
1 Aug 09
my mom cooks the food for us..and i too help her out in kitchen work..