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    Food for thought?

    Here is a question for all those guys out there who really appreciate how their signifigant others make them dinner nearly every night...

    Earlier this week, my wife was watching some TV cooking show, and the chef was making a dish that looked really good to my wife. So she went shopping, collecting all the fresh ingredients. (not cheap) She made the dish tonight, and lets just say it didn't taste the best, in fact it was pretty awful.
    If you were in my shoes, what would you do?



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    Re: Food for thought?

    Be honest but be tasteful on how you say it. Make sure you let her know you appreciated the time and effort she went into trying to make it but if you lie and say it was good and she keeps making it you are going to be in more trouble when you finally cave in and tell her you never liked it in the first place.


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    Re: Food for thought?

    Actually, if you're nice about it, there's a real chance that the 2nd time goes better.
    I assume she ate it, too, so she knows that it didn't measure up to her hopes. If you critique it, you'll pile-on to what she's likely already feeling about it and make it worse for her.
    Be nice. If she's a good cook, next time will be better.


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    Re: Food for thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    Here is a question for all those guys out there who really appreciate how their signifigant others make them dinner nearly every night...

    Earlier this week, my wife was watching some TV cooking show, and the chef was making a dish that looked really good to my wife. So she went shopping, collecting all the fresh ingredients. (not cheap) She made the dish tonight, and lets just say it didn't taste the best, in fact it was pretty awful.
    If you were in my shoes, what would you do?
    If she ate it and liked it -- lie.



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    Re: Food for thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    Be honest but be tasteful on how you say it. Make sure you let her know you appreciated the time and effort she went into trying to make it but if you lie and say it was good and she keeps making it you are going to be in more trouble when you finally cave in and tell her you never liked it in the first place.
    this^^^^

    most cooks want critque, be honest.



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    Re: Food for thought?

    Prodding questions into what she thought and then a gentle let down?



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    Re: Food for thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    this^^^^

    most cooks want critque, be honest.
    But if she were really looking forward to it, and it didn't turn out the way she intended, the critique doesn't go real well. It's a sensitivity thing.


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    Re: Food for thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    But if she were really looking forward to it, and it didn't turn out the way she intended, the critique doesn't go real well. It's a sensitivity thing.
    I don't know his wife or her feelings. I am the main cook in my house. I want honest responses from my lady.



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    Re: Food for thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    I don't know his wife or her feelings. I am the main cook in my house. I want honest responses from my lady.
    But you're a man. There's a difference.
    Women are a little more sensitive, and they know those answers already.


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    Re: Food for thought?

    I guess I should have said how I handled it. It was pretty obvious that she wasn't digging it either. She asked me what I thought. I replied, "Well, if I ordered it in a restraunt, I probably wouldn't order it again. But it isn't too bad." Then she said that she didn't really care for it either.
    We spent the rest of the meal talking about possible ways to better the meal. But in the end, she was quite disapointed with how it turned out.
    Generally she is a really good cook, and I always hate it when one doesn't turn out because I fear it will squash her desire to try new recipes.



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    Re: Food for thought?

    Tell her that you will offer to watch more Everyday Italian with her - in HD preferably. I'm sure she would enjoy spending time with you like this. And you will just enjoy watching!


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    Re: Food for thought?

    Funny you say that because this was a Giada De Laurentiis recipe. Whenever I see her I just can't get over her short little arms!



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    Re: Food for thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    Tell her that you will offer to watch more Everyday Italian with her - in HD preferably. I'm sure she would enjoy spending time with you like this. And you will just enjoy watching!
    And for those who don't know what Tube is talking about....




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    Re: Food for thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    Funny you say that because this was a Giada De Laurentiis recipe. Whenever I see her I just can't get over her short little arms!
    I can't watch her because she has an enormous head! Very pretty face, but a huge canvas.


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    Re: Food for thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I can't watch her because she has an enormous head! Very pretty face, but a huge canvas.
    Is her head that big, or the rest of her that small?



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