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Title: Who rattles the pans in your house?
Post by: corkybstewart on February 28, 2011, 12:49:51 AM
So who does the cooking at your place?  Everywhere I look it seems men are taking over the cooking duties.
  Here it's mostly me.  My wife is an excellent cook but she gets home from work after I do so I try to have dinner ready.  Also whoever cooks gets to choose the menu so I cook what I feel like eating. On weekends and for company she'll cook up a feast. 
If my kids are around they'll cook us a meal and they are both also great cooks.  My daughter worked a couple of years baking breads so she loves whipping up a batch of yeasty dinner rolls or deserts.  And finally my son is like me-he cooks without recipes and is prone to experimenting
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Post by: tubercle on February 28, 2011, 12:55:48 AM
I'd have to say its evenly distributed.

  The lovely and talented Ms. Tubercle is a tremendous cook but stays with traditional recipes where the Tubercle will stray into unknown territories from time-to-time ;D
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Post by: tygo on February 28, 2011, 01:00:41 AM
Pretty much all me in our house.  My wife has gotten better since we got married and can churn out a lasagna or a meatloaf on occasion but the bulk of the cooking falls to me.  I cook all of the meals on the weekends.  During the week she handles the hamburger helpers, chicken nuggets, or sometimes (if I'm lucky) cheeseburgers.

She made me eggs and bacon this morning since it's my birthday but she was nervous about it.  She did a good job on it though.  Very tasty and I didn't have to make it myself  :)

My older son seems interested in cooking, but he's only three so we'll see how that goes.
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Post by: Hokerer on February 28, 2011, 01:11:33 AM
She made me eggs and bacon this morning since it's my birthday but she was nervous about it.  She did a good job on it though.  Very tasty and I didn't have to make it myself  :)

Happy Birthday!
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Post by: deepsouth on February 28, 2011, 03:33:33 AM
me, me and only me.
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Post by: capozzoli on February 28, 2011, 04:32:29 AM
Me too. Though the wife is a strictly supervised prep cook.
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Post by: punatic on February 28, 2011, 04:36:42 AM
My wife and I both.  Cooking is very enjoyable for us.  Our social life often centers around cooking for friends.
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Post by: tschmidlin on February 28, 2011, 07:40:05 AM
It is mostly me since I get home earlier, but she's a good cook when she has time.  Cooking together can be fun for us, and sometimes I'll just sous for her.
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Post by: phillamb168 on February 28, 2011, 10:43:06 AM
I'd have to say its evenly distributed.

  The lovely and talented Ms. Tubercle is a tremendous cook but stays with traditional recipes where the Tubercle will stray into unknown territories from time-to-time ;D

Same here. My wife handles day-to-day cooking, while I'm the specialist. However recently we're trying a new thing, where she does mise en place and I do the cooking. See, I'm terribly slow with mise and she just blows through it. Seemed to work pretty well last night when we made bacon-studded meatloaf.
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Post by: punatic on February 28, 2011, 01:49:45 PM
However recently we're trying a new thing, where she does mise en place and I do the cooking. See, I'm terribly slow with mise and she just blows through it.

Man, you're lucky!  My wife is terrified of da little buggahs. 

They don't have exterminators there?
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Post by: phillamb168 on February 28, 2011, 02:19:18 PM
However recently we're trying a new thing, where she does mise en place and I do the cooking. See, I'm terribly slow with mise and she just blows through it.

Man, you're lucky!  My wife is terrified of da little buggahs. 

They don't have exterminators there?

http://www.sadtrombone.com (http://www.sadtrombone.com)
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Post by: Mark G on February 28, 2011, 02:59:50 PM
I do almost all the cooking here, although my wife does bake some awesome cookies. She tries to help, but gets frustrated that I never have a recipe to follow, so that pretty much ends the help.
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Post by: denny on February 28, 2011, 04:28:10 PM
Corky, I'm in a similar situation.  My wife is a great cook, but she generally works 8-10 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Seldom gets home before 8 PM.  Fortunately, I enjoy cooking as much as brewing (AAMOF, it's what got me into brewing) so I do about 90% of the cooking.  Along with laundry, cleaning, and shopping.
Title: Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
Post by: corkybstewart on February 28, 2011, 04:33:33 PM
  Cooking together can be fun for us, .
It can be sometimes for us also, but we also have some of our best and biggest fights over cooking methods.  She still has trouble understanding that I am the culinary master of the house and she should just follow my advice ;D  
But most of the time we're a pretty good team and can work together almost instinctively.            
Denny, my wife is a school nurse and is working on a masters in public health nursing.  She has to work out of town one day per week for a class so the rest of the week she's at the school until 6 PM to compensate for her time away.  I can leave work by 3, go to the gym and the grocery store and have dinner cooked more or less by the time she gets home.  I enjoy doing dishes, it's quiet time for me and I'll sip a very nice beer while I do the cleanup so she can write papers.                         
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Post by: redbeerman on February 28, 2011, 05:20:14 PM
We split the duties around the homestead, although I take care of 95% of the outdoor cooking.
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Post by: bluesman on February 28, 2011, 05:54:02 PM
I do the lion's share of the cooking. When I'm cooking, my wife likes to assist. I really enjoy cooking and I'm always planning my next recipe. Sometimes I'll plan the next weekends meals to get a jump on it.
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Post by: bluesman on February 28, 2011, 05:55:11 PM
Pretty much all me in our house.  My wife has gotten better since we got married and can churn out a lasagna or a meatloaf on occasion but the bulk of the cooking falls to me.  I cook all of the meals on the weekends.  During the week she handles the hamburger helpers, chicken nuggets, or sometimes (if I'm lucky) cheeseburgers.

She made me eggs and bacon this morning since it's my birthday but she was nervous about it.  She did a good job on it though.  Very tasty and I didn't have to make it myself  :)

My older son seems interested in cooking, but he's only three so we'll see how that goes.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TYGO!  8)
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Post by: alikocho on February 28, 2011, 06:52:20 PM
My wife does most of the evening time cooking, mostly as she's at home earlier. I do most of the breakfast as I'm normally up significantly earlier than she is. All the baking is done by me.
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Post by: nicneufeld on February 28, 2011, 07:27:23 PM
The trend among brewers (and among brewers that post in the "about cooking" section of the brewforum!) is going to be markedly in favor of the brewer being the primary cook...such is my case.  It's a hobby for me as much as brewing is, and my wife can do basic stuff, she doesn't enjoy it, so I do 90% of the cooking.  She does baking and sweets, though, because she is more motivated by good old sucrose than I am!  :D

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Post by: morticaixavier on February 28, 2011, 07:40:07 PM
yuppers, I am the cook. When my wife and I first moved in together we made a deal that I would do the cooking and clean up the kitchen and she would do all the rest of the house work. hasn't really panned out that way what with school and her being pregnant/giving birth/taking care of the baby but it's not too bad. She does the baking, making bread etc. And Mac and Cheese. I really like to cook so it's not a problem for me. although lately I don't get diner on the table until around 7:30 so we may have to adjust as the kid starts to eat with us.
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Post by: hamiltont on February 28, 2011, 08:04:56 PM
I cook.  Wife bakes. We both clean up our own mess. Been workin' that way for 33 years. Don't see a need for change now.. Cheers!!!
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Post by: Slowbrew on February 28, 2011, 09:32:46 PM
In my house, it's a crap shoot as to who will be cooking.  My wife does most of the weekday evening stuff.  We both cook on the weekends, depending on what's on everyone's schedules.  My son can handle the grill and some things on the stove and my oldest daughter is a fair cook and loves to bake.  My 13 and 10 year old girls have been know to cook once in awhile also.  Supper isn't always pretty but it's usually tasty. :D

Paul
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Post by: EHall on February 28, 2011, 11:08:44 PM
Who rattles the pans in your house?

sounds like a euphamism...
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Post by: weazletoe on February 28, 2011, 11:10:44 PM
 In Ohio, Holly used to do all the cooking. Then, a couple years ago, inspired by all you men, and mostly Cappo, I took a crack at it. Turned out, I'm very good at it, and love it. Works well for me, because I was really tired of eating some form of dried out over baked chicken every night.
   Here in Idaho, with the in-laws, I still try and do most of it. Hollys mom makes chili, which is always crunchy..... ::) And they like their meat very well done. They seem to think the smoke alarm is some sort of meat timer. Holly just started South Beach Diet today, so now I'm struggling to find recipes that are approved for her.  :-\
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Post by: denny on February 28, 2011, 11:29:35 PM
They seem to think the smoke alarm is some sort of meat timer.

 :D :D :D :D
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Post by: punatic on March 01, 2011, 12:32:53 AM
Who rattles the pans in your house?

sounds like a euphamism...

Kinda like, who feeds the cat?