Post # 16
I absolutely love cooking things from scratch and experimenting in the kitchen. My SO feels the same way and we have the best times in the kitchen together. My best advice would be to just throw stuff together and figure out what you do and don’t like. Cooking is a lot of trial and error. Haha best of luck 🙂
Post # 17
I cook from scratch almost exclusively. I love cooking, and I just started teaching myself over the past six months. There’s something really relaxing and rewarding about being able to make something exciting and delicious from base ingredients.
Post # 18
I hardly ever cook, I hate it and my Fiance knows it. We both work full time and he usually gets home a little before me so if he ever told me he would like me to cook I would probably laugh in his face. He actually cooks more often than I do, but usualy we get easy premade meals you can just pop in the oven or don’t take a lot of prep. We like to go out to eat a lot too. We both are involved in charity work and social events not to mention the wedding planning, so rare is the day we come home and say lets cook. I would like to try to cook one meal every other week as life slows down over winter, but until i become a stay at home mom/wife I will in no way be doing all of the cooking. he even does most of the grocery shopping because I hate it, but I clean more so it evens out.
Post # 19
I Cook dinner everyday. Unless something comes up like I have to work late or have other outside business. I try not to order out food to often , maybe 2 times a month. I do buy those frozen pizzas sometimes just to have on hand if I need a quick meal for my husband (who cannot cook at all) He’s 28, I’m 26.
I have been cooking since 12 or 13. My mother taught me early and as a teenager my parents would have me cook dinner at least once a week to help out. I still love trying new recipies. My husband jokes that the first day I cooked for him he knew he would end up marrying me. lol
My husband works 60 hours a week, I work 40, We have a 4 year old
some of my favorite recipies are from The Pioneer woman (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/) they have lots of pictures and are easy enough for a volunteer to follow
Post # 20
Thank you for all the wonderful responses. I work full time so I don’t have a huge amount of time to cook and when SO is off work , he is off for 6 days straight. So when I come home from work and he has been home all day I really don’t feel like cooking up a storm.
I do my version of cooking a little less than half the time that he is home. I am alone most of the month so to me there is no point making a meal from scratch for just myself. Cooking also has never been a strong suit of mine and SO has known this from day one.
I would like to make him atleast one nice meal while he is home since he does so much for me.
Post # 21
I love cooking and baking. I recommend crock pot cooking to get your feet wet in the cooking world. Super easy and convenient, and it is “real” cooking. I am the primary chef in our house, as DH only cooks on special occasions or when he adds meat to his own food (I cook vegetarian only). So I always do soups on Sundays and during the week I try to plan out other meals. Pinterst is my friend!
Post # 22
I started with the “box stuff” then move to cooking chicken with sauces and now i’m working my way up to more exciting dishes. It’s one of my favorite things to see my FI’s reactions to new dishes. He’s constantly asking “did you write that recipe down that was really good”
I say try some experimenting with recipes, and if you’re really not getting the hang of it, go for classes. Cooking is also something fun to do with your SO!
Post # 23
I hate cooking, but I love having a home cooked meal. I suck with timing things and always manage to ruin one element of the dish! I do love baking though, and seem to be really good at it, at least I’ve been told by family and friends haha.
Luckily, DH loves cooking and is good at it, and he even mentioned he would have loved to be a chef if the hours weren’t so shitty (late nights/weekends.)
We joke that he would be the stay-at-home dad someday, while I work. He enjoys doing the house stuff, while I hate it…so why not? 🙂
Post # 24
My Fiance has a wider cooking repertoire than I do, and he had so many more kitchen accessories than I did when we started dating. I like to bake, but with him, I’ve learned how to do a few cooking things. I suppose cooking would be a good skill to have though. It is fun and tasty!
Post # 25
When my SO and I lived together, I did cook quite a bit! I never went TOO crazy with it, but I did like to experiment a little. However, a few months ago he took a job opportunity in another city so now we’re apart for the time being 🙁
Now that I live by myself, I basically NEVER cook! And I know for a fact that he doesn’t either! 😉
Post # 26
My DH was a better cook than me when we got married. Now that we are married, I’ve definitely been cooking more (making breads and doughs from scratch, baking, making soups, etc.) I’ve received some cookbooks from my registry and I’ve used Pinterest a lot. It was also inspiring to get lots of kitchen gadgets at my shower and our wedding. We’re keeping a recipe journal of the recipes we like. We’ll take a picture, jot down the recipe and any changes we would make for the next time.
Post # 27
I cook with Fiance at my house every Sunday night, my parents had my sister and I learn and start to cook for the family from our mid teens and I am glad, because we will be able to cook when we move out of home.
Post # 28
- Wedding: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
I am a very good cook and I enjoy cooking. I usually cook from five to six days a week. My husband was raised on frozen dinner but ever since I started cooking for him, frozen dinners have become unacceptable. He’s picky at times, so most of the things I cook have to be approved by him. The good thing is that he cuts me some slack on the cleaning.
Post # 29
I’m 22 and I cook every day! My mom was TERRIBLE at cooking. I had to learn everything myself.
I sit down on Sunday evenings and plan out the week’s dinners. I try to only buy two or three types of meat per week and just switch up the rotation. Here’s what’s for dinner next week:
– ground turkey stroganoff with garlic steamed broccoli<br />- chicken black bean spinach enchiladas<br />- chicken sausage kabobs with rice and bell peppers/baby tomatoes<br />- turkey gravy with mashed potatoes and peas<br />- chicken bacon ranch pizza (fat kid night – but I even make the pizza dough and sauce myself so I pretend it’s ok)<br />- tomato basil soup (with a million added veggies, like carrots and bell pepper and celery) with grilled chicken and garlic mozzarella rolls
We usually have salad once or twice a week – typically caesar or cobb or taco – but next week I wanted to spoil DH with pasta and pizza and mashed potatoes … his favorite hearty foods.
So I figure out what all we need for those meals and cross-reference it with what we already have in the kitchen, and that’s our grocery list! Breakfasts are smoothies or cereal or toast for him and coffee for me (lol). Lunches are leftovers for him (sometimes sandwiches or salads) and smoothies/meal bars for me.
Post # 30
I hate cooking and rarely are my meals not out of a box or jar. I will add spices and such, but I don’t enjoy cooking. maybe once I’m older… If Fiance wants home cooked mealsmhe is capable of learning to cook to. Neither of us are very good at it.