5. "Not if she doesn’t ask" In response to Reply # 0
Or is in need of it in some way.
Thanksgiving plates are all about personal ratios. I like a lot of stuffing, for example. And while I know the foods my wife prefers - there’s no way I’d get it exactly right (nor would she for me) so unless she NEEDS me to, no - im not gonna volunteer that.
9. "..... not if you know your spouse. " In response to Reply # 7
>Nobody knows how much cranberry sauce they want on that day. >How much sweet potatoes. How many rolls. > >Don't even get me started on plate layout. > >Thanksgiving plates are a build your own type deal.
If you and yours are complete strangers, I suppose.
We both know exactly what to put and what not to put on that plate.
11. "I joke with my wife that I'm a male chauvinist at Thanksgiving lol" In response to Reply # 0
I refuse to cook. lol Which I don't think they want me cooking anyway. hahaha
But I'll gladly do clean up (before and after if we're hosting), store runs if needed, handle kids, entertain guest, etc. But I'm only in the kitchen when it's time for food.
She likes to make my plate (so I oblige lol) but there's been occasions where she was handling a few other things and I just made her a plate. And I ask what she wants (depending on venue and who cooked what food...those choices change).
But most of the time, she's ok with the division of duties.
14. "RE: Men, would you make your woman's plate for Thanksgiving?" In response to Reply # 0
>if yes, explain why > >if no, explain why
I would. No problems on looking out for Mrs. Jimmy. This isn't one of those 'woman proposing to the man' type gender roles convos, is it?
In general, my wife will try to make my plate for me and I'll be on some old 'let me do it cuz I need to see what I'm gonna want, how much, and all of that'. For her, its kinda the same deal. She might not know what she wants for sure until she's making the plate, putting it together, and seeing how it all looks.