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Who rattles the pans in your house?
« on: February 27, 2011, 05:49:51 PM »
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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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 05:55:48 PM »
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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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 06:00:41 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.
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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 06:11:33 PM »
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  :)

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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 08:33:33 PM »
me, me and only me.
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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 09:32:29 PM »
Me too. Though the wife is a strictly supervised prep cook.
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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 09:36:42 PM »
My wife and I both.  Cooking is very enjoyable for us.  Our social life often centers around cooking for friends.
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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 12:40:05 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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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 03:43:06 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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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 06:49:45 AM »
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. 

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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 07:19:18 AM »
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. 

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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011, 07:59:50 AM »
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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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 09:28:10 AM »
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.
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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 09:33:33 AM »
  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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Re: Who rattles the pans in your house?
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2011, 10:20:14 AM »
We split the duties around the homestead, although I take care of 95% of the outdoor cooking.
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