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Old 01-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #81
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It's either that or make some room in the freezer!

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Old 01-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #82
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Wow .. onto page 9 and I guess I was wrong to think this person really wanted some help. It looks now like this was just a joke since things sound rather mean and rude. I thought this person really wanted some help with an issue. So disregard my input earlier and thanks for the dark humor here.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:30 PM   #83
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Wow .. onto page 9 and I guess I was wrong to think this person really wanted some help. It looks now like this was just a joke since things sound rather mean and rude. I thought this person really wanted some help with an issue. So disregard my input earlier and thanks for the dark humor here.
I DID ask for help, and thanks to these folks and you as well I got the advice that I needed. And support I needed. Fionas joke was just that a JOKE {i think} And if you can't laugh at yourself and/or others well....life looses just a bit of joy.

UPDATE, all he whined about last night was the unsalted butter for his bread. TOUGH NOOGIES.

Making lemon pepper pork tonight and bok choy, he doesn't LIKE bok choy I love the stuff, it will still go on his plate. TOUGHER NOOGIES
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #84
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I DID ask for help, and thanks to these folks I got the advice that I needed. And support I needed. Fionas joke was just that a JOKE {i think} And if you can't laugh at yourself and/or others well....life looses just a bit of joy.

UPDATE, all he whined about last night was the unsalted butter for his bread. TOUGH NOOGIES.

Making lemon pepper pork tonight and bok choy, he doesn't LIKE bok choy I love the stuff, it will still go on his plate. TOUGHER NOOGIES,
I assume he knows how to use a salt shaker and can shake some salt on his own bread. Personally, I love unsalted butter. Good for you making want to eat. He can always dig around in the freezer/fridge if he is still hungry or doesn't like what you made. And, tell him to put a sock in it if he starts whining. You could try sitting down on Sunday with the week's grocery ads and planning next week's menus as a "team." My DH and I read the grocery ads every Saturday a.m. It is our ritual...
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CSI Missoula! I think there might be one or two regular "characters" investigated as "persons of interest" (wink-wink).
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:45 PM   #86
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Truth be told since I was laid off in Oct, I hit the market daily. Thinking I was Italian in another life. Call me a "fly by the seat of the pants cook" I don't plan {for the most part}. I just decided what to make tonight about a 1/2 hour ago. It's what I am in the mood for.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:09 PM   #87
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Truth be told since I was laid off in Oct, I hit the market daily. Thinking I was Italian in another life. Call me a "fly by the seat of the pants cook" I don't plan {for the most part}. I just decided what to make tonight about a 1/2 hour ago. It's what I am in the mood for.
Well, maybe if he thought he were part of the planning process, he might not whine so much. I too cook by the seat of my pants, but we have a lot of staples on hand, so I rarely have to buy something to pull something together. And, I do cook that which I am in the mood to eat. Fortunately, the DH is like a "pig with wings," (he actually has said he was going to go out in the barn and eat with the chickens when I made up a veggie-rice combo from leftovers for the ladies). He eats darned near everything and hasn't decided that he could be like Dawg's DH, a couch potato food critic. He just utters "this is delicious" or "this is fantastic." He knows better than to say something is better than ... fill in the blank. For that, he got stabbed in the arm with a fork...didn't think of smothering him with a pillow...
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #88
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I DID ask for help, and thanks to these folks and you as well I got the advice that I needed. And support I needed. Fionas joke was just that a JOKE {i think} And if you can't laugh at yourself and/or others well....life looses just a bit of joy.

UPDATE, all he whined about last night was the unsalted butter for his bread. TOUGH NOOGIES.

Making lemon pepper pork tonight and bok choy, he doesn't LIKE bok choy I love the stuff, it will still go on his plate. TOUGHER NOOGIES
Ok .. I am really glad you got some good stuff out of this.

Oh yeah .. I can take a joke .. and as you say ... you need a laugh even if it's at yourself !

I agree with CWS ... make him part of the process.

Rather than aggravate a situation, find a middle ground. If he hates bok choy, why give it to him? Give him something he likes and you enjoy your bok choy.

I detest brussel sprouts .. hubby hates broccoli ... I cook them both .. it only takes one extra little step and that way we are both happy.

Think about how it would feel if the situation was reversed .. would you be happy having stuff forced at you?

I always try to remember to think of how it would feel if the roles were reversed ... treat someone as you would want to be treated.

But that's my thing .. I love my husband and I just can't see a reason that makes any sense to not try to makes things as comfortable as possible for him .. and in return he does the same for me .. and life is awesome !

Good luck with your dinner problems .. I do hope they work out in a positive way for both of you !

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Hey, PT...do you serve the food on the plates or just put all the food out and let folks serve themselves? Maybe if you put the food out and he served his own plate he'd be happier?

Just a thought.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:36 PM   #90
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Depends, if I am feeling lazy and craving crap I make tacos from the box stuff, he serves himself. Generally I plate the food, less mess and I can control everybodys portions, This is important when I make my DD's favorite potatoes, left to her own devices she would eat the whole panful.
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