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Old 10-12-2008, 08:03 PM   #11
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It's sort of erratic.

Sometimes I ask SO what she's in th mood for, sometimes I don't.

Sometimes she makes a suggestion or asks what I'm planning.

Sometimes we order in and I ask her where she wants to order from and sometimes I state my preference.

Sometimes we eat different meals.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:06 PM   #12
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always. I cook, but thinking up WHAT to cook just sucks.
Good thing wife has ideas usually.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:19 PM   #13
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I always ask, and he NEVER has an answer...unless we are entertaining then he has input (I believe so he can take partial credit!!)
He usually wants to go out to eat, He CLAIMS because he doesnt want me to spend the whole night working in the kitchen....he swears up and down he loves my cooking...
Only reason I know he's not lying is because he brags to everyone about my cooking
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I sometimes ask, but, usually not. He'll offer a suggestion, which is mostly "some type of soup" as he LOVES any and all soups.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:23 PM   #15
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Unless I was stumped I never asked him. He usually asked me what's for dinner. He liked anything I made and he was so easy to cook for. Whenever I asked him his reply was always the same: Your spaghetti. (Oh geez, again?) He loved my spaghetti. I haven't made it in 3 years.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:27 PM   #16
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Rarely asked Buck what he wanted for dinner. He was so easy to please and I knew all his preferences. When I planned our meals I always made sure to have a selection of his favorites. He loved our meals and said I was the best cook in the county.

We also prepared meals together, which added to the enjoyment of any dish.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:06 PM   #17
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Sometimes I will ask her if she has something special in mind for a meal, but most of the time I pick the menu. Like Katie we have been together long enough I know what she likes and doesn't like and know how to create a menu that will keep everyone happy.
Since most of the time we do the shopping together, there are seldom any surprises for anyone on what we will be having for the week.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:12 PM   #18
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...Like Katie we have been together long enough I know what she likes and doesn't like and know how to create a menu that will keep everyone happy...

I agree. You can't sit at the dinner table with the same person for years/decades and not pick up a thing or two.

When I ask or she suggests, it's to find out what she's in the mood for. For example, I know she likes her fish pan fried with panko bread crumbs but she has to be in the mood for fish that day.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:43 PM   #19
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Once in awhile I ask, but then go ahead and cook what I want!
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:10 PM   #20
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On the rare occasions that I have asked, James just says that whatever I fix will be good. What I do ask now and then is if he would rather have "this food" or "that food" (chili or spaghetti, tuna casserole or macaroni and cheese, etc.). Sometimes he will ask if we have the ingredients to make a certain thing, but not very often. He sometimes hints that something sounds good, and if I have what I need, and the time, I will make it then, or I will make it as soon as I can after that.

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