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Girl33 Sun 28-Dec-14 19:21:23

I cook a lovely home cooked meal for my husband every single day even if he is working late. Today we were meant to be going to a restaurant but we have had to postpone as DS isn't well. As I was putting DS to bed husband asks what's for dinner? We agree to have one of the frozen meals. When I come downstairs he has been drinking and snacking. Dinner is shitty and burnt with not even any vegetables or anything. Then he calls me ungrateful! Is it so bloody difficult to oven cook something premade? I cook from scratch every single day. He can cook too so it is not a competency issue. Now he is not talking to me because I am being unreasonable over my dinner which I have separated into burnt and not burnt so I can actually eat it.

AmserGwin Sun 28-Dec-14 19:26:24

Get a takeaway?

Girl33 Sun 28-Dec-14 19:28:54

I wish but it's too late now sad by the time it arrives it won't be worth the hassle

usualsuspect333 Sun 28-Dec-14 19:28:59

We all burn the dinner sometimes.

Have some cheese on toast.

puntasticusername Sun 28-Dec-14 19:29:59

Is he sulking because he fucked it up by cooking when drunk?

annabelcaramel Sun 28-Dec-14 19:30:09

Is he eating his?

bloodyteenagers Sun 28-Dec-14 19:32:03

I think he is me.
The few times I have tried
To cook frozen meals I burn it. I read
The instructions and always burn the thing.
I have sat in the kitchen, the bastard food has chosen that moment I pop out for a second to go from raw to burnt.

Girl33 Sun 28-Dec-14 19:37:06

It's just the one day in months I haven't cooked from scratch and it wasn't bloody worth it! I'm breastfeeding so dinner is a massive issue for me . Huge appetite. Beans on toast it is.

TinklyLittleLaugh Sun 28-Dec-14 19:45:13

Ah you are breastfeeding. If DH had burnt my dinner when I was breastfeeding I would have bitten his leg off.

MrsTawdry Sun 28-Dec-14 19:50:53

How is 7.30pm too late for a takeaway? Either way he is lazy but it's not something I'd get really upset about.

TinklyLittleLaugh Sun 28-Dec-14 19:56:36

We once visited the PiL when I was breastfeeding. We went straight from work and arrived about 9PM and they hadn't got any food in for us. DH bundled me straight back in the car to go and find a chippy. No discussion, no ifs or buts; he didn't dare give me a chance to unleash my wrath.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 28-Dec-14 19:59:44

I'd be annoyed too tbh.

If he never has to cook he can at least manage a ready Meal ffs.

It think he'd burnt it on purpose or he'd not have snacked and if he had cooked some veg or something to show he actually took so pride in having an edible.meal it would be forgivable. but he clearly just couldn't be arsed

ChillySundays Sun 28-Dec-14 22:33:24

I had a casserole in the slow cooker. My friend came round and didn't leave until after 7. Nobody had peeled a potato to go with the casserole or got any veg out. Apparently they thought the potatoes were in the casserole - bearing in mind that in the whole time we have been together the potatoes have always been cooked separately. And he took the lid off to stir the casserole so should have realised no potatoes.

They really are lazy fuckers sometimes

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 28-Dec-14 22:36:28

The trouble is when people do not cook often, then it's a big task to cook a meal.

I would suggest that he cooks more often. You can not expect somebody who never cooks to pull off a meal.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 28-Dec-14 22:38:54

Really?

its too much to expect someone to read some instructions or Google?

ChillySundays Sun 28-Dec-14 22:54:47

All I was expecting was someone to peel some potatoes

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 28-Dec-14 22:58:12

But the instructions are not accurate. Fan assistant ovens you need to reduce heat and time.

Microwave instruction are based on the watt of the microwave.

furcoatbigknickers Sun 28-Dec-14 22:59:30

It was so not too late for a take away

Bunbaker Sun 28-Dec-14 23:06:51

"How is 7.30pm too late for a takeaway?"

I was wondering that as well. 7.30 seems to be a pretty normal time for a takeaway.

Tinofroses Sun 28-Dec-14 23:27:53

My dh told me he didn't like his meatballs boiled in gravy. I nearly killed him As I fried them and then separated his into separate dish with onions and gravy and finished off in oven as the rest of us like with spag and tomatoe sauce. Ours was Delish . I told to cook his own bloody dinner in future.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 28-Dec-14 23:51:42

But the instructions are not accurate. Fan assistant ovens you need to reduce heat and time

times and temps for different ovens are also in instructions.

We also have eyes. He could have checked

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 28-Dec-14 23:55:59

If someone is not used to cooking, then even checking it may not be enough.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 28-Dec-14 23:59:13

If you have eaten something. then you must know what it looks like.

It wasn't an exotic meal from scratch. It was a frozen meal. Surely most people know what lasagne looks like when it's cooked for example

There's a picture on the damn box

Girl33 Mon 29-Dec-14 12:25:23

It would have been at least 8.15 before it arrived and I can't wait to eat dinner for that long sad it was a frozen chicken Kiev and chips. He left the burnt chips and ate the half burnt Kiev.

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