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to be annoyed by grown adults who say they can't cook?

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Mintyy Sun 18-Nov-12 14:47:25

I don't think I am.

It just makes me think that the person saying as much is a little bit useless.

insancerre Sun 18-Nov-12 14:49:27

of course you are
what difference does it make to you?
I can't drive or swim, does that annoy you?
I can cook though, but know plenty of people that can't

Trills Sun 18-Nov-12 14:50:01

It makes me wonder how they have got the idea that cooking is hard.

If you can read you can follow a recipe.

Mintyy Sun 18-Nov-12 14:50:55

Its not essential to drive or swim though, but eating is a necessity.

ninah Sun 18-Nov-12 14:51:13

you wouldn't want dinner here, mintyy

JackThePumpkinKing Sun 18-Nov-12 14:51:39

I can cook, but I can't cook everything.

I do wonder about people who say they can't cook pasta or jacket potatoes though. So much of cooking is just heating something up, surely grin

ninah Sun 18-Nov-12 14:51:46

yes eating is a necessity
not cooking though

FutTheShuckUp Sun 18-Nov-12 14:52:44

Its not essential to drive or swim though

Depends if you end up in a canal really....

naturalbaby Sun 18-Nov-12 14:53:01

I don't get it - what do you eat if you can't/won't cook?

When I can't be bothered it costs me a fortune, much as I would love to eat microwave dinners every night!

TidyDancer Sun 18-Nov-12 14:53:46

YABU, of course you are.

What does it matter to you if someone can cook or not?!

I'm sure there are things you are good at and not so good at.

JackThePumpkinKing Sun 18-Nov-12 14:53:57

Nice comment on my other thread mintyy - I was only asking for advice. No need to be so nasty.

ninah Sun 18-Nov-12 14:54:25

slow cooker
heating up on an epic scale

FromEsme Sun 18-Nov-12 14:55:10

I don't really think that you are reasonable to be annoyed about it since it doesn't affect you at all.

However, it does utterly perplex me. I just don't see how it's possible to not be able to cook.

Mrsjay Sun 18-Nov-12 14:57:04

I can cook so far as i dont kill anybody but i really cant cook that great and tbh i am not that convinced that I have the enthusiasm to learn how to cook I always end up in a tizz if i try and follow a recipe ,

ninah Sun 18-Nov-12 14:59:50

can cook as far as I don't kill anyone grin mrs jay, me too!
let's have a dinner party

Mrsjay Sun 18-Nov-12 15:02:53

ok i will make my lasangne it does sort of plop out on the plate in a mush but tastes alright grin

we dont eat many ping meals though it is just limited to what we eat blush

freddiefrog Sun 18-Nov-12 15:03:39

Depends what you consider to be cooking.

I can cook, I cook and bake most things from scratch because I enjoy it.

DH can re-heat quite well (jacket potatoes, pizza and oven chips) and simple stuff like Spag Bol with a jar of Ragu, but can't cook cook - ie, make the sauce rather than buy it, make a pizza from scratch, but he can do enough not to starve

ninah Sun 18-Nov-12 15:04:03

oooh you'd like my sausage casserole
shall we get some wine glass charms? wink

TwitchyTail Sun 18-Nov-12 15:04:30

There is no problem with not being able/willing to cook, as long as you don't expect someone else to do it for you grin It wouldn't annoy me unless I was the person's partner, or mother.

nokidshere Sun 18-Nov-12 15:05:20

But you dont need to be able to cook - you can eat perfectly healthily without ever using a cooker!

Figgygal Sun 18-Nov-12 15:05:25

I can't cook won't cook to the extent the last full "meal" I cooked was mince and tatties about 6 years ago it took about 3 hours!! I don't think I'd even touched raw meat until earlier this year and I'm 31 blush oh and I can even burn pizza!!

I blame my mother (who can cook and even was a cook for 10 yrs) and school for their pathetic home ed classes where we baked (pineapple upside down cake - mine fell apart) and occasionally made a Waldorf salad.

Thank god my dh cooks and would prefer to cook than sit down to my substandard fare and the mess that comes with it!!

Mrsjay Sun 18-Nov-12 15:06:18

oh i make my own spag bol sauce <smug>

yes glass charms be all posh like grin

justmyview Sun 18-Nov-12 15:06:55

Anyone can cook if they are interested enough to learn, but some people aren't. That's their choice and if they're happy to eat pizza and tinned soup etc, that's OK by me.

However, I don't like it when grown men put on the "Silly me I'm just a man" act to get out of it

Lia87 Sun 18-Nov-12 15:08:12

if they're willing to try, and everything just turns out as a disaster, then fair enough, as my dad was always like this, even beans on toast would usually somehow burn/be cold! but people who dont try and just use it as an excuse do annoy me

Tee2072 Sun 18-Nov-12 15:08:22

YABU to be annoyed, what do you care?

Some people are good at some things and others are good at other things. You don't have to cook to be able to eat.

I can cook, BTW, I just don't care if others can or not.

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