July 16, 2007

Man vs. Woman in the battle of dinner preparation

My brother in law (and I'm not saying which one here to protect his anonymity) thinks that in 90% of married middle-class families, the woman always plans and prepares dinner.

I don't know about all of you, but this is how Tim and I prepare dinner every night (isn't it uncanny how closely this stock photo mirrors our real appearance?):

Here is what I found on the topic:

Only one -third of people under age 30 say the woman usually plans dinner, compared with 62 percent of those aged 70 or older.

What do you guys think?


Aimee said...

I didn't know Barbie and Ken could cook! We generally don't stand this close for any reason, much less food prep.

Courtney said...

Hi Erin, I love your website! In our household, it goes like this: Me, "What do you want to do for dinner?" Thomas, "Hmmm...what do we have?" Me, I list off everything in the fridge, Thomas, "Ok, let's make a meat sauce, chop the veggies, add some beef bouillon, garlic, boil the pasta, and there we go." Me, "Ok" and I prepare the food. So Thomas plans, and I prepare. Does that make us weird or something?