"What would you like for dinner?"

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hahahahaha I loved this rant.  I had one of these moments yesterday.  My FI is as useful as a floppy dead fish in the kitchen, but I have class until 6 on Mondays so I’ve been training him to cook.  I left him a note explaining how to make tuna casserole – i.e., pour this shit in a casserole dish and put it in the oven.  Wellllllll he felt the need to add his own touches … carrots and corn????  There was already spinach and peas.  And we were having salad as a side!

I do not want corn or carrots touching my tuna!  I left him a note telling him EXACTLY what to do and he just decided he’s such a culinary expert he could afford to stray from my recipe?!  He can’t even make a frozen lasagna (no joke) and last night when I made chocolate chip cookies HE ASKED WHY THE SUGAR WAS BROWN.  He had no right to make his own little additions!  He is not Gordon Ramsey!  I have no idea why but I got UNREASONABLY mad about the corn and carrots for, like, fifteen minutes.  And he did the “oh sorry that when I try my  best it isn’t good enough for you” thing too!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lalalyanne: Could be worse.. I wish my husband made me dinner:( Would be nice to come home to a cooked meal instead of cooking the meal myself lol. If I came home to find anything edible on my table I’d probably shit myself LOL! 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lalalyanne:  I love this, I had to read it to DH!

My DH is about as good at cooking as he would be performing surgery, and that is to say useless completely. Once I was making French toast and and him if he would dip the bread strips in egg for me, and he is always so willing to help so he started at it. A minute later I looked over to see that my bowl of egg was absolutely full of ripped up soggy bread, it was like paste! And he was struggling so much and had his fingers all egg-y, lol. 

I gave him the spatula and asked him to flip the sticks in the pan while I “rectified the situation” with the egg bowl, but by the time I got THAT back in order I looked over and DH had completely demolished the sticks in the pan! He was trying to flip them like I asked, but he wasn’t very good at it, they were in pieces! I ended up just scrapping the entire operation, lol. *sigh*

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My husband made a perfectly decent pasta recipe and then decided to add okra. It was like eating a bowl of slime. I actually got up ans spit it out. I just couldn’t do it. And he just looks at me like, what, it’s not that bad…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

One time my FI cooked dinner for me.  When his sister heard about it, she asked,  “did he make spaghetti or pancakes? ” 

Enough said,  lol.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hahaha this is great. FI is a great cook but I get annoyed if I’m planning to cook something I do in a certain style  with certain ingredients and he comes in like “Hey, let me cook dinner tonight, I’ll do it just the way you do.”-  Except I’ll add loads of weird spices and vegetables that shouldn’t be in there and serve you up a plate of completely-not-what-you-were-expecting-or-looking-forward-to! and it’s taken me 3 years to get him out of the habit of putting dried or fresh chilli’s in everything, I love chilli but he used to add it to lasagne, shepherds pie, beef stew – everything and anything. Men, strange creatures.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

How was the fry seasoned chicken? Lol. DH has NO idea what foods go with other foods. Like none. He always suggests putting together really random combinations I just give him an “are you serious” look. Like cinnamon on potatoes or something. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@lalalyanne:  lol it was the spaghetti!  The biggest issue is that he has no concept of proper cooking temperatures,  so there was sauce splattered everywhere for me to clean up later 😛

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@lalalyanne:  I love this! My FI likes to try and cook for me. Emphasis on try. He gets super excited and finds a recipe. I get super excited about getting to relax and not have to cook.

But the excitement quickly diminishes when I get 5 calls from him at the grocery store asking what a certain ingredient means, if we already have it, or how much of it to get.

Then he gets home and starts rolling. Love him to death, but it’s like the man has never heard of the internet…”What temperature should I preheat the oven to?” “How long should I cook these?” “Did I chop this enough?” “What pan should I use?”

By the time he’s done, I’ve spent more time coaching him through this, than I would have if I made the whole meal myself in the first place.

Sigh. At least he tries Smile And maybe practice will make perfect some day…

I hope others have similiar experiences…

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