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To tell dh I hate his pride&joy burgers?

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Jux Fri 11-Jan-13 20:11:41

I am immensely grateful that dh cooks quite often. He's an OK plain cook - sausages, chips, a bit of veg - and makes a mean dumpling, and pretty good beef stew.

However, about once a month he insists on doing burgers. He loves them. He squashes a handful of mince together really hard to make a ball, then squashes it flat. Then cooks it. That's it. No seasoning, herbs, nothing.

I think they're pretty vile and so does dd. Mind you, I don't like burgers much anyway.

It is hard to tell him, as he is soooooooo proud of them. I think there's an element of competition as his best mate makes 'fantastic' burgers, and that's probably rolling about in dh's mind somewhere.

Today he wanted to have burgers. He was really desperate to do them, and I'm not feeling brilliant, so am pleased to have someone else cook, and as he's cooking he obviously gets to choose what we eat, especially as he felt so strongly about it.

So I am dreading supper, though I'm really hungry!

Pickles101 Sun 13-Jan-13 03:56:18

I can't be the only one sniggering at 'food probe'.

Probe grin

squalorvictoria Sun 13-Jan-13 16:16:50

Oh dear, I think he's got sucked into the McDonalds (or was it Burger King?) marketing campaign where they said "our burgers are 100% beef and nothing else".

What he's forgotten is that said campaign DID mention they added seasoning grin

Plain mince squashed into a burger sounds really vile. You need to conduct a taste test one day. Plain mince vs. seasoned mince vs. seasoned mince with garlic and onion...

JoanByers Sun 13-Jan-13 16:31:39


meddie Sun 13-Jan-13 16:34:19

pretend to get food poisoning after one of his burgers, run the loo a lot, make heaving noises in the toilet.
next time he offers to cook them, say as much as you love his burgers, after your food poisoning just the thought of them is making your stomach heave, which is sucha terrible shame.
never have to eat his burgers again......

Jux Sun 13-Jan-13 19:07:19

Joan, I saw Heston B doing something very similar to that on tv once. DH does think Heston's a marvel, but even he thinks HB goes a bit further than yer average domestic cook should be expected to, or should even want to. The last series, dh thought was ludicrous and just courting publicity.

Part of the problem is that dh is very competitive and I am a better cook, so he needs to cook things which I don't. They are few and far between.

JoanByers Sun 13-Jan-13 21:19:47

They sell Heston burgers in Waitrose. About five quid for two.

Perhaps buy some, serve and just leave it at that, point will make itself?

Jux Sun 13-Jan-13 22:29:33

No Waitrose near us, Joan. Tbh, I wouldn't buy them anyway, as I don't like burgers much. DH would think it very odd if I bought some. Then I couldn't ever say I don't like burgers again! grin

It's not a massive problem.

Greensleeves Sun 13-Jan-13 22:30:52

Heston needs to be slapped and told not to play with his food


JoanByers Sun 13-Jan-13 22:52:55

his convenience foods aren't bad. But I went to one of his pubs once, it was a dreadful rip-off/con.

Chandon Mon 14-Jan-13 07:07:38

Oh Greensleeves, I agree

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