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To be appalled at the attitudes of this family?

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DerelictWreck Wed 25-Oct-17 20:51:44

Watching How to Eat Well for Less on BBC 1 and as with almost every episode the mother, Sue, appears to be in charge of all the family planning, shopping and cooking. So far, so depressingly usual.

What appalls me is that her husband, and now her children, having usually done nothing to help, score her out of 10 for her efforts shock. The poor woman admits to having to guess what they might like and cooking different meals for the fussy younger child and fussier husband, and never knows if they'll be happy or not until they give her a number!

Would you put up with that?! hmm

Anecdoche Wed 25-Oct-17 20:54:22

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FuzzyCustard Wed 25-Oct-17 20:54:26

No, but I'd probably make really boring telly.

Wolfiefan Wed 25-Oct-17 20:55:30

Anecdoche. Me too! grin

Msqueen33 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:56:31

I'm just envious at their lovely house in SURREY. It probably cost a bomb! But I'd be really fucked off if they marked my cooking.

Teaandbiscuits88 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:57:11

He also said 'it's been an easy week'...well yeah, you've done fuck all.

It made me really sad that she was so thrilled that they like the kievs. The poor lady looks like she doesn't ever get any validation!

hidinginthenightgarden Wed 25-Oct-17 20:58:02

It is entirely of her own making though. My husband wouldn't dare do that. He ends up eating meals he doesn't like more than once because he doesn't want to tell me he doesn't like it when I have put effort into cooking.

Sirzy Wed 25-Oct-17 20:58:36

When she made the comment about being scored my comment was “first time he did that he would be wearing the meal”

DerelictWreck Wed 25-Oct-17 21:02:29

It made me really sad that she was so thrilled that they like the kievs. The poor lady looks like she doesn't ever get any validation!

Right! I couldn't believe how sad she was or the fact that she said she normally drove to Tesco's especially just for their Kiev's and even then only 3/4 family would eat them!

cheesydoesit Wed 25-Oct-17 21:09:15

Yeah, there's a thread over on the telly addicts board and we've been saying the same thing. They seemed really ungrateful and she was a bit of a martyr. I agree about the kievs. Husband was a prat and my reply to the girls complaining about the squash and saying they'd rather drink water would have been "Ok, that will save even more money and better healthier for your teeth!"

Feilin Wed 25-Oct-17 21:34:59

If my husband marked me out of ten i know id say get away to fuck and sort yourself out. No joke he knows better and usually i admit to cooking failures anyway and we just laugh and eat something else.

AdoraBell Wed 25-Oct-17 21:37:33

Nope. DH once commented on the food - “interesting, this is not what I would usually eat”

I told to him he didn’t have to eat it. There was no alternative though. His options were a) Eat it, or b) don’t.

CountDuckulaTheSqueaky Wed 25-Oct-17 21:39:46

No. DH cooks for himself when we've finished because he doesn't eat as early as us, the DC alternate choosing supper.

They don't eat it, it goes in the bin and they don't get anything else.

Sooooooooooooooooooooo Wed 25-Oct-17 21:41:35

I can never quite believe there are family’s who cook different meals for every person.

internetCrazies Wed 25-Oct-17 21:44:57

I love it when DH and the kids love their dinners. There's a lot of pride in cooking a delicious meal that people enjoy BUT, unless it's a "Wow, 10/10 babe!" Type compliment, you do not score me and my cooking. They too would be wearing their food and cooking their own dinners.

Marzydotes Wed 25-Oct-17 21:46:25

All made up for great TV viewing and feedback. Get a grip.

If man made the dinner it would be isn't he great.

letsdolunch321 Wed 25-Oct-17 21:51:46

Dreadful how this woman is downtrodden by her family.

He might work long hours but he would be helping out with the chores on his return home & weekends

The father and kids are cheeky fuckers !!!

The family eat pizza's three time a week .... Wtf is that all about, I got the impression they may be takeaways as the saving would be £800. pa !!!!

dantdmistedious Wed 25-Oct-17 22:00:26

It's tv.

The husband earns enough that she can spend 14k a year on food.

She now has lots more time to do stuff like dog walking.

I'd be critiqued on my cooking for that.

CaveMum Wed 25-Oct-17 22:06:51

I think they were eating "fresh" pizza from the supermarket - some have pizza counters where they will make one up for you, or you can buy "Pizza Express" branded pizzas in the refrigerated section that are about £5 each.

If they eat two pizzas between them 3 times a week that would cost them £30 a week, less the cost of the substitutes (say £2.50 per frozen pizza = £15, so saving £15 per week. Multiply that by 52 weeks = £780 saving per year.

dataandspot Wed 25-Oct-17 22:10:46

13,000 a year on food!

I live on much less than that!

JonSnowsWife Wed 25-Oct-17 22:14:51

YNBU. This on Twitter made me chuckle though! grin

GabsAlot Wed 25-Oct-17 22:15:59

dant i dont care if hes a milionaire shes not the bloody maid

JonSnowsWife Wed 25-Oct-17 22:19:23

The EWFL programme pisses me off anyway.

I'd love them to do a shop with a single parent on benefits, after they've paid all the bills and any rent if bedroom tax etc, or if they used a family who were both working but on a low income and see how they got by with a similar food budget.

It's as daft as the time the man who liked all his designer clothes, and they bought him cheaper ones to show the costs savings. Surely it'd have been cheaper to have erm, not bought him any more in the first place!

SuperBeagle Wed 25-Oct-17 22:32:48

No, but I also don't have much sympathy for any woman who puts up with that in 2017. Go back to 1957 if you want to live in a state of domestic servitude.

justforthisthread101 Wed 25-Oct-17 22:36:05

When that fella said “it’s been an easy week” DH shouted out “he’s bloody not done anything!” And we —to my shame— do not have a gender neutral house.

The Kiev thing was scary - didn’t trust the savings though. Can’t have been free range chicken at that price and if you’re going to do a programme like that, let's at least think about the quality of food.

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