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Dec 25, 2009 12:18 PM

Do You Feel This Way Too After Cooking a Big Meal?

After cooking a huge Christmas lunch, I was sick of looking at it and really didn't want to eat any of it. Has anyone else ever felt this way too?

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  1. Yes, I've had that experience. Not so much after a holiday meal, which for me is now almost on autopilot. But a special dinner, especially with one or two new recipes I haven't tried before, when I've been tasting, and tasting, and tasting to make sure all the seasonings are exactly a point. By the time I get to sit down at the table I've had enough. I can only judge the success of the dish by the reaction of my guests since I can no longer discriminate. I do, however, pray for leftovers--when I can really sit down and enjoy it all by myself.

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    1. re: JoanN

      You took the exact words out of my mouth!

    2. for me, it's everything. i can't really ever truly enjoy any meal i cook. it's sad. other people like it. i can't really taste anything.

      1. Too funny to read the responses as I feel the same way. The planning, the shopping, the gathering all the mise en place, and finally the cooking. And it isn't as if I'm tasting everything all day long... just when I need to at the near end to see if seasoning has to be adjusted. I think our eyes are definitely bigger than our stomachs.

        1. YES! Usually, it's from total exhaustion, all I want to have is a glass of wine (or good spiked eggnog!) and a NAP. I'm just too tired to really enjoy the food.

          1. Same here on what everyone else said. I'm always so excited about the planning, shopping, cooking when I entertain and then I never even eat the meal...but I love my leftovers. In fact, there is a dish (apple matzoh kugel) that I have made for the past 2 years on Passover. This year, I purposely doubled the recipe so I would have leftovers!