ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Right and Wrong Ways For Husbands to Tell Wives About Not Liking a New Dish

Updated on January 28, 2017
kenneth avery profile image

Kenneth has been a member of HubPages for five years. He is retired from a 23-year career in the weekly newspaper business.

The late Jack Webb, "Joe Friday," on television's hit series, Dragnet
The late Jack Webb, "Joe Friday," on television's hit series, Dragnet | Source

Just the facts, ma'am

just like the late, great Jack "Joe Friday" Webb said numerous times on his hit show, "Dragnet," and that is all that I am doing right now, getting the facts.

Fact: you and your wife are no longer newlyweds. You have been married over six years and combined with the year or so that you dated, you know your wife really well.

Fact: your loving, adoring wife is one of those special wives who loves to live in the kitchen. She loves to cook. Shoot, she would sleep in the kitchen if she had a bed in there. Her love of cooking goes to deeply that each Thanksgivong and Christmas when your relatives dine at your home, she is not seen at the table for working in the kitchen during the meal just to make sure that you and your relatives are happy with her culinary delights.

Fact: then one evening at dinner "that" rare, unusual moment happens to you concerning your loving wife's cooking talents. You know when you take the first few bites of this new dish that she served you with such a sweet smile, that something is wrong. You hate feeling this dad especially at the dining table with your sweet wife adoring you from across the table.

Fact: you tried to eat one of her new dishes, but the more you consume, the more nauseated you become. You secretly pray that God will take this sickness away from you so you will not answer "that" question from your wife that you are so sure that it is coming you could have won a million bucks if you had bet on her asking this question or not.

"Hunn-eeeee, how did you like my new dish?" the sweet wife asks you with a glowing anticipation in her eyes and sweet voice.

What do you do? How can you tell her that you are so sick that you may have to crawl to the bathroom to rid yourself of this whatever she called it and get it out of your digestive system. You had rather fight a gang of Hell's Angels than tell her about her dish not tasting well (although she is eating it).

Wife working hard to buy  the right foods to prepare her husband the perfect dinner
Wife working hard to buy the right foods to prepare her husband the perfect dinner | Source

My advice

for you is read the following advice and make up your mind on how you will answer your sweet, loving wife's innocent question. You best hurry for she is waiting.

Wife slaves to cook the perfect meal for her hard working husband
Wife slaves to cook the perfect meal for her hard working husband | Source

Wrong Ways to Complain to Your Wife About Her Cooking:

  • "This stuff whatever it is, tastes like road kill!"
  • "Hunn-eee, did you get this dish out of that dumpster behind that fast food restaurant?"
  • "My goodness! My old girlfriend was not a cook, but she would not have made this mess!"
  • "This is a joke, right?"
  • "I know that it is tough for you to stay at home, but that was your choice, but did you have to almost kill me for entertainment?"
  • "Hunn-eee, why are you punishing me?"


This is what your wife will do if you do not tell her that you did not like her cooking in a loving way
This is what your wife will do if you do not tell her that you did not like her cooking in a loving way | Source

Ways Guaranteed to Hurt Your Wife When You Complain About Her Cooking:

  • "This is it! Go get the mouthwash!"
  • "My mouth has that taste from a land fill from eating this trash!"
  • "Did 'Junior' our pet Cocker Spaniel cook this?"
  • "I now wish that I was eating my mother's cooking." (this one will hurt her when you are eating a good dish)
  • "You are not the woman that I married! This food must have rat poison in it!"
  • "If you wanted me out of the way, I would have given you a divorce."


Yelling at your wife about  burning the roast is not only w rong but hurtful
Yelling at your wife about burning the roast is not only w rong but hurtful | Source

Correct Ways to Tell Your Wife That Her New Dish Was Not Good:

  • "Sweet flower of womanhood, I am so sorry, but I want to be honest. This dish did not taste good, but that is not your fault--it must be one of the ingredients gone bad."
  • "Why am I pale and sweating? Well, sweetie, Dave and I had lunch at that new Yugoslavian restaurant that opened last week and well, something in that goulash did not agree with me." Note: this is not a lie either.
  • "Please forgive me, sweet, hot wife of mine, but this dish kinda went down the wrong way. Tell you what. You get ready, but don't change--you look ravishing in that red dress and I will take you to that vry expensive restaurant in the next town."
  • "I am so sorry, sweet baby, but I am not used to this type of dish. But that is all my fault for not telling you this when we were dating. Why don't you tell me what is in it and we can talk about it."
  • "(Start weeping), I need to be beat with a piece of lumber with barbwire attached. My stomach is upset from my boss' terrible yelling this afternoon (not a lie) and my belly was still tied in knots when I ate your new dish that you worked so hard to prepare. Why don't I take us on a two-week cruise to your favorite place on earth?"

Now guys who have been married over six years, you are ready when "that" moment arrives from your sweet wife who is obsessed by cooking.

Good night, Tunica, Mississippi (where several cajun dishes are served. Just saying).

© 2017 Kenneth Avery

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest Sakina :)

      I hope that you are right. To make people smile and get information from my works is my main goal.

      Thank YOU, Sakina, for your positive words.

    • SakinaNasir53 profile image

      Sakina Nasir 

      18 months ago from Kuwait

      @Kenneth

      Oh many husbands will find this information helpful, no doubt buddy!

      You're welcome! :)

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, Coffeequeen,

      Nice to meet you. Love your name. I am a coffee freak! Cannot lie about that. Love that morning nectar.

      I have mixed emotions about your comment. I am sad that your husband said that he "hated" the pesto dish. Could he not have used

      "dislike" or "not my cup of tea" instead of hate?

      But I am also happy that this one remark did NOT get you down.

      That proves to me that YOU are a Strong Lady!

      And thank you so much for the Follow. I will be sending you a

      Personal Note of Thanks in the days ahead via your Fan Mail

      slot on your Profile page.

      Thank you again!

      Write me anytime.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Sakina,

      Thanks so much for taking the valuable time in reading and commenting

      on this hub.

      I just hope that ONE husband finds help with this information

      for it is tough for us to tell our wives about a dish that our taste

      buds say, "Reject! Reject!"

      But if you saw how I am built you would know that I have not

      told my wife that I hate her cooking that much.

      Peace, Sakina.

      Write me anytime.

    • Coffeequeeen profile image

      Louise Powles 

      18 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Yes, it is difficult when someone cooks a dish you don't like. I once cooked a meal with pesto sauce in it and my husband hated it, and told me so lol. I didn't mind though. It was the 1st time I'd tried cooking with that - and the last. Although I didn't mind it.

    • SakinaNasir53 profile image

      Sakina Nasir 

      18 months ago from Kuwait

      Great hub Kenneth! :) I enjoyed reading it. In a short time, you have given such wonderful tips. This will be very helpful for husbands who don't know how to say his wife's cooking is not good.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)