(Closed) who does the cooking?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: who cooks?

    I do all the cooking

    He does all the cooking

    We both cook

  • Post # 47
    2353 posts
    Buzzing bee

    He’ll cook one meal every week or so. But I do almost all of it. I know how to really cook! …And he knows how to stir meat and pasta together. Kind of.


    Post # 48
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    we split… Depends on work schedule…. whose home and what we have a taste for. If we want cornbread taco casserole I make it… If we want grilled burgers he does it.

    One rule we do have is that who ever cooks…. the other person cleans Tongue Out it’s only fair!

    Post # 49
    2977 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Our relationship is so unintentionally 1950s. He makes all the money, I take care of the house, which includes 100% of the cooking. Honestly, I do not mind it. I actually love to cook, and am always on the hunt for new recipes. He used to like to grill when the grill was new but now that the novelty has worn off, his “job” is to take the grill cover off and light it for me. Then stay out of my way!


    Post # 50
    11506 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Although I occasionally cook, DH has primary responsibility for grocery shopping and cooking. I do the dishes and clean up the kitchen.

    Post # 51
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I pretty much do all the cooking…I wish he would take the initiative to do it every now and then, especially if he comes home from work earlier than I do and knows that we have nothing in particular planned for that night.  In fact this very thing has been frustrating me for like the past two weeks…lol

    Post # 52
    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our relationship is so unintentionally 1950s. – our relationship probably looks like this to others as it has kind of worked out that he does most of the man stuff and I do most of the woman stuff, but it works for us.

    DH is a great cook, but he doesn’t often put it to practice. I do the grocery shopping and hence the meal planning. I do ask his input of what he would like for dinners and plan accordingly. I pretty much do all the cooking during the week. We love to cook together, but this doesn’t happen often as it tends to slow the process down. I definitely do all the grilling as I love to do it, and it is the easiest way to cook I find, and the least messy.

    Post # 54
    704 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I work part time so on my days off, I cook. On days we both work, he cooks or we buy something.  I’d say I cook 3-4 meals a week and he cooks 1-2 meals. On our day off together, it’s a toss up between the 3 options.

    This has worked out really well cause before DH I couldn’t cook and when we were dating, I faked it by looking up recipes ahead of time and then acting like I made them all the time lol.  After getting married I bought a cookbook and told him I wanted to learn new recipes and now I make some awesome food!

    Post # 55
    9950 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I chose WE BOTH DO…

    Although to be honest, Hubby-to-be does the majority of the cooking.  And he is very good at it.  I am a decent cook, but find it difficult to find inspiration on a day-to-day basis.  So I am the one who cooks all the “special” meals, more intricate things, and for family / holiday get-togethers.  I also am not intimidated by trying something new, or taking on a recipe that we haven’t tried before.  My SO likes this… my sense of adventure.  He is sweet, when I am in the kitchen he is quite willing to be my Prep / Sous Chef… or do the clean up afterwards (lol, when I cook I tend to use every pot and pan, utensil, dish and implement I can get my hands on).  He also is a great host, so if I am cooking for visitors, he is the one to greet them, make them comfortable and tend bar.  He also is the household Sommelier… so he’s the guy to pick the wine, and make sure everyone’s glasses are filled.

    He makes every meal a joyfilled event… be it with others, or just ourselves.  I love it when he cooks for just the two of us, and surprises me with a plate of great food and a glass of wine.  THIS is what mealtime should be !  I am blessed to enjoy it all week long.


    Post # 56
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    if i dont cook or provide dinner in some way, i think my fiance would starve to death. or spend a crapton of money on eating out. i just prefer to cook

    Post # 57
    1199 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    DH does ALL the cooking.  I lived on my own for several years before I met him and moved into his house, and i basically lived on pasta, egg whites and tofu (I’m not even a vegetarian!), and Wegmans prepared foods.  DH loves cooking and also works from home, so its easy for him to start dinner and have it nearly done by the time I get home.

    I do the dishes and clean up.  Once we’re finished remodeling our kitchen we’ll actually have a little counter space and then I can bake again 🙂

    Post # 58
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We both cook, but I do most of it during the week, as I get off work a few hours before him.  He does offer to cook on weekends.

    Post # 59
    39 posts

    I do all the cooking.  DH’s version of cooking is throwing a frozen pizza in the oven or a pizza pop in the microwave… not my idea of a good meal.  I always knew I’d be the cook, though.  When he’s home after supper, he’ll usually clean up the kitchen (he’s much better at that than me, :P)

    Post # 60
    2152 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I love to cook, so I do the cooking unless it’s BBQ..then he’ll do it. He cleans up after, which I think is way worse than cooking 😉

    Post # 61
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    DH cooks 90% of the time. He likes to cook, and he’s awesome at it. I don’t really like it (especially if I have to handle raw meat), and I’m not nearly as good at it as he is. The only time I cook is when he’s busy, not home yet, etc. TBH neither one of us cooks a ton. We eat out way more than we probably should.

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