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Old 10-13-2008, 10:49 AM   #21
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For me it really depends on what I'm cooking and how hungry I am when I start. If I'm really hungry, then it's pickin' time and I tend not to eat much when it's finally ready. If it's a labor intensive meal, even if I don't pick, I'll tend to not eat as much. If it's just a regular dish I make all the time and have the seasonings down etc. I'll not pick and just eat when it's ready. Cooking for a big crowd (like when I cook at the shelter) I tend to not really be hungry when I'm done and will only eat the leftovers while the rest of the crew cleans up.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:56 AM   #22
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Really cant thing of a good title but I was wondering if im alone on this one.

So when I make a meal I tend to pick and try what im making threw out the process. I dont follow any recipes so I kidna have too.

but once the meal is done and ready. Everyone is sitting and eating and there I am with either nothing or just a littel tiny pice of this or that.

It bothers my freinds and the wife.

Jsut wondering if im all alone on this problem (I dont see it as one, give me a chance to do the dishes and think about dessert.)
Whether or not I taste a lot as I'm cooking depends on whether I've made the dish before or not. I do taste everything, but that doesn't mean I eat a portion while cooking.

Either way, it's never affected whether or not I eat the finished product with my guests. I can't imagine sitting there watching other people eat! Guess I like my cooking too much.

Curious why you don't ever follow any recipes? I find lots of good ones out there. Mine aren't always necessarily the best...
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:26 PM   #23
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I don't usually eat what I make when I'm working..other than the obligatory testing. However, when I cook at home, yes, I do eat the meal almost all the time.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:47 PM   #24
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If I'm cooking a large meal for a family gathering, I usually pick and taste to make sure things are cooked and seasoned correctly. Then after serving, I'm usually not very hungry. I try to take advantage of the extra time not spent at the table to clean up the kitchen. Of course this makes most of the family uncomfortable, but what the heck I'm just not hungry.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:44 PM   #25
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I've just proven to myself that NO I don't eat what I cook. I made my wings tonight. They are done, sitting there, and I haven't touched them. The cats have, but I haven't.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:39 PM   #26
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Daily meals are usually simple and quickly made, so I will sit down and eat what i have made aong with DW. However, when I'm cooking for a crowd, I become like Andy and Michael. I'm so into the cooking, tasting and nibbling, that when dinner is served I have a very small portion on my plate just to mirror my guests. Yes, the next day is always a big food day consuming leftovers.

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Old 10-14-2008, 09:40 PM   #27
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I've just proven to myself that NO I don't eat what I cook. I made my wings tonight. They are done, sitting there, and I haven't touched them. The cats have, but I haven't.
DON'T TURN OFF THE LIGHTS...I'LL BE RIGHT OVER TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE WINGS FOR YOU!
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:44 PM   #28
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i won't let myself pick, i'll taste fer seasoning, though. then i can consume my meal.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:04 PM   #29
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I eat everything I cook, thats the problem - not so much "during" - that is just to check here and there -- If I am preparing a large meal for a group - especially holidays - I don't eat "as much" as I normally would - usually enjoying the leftovers more the next day.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:48 AM   #30
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I taste test as I cook , to make sure if it needs anything added or not. I eat the meal too.
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