Post # 1
Ok, so today DH came home during his break to eat dinner. So, we sat and ate together. I made some lentils- not soupy at all and steamed vegetables. He goes on to grab a spoon and like I always do I get my fork. I then asked him, “why do you prefer the spoon?”. He said he always used to eat with spoon, but that it was me giving him forks when I served him. I thought that was weird because I remember seeing him grab forks at times. I may be losing my memory or something, but then I go on to explain to him that just because he grew up eating with spoons (it’s sort of the thing at Mexico and his parents are Mexican just like mine), it doesn’t mean it is the best thing. I went on explaining to him how the fork is really better at poking food and grabbing it especially my steamed vegetables. He insists spoon is better. Yeah, it might be for soups but not salads and such. Bottom line, I think I am right. Also, we are having our own little competition to see who can finish faster, I chose spaghetti and he is going to pick another food. Who do think will finish faster? What do you eat with? He is hilarious…lol!
Post # 3
lol. This is the most random thread ever. 😛
I’m usually a fork person, but I think this is more food based than anything. Like, he’s really going to struggle with spaghetti when you make that, but if he picks a soup for his thing and all you have is a fork you’re going to be in trouble.
Post # 4
i prefer forks, DH likes spoons more often than me. he likes scooping rather than poking.
Post # 5
I wonder if there’s some gender base here? My DH is also in the spoon camp for most things. You should add a poll.
Post # 6
I’ll use a spoon unless it REQUIRES a fork (like salad)! But DH prefers forks.
Post # 7
Master these and they beat both for most foods.
Post # 8
buy him a spork!
spoons have a purpose- ice cream, soup, soft food. but i eat most things with a fork.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
This only really comes up in situations involving desserts (cakes/pies, obvs not ice cream), or stews. In those situations, I’m fork and he’s spoon usually. Unless the pie comes with custard or ice cream, in which case obviously spoon.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
I loveeee forks! Soups are definitely eaten with spoons, but I wouldn’t even mind eating ice cream with a fork.
Post # 12
@Bebealways: YES! That’s my eating and cooking tool of choice because it’s much more precise – although I have to say, they don’t do me much good when I’m havign soup. Stews, I can manage with chopsticks – as long as things aren’t too runny. 😛
@Birdi: Whenever I think of sporks I think of the ones from Popeyes and I think they’re such a joke because they’re completely useless – the spears are so short you can’t poke anything with them (not to mention the fact that the plastic is paper-thin and bendy)! The example you put would actually be awesome! 😀
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
I’m definitely team-fork but he prefers spoons.
Post # 14
@ChicFoodist: I’ve only used a spork at Taco Bell and those are a joke for all of the reasons you mentioned. The one I posted is from crate and barrel I’m seriously considering ordering a few of these!
Post # 15
I’m a spoon girl. Unless something needs to be poked i’d rather use a spoon. For a typical dinner of meat and potatoes I’ll use a fork, of course but if we’re having Chili or fried rice i’m all about the spoon! Salad though, needs a fork.
Post # 16
I prefer spoons. Unless something needs a fork (like a salad or cutting up a chicken breast or something), I tend to lean towards spoons.