(Closed) Time cooking vs. time eating

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Lol this is why i have always said i could never see myself cooking a huge meal like a thanksgiving dinner christmas dinner etc… bc You spend all day sometimes days cooking it and everyone is done with it in 15 mins and then you just have a big mess

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

It used to bug me; I find that as I make some of the same recipes more often, they take me a lot less time. We’ve also made a focus to turn the tv off during dinner at least a few days a week, even though we too eat in the living room (although we have a folding table shoved in one corner – I can’t stand eating without a table!)

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I was just thinking of this last night!! It took me an hour and a half to make dinner, and we inhaled it in 30 minutes. 

I think we all (the universal “we”, that is), need to slow down and savor our food.

At least, that’s what I told SO.

On Christmas, we’re making his mom’s recipe for stuffed squid.  It will take 2 days to prepare.  (Seriously.)  You’d better believe I am taking my sweet time to eat it!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

SO TRUE! Ha! I actually thought about this last weekend when I made a huge Thanksgiving type meal for Fiance and I. But the left overs made it totally worth it. We are not picky eaters so eating the same thing for dinner 5 nights in a row does not phase us 😉

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Its kinda funny bc my family is complete opposite as some of the others here…  weekend Breakfasts together is our kitchen table meal every other meal we sit in the floor at our coffee table in the living room we say grace we turn on a family movie and we enjoy our dinner and our movie. It is something my 7 year old wanted to start doing and its something we enjoy.  I might add though that all 3 of us do spend the time cooking and talking in the kitchen before dinner though

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

ugh. This bothers me soo bad because I LOVE to cook. I honestly don’t mind spending a few hours in the kitchen, or a few days for Thanksgiving even! Its therapeutic for me!

But to see all that hard work gobbled down in just a bit and then we’re back to the couch watcihing tv – it kills me.

I think it’s because I consider my food as art – to me, it would be like every time DaVinci created a masterpiece, some one came along 5 minutes later and poured a bucket of paint all over it. Not that I’m THAT great at it, or that it could be in a magazine, but it’s still something I create and put effort into, and it really takes skill sometimes! I know it’s got to be eaten, or there’d be no point, but I’d at least like someone to say, “Whoa! That smells great” or “dinner looks delicious” or something at least!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@neohippie88: aww maybe thats the real problem here with most people Maybe you feel like all your hard work is underappreciated. My husband does most of the cooking and I always try to compliment and thank him because I am extremely greatful because aside from my mother I had never had anyone want to cook for me & while i can cook is has never been something I have enjoyed doing so I love the fact that he does most of the cooking.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m a slow eater, but Darling Husband scarfs his food down in a matter of minutes and it always amazes me at how fast his dinner is over.  But he’s the main cook of our family, so if it doesn’t bother him then it doesn’t really bother me.  I have a feeling if it was me spending an hour cooking I’d feel pretty different about it though…

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@FutureMrs.Harless: yes, I think that most of our anguish lies with being under appreciated. However, Fiance does often say that he is so glad he has a future-wifey that is good in the kitchen, because he’d be doomed to ramen and sandwiches forever otherwise. (he can’t even boil water) So I think this is his way of saying thanks and that he enjoys my food. I just wish I heard those actual words sometimes lol. Maybe that’s just being too finicky over semantics, though 🙂

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

OMG same here!!!!  i work longer hours and i can spend an hour plus making a meal (all our meals are from scratch, i dont even own a microwave) and he can eat it in about 7mins flat and there is zero conversation.. grrrrrrrr

he always says thank you and is grateful/happy with dinner but i swear to god he has a prison mentality with food – its his and hes got to eat it as fast as he can before its taken away from him 

grrrrrrr

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