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Old 01-02-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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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
I had just that same experience. We made turkey for christmas and then the next day I made a bean soup with the turkey drumsticks. Smelled wonderful cooking all day in the crock pot. When it came time to eat it I just couldn't do it. Didn't want it, didn't want to look at it. So we had pizza for dinner. Go figure. Next day one of my kids pulled it out and heated it up. Smelled wonderful so I ate it and it tasted great. I guess maybe when it takes so long to cook and I spend so much time on it I no longer want it. Silly isn't it.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I had just that same experience. We made turkey for christmas and then the next day I made a bean soup with the turkey drumsticks. Smelled wonderful cooking all day in the crock pot. When it came time to eat it I just couldn't do it. Didn't want it, didn't want to look at it. So we had pizza for dinner. Go figure. Next day one of my kids pulled it out and heated it up. Smelled wonderful so I ate it and it tasted great. I guess maybe when it takes so long to cook and I spend so much time on it I no longer want it. Silly isn't it.
I guess that's it. Plus, when I cook my own food, I have such high expectations. I know exactly what went wrong, and I don't want to look at my mistake any more. For example, I was disappointed that my stew was too runny. I should have reduced the broth longer before adding the cream and cornstarch to thicken it. Also, I should have used whole cream instead of half-and-half, chicken thighs instead of chicken legs, and so on.

Anyhow, the stew is gone and I need to move on to something else. I think I'll make another stew tonight.

greenie
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't cook very often and I don't have an extensive repertoire of dishes. It's kinda like if the recipe calls for more than about 5 ingredients, I'm out!
However, what I do know how to make is pretty good and yes, I like my own cooking!
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Who knows
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I do love to cook, I love all the prep work and I love my own food. I will try other people's food but sometimes the food is not that great, depends on the cook. Luckily I have a hubby who loves anything I put in front of his nose. He'll have a comment every now and then about what he loves and what he'd like to try sparingly but overall a wonderful guinea pig.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I also love to cook and all the prep work involved. What I can't stand is cleaning up afterward. I tend to be very critical of my own cooking. If the vegetables are not steamed just right, or if the meat is slightly overcooked, it really diminishes my enjoyment. I recall one time spending 8 hours making a chicken consume with quenelles from scratch and when I sat down to eat it, I couldn't tell the difference between what I had labored to prepare and a can of Campbell's Soup. I was extremely disappointed.

I'm not a finicky eater, I love all food that is properly prepared. I consider myself to be a good cook and most of the time I do enjoy my own cooking. However, there are times when I would rather give the meal to my dogs than eat it myself.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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That's it Glitch-think you hit the nail on the head. We spend so much time planning-trying to come up with something new and innovative, shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning up and if one little thing isn't right we beat ourselves up!
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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I really enjoy cooking, and especially for others. But usually when I experiment I do it for myself and my man and that is usually just as rewarding.

I wish I had the problem of not eating my cooking -- probably why I've gained 10 pounds in the last year.
I have the same problem. Although I don't consider myself a great cook, I can cook quite a few things that are pretty good. My kids seem to like most of it. My problem is that I like most of it, too, and usually end up eating more than I should of whatever I make.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Back to Colorado in 2019
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I love to cook for my wife. In fact, she will tell anyone (partly kidding/partly serious) "One of the reasons I married him is because he cooked so good!". Another fact, I even cooked a lot for myself when I was single. Now, even though I love watching The Iron Chef and Emeril Live on The Food Channel, I do not make/cook anything "fancy". I love cooking (and eating) "meat & taters". My mashed potatoes WILL "melt in your mouth". The really nice part about my "cooking" abilities IS, I also can load up the dishwasher, run it and unload it. I call that "total cooking".
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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I hate cooking. But I want to be healthier, and I want to teach my kids to be healthier. So I'm giving up mac n cheese, and trying out some cooking.

I made Chicken Parm the other night - came out pretty good
I am going to try Meatloaf


I still hate cooking. And my family is picky...they don't like anything fancy. I need easy recipes. LOL
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Must like my own cooking -- my waistline seems to give me away.
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