My husband and I used to enjoy spending time in the kitchen together, preparing gourmet meals made mostly from scratch while we sipped a glass of wine or champagne. I, quite frankly, have always cared more about the together time than I did about the meal or the wine, although I DO love good food! We've been married for thirty-something years, and I'm finding that this routine is getting old, particularly because my husband, although he still participtes sometimes, doesn't give me much in the way of positive feedback for what I feel is a great deal of effort. Despite that, I still try to give him the meals he enjoys, although, if I were on my own, I would probably order up KFC most nights! It's not that I don't enjoy cooking because I do--mostly. However, when I've spent a couple of hours (as I did tonight) broiling oysters, roasting and peeling bell peppers, roasting pine nuts, sqeezing fresh lemon, cutting up fresh chives, boiling pasta, cleaning and cooking artichokes and making garlic butter for them, etc., I expect at least a "Wow, this is wonderful!" And, I don't think I should have to ask for it!!! Instead, I've got to cue my husband by asking him if he's enjoying his meal (while I'm absolutely wanting to insert that oyster knife where the sun don't shine!). Well, maybe I'm not quite THAT angry. And, yes, I've told him how I feel, and he responds that the dinner was/is wonderful. Sorry, not good enough if I have to ASK! I could simply buy up some TV-dinner-type meals to prove my point, but, he really is a wonderful husband in most other ways, and I feel that he deserves having the sort of meals that he likes. This is REALLY making me crazy. Opinions????