Do you enjoy cooking for others, more than for yourself?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 08, 2012 at 3:30 AM

I just cooked stuffed baby bellas for my neighbors, mushroom caps with basil, I ground Italian sausage, tomato sauce, and smoked gouda for them. They loved it!! I, however, have no appetite, lately. I love making food, but can't eat it. STRESS!! What have you made for someone lately?



on July 08, 2012
at 05:20 PM

No I don't. After putting all that work in I want to eat it all myself! MINE!



on July 08, 2012
at 03:57 AM

You can cook for me! I'll try to get my appetite back!


on July 08, 2012
at 03:53 AM

Oh of course I would rather for someone else! Way more fun - and can go big with extra yum items. That being said, I haven't cooked for anyone in forever, outside of taking something to a picnic or party.. or if it's part of a job. Oh! Probably the gazpacho that I took to a picnic a few weeks ago. That was really good, with plantain chips/guacamole, coconut pudding topped with a fruit compote. Easy to tote and keep cool. Umm.. you really need to eat. Figure out where your stress is coming from and get at least some clean simple food items in :)

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on July 08, 2012
at 04:26 AM

I usually invite people for lunch on weekends. Today they will get a herb salad (harvested from the balcony) with chanterelles and duck liver mousse, beef in jelly with salsa verde and carrots, cheese and walnuts and a creme brul??e with raspberries instead of the brul??e caramel...

Having guests, eating with friends, opening a good bottle, isn't that what life is about? I see this as an alternative to going to the movies or similar things. More fun, because I get to cook the meal.



on July 08, 2012
at 04:25 AM

I'm in the same boat! Tiny appetite, but love to cook! Pinterest will be the death of me with all these recipes... sometimes I get so into looking at recipes, I forget to eat! :/

My elderly neighbor just had a knee replacement surgery and is having trouble getting around, and her husband can't cook a lick, so I took them a chicken and broccoli casserole, a blueberry yogurt cake with blueberry lime sauce, and a pint of my spicy fermented green tomatoes and cauliflower. Not paleo, but more WAPF than SAD! May as well use up some of the old grains that are left in the house on them, instead of keeping them here for potential temptation, and I'm not looking to convert the small town Southern old folks across the yard. :)

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on July 08, 2012
at 04:20 AM

I was the grill master on Fourth of July (for a party of 10) and everything came out perfectly if I do say so myself. I grilled some ribeyes, bacon-wrapped pork Andouille sausages, veggie kabobs, and my famous sweet potato fries. It was semi-stressful but it was so worth it hearing everyone say how good the food was and want seconds and thirds. It's funny, I also notice when I'm busy running around checking on the food and my guests, I completely forget how hungry I am. But by the time I sit down, all the food's gone :( The downsides of being a people-pleaser. Sigh.



on July 08, 2012
at 05:49 AM

No, I actually enjoy cooking for myself much more than for others. If I know I have to share some dishes, it literally breaks my heart. I put so much effort into my cooking, it becomes a part of me, it has my soul.

I don't know anybody else who would be a better cook in terms of hygiene, gluten-free and selecting the right foods or cleaning the kitchen. I don't think others know how much effort goes into my cooking, so I feel under-appreciated. Of course, it is nice to hear compliments and see how much people enjoy my food and ask for more ... but... I am still having a hard time.

I have to cook meat for my family today and I my heart is aching already. It is much easier for me to give away leftovers, it makes me feel better.

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