Should husbands share the cooking duty for the household?

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    stanleyreeseposted 11 years ago

    Should husbands share the cooking duty for the household?

    Or would they burn water?

  2. ytsenoh profile image78
    ytsenohposted 11 years ago

    They could share in the responsibility only if they can cook, or learn how to cook.  I don't see the responsibilities in a household as being gender specific.

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      stanleyreeseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I never cooked until I became a single Dad for two toddlers. Now, 22 years later, I own the kitchen at my house. Recommended reading: "Relax Dad, It's Just the Kitchen".

  3. Julie Fletcher profile image73
    Julie Fletcherposted 11 years ago

    I agree with Ytsenoh. If a husband can cook or learn - heck yes he should share kitchen duties! My own husband didn't cook a lot when we dated, but he began learning on his own. Now he is an awesome cook! The kids and I love it when he gets creative in the kitchen.

    Burgers sound boring until he mixes them up and his lasagna is going to be the death of my waistband one day.

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      stanleyreeseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Cool, Julie. I was going to recommend my new cook book just for men, "Relax Dad, It's Just the Kitchen", but maybe your hubby could teach me a thing or two!

  4. Catherine Kane profile image83
    Catherine Kaneposted 11 years ago

    In my house, my husband does a majority of the cooking.

    You'd never starve to death on food I cook, but cooking is his artform.....

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      stanleyreeseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It seems that more and more men are considering that an art form these days. Yay men!

    2. Catherine Kane profile image83
      Catherine Kaneposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      stanleyreese, I agree 100%

  5. petenali profile image80
    petenaliposted 11 years ago

    With more and more women actively employed full time, the previously defined roles in the home have been altered.  The situation is a "needs be" one with men having to step up and help out if they are going to require their wives to hold down a job too.

    Most men can learn the skills needed and with time can serve up perfectly adequate meals.  Practice makes perfect they say.

    It's a decision to be made by each couple, and not be defined by social stereotypes anymore.

  6. Becky Katz profile image84
    Becky Katzposted 11 years ago

    If I let my husband cook, we would starve. I did teach my sons to cook though and they are very good cooks. One of them has cooked for a living at an Applebees. My stepson used to impress his girlfriends when he made manicotti, which I taught him to make. Another of my sons cooks for his family every day. I also taught his wife to cook. Her mother can't cook and so she never learned. She is now a fairly good cook but he still cooks better.
    My third son cooks for girls all the time and he would rather cook for a girl than take them out to eat. It costs him a lot less to really impress a girl. They enjoy him cooking for them.

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      stanleyreeseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think I learned to cook to impress women and now it impresses my kids. Weird how that happens, huh?

  7. onegoodwoman profile image67
    onegoodwomanposted 11 years ago

    If a man  can be a true help in the kitchen............I have NO beef with that.

    Go forward young family, or adapting older one...............

    MY hubby...............STAY OUT OF MY KITCHEN................the mess you leave behind is not worth an over fried T-bone and wilted salad.

    I will cook dinner, while you mow the lawn..............

    just sometimes, when the rain is approaching...........just grab the clothes off of the line!

    Just like, I 'sometimes' bother to cover your piston rings from the rain. ( and, yeah, I still remember the lecture from 25 years ago, about keeping them  in their order.)............I do not invade your "shed" not tinker with your welder, your saws, your vices, your tachs, your chargers, your generators, your air, stay the hell out of my "  kitchen"..........I  am a PRO here.


    just do not do it and expect to pull up another tomorrow.............

    Seriously.........yes, my hubby could " cook " enough to keep the family fed........but then, he might expect me to lay water pipes, lay electrial lines, crawl up under the house and deal with dead puppies or mice..........

    What ever works in your family.........that is all that matters........

    We are each comfortable within our accepted roles.

    Just, accept the role that you will last for many years.

    1. Turtlewoman profile image86
      Turtlewomanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Lol..."do not touch my meat slicer!" Hilarious. My guy does not let me go anywhere near his grill!

  8. Clayton Fernandes profile image78
    Clayton Fernandesposted 11 years ago

    If you know how to cook, i say cook, regardless. And if you dont know how to cook, its never too late to indulge in some learning. Cooking is fun & you can eat it too. i know some wonderful who are husbands and fathers that are Super terrific cooks!.

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      stanleyreeseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's right, Clayton. It is never too late. That is why I wrote "Relax Dad, It's Just the Kitchen", a cook book just for men.

  9. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    If they wan't edible food they should  do all the cooking.

  10. christin53 profile image83
    christin53posted 11 years ago

    All men should be able to cook and if they can't they should learn. Maybe mums should start teaching their sons as well as their daughters. I'm lucky my other half is a good cook.

  11. rdown profile image75
    rdownposted 11 years ago

    I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to the cooking so I usually don't let me husband cook except for breakfast which he is really good at.  Usually I cook dinner and he does the dishes.  It's a win win at least for me because I love to cook but not dish pan hands.

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      stanleyreeseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I do the cooking AND the dishes. I only wish I could convince my wife to do the dishes! Bless her heart.

    2. Becky Katz profile image84
      Becky Katzposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My rule is "The cook never does the dishes"

    3. MickS profile image60
      MickSposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I don't do the skilled job of cooking and the skivying of washing up.

  12. Turtlewoman profile image86
    Turtlewomanposted 11 years ago

    My guy better help out once in awhile! We both have full time jobs. We share the responsibilities. I normally do most of the cooking anyway, but once in awhile he would pitch in and make something simple like pasta. The ONLY time that I don't want him in the kitchen is when I am baking.  :-)

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      stanleyreeseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That reminds me of how I used to be waaay back when. Pasta was even tough for me back then. Tell your guy to keep trying (and read "Relax Dad, it's Just the Kitchen").

  13. moonfairy profile image75
    moonfairyposted 11 years ago

    my husband and I share cooking duties always. He's a great cook and as I write this, he's preparing grilled mahi-mahi!!! Last night he made beer can chicken and it was outrageous smile


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