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Old 06-30-2009, 04:50 PM   #21
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Karen, I love to go to parties like that. I like trying what everyone brings.
Of course the cat in me will talk to DH on the way home and say, "Can you believe that stuff that so and so called *insert name of dish*? Wow!!"
But it's always fun.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:56 PM   #22
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Mostly just for HH and me because DD absolutely must hang with her friends at dinnertime. Lately I've been bored with cooking for just two so we "veg" (our word for it) on leftovers of some larger meal that I probably made on the weekend.

Like we will do tonight. Again.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:01 PM   #23
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I cook for my husband and 2 kids. My kids are older now, so they are more willing to try new things. The 20 yr old wants to eat healthy and as vegetarian as possible, without actually committing to that lifestyle, and she dislikes beef, unless it's a really good burger. My 19 yr old son will eat just about anything, except for any kind of chicken made at home (i can't figure that one out, lol). My husband, on the other hand, is extremely picky, fussy and demanding. I'd need a whole other thread to describe the nightmare that is cooking for him, lol. In the past 2 years, I've lost 170 lbs, because I finally started taking care of myself. It's not easy cooking so healthy all the time, but it's been worth it.
I also cook for a family as my job. I am very lucky in that they love just about anything. As I go along, I find that one doesnt like mango and ginger, one doesn't like shellfish or anything deepfried, but that's about it! I can pretty much make them anything I want, yay! Their kids are another matter, lol. They are 4 and 6 yrs old. Because I have kids of my own, I can remember the dinner time struggles I used to have. And because of that, I haven't strangled these kids,,,yet. Sometimes they are willing to take a bite of what I make before they go back to the prerequisite bowl of noodles I have to make them everyight. I told my 20 yr old daughter about this and she said don't strangle them yet, just think "What would Alice do?" (Alice of the Brady Bunch) . I guess Alice wouldn't wring their necks. Sigh.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:48 PM   #24
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I am a professional Chef and Culinary Educator, but when I am home I mainly get a chance to cook when we are putting together a big party or family get together.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:18 PM   #25
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myself, hub and our 2 girls!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:02 PM   #26
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I cook for me, DH and my Dad three meals a day. I cater so often I am cooking for wedding parties and other events. I also do wedding and specialty cakes so am baking for others and keep our youth group and neighbour kids in cookies and other goodies all year round. I love to cook meals for friends and neighbours when they are in need (and sometimes when they aren't!). And I also cook to experiment for the two cookbooks I am simultaneously trying to write.

In other words, I cook for anyone who eats!
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:12 PM   #27
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I cook for me, DH and my Dad three meals a day. I cater so often I am cooking for wedding parties and other events. I also do wedding and specialty cakes so am baking for others and keep our youth group and neighbour kids in cookies and other goodies all year round. I love to cook meals for friends and neighbours when they are in need (and sometimes when they aren't!). And I also cook to experiment for the two cookbooks I am simultaneously trying to write.

In other words, I cook for anyone who eats!
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm AHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHH (remember that cartoon with the guy pointing to his mouth?)
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm AHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHH (remember that cartoon with the guy pointing to his mouth?)
Come on over, Ms M, I am sure no matter what time you show up there will be some food on the go!
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:01 AM   #29
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Chrissy, 170 lbs? Is this a typo? I hate cooking for fussy eaters, in fact, refuse to do so. I actually married on that basis. But brava for losing so much weight, and don't let them get you down.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:09 AM   #30
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Hi Claire,
Nope, it's not a typo. I've lost 170 lbs so far.I'd like to lose more, and I will, it's just going slowly right now. I'm at a weight right now that is acceptable, but it's not really where i want to be. I'll never be model thin, but I can dream,,,lol.
You're a stronger person than I, if you don't put up with fussy eaters. not much I can do about it if the fussy eaters are my boss's kids. As to my husband, it's my fault I catered to him for so many years. He's getting better, though, lol. Or maybe I'm getting better?
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