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To think DW serves dinner in a non-optimal way

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TheRevengeOfMrGrumpy Mon 28-Jan-13 23:23:17

Sunday lunch for example:

Lift plate1, peas, carrots spuds, meat etc
Lift plate2, peas, carrots spuds, meat etc

Takes ages.

When I do it (majority of time):

Lift carrots - plate 1, plate 2, plate 3, plate 4, plate 5
Lift peas - plate 1, plate 2, plate 3, plate 4, plate 5

Seems much much faster and food is hotter when it arrives on table.

sausagesandwich34 Mon 28-Jan-13 23:24:15

you do it then


HollyBerryBush Mon 28-Jan-13 23:25:08

go out for lunch


NatashaBee Mon 28-Jan-13 23:26:23

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LaurieFairyCake Mon 28-Jan-13 23:26:44

Well done on starting the pettiest thread known to man grin

It doesn't matter, scrap the dinner, get fish and chips and shag instead.

Dothraki Mon 28-Jan-13 23:26:50

sausage grin

Bluestocking Mon 28-Jan-13 23:26:54

So offer to dish up yourself then?

weegiemum Mon 28-Jan-13 23:27:32

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nurseneedshelp Mon 28-Jan-13 23:28:39


ceeveebee Mon 28-Jan-13 23:30:32

As OP says he usually does it himself so not sure why all the snide comments, if OP was posting about DH I'm sure they'd be lots of agreement

And I agree with you, she's wasting valuable eating time

flow4 Mon 28-Jan-13 23:30:48

In the time you wasted took writing this MrGrumpy, you could have prepared tomorrow's meals too...

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 28-Jan-13 23:31:39

He does do it the majority of the time.
It says in the Op.
I do it your way Op.
I think this was supposed to be lighthearted wasn't it? confused

galletti Mon 28-Jan-13 23:32:12

dh does method one - works for us! Especially for me, as he does it!

BerthaKitt Mon 28-Jan-13 23:32:34

You remind me of Jason Thunderpants. Are you him? Is he you?

As for the pressing issue of serving up lunch, Y may or may not BU, I will have to conduct a timed experiment at dinner tomorrow and get back to you.

MorrisZapp Mon 28-Jan-13 23:32:49


That would annoy me.

TrinityRhino Mon 28-Jan-13 23:33:57

I do your method

easier to divvy it up the way I want between big and little people and big and little appetites

TheRevengeOfMrGrumpy Mon 28-Jan-13 23:36:28

No, not Jason Thunderpants, but I loved some of his threads.

I show her the optimal way, but she insists on doing it her long winded way.

HeadfirstForHalos Mon 28-Jan-13 23:37:06

YANBU. I do it the sensible way too grin

HeadfirstForHalos Mon 28-Jan-13 23:38:39

And my mil does it your wife's way!

Of course, for optimal serving speed, lob it all in a communal trough and dive in.

2LBroomStick Mon 28-Jan-13 23:39:07


ilovesooty Mon 28-Jan-13 23:40:41

Just liquidise everything and attach yourself to an IV.

senua Mon 28-Jan-13 23:42:43

Surely the optimal way is to put it (once) in a servng dish and let people help themselves. Many hands make light work.
It's never to soon to introduce the DC to the concept of delegation.

ceeveebee Mon 28-Jan-13 23:45:41

And create 3 or 4 extra dishes to wash?
I only use serving dishes when we have guests. And I've read research saying people eat more if food served in dishes rather than plated up

BegoniaBampot Mon 28-Jan-13 23:48:19

Shit, too much wine, I'm still trying to work it out!

ElliesWellies Mon 28-Jan-13 23:50:04

So long as you warm the plates, I would have thought either is fine...

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