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Fire Me Boy!
08-14-2006, 11:13 AM
From a few comments posted in the "Home Cooking" thread, I got curious: in your household, what percentage and what type of cooking do you do?

In my house... I'm definitely the cook. Probably 98 percent or more, anything ranging from smoked brisket to jambalaya to spaghetti to burgers, steaks, lasagna, rice and french fries. My wife pretty much handles her own sandwiches and the occasional "box" meal.

But, then... she's said from day one she was looking for someone to cook.

chagrin
08-14-2006, 11:14 AM
me

wutamess
08-14-2006, 11:17 AM
99% wife.

I do the BBQing most of the time.

Fire Me Boy!
08-14-2006, 11:20 AM
99% wife.

I do the BBQing most of the time.
You guys don't BBQ much, huh? I think if I handled only the BBQ, I'd still cook probably 30 percent of the time. Even in the winter. We actually grill in the winter more than in the summer -- I hate the heat and love the cold.

Tinlar
08-14-2006, 11:25 AM
I do the grilling, BBQing and Smoking. She cooks everything else.

So I cook 1 to 2 meals a week and she cooks about 16 to 18.

morphius
08-14-2006, 11:27 AM
The wife. I hate cooking, I'm too much into instant gratification...

cdcox
08-14-2006, 11:27 AM
I probably do 60% of the cooking, just because I like it.

I do all the breakfast, all the outdoor cooking (grilling and smoking), and about half the remaining cooking.

wutamess
08-14-2006, 11:28 AM
You guys don't BBQ much, huh? I think if I handled only the BBQ, I'd still cook probably 30 percent of the time. Even in the winter. We actually grill in the winter more than in the summer -- I hate the heat and love the cold.

Yeah this summer has been brutal...
We usually grill about 1 once a week.

But the temps weren't above 100 consistently either.
We had a fish fry over in the back I did the cooking.
I cooked for our 5 yr anniversary.
I BBQ'd yesterday.

Besides me warming up the kids lunch during the week... Those are the only times I've kicked as far back as I can remember for the year.

Iowanian
08-14-2006, 11:28 AM
She cooks inside.
I cook on the grill.

The exception to this rule, is sometimes on sundays, I'll make french toast or omlets after church. I'm capable of cooking more after so many years in college and bachelorhood, but she doesn't like the types of things I'm good at making.....cowboy beans, Goulache, breakfast surprise....so she gets the job.

R&GHomer
08-14-2006, 11:31 AM
99% of the cooking is done by me, but I have primary custody of my two boys and the oldest isn't quite old enough yet, but his time is coming.

When I was married, I only cooked outside, so probably about 15%

JimNasium
08-14-2006, 11:36 AM
Since I'm divorced and raising two kids half-time it and all household duties fall on my shoulders.

Buster's Dad
08-14-2006, 11:43 AM
Since I am retired and the wife is still working I do all of the cooking ,cleaning and yard work, wife has no complaints about my cooking.
I make cakes and most bake goods from scratch, and my wife and son say my fried chicken, cream gravy and mashed taters is as good as she fixed.

4th and Long
08-14-2006, 11:56 AM
Chef-Boy-R-ME

BucEyedPea
08-14-2006, 12:08 PM
Chef-Boy-R-ME

If you're really Italian—you should be SHOT! ROFL

MOhillbilly
08-14-2006, 12:13 PM
I do everything around the house.

cook,clean,mow,repairs.(its my house)

have since i was a kid. coming from a split parental home where dad worked days and mom worked nights.
You pretty much gotta learn to fend for yourself.

NewChief
08-14-2006, 12:15 PM
I do probably 85% of the day to day cooking in the house. My wife usually gets involved whenever we're taking a dish to someone else's house or when we're entertaining at ours. She also does all the baking/dessert making.

Predarat
08-14-2006, 12:28 PM
My wife and I split it pretty much down the middle. I do all the grill/smker stuff and anything to do with red meat except for meatloaf. Some of it we split, like non-complicated recipies. But the complicated recipies and cassaroles and stuff are handled by her.

RedandGold
08-14-2006, 12:31 PM
My wife and I each enjoy cooking, so we generally cook whatever we're having together. Every once in a while one will cook an entire meal for the other, but it's a rare occasion.

If we're doing BBQ, I handle anything on the smoker, but we share duty on the sides.

luv
08-14-2006, 01:07 PM
75%

The other 25% is fast food, pizza, or the vending machine at work.

BucEyedPea
08-14-2006, 03:12 PM
Why I do of course...or 98.5% of it.
Kid could make the toast but now can make eggs, omelettes, french toast,tuna melts, soup, grilled cheeses, popcorn,throw frozen meals in the oven...like pizza or pot pies and make sandwiches, a salad and smoothies.

Baconeater
08-14-2006, 03:13 PM
If it means slaving over a hot stove, the Mrs does it. Now when there's an element of danger involved, like with the grill or turkey fryer, I do it.

TinyEvel
08-14-2006, 03:19 PM
Who does the cooking?

Wolfgang Puck
Trader Joe
Michellina
Mr. Campbell
Morningstar Farms
Marie Calendar
Sarah Lee

They do the cooking. My wife does the "preparing."

Actually, she cooks a couple of times a week. We probably go out/order in 2x. I BBQ at least once, usually twice aweek.

I'm like Mohilbilly. I grew up in a divorce household, had to cook most my own meals since I was 9.
I cooked my own grub 7 nights a week when I was single. Add wife and kids and that goes down wuite a bit.

Rain Man
08-14-2006, 03:33 PM
I'm not even sure how I get my food any more. If it's at home, my wife usually makes it, but a lot of times we eat out or grab something on the way home.

Baconeater
08-14-2006, 03:37 PM
I'm not even sure how I get my food any more. If it's at home, my wife usually makes it, but a lot of times we eat out or grab something on the way home.
You forgot about the stuff that gets thrown on you.

ZepSinger
08-14-2006, 03:42 PM
Inside cooking- 95% Mrs. Zep
Outside (grilling)- 95% Me

4th and Long
08-14-2006, 03:45 PM
If you're really Italian—you should be SHOT! ROFL
I am Italian and I do 99.9% of the cooking. My double dipped pork chops are to die for and my manicotti is outstanding.

Rain Man
08-14-2006, 03:45 PM
You forgot about the stuff that gets thrown on you.

Oh, yeah. Sometimes I lick soup off of my laptop case after being attacked by homeless people.

BucEyedPea
08-14-2006, 03:55 PM
Oh, yeah. Sometimes I lick soup off of my laptop case after being attacked by homeless people.
So long as nothing spills on those shoes of yours.

BTW what kind are they, 7? :p

BucEyedPea
08-14-2006, 03:56 PM
My double dipped pork chops are to die for ...

What that's American grub...mid-western 'er Iowanian as a matter or fact. :p

Rain Man
08-14-2006, 03:56 PM
So long as nothing spills on those shoes of yours.

BTW what kind are they, 7? :p

I just thank my lucky stars that I wasn't wearing my green suede Prada boots that day. It would have been a tragedy, and I would be in prison for killing that man.

BucEyedPea
08-14-2006, 03:59 PM
I just thank my lucky stars that I wasn't wearing my green suede Prada boots that day. It would have been a tragedy, and I would be in prison for killing that man.
:hmmm: :drool:

Rain Man
08-14-2006, 04:02 PM
:hmmm: :drool:

At the risk of appearing metrosexual, those boots are fabulous. Every time I wear them, I get compliments. I only wear them on days when no precipitation is expected in the three-day forecast, and only in areas where I know they won't be exposed to water or elements.

sedated
08-14-2006, 04:19 PM
At the risk of appearing metrosexual, those boots are fabulous.

you misspelled homosexual

BucEyedPea
08-14-2006, 04:33 PM
At the risk of appearing metrosexual, those boots are fabulous. Every time I wear them, I get compliments. I only wear them on days when no precipitation is expected in the three-day forecast, and only in areas where I know they won't be exposed to water or elements.
Well, it does clash a wee bit with the bookworm look I was after but...it's okay.
BTW my favorite place to go on a date is to the library.

sedated
08-14-2006, 04:37 PM
BTW my favorite place to go on a date is to the library.

wtf?

Rain Man
08-14-2006, 04:49 PM
Well, it does clash a wee bit with the bookworm look I was after but...it's okay.
BTW my favorite place to go on a date is to the library.


I like to picnic in the aberrant psychology section. No one ever bothers me.

hypersensitiveZO6
08-14-2006, 04:54 PM
50% me
50% wife

BucEyedPea
08-14-2006, 05:04 PM
I like to picnic in the aberrant psychology section. No one ever bothers me.
Mine is the historical romance novel section. Then the fashion mags to lighten things up.

BTW, ideal fashions for men are breeches, stockings, billowing shirts with ruffle collars and lace, waist jackets with long tails...and ribbons tying back a pony tail...or even a white wig...topped off with spectacles.

Rain Man
08-14-2006, 10:49 PM
Mine is the historical romance novel section. Then the fashion mags to lighten things up.

BTW, ideal fashions for men are breeches, stockings, billowing shirts with ruffle collars and lace, waist jackets with long tails...and ribbons tying back a pony tail...or even a white wig...topped off with spectacles.

If I had a pony tail, it appears that you would find me irresistible.

trndobrd
08-14-2006, 11:38 PM
Mine is the historical romance novel section. Then the fashion mags to lighten things up.

BTW, ideal fashions for men are breeches, stockings, billowing shirts with ruffle collars and lace, waist jackets with long tails...and ribbons tying back a pony tail...or even a white wig...topped off with spectacles.


Found your dream shirt...

stevieray
08-15-2006, 12:03 AM
My wife is a homemaker.

nuff said, though like others, I do the grilling...and the scrambled eggs, because my kids love them.

greg63
08-15-2006, 12:12 AM
Who does the cooking in your home?
Why Chef Ramsey of course. :p

...and our crack teem of assistant chefs, but I don't understand why all these people show up to eat at our house and why TV cameras are always present. :shrug:

Fire Me Boy!
08-15-2006, 07:35 AM
Why Chef Ramsey of course. :p

...and our crack teem of assistant chefs, but I don't understand why all these people show up to eat at our house and why TV cameras are always present. :shrug:
HA! I actually watched the season finale last night of that show. I got hooked midway through the season. One of the only two reality shows that has ever hooked me.

greg63
08-15-2006, 10:08 AM
HA! I actually watched the season finale last night of that show. I got hooked midway through the season. One of the only two reality shows that has ever hooked me.

Yeah, I'm lookin for someone, one of these days, to lose their temper with Ramsey and sucker punch him in the eye.

I would laugh my butt off! ROFL

Fire Me Boy!
08-15-2006, 10:12 AM
Yeah, I'm lookin for someone, one of these days, to lose their temper with Ramsey and sucker punch him in the eye.

I would laugh my butt off! ROFL
Surprised the hell out of me last week when Keith fought back...

Ramsey: I personally don't think you're ready for the responsibility.

Keith: I personally think you have a hard-on for Victoria.



ROFL ROFL ROFL

greg63
08-15-2006, 10:21 AM
Surprised the hell out of me last week when Keith fought back...

Ramsey: I personally don't think you're ready for the responsibility.

Keith: I personally think you have a hard-on for Victoria.



ROFL ROFL ROFL


That was hilarious! ...And I kinda though Keith was right. Look at how many times she was on the chopping block, and Ramsey pulled her out of the fire to give her another chance. I was actually a little surprised that Keith came back for the finale.

Fire Me Boy!
08-15-2006, 10:23 AM
That was hilarious! ...And I kinda though Keith was right. Look at how many times she was on the chopping block, and Ramsey pulled her out of the fire to give her another chance. I was actually a little surprised that Keith came back for the finale.
I agree. I thought then, "Damn... rude, but not too far off."

She wasn't right... and I hated the fact damn near every time she was on camera she was talking about how good her "palate" was. Get over it. So you have a good palate. You absolutely SUCK in the kitchen.

greg63
08-15-2006, 10:33 AM
I agree. I thought then, "Damn... rude, but not too far off."

She wasn't right... and I hated the fact damn near every time she was on camera she was talking about how good her "palate" was. Get over it. So you have a good palate. You absolutely SUCK in the kitchen.
Yup; and how she was so two faced; its little wonder no one liked her, except Ramsey of course.

Fire Me Boy!
08-15-2006, 10:38 AM
Yup; and how she was so two faced; its little wonder no one liked her, except Ramsey of course.
The reason she won so many challenges is because there wasn't as much pressure when she was cooking and she knew how to work her looks (like the construction crew, blatantly and shamelessly flirting)... she did it last night, too, in the casino.

greg63
08-15-2006, 10:47 AM
The reason she won so many challenges is because there wasn't as much pressure when she was cooking and she knew how to work her looks (like the construction crew, blatantly and shamelessly flirting)... she did it last night, too, in the casino.


Yeah, I think the only real reason she didn't win it all is because then Ramsey would be exposed as the homerized, whipped, love sick puppy that he is, and because he wants to take her home with him; and there is only room for one master chief in his bedroo......I mean kitchen. :D

cadmonkey
08-15-2006, 10:54 AM
I do the cooking, all of it. My room mate only cooks pasta, hot dogs, mac and cheese, etc. and my girlfriend would eat nothing but take out if I didn't.

I really don't mind being the cook, it expands my cooking styles and i actually look forward to it sometimes.