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To be hopping mad regarding pie?

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MrsCantSayAnything Sun 04-Nov-12 12:34:11

We decided to have a beef pie for lunch. I put all of the filling ingredients together to cook slowly in our biggest pot. I asked DH to keep an eye on pop...and stir it now and then.

Then I went for a bath.

I could hear DH clanging around and thought he must be stirring etc.

I come down about 40 mins later to find DH has put the pie ingredients in a tiny pan on a higher heat....and begun to cook fucking lentils in the big pot.

AIBU to think you don't mess with someones pie ingredients and CHANGE THE POT AND THE HEAT???

DH thinks I'm crazy.

He often interferes in my cooking because he thinks he's better than me ...he''s not...we are about equally skilled in the kitchen.

And WHY cook a big pot of frigging lentils when there's a bastard big pie on the way with loads of veggies???

TidyDancer Sun 04-Nov-12 12:35:55

Has the pie been ruined because of this?

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 04-Nov-12 12:36:29

In my opinion, it has set the pie back. The filling was boiling...not won't cook so well.

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 04-Nov-12 12:37:15

I just think it's an odd, entitled thing to do tbh.

"I want that pan....oh it's in use...never mind I'll just tip the ingredients out and have it anyway."


Not ok imo.

Euphemiaaaarrrrgggghhhh Sun 04-Nov-12 12:37:22

YABU - nothing's ruined, is it? And the lentils can be used for soup, which you can freeze.

Too many cooks ...?

SecretCervix Sun 04-Nov-12 12:38:18

Well you can tell him I think he is crazy for thinking it is acceptable to do that to someone's cooking, if the pie can be salvaged, don't give him any, serve him his precious lentils!

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 04-Nov-12 12:38:31

So you don't think it is rude to take over a pot when it's in use already?

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 04-Nov-12 12:39:32

I feel like smashing the lentils Secret

Who cooks lentils (about 40 pounds of them} when there is a pie on the hob??

It's rude too. Like my pie is not good enough.

SouthernComforts Sun 04-Nov-12 12:40:50

Sorry, but I laughed at 'In my opinion, it has set the pie back' grin


diddl Sun 04-Nov-12 12:41:26

Changing the pot seems really odd to me.

Is it really the only one that the lentils would fit inconfused

And he could be bothered to wash it out?

As for changing the heat-well I guess you have to let that go, I think as he was doing what he thought best whist the beef pie was under his care!grin

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 04-Nov-12 12:42:34

Southern I know. Silly really. grin The pie "could do better"

Sirzy Sun 04-Nov-12 12:43:35

You want to dictate how it is cooked you cook it. Leave it with someone else then don't complain if they cook it there way

AgentZigzag Sun 04-Nov-12 12:46:22

Is he usually this controlling and dismissive of you OP? You know what you need to do wink (LTB)

HWDBU to start pissing about with your pie, but I'm sure it's salvagable.

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Sun 04-Nov-12 12:47:25

How bizarre. Occasionally stirring a simmering pot is not a big ask, really. It doesn't equal saying, hey, please take over the cooking.

What's he planning to do with the lentils? Is this pie-related, or a separate project altogether?!

amy175 Sun 04-Nov-12 12:49:39

it the lack of respect for you that i think comes through.

squeakytoy Sun 04-Nov-12 12:50:58

I think the filling ingredients should have gone in the oven to slowly cook anyway... not that it helps!

MadStaringEyes Sun 04-Nov-12 12:51:20

Just thank him for taking over and ask when he expects to be serveing it.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 04-Nov-12 12:52:53

I clicked on this page just for a laugh. Sorry.

And I got one, especially from this: we are equally skilled in the kitchen.

LadyBeagle Sun 04-Nov-12 12:54:03

Yuck to lentils.
Yum to pie.
Though I'd have done it in the oven too.
[not helpful].

GreatAuntMaud Sun 04-Nov-12 12:54:22

What a bastard. Clearly he has no respect for you.

SecretNutellaFix Sun 04-Nov-12 12:54:37

you don't interfere with someone else's cooking unless asked!

ladyintheradiator Sun 04-Nov-12 12:55:30

He often interferes because he thinks he's better than you? What a twat.

WandaDoff Sun 04-Nov-12 12:55:48

Kill him

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 04-Nov-12 12:59:12

Killing him is the LEAST he deserves. Pie-wanker.

AgentZigzag Sun 04-Nov-12 13:00:10

Beef is pretty much indestructible isn't it?

Cooking it on the hob for a little while won't spoil it, unless you're being deliberately stubborn to make him feel worse grin

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