(Closed) SPIN OFF: Who LIKES to cook and why?

posted 4 years ago in Cooking
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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WesterosBarbie :  I love to cook for basically the same reasons you shared but I also like making tasty treats for my husband who loves to eat what I cook up in the kitchen. He doesn’t cook at all so that’s a household [chore] (not for me) that I took over and he will do the setting up and cleaning up after dinner.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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WesterosBarbie :  I do! I mean not all the time, it can be a chore for sure and we’ll get stuck in a rut. But I love to eat and I love to try new interesting recipes. My husband is always really positive and he appreciates it when I make something new and tasty. My 2 year old also loves to “help” in the kitchen. I let him stir and pour and he is so thrilled, it’s really cute. So that inspires me to bake more when normally I do more cooking. We make lots of healthy muffins and cakes. I always put way less sugar than the recipe calls for and substitute whole wheat flour. 

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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WesterosBarbie :  Same for me. I like to control what ingredients go into my food. I almost never use already processed food. Maybe a can of beans here or there. I like to try new recipes. I used to like to cook more, though, years ago. Not sure what happened.

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Bumble bee

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WesterosBarbie :  I do. But mostly because I just love to cook & I love the look on my hubby’s face when he tastes little treats i make. Although, sometimes I get lazy. LOL

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I think I read that thread too lol.

I always thought I didn’t like cooking, but then one day recently, I had a revelation: I DO like to cook, and I’m actually pretty good at it! 

I’m not a big measurer/recipe follower, so I tend to take a recipe I see on Pinterest or somewhere and use that as a loose guide, more or less. I LOVE when my creations turn out to be delicious – cooking for someone and having them love it is just so satisfying to me. 

I get a very narcissistic thrill when the dish I bring to a potluck is the first one to run out or the crowd favorite. Haha

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont like to cook, but I prefer to prep my own meals rather than eat out for the same reason.  So I can eat as well and naturally as possible.  And it’s cheaper.

My dream would be a personal chef to prep natural healthy meals so I didn’t have to.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I like to cook.  I think because I like making yummy things and it’s cheaper and better for you than eating out.  I also love trying new recipes and finding new things.  Plus, I just can’t eat out every day.  But that being said, I don’t want to have to cook every day and sometimes I just don’t want to when I’ve been working all day.  So I usually do double batches or make things I know will create leftovers.  I like eating leftovers and taking a day off.  Darling Husband really isn’t picky (other than he won’t eat eggs, peas, or corn) so he just eats whatever I make.  He’s never complained but if he’s just hungry he’ll say he needs food and what can he eat.  Sometimes the answer is a frozen pizza and often the answer is leftovers.  If he didn’t want either he might say he’s going to order a pizza (not often, but sometimes).  Okay, I don’t care unless I have tons of leftovers to use up.  If I didn’t work I wouldn’t mind cooking every day or practically every day (5-6 days a week).  I cook probably 3-4x a week right now and we don’t really get much take out.  I like to do some cheat things like bean and rice burritos that’s not really cooking but it still works.  I like baking too but don’t do it as often (maybe 2-3x a month) since most of what I make isn’t healthy lol.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I mostly love the satisfaction I get when I get to eat what I’ve prepared. I especially enjoy when Fiance and I cook together. My latest obsession is making fresh pasta

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Helper bee

My husband and I cook together. He doesn’t work during the day, so he’ll often prep, and then when I come home we putter around the kitchen and talk about our days. Sometimes we add a glass of wine to the mix. I enjoy it so much, and I hope we continue doing this as much as possible.

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

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WesterosBarbie :  I love that it’s a creative outlet, and I like taking something that’s nessecary (like food) and transforming it into something enjoyable, or even memorable.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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brereuther :  This.

I cook for the pleasure of seeing people enjoy my food. I love to cook for my husband because he is always so impressed and appreciative. I don’t really like to cook for myself, so if it’s just me, I’ll make something really easy and quick. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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SithLady :  Same – I’ll have a bowl of cereal or something for dinner if my fiance isn’t home…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I enjoy cooking under specific, limited circumstances:

– I need to have the luxury of time (ie, weekend/holiday, planned dinner party, etc) rather than a frantic “We need to eat within the next half hour, what on earth are we going to cook?”

– I need to be cooking something interesting or fun. A new recipe, a decadent desert, something utilizing an unusual technique

– It helps if I don’t need to concern myself with calories or nutritional information.

I don’t particually enjoy the Monday through Friday dinner cookery. It feels like drudgery to me, especially since I wake up at 5:30, leave the house around 6:30, and don’t get home until 5:30 or 6 pm, most weekdays.  By the time I get home, I’m tired, hungry, and cranky.  And so is my SO.   And all too often, on any given weeknight, we can’t agree on a meal. It’s so much easier to order delivery.

Unfortunately, it’s also less healthy. I have plans to put a chest freezer in the garage, and slowly stock it iwth healthier, single-portion dinner options, so we’ll always have a varied supply of yummy, homemade food. 

On weekends, we tend to have a lot of fun cooking. Through the week, there’s a lot of leftovers, convenience foods, and having food delivered. 

I enjoyed cooking a lot more when I was more junior in my career, didn’t work as long hours, and didn’t bring home as much work-stress.

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Busy bee

Cooking keeps me busy and distracts me when I’m stressed out. I enjoy the satisfaction of making something delicious and am always rather impressed with myself for it, but the process of cooking is always my favorite.

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