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Old 12-31-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I enjoy my own cooking but I'm not sure everyone else does.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Its not like I dont care for my own cooking, I used to cook professionally, and love my own cooking! I think what it is, I just get tired of being the only one that cooks. My husband is a wonderful cook, but I have spoiled him rotten, so he rarely does anymore. I think I just would like to be spoiled once in a while myself, does that make sense?
I know exactly how you feel.
I do enjoy my own cooking and I don't feel a pressing need to go out to restaurants, but it's nice to share the burden.
I've had fun with our kids home over the holidays, working in the kitchen.
My husband used to be such an amazing baker; he had such patience.
Then we got married, we were no longer 20-somethings, and all his baking sort of dwindled down to nothing.
He works hard and when he gets home he just wants to sit down and relax.
OTR--that sounds like a very exotic cooking group!
I can see how it would hone one's sense of culinary adventure.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: My heart is in Wyoming, my body is soon to follow.....
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I love my own cooking! I also enjoy the rituals that go along with cooking. The selection and shopping of the ingredients, the chopping, the tasting and the adjustment of the spices. But I still enjoy eating out.
I have to agree, I love thinking up what I'm going to cook and especially creating something new. The chopping is therapuetic for me, as is seeing how much my hubby enjoys it, as do I. We used to live near some younger male friends and let me tell ya these boys could eat. I loved cooking for them, there was never anything left over. I've cooked for a few people who are just not big eaters, they're no fun to cook for, it's an insult to the cook if you don't want seconds of something, especially if the cook has spent a lot of time preparing the meal.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I know exactly how you feel.
I do enjoy my own cooking and I don't feel a pressing need to go out to restaurants, but it's nice to share the burden.
I've had fun with our kids home over the holidays, working in the kitchen.
My husband used to be such an amazing baker; he had such patience.
Then we got married, we were no longer 20-somethings, and all his baking sort of dwindled down to nothing.
He works hard and when he gets home he just wants to sit down and relax.
OTR--that sounds like a very exotic cooking group!
I can see how it would hone one's sense of culinary adventure.
I do like to eat out, Thai and Indian especially, but I also like to cook this stuff at home. I even grow some of the specialty ingredients one needs, that I cant find here in Ocala. Cant get my husband to touch anything like that, though, sure wish I had a cooking group here!
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: CO
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I love to cook the whole prep of a good meal. a little of this, maybe some of that, mmm maybe more of that, then i can never eat much when its done. Also my family size has reduced so I always make to much and end up dumping have of it when i clean the fridge.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:07 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I have to agree, I love thinking up what I'm going to cook and especially creating something new. The chopping is therapuetic for me, as is seeing how much my hubby enjoys it, as do I. We used to live near some younger male friends and let me tell ya these boys could eat. I loved cooking for them, there was never anything left over. I've cooked for a few people who are just not big eaters, they're no fun to cook for, it's an insult to the cook if you don't want seconds of something, especially if the cook has spent a lot of time preparing the meal.
Isn't that the truth? It's great to see someone really go after the food you cook. Gives you a reason to cook some more!

Greenie
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Isn't that the truth? It's great to see someone really go after the food you cook. Gives you a reason to cook some more!

Greenie
too true! i had some guys that i used to cook for in college, boy, was that good for my ego
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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I like my cooking unless I screw it up somehow. My dh works offshore and is gone for weeks at a time. It's always hard to scale when he leaves and it's just my dd and myself. We're happy to eat grilled cheese sandwiches or chalupas. When he comes home meals become slightly more elaborate. He cooks too, though, so it's a good trade-off.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Okay, this is weird. Four days ago, I made chicken and root vegetable stew. I make it and then toss it in the fridge. I don't eat it. It just sits there.

A day and a half later I walk into the kitchen and there is this lovely smell. I say to my friend, "What is that wonderful smell?" She says, "I'm eating some of your stew."

My stew? My stew smells that good? Sure enough I started eating it and it was quite good. I'm nearly done with it and I want to make it again!

greenie
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I hate cooking so usually by the time I have had to shop for the ingredients, cooked and washed ( I do it as I go along) I tend to lose interest and don't enjoy it so much. I so much prefer when someone else does the cooking then I can truly enjoy it !
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