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Old 1 Week Ago   #7906
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I sympathize with you. I can't say it has happened with me other than when we were raising our kids. Since I have always been the primary cook in our family, I have always had rules.
1 I always attempt to cook nutritious, good tasting food.
2.Anyone who chooses to dine with us as a family can also choose to eat or not eat.
3. If you choose to not eat, no substitute will be offered or allowed for that meal or until the next meal.



We feed our dog at 7:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. If she doesn't eat within forty five minutes, she doesn't get a second chance until the next meal time.


My rules kept everyone well fed and peaceful at meal time.


Oven baked irish potato and oven baked country ribs in bbq sauce this evening with buttered, steamed yellow squash. Everything is ready to cook. All I need to do is turn the oven on and start the squash steaming thirty minutes later. Cheap and easy.

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Those who complain have just volunteered to help cook.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #7908
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Those who complain have just volunteered to help cook.

That is also a good rule. I've always been a "get out of my kitchen" kind of person when I'm cooking. I know what I want to do and I know where everything is at when I'm cooking. I like to move around without bumping into other people when I am cooking. When I serve a meal, all the preparation equipment is already washed and put away. My wife usually washes the serving dishes and plates and cutlery.
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Well darn Salt I dont know what to say speechless to say the least.
Hang in there.

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Salt,


I sympathize with you. I can't say it has happened with me other than when we were raising our kids. Since I have always been the primary cook in our family, I have always had rules.
1 I always attempt to cook nutritious, good tasting food.
2.Anyone who chooses to dine with us as a family can also choose to eat or not eat.
3. If you choose to not eat, no substitute will be offered or allowed for that meal or until the next meal.



We feed our dog at 7:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. If she doesn't eat within forty five minutes, she doesn't get a second chance until the next meal time.


My rules kept everyone well fed and peaceful at meal time.


Oven baked irish potato and oven baked country ribs in bbq sauce this evening with buttered, steamed yellow squash. Everything is ready to cook. All I need to do is turn the oven on and start the squash steaming thirty minutes later. Cheap and easy.
Don, the rules when I was a child were simple. Eat whatever was cooked even if you don't like it and you had better clean your plate! My mother and stepmother had no clue how to cook, but my father's rules meant you better eat whatever they cooked.

As an early adult and eventually a father. My wife and I chose a different path. As soon as the children were ready, we let them help cook with us. We are doing the same thing with our grandchildren. There are some meals that I/we overprotectively do not let them help with. Fried foods where the oil splashes out onto our adult sized arms could splash out onto their face or eyes. I am overly protective.


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Those who complain have just volunteered to help cook.
Nan, you got that right.

What I wrote in post #7904 was from my depression. It's not an excuse. This morning, I realized that it's time to move on. Depression eats away at us. I planned three meals for tonight's and tomorrow night's meals. One meal was spaghetti using the raw hamburger meat leftover from the hamburgers I made the night before. (I took too much hamburger meat out of the freezer). The other meal was to cook pinto beans with the hamburger meat and onions...but then I realized that we have no canned tomatoes. The obvious meal was to use a couple of chicken breasts that were leftover from the night before the hamburgers.

When we talked to our DIL, she chose to use the already cooked chicken breasts to make a casserole. She cooked it! She made it with Jasmine rice - even though I offered other types of rice including instant. The meal was good.

Tomorrow night is pinto beans cooked with hamburger meat, onions, jalapeños with no seeds/membranes, and I do have an 8oz. can of tomato sauce. Of course cornbread too.

Waste not - want not, is what I believe in.
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Today, Jan and I started making a holidays list of foods we possibly want to cook. I call it a holidays list to be at least sort of politically correct. For us, it's Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Today, Jan and I started making a holidays list of foods we possibly want to cook. I call it a holidays list to be at least sort of politically correct. For us, it's Thanksgiving and Christmas.
No way on earth am I going to tie myself down all day for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner this year.
A Cornish game hen seems in order with boxed cornbread dressing.
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Ate on my kettle of beans again last night.
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Not the kettle itself but the beans in the kettle.
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Not the kettle itself but the beans in the kettle.
And here I thought you had alien teeth... you know the aliens from the movie Aliens.
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No way on earth am I going to tie myself down all day for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner this year.
A Cornish game hen seems in order with boxed cornbread dressing.

I'm cooking a turkey at Thanksgiving. No real reason to cook a turkey because we will have Thanksgiving and Christmas at other folks houses. I just enjoy cooking a turkey and having a lot of left overs. I'm also baking a pumpkin at thanksgiving. I didn't know you could bake a pumpkin until I saw it on television. I don't know how to do it and I don't know if it will be worth eating after I do it, but it should be fun.


Salt, it would be a waste of time to search for political correctness around my house. I always offer kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity, and truth. No political correctness from me. It will always be Thanksgiving and Christmas for me.


I probably made a mistake clearing my kitchen when I cooked. I should have encouraged our kids to learn how to cook. Our kids did learn how to cook though. My wife has always liked the arrangement. She is a pretty good cook in an emergency. She just prefers my cooking.

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I'm going to the store and getting an aluminum foil something or other cooking and eating the dinner from it and tossing the thing.
Dinner over.
If I want another one I'll just do it over again.
Portion control.
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I'm with you, DonDuck. I love Thanksgiving leftovers. Sometimes I'll get a turkey at this time of year and cook it to have the leftovers, though I don't ever have TG at my house.
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Turkeys, here, are for a very short time at 39 cents a pound. So, I'll be putting 4 to 5 of them in the freezer, and roasting about 1 a month. Leftovers will be turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pie, turkey tetrazzini, turkey soup, and the unknown (until I do an online search for more recipes).
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Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. If you have a Dollar Tree nearby - they sell aluminum lasagna pans 2 for a dollar. They are very handy and cheap.

This is our 33rd Thanksgiving together. Jan has always cooked a huge dinner even before we had children. Anyone and everyone is welcomed. The staples are a large brined turkey, homemade dressing, giblet gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato pie. All the other vegetables/deserts varies.

This Thanksgiving, we are going to make cranberry sauce from scratch. We have been talking about the menu for the past 3 days. We are leaning towards making a mixed berry cobbler as the desert.
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Turkeys, here, are for a very short time at 39 cents a pound. So, I'll be putting 4 to 5 of them in the freezer, and roasting about 1 a month. Leftovers will be turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pie, turkey tetrazzini, turkey soup, and the unknown (until I do an online search for more recipes).
I see us doing the same thing and when hams go on clearance sale...we might need a bigger freezer
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