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Old 02-17-2013, 02:01 PM   #91
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DH can make anything that only requires boiling water: boxed Mac n cheese, ramen noodles, pasta, rice! I try to get him to at least throw some frozen veggies with it but he usually forgets to do that. He is getting better, though. I think he doesn't get the idea of how to time things like start the rice or potatoes that take longer first, then start on the other stuff and gets frustrated. His mom barely cooked so he never really learned to cooked a wholesome meal.

He did surprise me the other night by bringing home fondue for just the two of us. Granted it only takes melting cheese and cutting up bread, but I'll take it!


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Old 02-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #92
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Re: What would your spouse do for dinner?

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I am sorry but the implication that because I have a meal plan or because Dh isn't able to cook enough to follow it that he isn't an equal "co parent" bugs me. No, he couldn't maintain a spotless house (and really neither can I,) or cook much of a balanced meal without a grill. But he has other talents and contributions that certainly even things out. Dh is the one who puts our two little girls to bed each night, he is the one who taught the teenager how to drive, he is more patient with helping with homework and he is the one who manages ALL our car repairs. No, my DH can't cook well enough to follow the meal plan I put together, but he can pull a transmission out of our car and rebuild it. Most of us on here are the SAHP and that just naturally results in the other spouse not being as competent in some areas of household management. However that also results in the SAHP not being as competent in other areas. One of the biggest reasons to get married to have kids is because managing a household is easier when there are two people working together as a team with their strengths and weaknesses complementing each other.
I wasn't implying anything. I'm sorry if it came across that way. I'm not in your home so I have no clue what each of you contributes. I answered the question honestly because I thought it was an interesting topic. It would not even occur to me what my husband would do for food for the kids. I am a SAHM but he is fully capable in all areas. I just happen to do it more often. But yes he can perform all necessary tasks and some better than I can. Not talking gourmet meals or anything. Can he cook a healthy dinner from scratch? Yes. So I would never comment or direct him in that manner.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #93
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Re: What would your spouse do for dinner?

Okay, so the funny thing is that if my husband were indisposed I would be the one making mac n cheese and chicken nuggets!! I'm useless in the kitchen where as he can make anything from scratch.

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #94
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Re: What would your spouse do for dinner?

Even though he works full time (I work part time), he does most of the cooking.
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