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Old 06-06-2006, 12:04 PM   #11
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My husband is great about taking care of the pots and pans. He bought most of them, so he knows how much they cost, and he reads all the instructions about how to use and clean them. He does a lot of cooking, and even does a decent job of cleaning up after himself, except for wiping up, polishing, and putting things away. I figure that's the least I can do.
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Old 06-09-2006, 07:45 AM   #12
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Villasman, why not buy your wife a set of pots, pans and knives of her own?? Let her pick out the ones she wants then lock yours away. If she ruins hers that 's a lesson learned. She won't make that same mistake twice. Maybe having her own set will give her the incentive to take proper care of them. Just a thought.
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:47 AM   #13
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Well, right now we are having a test, she has 5 girlfriends over with 2 of their kids for the weekend. I have a refridgerator and 2 coolers full of food, in various stages of preparation. I wrote her and email 3 days ago detailing what could go in the dishwasher adn what couldn't and i showed her the instruction book for the food processor where it shows how to put it together.

She's been concious of what pots to use where, and she waited till I got home to process the foods, and i have washed about 7 loads of dishes in the last 18hrs or so in the dishwasher and gone through about 10 sinks of dish water. It's a pretty big sink, and we are using plastic plates. Go figure.
And tomorrow morning I have to make waffles.

The things we do....

Oh yeah, as a part of the ritual that this group of girlfriends goes through, the new person, is supposed to cook the rest of them a meal. i was suprised to here my wife say " I aint letting her cook in my kitchen with all my nice stuff and I don't know what here level of skills is. I have to much nice stuff to let her come in and break it up."

Now mind you, when I am buying it, You didnt need to get that, why did you spend that, I was going to do this that and the other. Yesterday she was in hog heaven, one of her friends was over,with the 6 qt baking cakes , the food porcessor doing it's thing, the blender doing it's thing, The braun whipping cream and pureeing pineapple, and me in the center of it all washing dishes in waves.

As for buying her her own set, bow that she is learning to appreciate having good non sticks and heavy SS... as she burns and scratches it up if she continues to burn and scratch it, it's another excuse to go shopping :)
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Old 06-10-2006, 10:25 AM   #14
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I wont let my husband use any of my pots, pans or cast iron skillets!!!!! He cracked one of my big cast iron skillets (had been in my family for many years) some years ago; I was the one working outside the home then. I have no idea what he did to do that. Most of my cast iron has been passed down for many generations and are just as good as new. I don't even let him make a pot of coffee unless I'm not home. If I have to go somewhere, I cook up stuff that he likes to eat that can be frozen. That way all he has to do is take it out of the freezer or fridge and nuke it. There is one little skillet he is allowed to use for his eggs but nothing else.
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Old 06-10-2006, 01:33 PM   #15
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I wont let my husband use any of my pots, pans or cast iron skillets!!!!! He cracked one of my big cast iron skillets (had been in my family for many years) some years ago; I was the one working outside the home then. I have no idea what he did to do that. Most of my cast iron has been passed down for many generations and are just as good as new. I don't even let him make a pot of coffee unless I'm not home. If I have to go somewhere, I cook up stuff that he likes to eat that can be frozen. That way all he has to do is take it out of the freezer or fridge and nuke it. There is one little skillet he is allowed to use for his eggs but nothing else.

Well it looks like his plan worked. "All I have to do is break something in the kitchen and she'll never let me do anything again. Brilliant!"

Works every time.
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Old 06-10-2006, 02:02 PM   #16
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I hear ya!!! The thing is that he thinks he is a decent cook...............if you close your eyes and hold your nose that is, LOL!!!
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I hear ya!!! The thing is that he thinks he is a decent cook...............if you close your eyes and hold your nose that is, LOL!!!

Maybe he just needs a little practice and a gentle guiding hand...
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Old 06-10-2006, 02:21 PM   #18
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Well, I have tried that but he goes off on these very wild tangents (to cooking) that ends up like his dancing. We landed in a pool for goodness sakes! due to his improvising wild steps. Oh well, I love to cook and with him being a truck driver, I cook up lots to freeze so that he can take it on the road with him. He does manage to use his couple of little cookers well to heat up things!! I am already planning different dishes to make ahead of time for him when I am gone for a week in Aug. to go to a concert and visit daughters and grandsons.
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