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About DH's attitude towards the meal I cooked?

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FlatsInDagenham Mon 03-Feb-14 19:43:33

I used the leftover beef and made beef noodle soup. It was delicious - full of ginger, garlic, chilli, soy, stock, vegetables, coriander, masses of noodles and lots and lots of lovely leftover roast beef. A massive panful, enough to feed at least 6, just for me and DH (DC don't eat chillies) with plenty left to freeze for another day.

DH complained that he didn't want 'soup' for his evening meal. I pointed out that exactly the same components on a plate with less water would have been a stir fry. He said that you get less in a bowl. I offered to get him another bowl. He said (with disgust) that he didn't want two bowls of soup for his tea.

I spent ages making that soup and it was bloody delicious, and healthy too.

Just had to have a moan about it here.


And ask you: Am I being unreasonable to serve up soup for an evening meal?

brokenhearted55a Mon 03-Feb-14 19:45:03

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Trills Mon 03-Feb-14 19:47:16

What a moronic attitude.

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Mon 03-Feb-14 19:47:18

Get him to cook and then tell him you don't feel like that for tea. Poor you. I, however, will be over ASAP. Sounds totally delish.

Trills Mon 03-Feb-14 19:47:30

Is he this closed-minded in other aspects of life?

AmIHumanYet Mon 03-Feb-14 19:48:14

FFS that is absolutely ridiculous and ungrateful of him! He has acted like a spoilt child

picnicbasketcase Mon 03-Feb-14 19:48:33

Tell him to eat a load of bread with it if it's not filling enough

Catsmamma Mon 03-Feb-14 19:49:28

what a KNOB!

we often have soup for our evening meal....lots of bread to go with. Never any complaints here.

CMOTDibbler Mon 03-Feb-14 19:51:23

He's being arsey about it. My ds often has noodle soup for dinner as he loves it - and its just as you say a wet sir fry rather than lots of liquid with a few token noodles

Fairylea Mon 03-Feb-14 19:51:24

He's horrid to be so rude about it as you made it and he should be grateful.

However personally I'd hate soup for an evening meal..seems more a lunch thing to me. Sorry!

Joysmum Mon 03-Feb-14 19:51:27

I wouldn't want soup for dinner either it's either a lunch or a starter, not dinner.

Laquitar Mon 03-Feb-14 19:51:42

I ' m not a soup person but i love beef and noodles spicy soup.

But i must say that if im hungry after work it doesn't fill me (blush).
He could have a sandwitch too though, no need for soup drama.

Catsmamma Mon 03-Feb-14 19:51:43

having said about the bread to go with, I'd say that noodles can be very filling...I think he is just being obnoxious.

it's not like you opened a small tin of Heinz and doled it out.

Tell him his meat and two veg meal are on the table in the 1950's with his mother

Yamyoid Mon 03-Feb-14 19:51:47

shock YANBU

AmIHumanYet Mon 03-Feb-14 19:53:02

If it was referred to as a stew or casserole would you have a problem with it for dinner? confused

headoverheels Mon 03-Feb-14 19:53:17

YANBU. Sounds delicious and soup is a perfectly good dinner.

WaffilyVersatile Mon 03-Feb-14 19:53:43

while I would agree that soup is not the most substantial of meals, that was pretty rude of him. If hes hungry then there is plenty of soggy stir fry from what you said so whats the problem?!

zeezeek Mon 03-Feb-14 19:55:35

OMG can you send the rest of it over to me please!!! It sounds delicious and the perfect way of using leftovers.

I can't believe you stand for that !

Are you his servant?

Tallforadwarf Mon 03-Feb-14 19:55:49

I've never had a beef noodle soup, it's sounds well nice.

fedupfedup Mon 03-Feb-14 19:56:46

Yanbu soups a great meal

parakeet Mon 03-Feb-14 19:58:27

I wouldn't find a bowl of normal soup very satisfying for my evening meal, no. But a hearty noodle soup as you have described sounds delicious, and I often have similar in Wagamama's (and consider it a splendid treat).

But more importantly, he was very rude. Please don't make him anything for dinner tomorrow night. When he asks, just explain your feelings are still hurt from tonight.

Clayhead Mon 03-Feb-14 19:59:14

We had soup for tea tonight!

I never knew it wasn't a suitable meal - the things you learn from Mumsnet.

Obviously I will provide proper food in the future wink

mrsminiverscharlady Mon 03-Feb-14 19:59:28

We have soup for tea often, what you describe sounds very substantial.

OTOH I am always starving when I get in from work and combined with tiredness I may possibly have been known to make a similar fuss if it was something that I didn't feel would fill me up, so I do have a bit of sympathy with your dh. I once cried because dh had made stuffed courgettes for dinner blush

JenBehavingBadly Mon 03-Feb-14 20:00:25

Three words. "You cook then".

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