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Re. The sharing out of meat?

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ifgrandmahadawilly Sat 20-Feb-16 20:25:05

My partners family seem to have the idea that the men in the family get best pick of the meet.

I noticed once before when my partners mother cooked a roast that she asked the men which cuts they wanted. I was a bit bemused by this but she's generally a bit weird, uptight and controlling about food anyway, so i thought it was just one of her foibles.

Anyway, my partner's family has been staying with us for the past few days and as they were leaving today i did a roast. My partner always dishes out because I'm a bit clumsy and disorganised. But, HE then proceeded to ask the men which cut of the chicken they prefer and took the tastiest parts for himself and his sister's bf. Obviously, afterwards, I was like ' WTF was that?' Fully expecting some sort of concession from my partner that this was utter bellendry on his part. However, he actually tried to defend hos position. Saying that they are men and that's the way it is and they need more calories, blah, blah, blah.

I've told him I'm never cooking for his family again. Fuck them.

Who ibu?

Crinkle77 Sat 20-Feb-16 21:08:28

He is being unreasonable. The best bits should be shared out between everyone.

NatashaRomanov Sat 20-Feb-16 21:16:32

Fuck that.
She who cooks gets the best bits wink

Though in reality, I do share out the best meat between me, my husband, and our little girl.

NatashaRomanov Sat 20-Feb-16 21:17:34

And I was so irate at your partner and his family, I never answered you.

You are most certainly not being unreasonable!

TooGood2BeFalse Sun 21-Feb-16 08:53:54

Never really noticed until I read this thread, but you could argue my family are equally sexist - women always seem to get served before men!Never realised but my Dad will always dish up to me and my sister,SIL, Aunties etc. My DH and brother do the same.

Marynary Sun 21-Feb-16 10:25:54

Your DH is being a twit. Men might need more calories but unless they are extremely thin I am sure that they get quite enough without being served the food first. We don't live in the middle ages and we are not exactly short of food and starving in this country.
I'm interested though in what you define as the "tastiest" . Is this the parts with the most fat?

araminem Sun 21-Feb-16 10:54:57

We are lucky that my DH and I think that different cuts are the tastiest grin. So we both get the best bits!

But that would make me seriously grumpy. You are definitely not being unreasonable.

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