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The Advantage of being The Cook

Monday, May 13, 2013

You know how when we were kids, and when we served our own kids, they'd really like something and plead "Make this dinner again!!"

Because I do my own cooking, I can do just that. I can have anything I want. I don't have to find a restaurant, I can make Indian, Italian, Mexican, Southern, whatever my little heart desires. I don't have to eat a pile of it because, as The Cook, I can make it any time I want. I can actually get up in the morning and wonder "What am I in the mood for?" and I can make it. I can make it lighter or the real thing. I can select the components any way I like; no trying to tell a waiter "no anchovies". I just don't put them on. I can please my hubby or my family by giving them exactly what they want. I am not subject to a restaurant cook. I AM the cook.

I don't get my way in a lot of things in this life, but I am the final word about what goes on my table every night.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUSANNAH31 5/17/2013 5:44AM

    Yes, there are advantages to being the cook.

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WARRIORGIRL121 5/16/2013 12:18AM

    Good for you! :)

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PINKNFITCARLA 5/13/2013 11:04PM

    I am the same way. I cook what I want and that's whats for dinner. Unfortunately, DH doesn't like my healthier versions of things so he either buys or cooks his own. One day maybe it will rub off on him, but in the meantime, I know I'm making major positive changes for myself.

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REGILIEH 5/13/2013 9:17PM

    An interesting take. I'll have to think on it some more.


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WATERMELLEN 5/13/2013 7:30PM

    You're using your "cooking control" as a positive force!

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ZEEDRA 5/13/2013 7:28PM

    I agree on principle but...I'm with Jeanne.

I erased my long reply...just too neurotic, I'm afraid.

However: I can really appreciate what you're saying, Nell. Keep'em coming! I can't replicate your cooking skills but I can adopt that positive attitude...if I try.

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SUGAR0814 5/13/2013 5:22PM

    I usually will ask my family what they want & if I don't get any feedback, I'll try a new recipe. emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 5/13/2013 5:19PM

    Isn't it nice to be able to have what you want, how you want it?

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CATLADY52 5/13/2013 4:11PM

    I don't often have a problem with what we are going to have but every once in a while I will want a type of fish that my son doesn't care for so I just let him do his own. emoticon

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LGAR519 5/13/2013 4:05PM

    I usually ask Hubby what he wants to eat and fix that. If no suggestions are forthcoming, I fix what I want!

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NASFKAB 5/13/2013 3:33PM

  just so true

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JEANNE229 5/13/2013 1:35PM

    I envy those who cook well. Still cultivating my skills at 65.

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AJDOVER1 5/13/2013 1:14PM

    Dinner is the one meal where I've abdicated control. I'm free to make suggestions and I'm responsible for the portion size, but for the most part it's up to my Guy. I've learned not to sweat it and just be grateful that he does the work, and I'm responsible for making 2/3 of my diet optimal.

In the past few months, he's made a radical shift toward healthier eating for us! I've been gently trying to educate him for years and I can finally see the results.

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CELIAMINER 5/13/2013 11:44AM

    What time should I be there for dinner? You can give me your anchovies.


I don't have kids to worry about, and DH will eat almost anything put in front of him, so that takes some of the stress out of meal planning.

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ROSCOEKR 5/13/2013 11:04AM

    Good for you. Take ontrol

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