Post # 1
Last night my FI was feeling really sick and just wanted soup for dinner and since I was already grocery shopping I picked myself up some fresh ravioli. When I came home he cooked his soup first since right now we only have one pot and was already done eating by the time I was done making my dinner.
Any night we are home we always sit down and eat what I have cooked together and it made last night feel so weird. I kinda felt like I was living with a roommate sharing the kitchen and honest would have just assumed eat soup together.
What is the norm for you and your SO?
Post # 3
We meet every night at about 6:30 for dinner. I work nights (and he does too sometimes) so it works out.
Post # 4
Every night. We work for the same company so we commute to and from work together (I LOVE having the same schedule!). As soon as we get home I start dinner and we eat together. On occasion he will eat in his office if he has work to do but during dinner is normally when we catch up on our TiVo’ed shows from the night before.
Post # 5
If I cook, we eat the same thing.
If we have leftovers, we may eat different things.
Post # 6
Actually this is something that my fiance and I are working on. I have always come home after a long day and I’m always immediately hungry (eat at 12, come home at 6:30, yep I’m hungry!) but my fiance is not. I’m always asking “are you hungry yet? do you want dinner?” and half the time he responds yes just so I don’t have to keep asking. I really can’t do anything for myself until after dinner cause it will just be on my mind until its done.
But now, I come home and ask if he’s hungry, if he’s not, I make something for myself. He’s perfectly capable of making his own food, and sometimes I just want some mac and cheese, which he doesn’t like. I know it might feel weird at first, but I feel like its a dependency thing, or a habit – it will feel weird because you always do this together, but you don’t need to! Sometimes I look in the fridge and I’m like “omg I haven’t had ___ in so long!” mostly because my fiance doesn’t like it.
Post # 7
@arenyth: My FI is diabetic and needs to eat on a pretty regular schedule and he is often asking me if I am hungry way before I would think to start cooking. What I have had to do is think of the end time we will be eating not the time I start to cook!
I also usually pick what we eat since I am cooking it!
Post # 8
Yes, I’m pretty sensitive about our dinner together ritual. If he’s in a match on his computer game and misses dinner I tend to get upset; or wait for him until I’m starving.
Post # 9
We hardly eat together. My husband works 2nd shift and right now I pick my own hours at my job. I’m always home a few hours before him and by that time I’m starving. I’ll try to hold off, but I usually end up eating before he gets home and then he eats a little later.
Post # 10
I make dinner when I get home in the evening and we eat together most nights. There are times though that we are having leftovers and we might eat different things and at different times. Sometimes I might meet friends for dinner and he is on his own.
Post # 11
sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t. if we’re in the mood for the same thing then yes. Sometimes I just skip dinner though, (or have some hummus with pita bread), in which case FI will eat something different.
Post # 12
We hardly eat together because we work opposite schedules. We only eat together when we plan it out that we are going to go out to eat or bring in pizza to have together. But 4 days out of the week he does not even come home from work until midnight.
Post # 13
If we’re home together, we usually eat the same thing. Once in awhile we don’t feel like it, or we don’t have enough groceries to both eat the same thing.
And some nights, like tonight, one of us works late or has a night class and isn’t home until after 9:30, so that person usually packs dinner and the other person eats alone.
Post # 14
If we’re home at the same time, we eat together – almost always me cooking. 🙂 If he’s going to be home later than 7:30 (he has grad classes and coaches soccer, so it’s at least once a week) though, I eat without him, and either fix him a plate or he eats leftovers, depending on what kind of (food) mood I’m in, haha. Comfort/junk food? I’ll make enough for one. Healthy meal? I make enough for two.
Post # 16
We usually eat at the same time but don’t always eat the same things. I hardly ever eat meat and he really likes it so sometimes I’ll make two separate meals but we’ll eat together.