A VERY PICKY husband

Christine - posted on 07/24/2013 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I'm looking for recipes to cook for my husband. After 18 years of hearing him complain about my cooking I'm sick of it. He doesn't like beef, cream, honey, stuffing, anything that comes out of a can, herbs doesn't matter if it's dry or fresh, ginger, kalua pork, sweet potatoe, shrimp, lobster and the list go's on and on. I do relize he works 12 hours aday and wants to come home to a cook meal but he makes it hard being so picky. I'm tired of making the same boring meals. Cooking is no longer any fun. I HATE it.

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Lacye - posted on 07/27/2013

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Sounds about like my husband. He's not that bad but still. He kept complaining whenever I cooked, so I informed him that until he starts either helping me cook or help me pick out the meals, then he can bitch and complain. Until then, shut up and get the hell out of my kitchen.

Sal - posted on 07/27/2013

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Well you are amazing to put up with it for 18 yrs.... (Or crazy) if after 18 yrs he hasn't give you a few meals that are up to his standard he's just being an ass... There are 2sayings that our house live by I suggest you print them and put them on the wall " you get what you get and you don't get upset" and "you don't have to like it , you have to eat it!"

Denikka - posted on 07/26/2013

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I'll admit that I'm a picky eater. That's why I cook :P
But if someone else decides they feel like making something (or, in a MUCH more likely scenario, ordering something :P) then I either make myself something different or pick around what I don't like.
Allergies are one thing. Lifestyles are also something that I may cater too (my sil is vegetarian for example). It's every once in a while that I cook for someone with strong food preferences/needs like that, so I do try to make sure they have something to eat, as I would even if they were living with me and I were cooking nightly.
But general pickiness, nope, no way. I'm with the other ladies. Appreciate what I cook (or at least shut up and eat it :P) or make yourself something else. This isn't a restaurant and there are other peoples likes to consider. And, as the cook, I have discretion as to what gets made. So tough titties :P

30hereafter - posted on 07/25/2013

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I used to struggle with that, my husband grew up in Nebraska and all he ever wanted was meat and potatoes. It was hard for me because I am very health conscious and I wanted to eat differently than him. Now, I try to accommodate his taste, but my way of eating is healthier and so I tell him that he needs to try and like it. However, I will still throw some of his favorites in during the week. He is not big on quinoa, spelt, beans, and def. not some of the other things that I try to feed him. Nonetheless, he figured out a long time ago that if he wanted me to cook for him, he would have to learn to love some of the things, or start buying t.v. dinners. Also, he is free to tell me when the meal isn't his favorite, however he is not allowed to complain! You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit. :)

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/25/2013

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Hey, if my hubby doesn't want to eat what the rest of the family is eating (or can't, in some cases, due to food sensitivity), he happily fixes his own. Likewise for me, or either of my kids.

We've always been a house of "eat what we fix, or fix your own". Well...LOL...not when the kids were younger, because they needed to eat what was fixed. But, now that they're almost 16 & 19, heck, I don't even cook for them on a regular basis anymore!

So, short answer, if he doesn't like it, he can either 1) cook for himself. 2) shop with you to help plan meals and agree to try at least one new dish a month 3) starve.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/25/2013

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And yes, i agree with the other ladies. If all else fails, tell him to cook his own meals. Especially if he won't help you figure out what to make for his picky ass.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/25/2013

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He sounds like a basic meat and potatoes kind of a guy. He should not be complaining about a damned thing, and just appreciating you cooking. It must be hard to figure out what to make him. Take him to the store with you and have HIM help plan out the meals.

Michelle - posted on 07/25/2013

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I agree with Jodi. If you can discuss concerns with your husband then there are greater problems.

Jodi - posted on 07/25/2013

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So don't tell him. Just don't cook it for him. the day you and your daughter sit down to dinner and there is nothing for him, he will figure it out. Sorry, but at this point, you are making your own bed. If it causes problems to tell him no, then I think you have greater issues than a picky eater.

Michelle - posted on 07/25/2013

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It's also good to teach her to eat what you make and not turn her into a picky eater. Your husband should be leading by example because if she hears him complaining she will complain as well.
My children (and husband) know that I cook 1 meal and they are expected to eat it. They don't get a choice or anything else but I also make sure that it's not too spicy for them.
My husband eats anything I cook and when I experiment he loves it. He also knows that if he complains he will have to cook for himself.

Gena - posted on 07/25/2013

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well i would also let him cook for him self..but if you want to cook for him tell him to make you a weeks list of meals he wants and likes to eat.

Christine - posted on 07/25/2013

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I would love to tell him to cook his own food, but that would cause a much bigger problem. We have a little girl and I'm going to raise her, if she doesn't want to cook for some @**hole don't start.

Jodi - posted on 07/25/2013

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Ditto what Michelle said. Sorry, if I cook it, you get what you get. And if you complained constantly, I'd honestly just stop cooking for you altogether. I am not the slave.

Michelle - posted on 07/24/2013

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Sorry but if my husband complained I would tell him to make his own meals. I hate picky eaters.

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