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How many plan inside kitchen work (for BGE) around SWMBO schedule?

May get some flack, but I am sitting here on a Sunday AM knowing I have prep work to do before food hitting the BGE (not low&slow or it woulda been done by now) and no real time constraints (work party Monday) and I am waiting til SWMBO clears datum (leaves the house) to get going.  Seems it doesn't matter the size of the space, it is too small when we are both present.  Anyone else?
Louisville
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  • Not touchin that with a 10 foot pole !
    Be who you are and say what you feel... Because those that matter... don't mind ... and those that mind... don't matter !
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,715
    edited December 2012
    Yes it is so and always shall be.....
    Our kitchen, not large at all can be occupied by any four people working in complete harmony except SWMBO and the resident "moron", me. We trip over each other and get in each other's way. You would think after 42 years of time together we would have it together, and we do - everywhere except the kitchen.

    It has something to do with that one room, no idea why, just that one space. I sympathize with you. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • I just had to Google  "SWMBO" --   ;))
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
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  • we cook together all the time but it does seem that if someone is in the other's way....it's always me :-?

  • lwrehmlwrehm Posts: 158
    There is no way SWMBO and I work together in the kitchen.  She cooks all over the place, great food, but she tends to make a bit of a mess. 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,063
    I cook in the mancave. 8' stainless table for prep. She can't understand why I'm stocking it with bowls, pans, etc... I asked her why we have a living room and a bonus room? Why not two kitchens?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • I thought I was the only one.  I can start a cooking project with SWMBO at the other side of the house, being very busy at something.  Within 2 minutes, she's at the sink or putting up silverware in the drawer where I'm chopping onions, etc.  Then, she looks at me like I'm in HER way.  Sheesh !  ~X(
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    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,038
    @ VI-Wish I could explain the phenomena but I believe that triait is a given and one that will be here til the Mayan's deliver us next week  ;))
    Louisville
  • KoskoKosko Posts: 536
    I just had to Google  "SWMBO" --   ;))
    I am right there with ya! I googled it the other day because it seems like everyone uses it on this forum. Now instead of calling my wife by her name I say " hey SWMBO what do you want for dinner?"
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • Guess I'm lucky(?). We work well together in the kitchen. Today's brunch was eggs, biscuits, and sausage gravy. I made the brunch, in the meantime SWMBO made tzatziki sauce for tonight (gyro's). She was on one side of the kitchen, me the other. When I'm cooking outside, she asks if I need prep help. If not she let's me be. She is a great cook, and when does does her thing on the stove, she knows I'm gonna come behind her and sample and try to "adjust" the seasoning, so she usually under seasons. I'm spoiled. Honestly though, I know there are things she cooks that I just can't touch, and I don't. She did try and help me on an egg cook once.....was doing pizza's so the egg was blazing, was in between pizza's and I put the DW on. I wasn't watching and she tried to check the egg, thought we were lookin at a stop, drop, and roll.
    Extra Large, Large & Medium eggs, Weber Summit gasser, Weber Q. Mankato, MN
  • I believe that this is the reason that we started cooking outdoors! You can only get kicked out of the kitchen so many times...

  • I thought I was the only one.  I can start a cooking project with SWMBO at the other side of the house, being very busy at something.  Within 2 minutes, she's at the sink or putting up silverware in the drawer where I'm chopping onions, etc.  Then, she looks at me like I'm in HER way.  Sheesh !  ~X(

    So true.

  • Kosko said:
    I just had to Google  "SWMBO" --   ;))
    I am right there with ya! I googled it the other day because it seems like everyone uses it on this forum. Now instead of calling my wife by her name I say " hey SWMBO what do you want for dinner?"
    :)) Hilarious!  How's that going over, @Kosko
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,038

    From my perspective- do not venture down the SWMBO road-at least in living color-self-preservation  here!  But the BGE can be an equalizer-to a point!

    Louisville
  • Disparaging your spouse in a public forum is generally a very bad idea. 
  • Ya know, met my wonderful lady in grade 10 at secondary school (high school sophomore for the American cousins) and in our Lit class studied Haggard, including the adventure story, She. Have used the term SWMBO off an on for well over 45 years and she always seems to like it. Was quite surprised when I saw it here. 

    And VI, know the look and the hint, can't I cut those darn things up in the garage?


    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • When I cook, Wilma stays out of the way lest I cut my finger or something and she is left holding the bag. Our kitchen is just big enough to allow you to change your mind in.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

  • Glad to hear my SWMBO and I are not the only ones who have this problem.  As I slowly start stocking my outdoor kitchen, SWMBO keep reminding me we already have a kitchen.
    Simi Valley, California
  • KoskoKosko Posts: 536
    edited December 2012
    Kosko said:
    I just had to Google  "SWMBO" --   ;))
    I am right there with ya! I googled it the other day because it seems like everyone uses it on this forum. Now instead of calling my wife by her name I say " hey SWMBO what do you want for dinner?"
    :)) Hilarious!  How's that going over, @Kosko

    Well......she doesn't really care for it! I don't know why?
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • OMG....this post is classic. It's like a universal force pulls my SWMBO into the kitchen as soon as I start prepping my meal. So glad I'm not alone.
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,285
    I guess I should consider myself lucky since my HWMBO has only gone into the kitchen to " prep" twice in 45 years. I have been informed that it will not happen again until next November. Whew! ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • GrannyX4 said:
    I guess I should consider myself lucky since my HWMBO has only gone into the kitchen to " prep" twice in 45 years. I have been informed that it will not happen again until next November. Whew! ;;)
    I rest my case, being a bother to someone trying to work in the kitchen is a female thing.... :))
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,145
    Both of us are whirlwinds in the kitchen.  It's not big enough for both of us to cook in at once without some difficulty.  We both clean-up as we go, so the prep and sink areas are bottlenecks. 
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  • GezrGezr Posts: 153
    My working in the kitchen always attracts my wife, not IN the kitchen but TO the kitchen. She then takes up her post on a stool at the bar across from the cooktop with a glass of wine. Works for the both of us.
    If you don't think too good, don't think too much.

    Afton, VA
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,684
    Both of us are whirlwinds in the kitchen.  It's not big enough for both of us to cook in at once without some difficulty.  We both clean-up as we go, so the prep and sink areas are bottlenecks. 
    What you do is what SWMBO does. I clean at the end to prevent slow-downs in my commission to create the nightly meal for our plates. When she offers to help, I end up getting yelled at for making a mess. When not, I end up getting yelled at for making a mess, from the couch.

    I have a lovely wife. She is beautiful, smart, successful, and has given me a wonderful daughter. Hopefully that covers me for the "disparaging prevention" technique that we must impose.

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,351
    I guess we are the rare case, we have a small kitchen, but can seem to flow around each other and not get in the way...much. There are times when she tells me to get out and vice versa, though. I just wish that when she sitting outside and I go in to prep and tell her to keep an eye on the temp and adjust as needed, that she would actually do it. Instead, she gets distracted by the phone or playing on her iPad and it overshoots. Grrrr!

    Richardson, Texas

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  • Griffin said:
    I guess we are the rare case, we have a small kitchen, but can seem to flow around each other and not get in the way...much. There are times when she tells me to get out and vice versa, though. I just wish that when she sitting outside and I go in to prep and tell her to keep an eye on the temp and adjust as needed, that she would actually do it. Instead, she gets distracted by the phone or playing on her iPad and it overshoots. Grrrr!
    Time for an iGrill....... Would she be offended if you bought her one? 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    I solved this problem several years ago. Built a structure by the pool. The 3 doors are a changing room, 1/2 bath, and small shop. On the back side of these is a 1 car garage/shop. There's an indoor kitchen that opens to the covered BBQ area. Haven't put the TV in yet, but I dare her to send me to the dog house. =))
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  • That's called the Ultimate Man Cave !!!!!
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

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