Who does the cooking in your life?

Canada
March 3, 2007 3:52pm CST
Do you live at home and your mother does all the cooking? Or perhaps you live on your own and cook for yourself. If you are married, who does the cooking. Or you and your partner both hate cooking and eat out all the time.
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8 responses
@anonymili (3138)
4 Mar 07
My husband and I both share the cooking, we both work full time, we don't have kids and we contribute equally to the home, both income-wise and housework-wise. This includes cooking, although he is a far better cook that I am. A couple of times a week I go to my parents and my mum insists that I eat around there and always sends something for my husband too. Even though I tell her not to cook she insists on it and if I say no, she gets hurt and says things like "Oh you don't like my cooking anymore!" LOL Can't break her heart now can I?! We tend to eat out at restaurants or get a takeaway once a fortnight or less because we're used to cooking food fresh ourselves :)
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• Canada
5 Mar 07
Thank you for your "best response." Its always nice to have both parties share in the cooking. PS.........Let your mom cook for you!! Way better than a restaurant and it will make her happy.
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@anonymili (3138)
5 Mar 07
Thanks for the best response vote. Oh, don't get me wrong; I love my mum's cooking, it's just that I would rather cook for her from time to time but she insists on cooking for me and hubby. She's not in the best of health but she loves cooking and I would just like her to take things a bit more easy and relax and be able to look after her like she's looked after me my entire life so far. But no, she won't have it, because I work full-time and so does hubby, she insists on spoiling us with her lovely cooking at least 2 or 3 times a week, bless her! :)
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I am a single mother of three and im always the one cooking.My twelve year old will fix simple foods when i dont feel like cooking.
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• Canada
3 Mar 07
I think one of the best gifts you can give your kids is to teach them how to navigate the kitchen. It is something they will use all their lives.
• Australia
4 Mar 07
I two am a single mother so do the majority of the cooking. My son does fix snacks and his own breakfast and lunch though which is great. He's learning to bake cakes and help out with dinner so he's on his way to learning.
• United States
4 Mar 07
I do the majority of the cooking for me and my husband. He will bar b que, or make eggs and pancakes in the morning. I do all the rest of it all the time. He likes to eat out, and I do not. So, we only do it sometimes.
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@qouniq (1967)
• Malaysia
9 Mar 07
I live a few hundreds kilometers from my parent and I can't come back home everyday. So for daily meals i will cook by my own, i very seldom to go out for food as for me it is more cheaper if i cook at home. But when i come back to my parent home, then most of the time my mom and my third elder sister will cook for our meals. Sometimes i will cook if she want to eat something different in our meal. My father did not cook now days - as i remember she only cook for me and him when i was about 17-18 yo. That also when my mom is not home, then only he will take part.
@shlynx08 (56)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
im still single and live with my parents my mom usually do the cooking everyday but my family loves cooking... i guess it our family's skill... my grandmother is a good cook, she has a small resturant before when they were still here in the Philippines, but even they've already migrated in the united states she still manage to cook some old delicasies that the share to their neighbors and friends and according to them they like i mean they love it... ask well as for all of my aunts they have their own specialties... my mom is a really good cook she create her own version of different dishes... me i can cook but m still learning but i can cook thye love my pasta dishes and pastries and different sweets... but i know i have a lot thing to learn,to know to be like my mom and my grand mothe...
@kstrzwsk (146)
• United States
9 Mar 07
My mom is to lazy to cook half the time and my dad cant make anything except MAC & CHEESE and HOT DOGS so since i dont like eating that every single night of my life, I prepare supper for me and my family. (17 y.o)
• United States
5 Mar 07
at home me & my wife only . . . there's no househelp here in U.S. or lets say it's very expensive to have a cook . my wife does all our food for day to day meals , she's a great cook & knows how to prepare everything in order . to ease burden of cooking everyday she can cook a dish good for 2 to 3 servings already then store in the fridge in different containers so that we can choose what to reheat for lunch or dinner. usually on weekends when both of us don't have work we will buy groceries then as soon as we got home also she cooks usually every meat into different recipes to be ready to eat anytime in divided amounts already that will be enough for both of us to reheat . we only cook for soup if we want to have one for dinner.
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
5 Mar 07
I'm married with two children and I do the cooking, at least most of the time. I take a break during weekends. Sometimes, I find that buying food from outside is more economical and time saving. The only downside to it is that you don't really know what goes into the preparation of the dish.