06-24-2011, 05:37 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Henniker, the only one on Earth
| | Re: Cooking "tips"?
This isn't about cooking. He's taken something she enjoyed and was proud of and is using it to undermine her confidence and it is also something that she has to do, or starve or eat out of a can.
I would, personally, start taking cooking advice from the guys who work behind the meat and fish counter. Take your H shopping with you and stop to chat with your new friends you make when seeking such advice. Let your H hear the cooking advice. If he complains about cooking, say, wow, I will have to let so-and-so know that I messed up, and have them explain to me again how to cook this fish/meat/chicken properly. Also, sign up for a co-ed cooking class, one that meets twice a week so you can eat in class and not have to cook at home those nights. Then invite your classmates over for dinner once in a while. And their husbands.
But alas, once you have this mastered, he will start complaining about the laundry.
I forget how long you've been married.
If you know him well you could dump a pot of lukewarm spaghetti over his head and start laughing at him. Mr Noodles! This is how the Sicilian women in my family that I admired would have handled it. Or the next night serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with paper umbrellas on luau-themed plates. Wear a hula skirt. And nothing else. Tell him it is a theme dinner, you read about it in a new woman's magazine cooking section, that said all husbands enjoy this dinner.
I remember I had issue with my ex. So one night I decided to cook a disgusting recipe I saw in a cookbook I had that was otherwise full of fabulous southern recipes from a coastal Louisianan town. It was sweet and sour tuna fish. Well, he liked it. We all did. But the truth is, I made it to even a score.