> My wife and MIL think they can cook. Yes, they can, but not much
> past the basics. My MIL makes the best potato salad I have ever had.
> I have a problem when I cook. I like to be the only person in the
> food prep area, unless I designate a task of chopping, etc.
> My wife and MIL have this OCB of coming in when I am cooking and
> wanting to either clean or adjust what I am doing. Adjusting the
> heat on something. Picking up a strainer I have ready on the side of
> the sink and putting it away. Tasting something and adding more
> water, flour, garlic, or whatever. Putting a can of canned peas
> heating when I was going to sauté some squash slices for a vegetable.
Highly irritating. I don't really mind if someone wants to help
out, but damn, ask first! I'm not too territorial to say Yeah,
make the pasta or, make sure that isn't boiling too hard.
Tasting and adjusting the seasonings without my consent
would really piss me off.
> I've spoken directly, and occasionally harshly about this, but all I
> hear is the whoosh sound of a projectile passing above an empty air
> I don't want to turn this into a war, but it has completely changed my
> style, and they don't seem to get it.
> Maybe just ban them from the kitchen until dinner is ready?
They seem to have taken up sides against you. A gang
of two interfering, spoiled food pushers. heh.