Nancy decodes what husbands are really saying when asked if they like a new recipe served for dinner.
3:00 pm. You are in the office busy typing away on your desktop or maybe sitting in a very boring team meeting. You look at the clock. Shoot! It’s already 3 o’clock?
It’s almost time to go home and you still have no idea what to cook for dinner tonight. OMG… Panic attack!
You open a new tab on your browser and quickly type: “quick dinner ideas” and you see…
Wow… 72,000,000 results to go over?? Thanks for your help, Mr. Google!
2 hours later… still searching for that perfect recipe.
Your brain is busy thinking about the recipe, about all of the ingredients that you might have at home or the ones you need to pick up after work. There aren’t many recipes that are simple enough without unusual ingredients.
5:20 pm. You make a trip to the grocery store after work during rush hour to get that 1 item and end up buying 10 other unplanned items! Next, you wait in a long line at the cash register with all of the other hungry and cranky people who all want to go home.
You come home, you feel tired, but still very excited to get that new dish on the table to impress your picky eaters. You slave over the hot stove for 1.5 hours. By the time the dinner is served, everyone has been sitting around the table with growling stomachs and in anticipation of a tasty meal for some time. You look at your husband and ask: “Honey, how is it?” He responds: “It’s alright…”
“It’s alright” — What does that mean?
Let’s try to unlock this mystery language that men speak. They say women are mysterious. We think men are just as mysterious.
You ask: “Honey, how is it?”
Scenario #1: “I am eating it, aren’t I?” or he keeps eating in silence and doesn’t make any sign.
What it really means: He loves the food so much that he can’t put the fork down for a second.
“I am having a great time, so why do you have to ask me so much, woman?”
Scenario #2: “What is it in this dish, dear?” or “Yeah…. But maybe we should only have this once in a while…I guess” or “It’s alright, I guess?”
What it really means: I do not like it that much, but I try not to hurt your feelings…otherwise you will make me do the dishes or sleep on the coach tonight.
So next time you pop that question, be on the look out for his reaction so that you can understand your man more!
What does your husband/partner says, when you ask him to comment about your food?
Nancy is the Editor-in-Chief at IMADETHISDISH.COM. She helps busy working women save 5 hours a week in the kitchen, so they can spend more time with their family.