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Old 06-06-2005, 12:23 AM   #1
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for whom the cook cooks...

when you cook, do you usually make things that you like, and hope that your family or s.o. will enjoy it (if not, too bad)? or do you always try to cook for their enjoyment, and try to like the same things (if not, you make something else for yourself)? or do you compromise most of the time, only making things that you know you all like?

i am a combination of the second two. i cook for dw's enjoyment, and try to like such plain albeit healthy things, and i also try to make things we both enjoy.
if i make something she doesn't like, she will just make her own dinner, VERY LOUDLY, so i only make those kinds of dishes when she's not gonna be home.

how 'bout choo??????????


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Old 06-06-2005, 12:33 AM   #2
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I make things that will please
1. the h
2. the kids

I love many foods that h doesn't, so I don't make them unless he is working late. For example, he is disgusted at the thought of anything sweet at dinner. (Turkey gets no cranberry, pork loin gets no orange cinnamon glaze, etc)
I also have to accommadate the boys, where one believes cheese is a sin (unless it's on a pizza) and the other truly believes beans should only come in green.

But, I relish the idea of those days when I get to cook whatever I want!
(which is probably why I bake so many desserts!)

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Old 06-06-2005, 12:37 AM   #3
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i usually end up making something I like, but before I fancy it up with glazes or sauces or garnishes, etc., I make a plain version of it for the g/f. It works rather well, b/c I don't end up making 2 different meals.
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Old 06-06-2005, 01:21 AM   #4
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i cook for myself, and my family and my jakie usually want to try it, so i cook extra for them sometimes, even if that means cooking twice.
if someone asks me to make a dish for them and to make it a certian way, i certainly will.
other than that, i'm not a very accomodating cook when it comes to something i'm going to have to eat, too.
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Old 06-06-2005, 02:24 AM   #5
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I am always trying new recipes and if I find something that everybody seems to like (which is rare because my mother doesn't like any type of tomato with chicken.....GASP, grilled foods, etc.). BUT if I find something we all enjoy then I will put that in my keep file. Have learned to cook foods that my sister and her family and I like and my poor mom will pull something out of the freezer and fix for herself. We keep leftovers vaccum packed so is easy to heat something up she will like. :)
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:02 AM   #6
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I enjoy cooking things others like. Will go out of my way to make things DH enjoys but once in a while I revolt and say "this is what we are having and you will eat it if you ever want any of your favorites again." :LOL: Sometimes it is the only way I can get them to try something new. I am so bad.
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:10 AM   #7
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I do all 3. If I make something that I like, the next night I'll either make something we all like or something hubby & the kids like.
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:24 AM   #8
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At different times it's any one of the three. I usually cook what SO and I will both like. I have broader tastes then she so there are some things I don't cook because she has no interest in trying them (such as duck or anything with beans in it). Sometimes we just eat different things for dinner.
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:10 AM   #9
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I normally cook what everyone likes.
If I cook something new, they let me know if they like it or not. If DH an I like it but the boys don't, I'll still make it for us and they can buy something for that night to replace it. {They are grown with jobs and if they don't like what I made, too bad} :o)
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:51 AM   #10
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I always try to make things Paul likes. Luckily for me he likes almost everything I cook these days.

If we have company for dinner I
find out what they like and make it.

When Paul goes hunting or on a work trip
I celebrate by making one of my favorites ( like
fried potatoes with tons of garlic and onion. He likes it too
but, frowns at the unhealthiness of it.)

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