My wife kills me sometimes....

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by gunnar, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. gunnar

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     even after 8+ years of marriage she still manages to do things that just tickle me pink. As I stated in my "It's Easter"  thread we wer having corned beef and cabbage. For as long as I have known her my wife has stated she hates corned beef. Being an Irish boy I was always a little concerned for her soul and statements like that. Here is the kicker, I have never made her Corned beef, till yesterday.

    Spent the day cooking while she was at the office catching up on some work. She comes home and I have Corned beef for the family and a roasted chicken sandwich for her. She takes one look at the Corned beef on the cutting board and says "What's That?" I say "It's Corned beef baby, here is your chicken sandwich."  She then says "But it looks like red meat." I say "It's beef, honey."  She goes on to say "But it's not grey."  ???? wtf!??  "Of course it's not gray" she tries a piece "It's not chewy, wow, it's really tender."  "Uh huh, well would you like a plate then?"
    So she digs in, and says gimme sauerkraut and some spicy mustard and proceeds to devour large portions of a product she has claimed to hate for years.

    Apparently my poor wife has never had a good corned beef dinner, I feel silly listening to her demands of never making it now. Next time she says she hates something I do get to say however "But you never tried it the way I make it."   Well, I get to say it at least once./img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
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  2. shroomgirl

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    Happens with a PC client alot....said that about green vegetables for the past 3 years...."too much green in a dish", then we discovered he just doesn't like veg "overcooked"......same for pasta....hates tuna but dang fresh tuna is much better.....

    Huge denunciations on various foods, that I later find out are just serious dislikes of past dishes.
     
  3. boar_d_laze

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    Better to be happy than right.  Don't say it.

    BDL
     
  4. dc sunshine

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    Well good on her, I say.  Willing to try, and being happy with it.  Just skip the verbal "I told you so".  Always.  Keep it in your head and smile.

    I finally turned my other half into a halfway bloody steak eater after 26 years, and convinced my son to eat red meat after 16 years.  Nothing like perseverence is there?

    But now son won't eat rice, husband won't eat pasta, daughter has developed dislike for mushrooms, son doesn't like 'em....Aaarggh!!! I give up.  I know there a lot of ways to eat potatoes - geez though,  I am getting tired of them.  So most nights require 2 starches.  Oh yay.

    Plus now we have a boarder (daughters friend also going to Uni. here) who won't eat zucchini, pumpkin and corn.  Grrrr.

    But no-one else enjoys sauerkraut or anchovies...so it's all mine!!!
     
  5. charron

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    Trying to come up with a meal that incorporates anchovies, sauerkraut, corn, pumpkin, zucchini, mushrooms, pasta, rice, and rare steak with garlic and bacon.  At least the garlic and bacon should make it easier. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/crazy.gif
     
  6. dc sunshine

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    Hehehe you are nuts. Everything is better with garlic and bacon....and my bony little friends.

    I can't figure that all on the same plate - but it would be so very very cruel for them.....hmmmm /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif  Got me thinkiing evil thoughts now.  It cuts down so much on the variety with all these restrictions, and I refuse outright to make 5 different meals after work. Nooo way.
     
  7. gunnar

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    hehe, Can we stuff that in a sausage or fifty? I'd give it a shot if it showed up on my doorstep,maybe/img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
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  8. jproaster

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    oh perceptions!  i have patrons who could be given an awesome cup of costa rica, guat, or whatever; but without the Colombian label, it's not as good.  lol, sigh

    gunnar- glad for your experience.
    dc sun- um, not so glad; but i know you'll figure it out...someday.

    good day
    john
     
  9. chefbillyb

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    Hey Gunnar, it goes from 8 years of marriage and (tickle me pink) to 32 years of marriage and (Shut up and eat it), funny how love changes in time. I was born on the East Coast with a wide variety of European foods, and ethnic cultures. My wife grew up in the Pacific North West with no ethnic (Except Mexican food) and never wanted to try different foods until she met me. You should have seen the first time I introduced her to a Soft shell crab, Her eyes were bulging out, and she said, you eat shell and all. We ate them for a week after that. The sushi restaurant last week wore me out, when we were done may, family said, WOW we will have to do that again. I now know way God put me here, they would walk off a cliff without me............From one Irishman to another.................ChefBill