• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Drunk
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 6 of 6
    1. #1
      Senior Dog
      Snowshoe's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      5,728
      Thanked: 3242

      If He Learns to Cook ....

      If OH learns to cook while I'm laid up, do I have to learn how to repair lawnmowers and snowblowers?

      LOL, tonight we had pasta with my home made garlic scape pesto. Boil water, cook pasta, thaw pesto, add to pasta. Pretty simple except he protested that would not be enough so we added shrimp, a packaged caesar salad and some wine. Honestly, I cannot count the number of things I never realized went into the making, and timing, of such a simple supper.

      ON the other hand he arranged to buy a neighbour's snowblower and fix it. The neighbour is completely unmechanical and cannot keep it going. So they arranged OH would buy and fix it; it's a much better machine than our own. Then OH felt so sure he could easily fix it he felt he was taking advantage of the neighbour so he's going to fix it for him. Mind you, he hasn't got the machine yet and might get a surprise. But no way I could even attempt that so I'd better get this ankle working so I don't have learn to do what he does.

    2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Snowshoe For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (12-03-2017), janedoe (12-04-2017)

    3. #2
      Moderator
      barry581's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Dover
      Posts
      5,393
      Thanked: 4855
      I been the main cook in the family since pretty much day one. I took a job as a chef as my "retirement" job just over 7 years ago. I love it when people tell me how much they love to cook, and they could easily do it professionally. I pretty much just smile and ask them how easy do you think it is to cook 200 plus dinners, from a menu that includes 30 different items, and get it all out at the same time, perfectly cooked, and perfectly plated. It's pretty easy to cook one protein and a couple sides, and maybe a salad and desert for a group of friends, it's a whole 'nother story trying to cook a wide variety of items, multiple sides, and replicate that a couple hundred times.

    4. #3
      Senior Dog
      MightyThor's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Bend, Oregon
      Posts
      1,382
      Thanked: 1885
      We both have our primary skills and although we can step in for each other it’s not something either of us enjoy too much. We could certainly get by if one of us was laid up with injury but we definitely wouldn’t enjoy it!

      It’s funny, how some of my enjoyable chores like feeding the chickens and watering the garden are enormous burdens for my husband. And vice versa. I hope we can stick to our own lanes as much as possible! Here’s to fast healing and the same wishes for you.


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      Mighty Thor, "So Much Dog", born 1/6/2014

      Hidden Content

    5. #4
      Senior Dog
      Happy
       
      janedoe's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      New England
      Posts
      4,039
      Thanked: 1453
      I hear you Barry. I swear that I can do one recipe at a time and am incapable of multi-tasking. Thanksgiving dinner came out in four stages. My husband was asleep by the time the meat came out. Having taken a couple of cooking courses, I know for a fact that people simply can't do what you do.

      Quote Originally Posted by MightyThor View Post
      We both have our primary skills and although we can step in for each other it’s not something either of us enjoy too much. We could certainly get by if one of us was laid up with injury but we definitely wouldn’t enjoy it!

      It’s funny, how some of my enjoyable chores like feeding the chickens and watering the garden are enormous burdens for my husband. And vice versa. I hope we can stick to our own lanes as much as possible! Here’s to fast healing and the same wishes for you.
      We're the exact same way. I want to go play with goats and birds, compost and garden and my husband won't come anywhere near it. But he'll maintain and fix the equipment and for some reason is good with recycling which I think is gross.

    6. #5
      Senior Dog
      smartrock's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Carolina in my mind..
      Posts
      3,913
      Thanked: 2394
      Hey, cooking is enough of a skill that not everyone can actually cook cook. They might be able to boil noodles but that doesn't mean they can get a meal on the table all at the same time, even for just 2 people, without help.

      So, you could probably take a snowblower, take some nuts or bolts off, loosen this or that, and with your husband's assistance, do whatever needs to be done. He's done it multiple times, just as you've made garlic scape pesto multiple times and he can no more go out in the kitchen and whip up a batch independently than you can go out in the garage and fix that snowblower. He'll have much more practice cooking in the next ~8 weeks than you could probably get fixing snowblowers in the next ~8 years.

      Barry, I cannot imagine having to serve a few hundred people simultaneously. My husband and I have to attend at least one event each year where 500+ people get served dinner at the same time. I refuse to complain about anything I'm served. One of my kids is a professional chef. One summer she signed on as a private chef for a family of 8 with their 2 au pairs, 1 nanny, a housekeeper. I think 12 people were there routinely but the number would fluctuate up and down with people coming and going. Three meals a day, lunch served family style, dinner plated and served, snacks and desserts available throughout the day. One vegetarian, one following a paleo diet, one only fish, one no red meat, one frequently wanted red meat, cooked well done (a travesty!), 2 kids ages 4 and 7. I think that was about the longest summer of her life, even though working in a large restaurant kitchen in NYC is no picnic.

      Snowshoe, give yourself some credit in the cooking department, cooking is an art and a skill. Not everyone can just walk into a kitchen and whip up something delicious. And those who can probably cannot then walk out to the garage and repair small engine equipment.

    7. The Following User Says Thank You to smartrock For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (12-05-2017)

    8. #6
      Senior Dog
      Jollymolly's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2014
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      3,472
      Thanked: 1769
      I really hope you ankle heels fast. I could not imagine trying to fix anything like a snow blower or car lol.

    Quick Reply Quick Reply

     



    Not a Member of the Labrador Retriever Chat Forums Yet?
    Register for Free and Share Your Labrador Retriever Photos

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •