Post # 32
@Creiddylad: I can’t believe this is a discussion…you are a grown-up. You aren’t force feeding him bloody cow parts. If he can’t handle it, then he can take a walk while you cook dinner. Let him enjoy his steamed broccoli and rice while you enjoy your dinner.
Post # 33
surely the solution would be
1) close the door from the kitchen leading to rest of house/apartment
2)turn on the fan above the hob *before* you start cooking
3) open the windows and/or back door
within a few minutes the smell wouldnt be an issue?
i cant bear the smell of seafood or fish. if Darling Husband eats it i might not want to kiss him (and i dont prepare it) but i dont stop him making it
Post # 34
@newname_99: Exactly. I still want to be able to cook what I want, and I cook things I find gross for my Fiance.
@Creiddylad: If you can’t cook it, that means you have to buy it? That would get expensive and I always worry about the crap they put in it. I prefer to cook at home. I’d tell him to suck it up and plug his nose 😛 Food that is cooked still has a smell to it as well. It sounds like he is being a bit of a sucky baby to me 😉
Post # 35
@Creiddylad: I didn’t say it was a relationship killer… I said Darling Husband and I have a fairly similar dynamic!
Post # 36
@dewingedpixie: 0____0 Woah. I know a guy who is Celiac/diabetes, and I thought his life must be frustrating. But yours is even worse! Do you spend all day cooking and preparing food? I can’t even imagine it!
Post # 37
Is he like that with all meats? Or just particularly… strong-smelling ones? I feel like steak tends to smell more than chicken, for example. Maybe try running a fan, opening the windows, lighting a scented candle, cooking something else that he does enjoy the smell/taste of while you’re making meat?
Darling Husband is a big fan of seafood, and I am not. I don’t even like to go to seafood restaurants that serve land animals b/c they usually have this overpowering seafood smell wafting around. But the only time I told him he absolutely could not make a certain thing again was when he bought this fish and cooked it up for himself.. I’m not sure if the fish was a little too old or something, but to me, my kitchen (and stove, and pans, and dishwasher) smelled like rotten fish for about a week. So I can kinda identify with your guy on stuff being nauseating to smell, but maybe it’s only certain meats that do it to him?
Also, I think it’s Oscar Meyer or something, makes these “Carving Board” pork and chicken things that are in the deli section, they’re expensive, but it’s already cooked and really good quality if you’re trying to get some protein and don’t want to cook.
Post # 38
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
@BrandNewBride: Once you get to the point where I’m at food prep becomes habit. Food prep becomes pretty quick at that point. I make a lot of food in the microwave, steamer, or oven. We have a few 1 serving caserole dishes I just toss veggies in with a sausage or fish filet and some sauce/seasoning then come back to it later. Sometimes I just foil wrap meat with sauce toss it in the oven then toss it on a salad. I really like spaghetti squash its great not only as a pasta substitute but as a rice sub with curries and stir fries. I eat small meals too so its usually a low fat cheese stick and an apple, or a spoon of peanut butter and a banana, a cup of yoghurt and berries. Only 3 of my meals take prep. I’ve been on a lowfat sausage biscuit kick lately for breakfast. I make the turkey sausage in the microwave :D, and heat my gf biscuit there too and then smack it together. We joke in my house that the list of foods I can eat is shorter than those I cant. So when people ask what I can eat we tell them produce, cheese, and lean meat. That is the easiest.
Post # 39
@BrandNewBride: Sorry. I was getting rather annoyed by some of the comments, but you didn’t say that in particular! I tagged you so you could see my further explanation of the situation.
Ugh, I wish I had never put this up here. It seems like no matter what I post on WBee lately, people misinterpret it or snap at me. 🙁