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Old 10-12-2008, 11:31 PM   #21
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Yes, that's why we're having Shepard's Pie again.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:48 PM   #22
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I wish I had that problem as I am now single (age68) and I have a whee of a time making up my little mind on what kind of burnt offering I should fix.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:01 AM   #23
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i'm the same as andy; it's not a simple answer.

sometimes she asks what i want, often from a few choices. i do the same if i'm cooking. i offer to get take out much more often, but then let her choose from where, or at least the type of food.
and just to round things out, sometimes we each make something that the other just isn't in the mood for, and we fend for ourselves. leftovers are usually eaten for lunch on subsequent days by us both.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:07 AM   #24
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Nawww - I ask him what he'd like to make for dinner.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:49 AM   #25
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Every now and then ... and sometimes he wants something specific or knows I have something thawing, but most times he's darn happy he married someone who grew up in a restaurant. He's not picky, but not very adventurous either.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:31 AM   #26
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Mine doesn't care and is fun to cook for as he will eat anything........his only request is to have lots of veggies.......when I'm in the states he will make a big wok of stir fry and eat that all week.........he's a pretty good cook himself though he cooks like an engineer......everything is meticulously measured not one atom more or less, he sets his watch to go off when he's to remove the dish from heat-----also 3,000 dishes and pots bear testimony to his "chef" presence in the kitchen......wipe up the countertops???
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:40 AM   #27
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expatty, explain to him that a good engineer is efficient, whereby pots and pans are cleaned when their use is done, and time permits while other things cook.

efficiency is both the curse and the goal of every engineer.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:10 PM   #28
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expatty, explain to him that a good engineer is efficient, whereby pots and pans are cleaned when their use is done, and time permits while other things cook.

efficiency is both the curse and the goal of every engineer.
my engineer thinks he's the "chef" when he's in the kitchen and I'm the "cook"....he'll go to his computer right after we've eaten the meal (that's taken a bit longer than usual but it's all done under "controlled environmental conditions" and when he sees me cleaning up after his "efficient management systems" I'll hear.......Hon, leave those alone I'll get to them later............yeah, in what eon??? No, just kidding---glad that he "helps" from time to time and his meals are good...
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:14 PM   #29
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Since my husband has pretty well taken over the cooking since he retired, I may make suggestions, but I pretty much eat what he fixes.

Bless his heart!
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:42 PM   #30
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jake's not my spouse, cept we agree on a dinner. i wouldn't just cook him a dinner unless he/i said so & we both agreed, same as when he takes me to dinners out. we haggle.
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