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Yes, I am now a great cook and baker, but when I was a newly wed, well..I wasn't so great. Being a struggling actor, I ate on the run. When I got married, I realized that I needed to get domesticated.
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The Four Food Groups

posted at 8/8/2008 4:09 AM EDT
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Yes, I am now a great cook and baker, but when I was a newly wed, well..I wasn't so great. Being a struggling actor, I ate on the run. When I got married, I realized that I needed to get domesticated. [p]I read books and articles about cooking, consulted my Mom, and my Mom-in-law. The best advice I received from them and all of my readings was it all starts with a plan, or rather a menu list of meals for the entire week. Discussing with my newly-wed husband, he suggested that I start with the four basic food groups. [p]I answered boldly, "The four food groups? I can do that!" [p]My husband cautiously asked, "Honey, do you know what are the four food groups?" [p]I came right back even more boldly, "Sure I do." [p]He asked, "Okay, so what are they?" [p]I proudly answered, "Canned, Frozen, Microwaveable and Take-Out." [p]After he picked himself up from the floor after falling over laughing, he pulled out one of the cookbooks we received as a wedding present, and we began to read it together. He never complained, nor laughed at my less than perfect culinary talents. His loving attention to allow me to grow into the wife he always wanted, has been one of the most-beautiful part of our married life. [p]So now when we plan the menu to fit our busy schedule, Canned, Frozen, Microwaveable and Take-out, is sometimes our routine. We chuckle, because we know how it started and have seen how it's grown.

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posted at 2/7/2011 9:05 AM EST
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very cute story!

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 2/9/2011 4:39 PM EST
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Cute! Thanks for sharing!

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 2/9/2011 5:39 PM EST
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You two are fortunate to have found each other.  
Maria I wish you'd come back and talk to us again.

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 2/9/2011 6:19 PM EST
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I thought the 4 food groups were Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Unsweetened Chocolate and White Chocolate!

Thanks for sharing.

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 2/9/2011 6:30 PM EST
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That's a great story.  Did you know that originally there were 7 food groups?  People needed it simplified, so they cut it down to four.  That's my old Home Economist self talking.

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 2/9/2011 8:10 PM EST
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Seven????   I can barely keep up with FOUR! LOL  And I liked the first 4 better.  They suit my lifestlye the best.

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 2/9/2011 9:27 PM EST
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Awesome story!!!!  Everyone always tells me what a great cook and
baker I am. When we first got our computer in 2002 and I saw all the
different recipe sites and realized that I had not tried a lot of them!!
Wow!!! It really keeps me humble!!! Now I try to learn as much as I
can from everyone on this site. Thank you to all of you!!!!!

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 2/9/2011 10:46 PM EST
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HiMARIA;That's  A GREAT STORY How long are you & that sensible & lovingKiss guy married,, NOW????????????????Smile

I thought the four food groups were cookies, chocolate; barcookies  & fresh(out of season) fruits Hubby adds a 5th group: dark rich coffeeWinkto go w/ the other 4 groups


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Yes, I am now a great cook and baker, but when I was a newly wed, well..I wasn't so great. Being a struggling actor, I ate on the run. When I got married, I realized that I needed to get domesticated. [p]I read books and articles about cooking, consulted my Mom, and my Mom-in-law. The best advice I received from them and all of my readings was it all starts with a plan, or rather a menu list of meals for the entire week. Discussing with my newly-wed husband, he suggested that I start with the four basic food groups. [p]I answered boldly, "The four food groups? I can do that!" [p]My husband cautiously asked, "Honey, do you know what are the four food groups?" [p]I came right back even more boldly, "Sure I do." [p]He asked, "Okay, so what are they?" [p]I proudly answered, "Canned, Frozen, Microwaveable and Take-Out." [p]After he picked himself up from the floor after falling over laughing, he pulled out one of the cookbooks we received as a wedding present, and we began to read it together. He never complained, nor laughed at my less than perfect culinary talents. His loving attention to allow me to grow into the wife he always wanted, has been one of the most-beautiful part of our married life. [p]So now when we plan the menu to fit our busy schedule, Canned, Frozen, Microwaveable and Take-out, is sometimes our routine. We chuckle, because we know how it started and have seen how it's grown.
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Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 2/9/2011 11:35 PM EST
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Great story Maria thanks for sharing with us

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 2/27/2011 12:07 AM EST
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Cute story.  Thanks for sharing.

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 3/4/2011 5:28 AM EST
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What a cute story!

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 3/20/2011 5:22 AM EDT
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You have a point with those you named.

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 3/20/2011 8:22 AM EDT
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Cute story!! Thanks for sharing!!

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 3/29/2011 9:51 AM EDT
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What a great story and thanks for sharing.

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 3/29/2011 11:45 AM EDT
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Maria, what a wonderful story.  I love the part that your husband never laughed or complained about your "learning process".  You sound like a great couple!

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 4/5/2011 9:04 PM EDT
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Never had a domestic wife. She was great but independant. Took a lot out of me to grow her up. We learned better and better recipes as we grew and continued to do so all our lives. A great story and I'm sure your hubby loved your efforts.

Re: The Four Food Groups

posted at 5/17/2011 11:37 PM EDT
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What a cute story.  Thanks for sharing.

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