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View Poll Results: Who is the primary cook in your household?
I do it all - my partner can basically reheat 8 34.78%
I do most of it, but my partner does help 7 30.43%
We pretty much split the load 50/50 3 13.04%
My partner does the big stuff, but I help 0 0%
My partner does everything - lucky, lucky me 1 4.35%
I live alone and don't have to please anyone but myself 4 17.39%
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:07 AM   #1
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Who is the primary cook in your household?

Are you chief cook and bottle washer? Or do you relax and let dinner come to you? Feel free to expound on your poll answer.

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Old 02-14-2019, 03:04 AM   #2
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Mark always claims he can cook, but I’ve never seen evidence of it!

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Old 02-14-2019, 03:39 AM   #3
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My DD's take turns helping me.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:51 AM   #4
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I do most of the cooking..I always have..I want to and look forward to it..my partner would do if ever I didn't want to..she can and had for years..she was the chief cook and bottle washer of her previous relationship raising her two boys. We have a deal that I cook and she cleans, but if I really trash the kitchen, I help with the bulk of the clearing up, rinsing pans and loading the dishwasher, etc..when it comes to wiping down surfaces, she tells me to get lost..her standards are higher than mine..lol..
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:19 AM   #5
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I cook, Jeannie washes the dishes..
I put any leftovers in fridge or freezer vessels and clean the stove and CI cookware (too heavy for her), if used..

We both dry and put things away.. We don't use the dish washer..

Disclaimer: My experiences may not be as someone else might think correct.. Life goes on..
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:54 AM   #6
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I do almost all the cooking. SO has a few dishes she makes. She also does a lot of baking but I do some too. She's a good cook.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:21 AM   #7
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I do all the cooking in our house. I don't mind because I like to cook and enjoy introducing Glenn to new things. He's fallen in love with Cornish hens. Never had them until he met me.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:26 AM   #8
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50/50 for most generic cooking.
But if we're having Latin food, my wife does the cooking 95% of the time.
Outdoor cooking, I'm in charge of that, 100%.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:58 AM   #9
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I do all of the cooking, including outdoor grilling and I like it that way. My Souschef (hubby) makes it a pleasure as he does a lot of the prep and all of the clean up. I knew he was a keeper when the first time I ever cooked for him, he told me to go sit outside while he cleaned the kitchen. Having him by my side in the kitchen (when I want him there) is better than getting flowers every day.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:16 PM   #10
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My partner does the big stuff, but I help
My partner does everything - lucky, lucky me

I was torn between these two. Sad to say, there are more days when DH does everything, yes, lucky me, but there are some days when I can help with the cleaning up. I really do miss the days when I did all the cooking and cleaning. It is so hard to have to give up ones kitchen, right ladies?

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