Monday, March 19, 2012

Man Philosophy: When Did Women Stop Cooking?

It's time for another installment of Man Philosophy, written by Hubby. This one is a doozie- have fun, y'all! ~ Tatted Mom

What's up Ink people? Its Hubby again.  I was asked to write you guys another blog post and I'm always willing to help out the wife, especially when I've been promised certain things! She won't pay up 'tll I write this so... As Tatted Mom has told you all before, she and I have spent the better part of the last four years with our heads up our asses.  It was a learning experience in some ways, so I can't say it was all bad.  But, in this time, we both dated other people.  I think what we learned the most is that "other people" suck and Tatted Mom and myself are made for each other.  Now, throughout my stint with "other people", I learned some things about a lot of women that I didn't think was a big deal at first but it blows my mind now.

When did women stop cooking??

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say that the kitchen is a woman's place and you should be in there barefoot and pregnant.  But every woman in my life growing up, in my opinion, could handle herself in the kitchen.  They knew how to feed their family.   In the years I was seperated I dated a broad range of women.  I wasn't a man whore, but I met a few.  I met people through friends and met people online.  Do you know how many of them cooked?  None.  It was a trait I looked for!! Many of them had "I can't cook and hate the kitchen" written in their profiles.   This is one of a countless many reasons why I love my wife to death, she can cook!! (I'm glad I have you back baby.) 

Of all my past and present friends and coworkers, I can count on one hand how many of them have wives or significant others that cook or bake.  The ones that are good at cooking are the memorable ones.  Those are the ones that get known on a first name basis, even if I've never met them.  The guys will come to work with some brownies or these really amazing cookies or some kind of finger food...for no reason!!  Just because they were good at, and liked, cooking.  Do you know how proud a guy is when he brings in a dish his wife made and the guys are like, "Did Morgan make that?? Oh, hellz yeah, I love it when your old lady cooks!!"  We get off on that!!   Remember in my first "Man Philosophy" post about the 2 ways to man's heart?  His stomach was one of them!!

Now, I love to cook.  I'm good at it...hell, I'm thinking about ending a military career to go to school for a culinary degree.  That doesn't mean I want to be the one to prepare food every day.  And in my rambling, I'm not talking about throwing together mac n cheese and chicken nuggets.  I'm talking real, legit cooking.  I don't wanna hate...but in my neanderthal opinion, if you're dinner expertise relies on a box of hamburger helper or grill cheese sandwich, you're wrong.  Watch the Food Network!! Google a recipe you had at Olive Garden last week.  Here's a good one that I personally like: make dinner time like a family affair.  I don't mean at the dinner table...but in the kitchen.  I like to get my kids involved.  I like when the wife and I cook together.(She likes when I sneak up behind her and wrap my arms around her with a light kiss on the cheek while she prepares something.)  It helps us have quality time.

In closing, there is a reason why its "Betty Crocker" and not "Bradley Crocker", now get in the kitchen and make me some blueberry pancakes!!  Just kidding...just a rant from a guy with an observation.  But seriously...pancakes...

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  2. I have been barefoot, pregnant and cooking in the kitchen for about 24 straight years....
    but really..I learned how to cook out of necessity...way too expensive to eat out with so many kids..but turns out I got way good at cooking...and started to way enjoy cooking too! so now I have 8 kids who can all cook!!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    pasta with chill tonight..yum!!

  3. I love it. I too love to cook and have sons who are looking to settle down, and have made the same observations you have mentioned. Women don't cook anymore. I feel for them and me - they'll never leave home at this rate!!! ;-)

  4. I absolutely love to cook (as Hubby stated above), and I'm stoked to see there are women out there like me. It's not antiquated or looked down upon in my household, and shouldn't be in society, either. If more families cooked, maybe the obesity rate wouldn't be what it is in the world right now because of fast food.... Food for thought!

    Thanks to everyone who has replied so far! And pass this article on to people you think would like it. There are facebook and twitter links at the beginning of the post! Let's get a big debate going!!!

  5. I love to cook too. I have had to find a balance in my late nights home so I confess I don't cook a dinner every night anymore but I can say my family loves it when I cook the meal up. They appreciate it. = )


  6. Everyone in my family cooks. My personal love is baking, but I enjoy cooking as well. When my mom and dad got married, my mom didn't know how to cook. My dad taught her. They shared the cooking about 80/20 (Mom doing most of the work) when I was growing up. After my dad retired, it changed to about 70/30 with my dad doing most of the cooking because he enjoyed it and she did not.

    I don't think anyone but our 11 year old son enjoys cooking in our family. However, we all enjoy the fruits of our labor. Honestly, if I weren't homeschooling, cooking would be much less of a chore and more a labor of love. I think the same could be said of most working women. When women have a full day of work, they are tired and don't feel like cooking. I think that's why so few cook now.

  7. I fucking hate to cook. I can, and I'm good at it, but it sucks the life out of me!! I like the joy my family gets out of a well prepared meal, but the backache and mess makes me miserable. I need a sous chef.

    1. That's when you count down the days until your kid is old enough to clean up the kitchen as you cook, lol. That's what I have my kids do. I hate cleaning a kitchen, but don't mind messing it up so much.

    2. Half an hour out of your life, big deal. Previous generations would bake the bread three times a week, grow there own tomato's, make homemade sausage, jar pickles and jam, make wine in the basement. A small pot of rice, steam some veg, fry a piece of fish, half an hour, clean as you go, three pans, all on stove top, big deal.

  8. Ok first.... just found your blog and due to your witty and sarcastic rants I haven't been able to stop "stalking" you haha. Seriously it's been about an hour of read and poking here and there. So to my next point.... Hubby cooked night meals until he started school, great cook and not out of the box-just add water and bring to a boil. I on the other hand hate cooking. But have been "researching" lol to get better at it. But in our 6 years of being married if he even thought about touching my baking ingredients he'd get a spanking and not in the "I'm enjoying this" kind of way. So I guess I'm half way there on pleasing the male species. By the way 1 hour in and I'm a fan. Keep it up! :)

    1. Awww, your kind words are amazing. Glad you are a fan!! =)

      Hubby still thinks he's a better cook than me, but that I do hold my own on the cooking. All I know is I make a heck of a lot smaller mess when cooking than he does. Sheesh, lol.

  9. I bet a lot of women in the past hated to cook, clean, etc. they just trudged through it. I hate pretty much anything "domestic". LOL I wish I was rich! (Don't we all!) If I were single I'd be happy to live out of a truck full time (I have my CDL and can drive a semi. I tried it, but, it was too rough on my daughter for me to be gone all the time. Maybe I'll go back over the road when she out of school).