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Old 07-24-2012, 05:36 AM   #2711
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I tell Shrek...'I will be turning your over easy eggs in two minutes. If you want toast now is the time.' It only took one over hard egg and no toast for him to get the idea. He also knows that I won't leave the stove on any more to keep things warm. He got tired of overcooked food.
The girls have spoiled us--if the yolk breaks on its way to the pan or the eggs aren't perfect, we exercise the "do-over" option and the dogs get the imperfectly cooked eggs...
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:05 PM   #2712
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Introduce him to the stove...
oh this just came back to me. A year or so ago I asked him if he would make us a meal (me, son, him) and he said sure.

So he makes a vegetable, I think it was broccoli, boiled garlic butter potatoes and chicken with a mushroom sauce.
Everything was very good. So I ask him, " how much butter did you use for all that?"......He says, " three sticks", yeah, THREE STICKS, that's 24 oz of butter for three people.

Now you know I cook and that is why I'm still alive. I'm fearful to ask him to meet the stove again. Part of me thinks he does stuff like that so he doesn't have to cook.

And sorry about the drink Andy, I had this nice cranberry slushy recipe and I couldn't find it. So......WHERE are you now?
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:26 PM   #2713
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oh this just came back to me. A year or so ago I asked him if he would make us a meal (me, son, him) and he said sure.

So he makes a vegetable, I think it was broccoli, boiled garlic butter potatoes and chicken with a mushroom sauce.
Everything was very good. So I ask him, " how much butter did you use for all that?"......He says, " three sticks", yeah, THREE STICKS, that's 24 oz of butter for three people.

Now you know I cook and that is why I'm still alive. I'm fearful to ask him to meet the stove again. Part of me thinks he does stuff like that so he doesn't have to cook.

And sorry about the drink Andy, I had this nice cranberry slushy recipe and I couldn't find it. So......WHERE are you now?
Ill take a raincheck on the drink. Three sticks of butter is only 12 ounces (24 tablespoons). So you can let him cook twice as often!
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:38 PM   #2714
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Ill take a raincheck on the drink. Three sticks of butter is only 12 ounces (24 tablespoons). So you can let him cook twice as often!
Ah, you are right there, my mistake, probably brought on by butter deposits in my brain.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:24 PM   #2715
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Ah, you are right there, my mistake, probably brought on by butter deposits in my brain.
I'm familiar with those.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:40 PM   #2716
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oh this just came back to me. A year or so ago I asked him if he would make us a meal (me, son, him) and he said sure.

So he makes a vegetable, I think it was broccoli, boiled garlic butter potatoes and chicken with a mushroom sauce.
Everything was very good. So I ask him, " how much butter did you use for all that?"......He says, " three sticks", yeah, THREE STICKS, that's 24 oz of butter for three people.

Now you know I cook and that is why I'm still alive. I'm fearful to ask him to meet the stove again. Part of me thinks he does stuff like that so he doesn't have to cook.

And sorry about the drink Andy, I had this nice cranberry slushy recipe and I couldn't find it. So......WHERE are you now?
Every time my bf cooks he does something that makes me shake my head. Luckily it isn't 3 sticks of butter for one meal!! I wouldn't be able to keep my mouth shut for that one. Mostly it's just dirtying unnecessary dishes (which I usually end up washing), or using something like lunch meat in a cooked meal (that stuff is expensive, not to mention salty!!). I try not to say anything because I'm glad he helps, and I know how I like it when he makes comments lol
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:15 PM   #2717
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Every time my bf cooks he does something that makes me shake my head. Luckily it isn't 3 sticks of butter for one meal!! I wouldn't be able to keep my mouth shut for that one. Mostly it's just dirtying unnecessary dishes (which I usually end up washing), or using something like lunch meat in a cooked meal (that stuff is expensive, not to mention salty!!). I try not to say anything because I'm glad he helps, and I know how I like it when he makes comments lol
Same here, Shrek takes something you would never think of using in a cooked meal and makes a meal out of it...I didn't have the heart to tell him the BBQ Beef he made out of the canned roast beef was dreck...
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...I try not to say anything because I'm glad he helps, and I know how I like it when he makes comments lol
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...I didn't have the heart to tell him the BBQ Beef he made out of the canned roast beef was dreck...

Ladies, I have to disagree with your approach. If you don't comment constructively, you are doomed to get he same stuff again. My SO knows she has to tell me the truth about a meal because she doesn't want it served again. I appreciate that. We discuss if it's salvageable with changes for a retry or no hope and delete the recipe.
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Ladies, I have to disagree with your approach. If you don't comment constructively, you are doomed to get he same stuff again. My SO knows she has to tell me the truth about a meal because she doesn't want it served again. I appreciate that. We discuss if it's salvageable with changes for a retry or no hope and delete the recipe.
That's the approach the hubby and I take too.
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We have tried this 'honesty approach' as well.

He tasted it and told me it was so good he was thinking of not chopping me before the second round.
ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
I told him I hoped he wasn't going to be hungry tomorrow.

I asked him if HIS chili was okay? (yes) Was it bland, he said it was bland. I said, oh good, then I know you like it. (he does) Then he tasted MY chili (highly spiced version no beans no tomato), and he said it was terrible. I said, good, then you won't eat my chili, so just leave it alone.

Actually, to start talking about HIS cooking, we first have to open the door to an acceptable way for HIM to criticize my cooking.
Does it have enough salt for you? Anything you can think of that we could add to this next time, or take out next time?

Then, when he cooks, 2-3 times per year, I'll offer constructive advice if it is needed. (Something like--that's a little salty for me--or--I like/dislike the texture of the meat when it comes from a can--or--generally I like using less than a Tablespoon of butter per person for any one meal for health reasons.)
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