Last night's supper was met with sighs and resignation.
Oh, another "healthy" meal?
I had been too tired to cook anything elaborate so we had a spicy tuna and bean stew with couscous.
Tonight I made pesto chicken and baked potato, which I thought would be regarded as "real food".
More sighing and protests that there was too much on the plate.
After scraping some of it onto my plate to finish off I was left to work my way through it to avoid any waste.
I retreated to the laptop to catch up with messages from family.
When I popped into the sitting room I found him indoors enjoying a plate of cheese and crackers.
Oh, not too full then?
I hate cooking. I can produce decent, nutritious meals often on very little; but I am so chuffin sick of thinking about what to cook everyday for years and years...I think I might have stuffed the crackers and cheese where the sun don't shine....!!ReplyDelete
Perhaps the only benefit of being widowed is no need to cook proper meals and no one to complain!ReplyDelete
I'm not sure that I would have a strong enough case for mariticide though ( just looked up that word)Delete
I don't think I would have forced it down.ReplyDelete
I quite liked it and didn't want to waste it as there was not enough to freeze for later.Delete
Hell, both those meals sound fantastic. Ive had a few similar episodes and it makes me bloody Mad especially when I think I've made a damn good meal. Why bother cooking. Let him eat his cheese and crackers for the next few days or just tell him there are leftovers.ReplyDelete
Don't you just love 'em?Delete
Haha ! Typical !!! We have been married 44 years this year ..... I must have cooked a zillion meals ..... men don’t know how lucky they are 🤣 I love the sound of all of the meals you have mentioned . ..... I would have gobbled them up with relish..... just to have been cooked for would have been heaven . XXXXReplyDelete
As Vronni said, sometimes it's just so bl**dy exhausting trying to think of meals to please everyone every bl**dy day!Delete
Perfectly put ! XXXXDelete
I cooked for years for 5 of us but now I hate all the cooking and washing up etc that goes with it. We eat out most of the time now and I love it. Took me a while not to feel guilty though, lolReplyDelete
Lucky you! I need a maid and a cook!Delete
We have cheese and crackers before we go to bed. Think I could live on snacks.ReplyDelete
Must be a man thing 😁Delete
I dunno about that JayCee. I'm the same with Indian food. Onion bhajis, samosas...? Then it's beer and sandwiches. Yeah you're right.😀Delete
Sometimes you just can't win. Prepare a filling meal and the comment from my other half is "I'm stuffed. Did you have to make so much?" Do something lighter and "It's a nice starter. What's for the main meal?" Then later on it will be crackers and cheese here too for him or a bowl of cereal sneakily eaten in the kitchen while doing the washing up!ReplyDelete
Do you think they could have been twins separated at birth???Delete
Everyone knows what Peregrines like to eat. Meat and potato pies with chips, gravy and mushy peas or double decker burgers followed by spotted dick and custard. I cook all the evening meals in our house and I always feel a little hurt if my offerings do not elicit some culinary delight and a simple "thank you".ReplyDelete
He's getting pork and black pudding pie with mash tonight and had better like it~~~!Delete
(I'm having crab and quinoa - definitely NOT his type of food).
If he doesn't say thank you, knee him in the goolies...Delete
I'm being very simplistic but I'd tell him to cook his own food.ReplyDelete
If only if it were that simple Graham.Delete
Nothing is ever that simple JayCee. Well it is for me. If I don't like what I'm doing then I just tell myself not to do it. Assuming that I obey myself then there are no problems.Delete
For example. I am just about to leave my kitchen/study/etc room and repair to the living room to watch some television (possibly). I've asked me to pour a wee Armagnac. I think I shall agree. Consequently I shall be a happy man. Life is so easy sometimes.Delete
Oh stop making me feel envious!!!Delete
I so understand this post! My OH has recently stopped even saying thank you when he has eaten a lovely healthy meal. Normally shoves it down his neck in double quick time...probably hasn't even tasted it. I get fed up too, thinking of what to cook every day.ReplyDelete
Sometimes I catch myself wondering how it would be to live alone.Delete
We are eating our main meal " out" for the next few days, so I get a rest from cooking! Just Saturday to cater for, and we just have something on toast for lunch and Waitrose curry in the evening. Lunch with friends today, eve meal at Golf club tomorrow with the Quiz, and son's birthday meal on Sunday.Delete
Sou da good to me Frances. Enjoy the freedom!Delete