Post # 1
I am curious who all cooks dinner for the two of you every night? I have spoiled DH beyond belief and when I asked him to cook dinner tonight so I could go to the gym I had to email him step by step directions on how to do it… I’ve created a monster! lol
He doesn’t mind, and gladly accepted the task but at this point I just feel like it would be easier if I did it myself. Also, he doesn’t cook the same way I do, he’ll use 1/2 a stick of butter in something if he feels the need.. At that point, I’m eating the calories I just burned off at the gym.. I have always cooked and we have always eaten dinner together every night but I really want to get in better shape since I put on 15lbs after the wedding..
I need advice ladies! I want him to help but don’t want to tell him how to do it… I guess I’m just having a hard time balancing everything. 🙁
Post # 3
I’m less busy than him, so yes, I tend to cook. We go out a lot on the weekends though.
I don’t do big fancy meals, just stuff like tacos or stuffed peppers, or if I’m feeling ambitious baked chicken with veggies on the side and mashed potatoes.
He always does the dishes and will cook occassionally, or bring home take out if he knows I’m stressed.
Post # 4
Yes, I cook for him every night! This is is recent..in the last two months. We get takeout about twice a week, so at least I get a break.
I’m leaving in two weeks for a few days, and FI is like ‘oh shoot, what will I eat?!’, and to avoid him eating fast food every night, I am going to do a paper on the fridge with what to have every night, and how to make it.
Haha I agree, I’ve created a monster!
Post # 5
My husband’s a much better cook than me, so I guess our situation is kinda reversed from yours. 🙂 One thing my husband did, to encourage me to cook more, was to pick out recipes with me. It makes me feel a lot more confident, and helps us eat a lot healthier, when I have a recipe rather than when I just try to wing it.
Post # 6
Mostly, but if he does its typically under my directive or using something I have already put together, defrosted, partially started etc and relatively simple.
There are times I claim “fend for yourself nights” and he can do leftovers, but normally he ends up with an oven pizza. I dont keep many quick foods on hand so that is really his only option if he doesnt want to put something together, that or nachos or sandwich.
Post # 7
Somehow we’ve fallen into the pattern of me cooking every night… I enjoy cooking so I don’t really mind, but there are some days when I have a ton of stuff to do and it just would be nice if he knew what he was doing in the kitchen and could help out!
We eat leftovers at least 1-2 days a week though, and we usually go out on Fridays and Saturdays, so it only really amounts to me cooking about 3-4 days each week.
He is pretty good with the grill, so he grills something for dinner once or twice a month. I should work on increasing that… haha.
Post # 8
He will browse through allrecipes.com once in a while, but I typically come home to a destroyed kitchen and end up eating enchiladas taht have 1000 calories and 40 grams of fat in them, lol. Oh, and lets not forget the whole bag of cheese he had to put on top!
Post # 9
I’m not married yet but have been living with my fiance for almost 2 years. We have a plan, I cook Mon-Thurs on worknights and we chill, then he takes me out to dinner Fri-Sun. I love the routine and the thought of a date after a long work week. He can cook but I’ve improved so much I prefer too cause I’m cleaner in the kitchen and like to learn. Before him I never cooked much, I lived alone and did a lot of takeout so I’m embracing this.
Post # 10
It started out DH did all the cooking, then I started to – then he balked and did more… and now it seems that I’ve been cooking a little more. I’d say it’s about 60/40, with him doing more. I do think it depends on how much he liked whatever I last cooked… meaning, if I bomb, he’s more apt to cook (since he’s better at it!)
Post # 11
I am a stay-at-home mom so I feel that it is definetly my responsibility to do all the cooking but I don’t mind at all. We NEVER eat take out, like maybe once every 6 weeks or so. My FI will do the dishes and clean the kitchen tho! When he is on his days off, my FI will cook and he’s pretty good at it.
Post # 12
@sweetiejewels: I love to cook also, and I’m quite good at it but it gets so exhausting sometimes. We typically order take out on Friday and rent a movie b/c we’re soo pooped from the week, eat out Saturday night and I cook Sunday dinner.. Thank god I have most of the weekends off from cooking!
Post # 13
If I don’t cook, we eat out. I’m not sure FH knows how to cook anything but a burger. We eat out maybe twice a week for dinner- usually at least once on the weekends and maybe one weeknight when I’m feeling lazy.
Post # 14
He is definately the cook of the house…i HATE cooking but will help him occasionally. I do like baking though…strange huh?
Post # 15
My husband doesn’t cook, and I haven’t been feeling well lately, so we’ve been eating a lot of cereal, pasta, sandwiches, etc. When I do feel good, I cook.
Post # 16
We just bought a new programmable crock pot, maybe I’ll set up dinners in that on nights I want to go to the gym.. Problem solved…