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How would you react to a failed cooking attempt

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sillyquestionnow · 26/06/2017 20:55

If you and your dp took a bet on a game between yourselves for a bit of fun every Friday, and the losing person had to cook the following week every evening, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday!

If one of you had lost 2 weeks running and cooked some delicious meals (bearing in mind this person arrives home 4:30pm, 2 hours before the partner and child)

Then the other person had to cook the 3rd week, but on their first night messed the cooking up by quite massively adding too many chillies and slightly over cooked the rice!

How would you react to the person who failed the first night?

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toolonglurking · 26/06/2017 21:01

I'd laugh and phone for a pizza/take something out the freezer.


JemDoughnut · 26/06/2017 21:01

Have them make a replacement sandwich and try again the following night?

(I have an OH who frequently overestimates how much heat my comparatively weak tastebuds can take. I'm used to replacement sandwiches.)


sillyquestionnow · 26/06/2017 21:01

@toolonglurking thanks! Shame that didn't happen here really

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sillyquestionnow · 26/06/2017 21:02

@JemDoughnut see the heat was too much for the dp who regularly eats really hot food, so :/

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toolonglurking · 26/06/2017 21:05

Which one are you?
I'd assume the person who messed up didn't do it on purpose so it shouldn't be a big deal.
If you cooked and accidentally messed it up, and your DP had a massive go at you could they be pissed off about something else?


PinkHeart5911 · 26/06/2017 21:06

I'd Order takeaway and get over it


Pickerel · 26/06/2017 21:07

Meh. It was done by accident. These things happen.


HipsterHunter · 26/06/2017 21:08

I'd put loads of yog on to try and cool it down, and if that didn't work phone for a pizza and say they hadn't noticed add next Monday onto their cooking with a smile.


NeedMoreSleepOrSugar · 26/06/2017 21:09

Accidents happen. We'd laugh and order takeaway or eat out.


TyneTeas · 26/06/2017 21:12

Would double or nothing not apply here? They produced nothing edible so now have to do double the turns Grin


RedSandYellowSand · 26/06/2017 21:20

Messed up on accident? Find something in the freezer, or takeaway.
Done on purpose??? Spit my dummy out and strop. Not very elegant.


Allthewaves · 26/06/2017 21:24

Depends. If I was tired and starving I'd be pissed off.


ragged · 26/06/2017 21:31

Make some sandwiches & talk about stupid things on TV?


ToriaPumpkin · 26/06/2017 21:34

I'd laugh it off, as would DH. In fact we've both done exactly that in the past.


unfortunateevents · 26/06/2017 21:37

So what WAS the reaction here then? I couldn't get too excited about sightly over-cooked rice, the too much chilli is annoying but I do that sometimes and I cook a lot! Was the mess up on purpose or an accident?


TellMeItsNotTrue · 26/06/2017 21:38

Laugh in a nice way, offer to help with one clearing the plates while other makes sandwiches so we could eat faster


AndNoneForGretchenWieners · 26/06/2017 21:39

Ha, I love cooking but have on more than one occasion burnt or otherwise cocked up part of the dinner, so it has ended up in the bin and a trip to the chippy. It's no big deal, everyone is human and not even Michelin starred chefs get it right all the time.


Theresnonamesleft · 26/06/2017 21:41

. Shit happens, even when you cook 7 days a week you can have an off day. Would see it is could e salvaged if not see what's in the freezer or order a takeaway


DailyMailDontStealMyThread · 26/06/2017 21:43

Laugh it off and then make scrambled egg or such.

That said. DH and I had a massive row once of me burning beans. It was ridiculous but we were both tired and hungry and he helped clean thick beans off the wall so all was well in the end!


MyPatronusIsAUnicorn · 26/06/2017 21:57

I'd see it not a huge deal. I do get annoyed that on the very rare occasion DH cooks he is absolutely incapable of cooking bloody rice and I have a thick, watery, half cold pudding on my plate, despite me telling him exactly how it's done but in the OPs scenario I may be slightly annoyed if I was starving but if it was inedible, I'd bung something in the oven or go to the chippy.

I'm guessing you messed up and your DP has been a gloating twat or treated you like a child and been angry about it?


StarryCorpulentCunt · 26/06/2017 22:10

Laugh and tell him he can do the washing up from this disaster and order takeaway.


notanevilstepmother · 26/06/2017 22:22

Sour cream to make it less hot?

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