(Closed) Spin-off: Has your cooking changed since moving in with your FI?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Have you changed your cooking habits?
    Yes, because he won't always eat everything I made before : (19 votes)
    18 %
    Yes, but for another reason : (43 votes)
    40 %
    No, he eats what I make even though he doesn't always like it : (10 votes)
    9 %
    No, he is happy to make anything I make and I see no need to change : (18 votes)
    17 %
    No, because we prepare our own food separately : (1 votes)
    1 %
    He does the cooking : (11 votes)
    10 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The things I’ve changed in the kitchen are primarily with trying to cook new things.  I’ve changed a little due to Darling Husband not liking pasta as much as I do (i.e. he can’t eat it 3 nights a week 🙂  but that I understand and with him helping with dinner it’s a good compromise.

    Post # 4
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I changed a little when we first got together to break him into my way of eating, but now he eats what I do even when it’s something he wouldn’t have liked before (even broccoli).

    The only thing I’ve really cut back on is making Thai food (as he hates coconut milk).

    Post # 5
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Well my husband is a vegetarian and I’m not, so there’s that. :p But really not much has changed. Just a little bit of adapting, but we make it work.

    Post # 6
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    He does all the cooking, when I “cooked” it was always incredibly simple stuff or something what was previously frozen. I don’t like spending time on something I’m eating, but he loves cooking so I do the dishes.

    Post # 7
    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Yes, because he is such a picky eater. I had to cut some things out of my menu, or make them more infrequently, otherwise he’d never eat. He doesn’t like potatoes, so I’ve made some other substitutes – like parsnips and sweet potatoes. There are various other switches I’ve done as well.

    I’ll still make some of my favorite foods that he doesn’t care for, and in those cases he knows to bring home his own dinner.

    Post # 8
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We don’t live together, but we eat together most nights. Mostly now I just have to cook way larger quantities, and it’s not a ‘real meal’ if there is no meat or seafood involved. So no more cereal for dinner on lazy nights, and I cook more filling meals that if it were just me. But to be fair, he cooks about half the time and does the dishes almost all the time, so I probably do less work in the kitchen than before. And we both have the same taste in foods so we share recipes really well and enjoy cooking together!

    Post # 9
    869 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s changed in that I actually cook full meals now.  When I lived alone, I could eat a bag of edamame beans with some Perrier to drink and call it my dinner.

    Post # 10
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I cook a lot more.  DH used to eat out quite a bit more, and not good foods.  I try to make sure he gets a good meal every night.  When he is away for work I cook a lot less, and I just munch on whatever most days.  

    Post # 12
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    my Fiance cooks most of the time, honestly

    Post # 13
    5221 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yes because we just enjoy entirely different types of food. I was raised coastal and on Cajun food/heavy seafood oriented dishes and he likes fried chicken, potatoes and more home cooked food. I try to make middle of the road dishes, but honestly he will eat just about anything. 

    Post # 14
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Yes my cooking has changed loads!

    Partly because fi is mexican and has different tastes (and im english) and partly because now i live in mexico so i need to use local ingredients…a lot of what i used to use in london isnt available

    He found some of the traditional english dishes (like pork cooked with apples – somerset pork) absolutely vile, and he couldnt understand why i kept giving him potatoes haha. potatoes in fish and cottage pie, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes etc. So now i make an effort to use more tortillas, beans and stuff he’s used to

    The other big difference is to me, dinner is the biggest meal of the day, and lunch is something light – like a salad. Whereas he prefers a big lunch and then a sandwich/cereal for dinner

    Post # 15
    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Yes, but the only reason it’s changed is that I never used to cook as much!  We were long distance most of our relationship, so I got pretty complacent eating my parents’ cooking or eating out Embarassed  Now I cook all the time, and try something new almost every week if not more often, and Fiance never complains and is really appreciative that I do the cooking so he has time to do other stuff like studying.  I guess it helps that he basically eats everything; I am the pickier eater of the two of us.

    Post # 16
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I started making “meals” when we moved in together – for myself, I’d make a pan of roasted vegetables and eat that for dinner, or make a big pot of soup and eat it until it was gone.  I have food allergies so I insist on cooking everything that we eat, but rather than give Darling Husband vegetables, I’ll make chicken and polenta as well. 

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