Who's the cook in your family?

United States
March 23, 2007 5:27pm CST
I used to be the one that did all the cooking but since my husband retired he's always in the kitchen cooking. More times then not I wake up and he already has a meal cooked and waiting for when ever I feel like eating. I hate pre cooked meals. I'm one of the people that want it fresh not "left- overs". I tell him but I don't have the heart not to eat it anyhow. So I don't think the message really gets thru. But oh well at least he thought enough of me to include me in the meal. Gotta love him for that at least. I just can't make him understand that I'm a person that only eats 1-2 meals a day and I never know what I want until I'm hungry so I just wait until my stomach tells me. Who's the cook in your house and do you/they eat it even if they don't like it?
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@classy56 (2882)
• United States
23 Mar 07
sounds like you have a good husband an wants to take care of you.thats sweet of him..but i do most of all the cooking here at my house.my husband can only cook eggs an toast ..lol..never a big meal.but when i cook i always cook something we both like.an i cook 2 meals a day an i always use fresh products .we do eat leftovers sometimes depends on what it is.
• United States
25 Mar 07
My honey is great to me yes.. He always babies me.. It is what I liked about him first when we met.. I use fresh when I can to.. When I do the cooking it's the big things that he doesn't know how to cook such as a full mexican meal, tamales,homemade refried beans...That kinda stuff.. Tammy
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@weemam (13377)
23 Mar 07
My hubby does have a go at th cooking but to be honest he is much better with th vacuum lol he puts the wash on in the morning when he gets up too , since his op he hasn't been able to do as much but he still makes the odd meal and I have to admit I eat it whether I am hungry or not lol ,
• United States
25 Mar 07
So do I even though sometimes I'm not sure what it is..LOL...Tammy
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@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
23 Mar 07
I would have to say mostly my husband who does the cooking, The odd time I will do it!
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Aren't we lucky..LOL..Tammy
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@GardenGerty (125743)
• United States
24 Mar 07
We both cook. If you saw my discussion earlier this week, you know I do it to relieve stress, and to vent. Hubby uses it as a creative outlet. He does not cook unless I am present, and ready to eat it with him. He does not get hungry, or want to eat, unless I am around to eat with him. To my husband, presentation is a large part of the meal. And occasionally he does the dishes.
• United States
24 Mar 07
Sounds to me as if you two have a great system. Now if he would just do the dishes a little more often...
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Good for you.. My honey does the dishes too..We have a habit as cleaning as we go so all thats left are our plates,ect.. I'll grab his stuff since he cooks most meals.. Tammy
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
24 Mar 07
being a single father this falls on me. my daughters do sometimes though. I found that alot of times a frozen entre is almost as good as the real thing when you dont have time, and i often dont. do up some noodles and a canned veggie and yer good to go.
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@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
24 Mar 07
yep. that's what we call an instant life.. just toss it in the oven, or just add hot water or just let it simmer for some few minutes and it's done. i had done that when i was in college. everything was a rush for me. and i ate just such instant stuffs. but i say, nothing is compared to fresh foods. hehe.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
You gotta make do sometimes.. Bet you appreciate a home cooked meal don't you?? Tammy
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@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
My mom usually cooks for us. I love the way she cooks very tasty.. and even i dont like the dish i still eat it . i dont know why i guess its something i subcounciously do.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
It cause she's mom and she does no wrong..Tammy
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@andrika (386)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 07
my mom always do the cook.im just the helper. and my dad cook to him self. hihihii:D
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• United States
25 Mar 07
A helpers always good.. Tammy
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@lowyder (282)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
Not To Be prehudice or anything but usally Liek 8-10 is usally a mother or women who cooks the meals now i no this sounds prejudice but there are ALOT of famillies single parents and non single parents who the male cooks for the family its not really a big deal who cooks so longs as they are a good cook and know how to make a great meal then your welcome to come over to cook my supper :P Low
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Yes in alot of family's it just the womens responsiblity to cook.. But its nice to have a break...Tammy
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I am the one that does the cooking in my house. and with my BF we dont have any leftovers even after he gets done eating if he goes back into the kitchen he is eating out of the pans of what is left and he will do that til it is gone. he will cook maybe once a month if I let him.
• United States
25 Mar 07
My husband usually cleans everything up to or he goes the other way and makes so much we have to eat it for a week.. Tammy
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@lenywp (1964)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
My mum pretty much does all the cooking, but I occasionally make a meal too - stir frys especially.
• United States
25 Mar 07
I love stir fry..My husband don't though..Tammy
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• United States
24 Mar 07
I'm the cook during the week. Hubby cooks on the weekends, he loves to cook but weekends is the only chance he gets. I have to admit he is a much better cook than I am but don't tell him that..LOL
• United States
25 Mar 07
Thats sweet.. He'll probably get like my husband and when he retires you won't be able to keep him out of the kitchen.. Tammy
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• China
24 Mar 07
In my family,my mother cooks for us and she is really good at cooking.A lot of times,I don't liking cooking so if anyone cooks for me I will feel so happy and I am not strict with the food.
• United States
25 Mar 07
you better remember to tell your mother thank you then..And a hug always helps...Tammy
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I do all of the cooking. My husband works alot of hours so I make sure he has a nice hot meal. He can cook some things thou.
• United States
25 Mar 07
I did too when my honey worked 5 am to 6-7 pm..Now he feels I did it all those years he want to for me.. Its sweet and I let him..Tammy
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• United States
24 Mar 07
my family will eat anything-i get no complaints. but i am the cook-it is too dangerous for my mom to do so anymore-but i don't mind. plus i can season the food the way i like-she likes very bland food for some reason.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Thats better than so much salt you gag... Good for you to take care of her now..Tammy
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@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
24 Mar 07
all i can say is that you have a sweet husband. not all men are willing to cook for their partners. and your husband is an exception. so, still, lucky you! i don't like fastfoods either. i rarely go out and eat in such places unless i need to eat there with a friend. i usually am the cook at home. but i love to cook. there are times when my taste buds are down and the foods i cook does not end up the way it should be. but i have a great family. they eat it anyway. hehe. if something's missing, they just add what's missing and it's okey with them. hehe. that's how lucky i am, too.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Salsa or hot sauce goes along ways doesn't it...LOL.. Tammy I understand..
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@crackhead (1826)
• India
24 Mar 07
My mother does the cooking at my home. Offcourse i will assist her in grating some vegetables , onions and so and so. Well i am living with my friends and we all do cook. I am good at cooking **BLUSH**.
@crackhead (1826)
• India
24 Mar 07
yeah forgot to mention a point .. i never dislike any food cooked by my Mom :) i love it ...yummy yummyy
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• United States
25 Mar 07
So you do know how to cook and do at your house but mom cooks at her house..Tammy
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• India
24 Mar 07
well .... , my MOM and Sis is the Cook lol ........ i neva Cook i dunno to cook also hahahahahaha :)
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• United States
25 Mar 07
You better learn how to cook or your going to get hungry..Tammy
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• United States
25 Mar 07
You better learn how to cook or your going to get hungry...Tammy
@roque20 (518)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
the cook in our family is my sister because she took up culinary course so she is practicing cooking in our house and she really cook well.. and im proud of it..
@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
24 Mar 07
My brother wants to be a chef! He wants to be able to cook anything!!! :D He tries to practice with different things, but most of the time we do not have the ingredients. But, he is good at making pancakes. :)
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Your sister or your brother can come pratice on me..Tammy
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• Australia
24 Mar 07
My Mother
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Do you help?? You better give her aextra hug..Tammy
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@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Must be nice to have someone cook for you. I wouldn't complain in this day and age with the our food resources dwindling away. Then again, I've haven't tried your husband's cooking. I am on a budget, and sometimes I have to go to the Food Pantry in order for me to eat. I react because you make it sound annoying and casual. Anyway, I do all the cooking when I have food. I eat the food I have, even if I don't like it because I don't want to waste it. I would love for someone to cook for me the way your husband does for you. Got any recipes of his I could try to cook for myself? lol
• United States
25 Mar 07
I can't figure out his recipes and the ones that are excellant he can't ever make the sameway twice..Tammy LOL
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