(Closed) is it ridiculous to get someone to cook occasional meals for fi while im away?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

He could always grab a sub or salad. He is an adult and can feed himself. You could make up a few meals and have them ready to be heated up, but I think that is even a little much.

Post # 4
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@newname_99:  I think that asking someone to cook for him is way to much. He is a grown man, let him fend for himself. I do most of the cooking at home and that is fine but if I were to be out of town, he is on his own. I doubt he will starve. Who fed him before you came along?

Go enjoy yourself with your family and when you return he will be so grateful for all you do because he will notice the difference. 🙂 

Post # 5
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You could make some healthy meals and freeze them ahead of time for him. But he’s an adult and can handle himself. I can’t cook and when I’m left on my own, I still managed to be fed without eating junk every night. 

Post # 6
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Try getting a small freezer (if you don’t have one already) and cook “TV dinners”, lasagnas, pizzas, and savory pies that he can heat up in the microwave. And you can freeze hummus etc… and get low-fat, or baked corn chips for him if he wants a snack… you can create low-fat icecreams too! You have a whole month to do it…  I wish I was there, I’d do it with you! 

EDIT – I read the above posts after I posted mine… I guess I “mother” too much!

Post # 7
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think it would be a tad ridiculous, yeah.  BUT, PPs had some great suggestions if you think he’ll need some help.  🙂

Post # 8
5221 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m pretty sure a perk of me leaving town is 1- he can eat McDonalds/pizza/ Taco Bell for 3-4 times a day without me knowing and 2- he gets the bed and covers to himself. My vote is to let the man fend for himself. 

Post # 9
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes, yes I’d say it’s ridiculous: He won’t starve:)

Post # 10
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I’d talk to him and gve him tips on how to prepare the low-fat foods he loves (so he can stay on track) – and then leave it up to him.  If he ends up eating candy bars all day, then so be it.

Post # 11
4371 posts
Honey bee

I think freezer meals are the way to go here.

Post # 13
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would definitely let the man fend for himself. He IS an adult after all and you are not his Mother!

Post # 14
10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think it’s up to the two of you.  There are healthy foods that you can get for take out, but depending on the hours he works even that can become very limited.

There are many companies out there where you can pick up ready to eat, need to heat and frozen dinners, that are healthy.

I think a combination of having a bit of stuff you prepared, places he can go to get healthy prepared food as well as some cooking on his own wouldn’t be ridiculous.

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