Rarely does my husband ever offer a solution to the never ending "What should I make for dinner?" question. Most of the time, I choose what we will have, and then, when he asks, I tell him. Sometimes, albeit rarely, he will not like what I have chosen to make, and will eat enough to be polite, then sneak into the kitchen later and make a sandwich.
You'd think that he would tell me what he wants for dinner, thus avoiding the dinners that seem so unappealing to him. But answering that simple question seems to have escaped him. Refer to this conversation earlier yesterday.
Wife: "Babe, what do you feel like eating for dinner tonight?"
Wife: "Come on? Do you want chicken, sausage, or ground turkey?"
Frustrated Wife: "It's not hard. Just tell me what you want to eat."
Husband who still won't answer: I don't care! Just make something! Stop pressuring me!"
Now I seriously can't understand why he doesn't have an opinion on dinner. He certainly asks me later in the day what I'm making. He certainly gets hungry enough to care about what he's eating. He certainly has an opinion about whether he really likes it or not. So why can't he have an opinion about DECIDING what to make? It doesn't seem difficult to me. However, it's a running battle of a conversation that we have ALL THE TIME.
Of course, since he doesn't offer up his ideas for dinner, he can't complain about what I serve. Heath is just as interested in food as I am. He likes when I find new recipes. We enjoy watching the Food Network together. It seems strange to me that he won't suggest something for dinner.
So do your husbands contribute to the meal planning? I really want to know. Heath says "Men just don't care as long as you put food in front of them." I beg to differ. What's it like in your houses? (By the way, the husband totally knows I'm posting about this. He thinks he is right, and men just don't care. I just don't think it's nagging, to ask what he wants for dinner. I think I'm trying to be a good wife and cook things he wants. What do you think?)