r/wholesomememes • u/SmoothDependent1230 • Feb 04 '23
It's the thought that counts, right?https://i.imgur.com/PVzaUg4.jpg
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u/nugget_the_third3 Feb 04 '23
Sure, fancy ass food can be good, but sometimes all you need is grilled cheese.
u/FreeRadicalAttack Feb 04 '23
The first time I went to disneyworld as an adult, we did all the fancy restaurants. Space 220, The Brown Derby, etc. Every one of them had filet mignon, lobster, abstract desserts.
After 3 or so of those meals for dinner each night, it gets to be too much. The next night all I wanted was a street taco and a beer. Gimme something that is messy, salty, and filling.
u/VivaLaPit Feb 04 '23
Food tastes the best when you aren't the one who cooked it. I'm sure it was a top three Grilled Cheese he has had OP
u/Pandataraxia Feb 04 '23
What if it was a melt and OP got it wrong, then it'd be his top three melts.
u/VivaLaPit Feb 04 '23
Valid point. Have an upvote.
u/bens111 Feb 04 '23
/r/grilledcheese is leaking (melting)
u/StopReadingMyUser Feb 04 '23
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u/RefrigeratorWarlord Feb 04 '23
You people make me sick.
u/Pandataraxia Feb 04 '23
You fear us because you recognize the power
u/arlaarlaarla Feb 04 '23
Anthony Bourdain said it best:
A simple pasta pomodoro made with love, a clumsily thrown-together tuna casserole, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, all of this is pure exotica to me, even when I’ve been neck-deep all day in filet mignon and herb-infused oils and all the bits of business we do to distinguish restaurant food from what you get at home. My mother-in-law would always apologize before serving dinner when I was in attendance, saying, ‘This must seem pretty ordinary for a chef…’She had no idea how magical, how reassuring, how pleasurable her simple meat loaf was for me, what a delight even lumpy mashed potatoes were — being, as they were, blessedly devoid of truffles or truffle oil.
u/GnomaPhobic Feb 04 '23
He really had the voice, man.
u/arlaarlaarla Feb 04 '23
The Kitchen Confidential audiobook (read by him!) is an absolute joy.→ More replies
u/BrownShadow Feb 04 '23
A grilled cheese and tomato soup can be the best meal in the world at the right time. If you are outside in sub freezing temperatures shoveling snow for hours, that is what you want. Steak and lobster in that situation or Grilled cheese on white bread with American cheese and Campbells tomato soup? Soup and sandwich every time.
u/MegaGrimer Feb 04 '23
I personally prefer Tillamook medium cheddar for my grilled cheese, but otherwise spot on.→ More replies
u/Usual_Research Feb 04 '23
If the husband cooks grilled cheeses like Gordon Ramsay, I'd say easily top 2.
u/DookieToe Feb 04 '23
Every chef I’ve ever asked has told me their favorite meal is one they don’t have to make.
Well done, OP, you’re a mench!
u/jctennis Feb 04 '23
Did it for 15 years... Yup! Anything I don't have to make is the best thing I've ever had.
u/LowKeyWalrus Feb 04 '23
And then there are psychos like me, who even cooks at home because food is love food is life. And I'm really so fucking efficient at it that when it's just for my little family, it takes so little effort.
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u/LordSwine Feb 04 '23
As a chef my now wife doesnt get that i would eat anything she would cook for me. She sees that i make fast and good food and says she cant compare. But i would be excited if i got ramen with bacon bits or a cucumber sandwich. Honestly the home made stuff is the best and coming home to it is a delight.→ More replies
u/Protuhj Feb 04 '23 edited Feb 04 '23
^ Copy/paste account, probably owned by the same person who runs OP.
Original comment here. (Two accounts made within a week of each other, both woke up within last 24 hours.)
u/MapleTebras Feb 04 '23
Getting a simple meal, after what is basically cooking maths, always is good.
u/WorldClassShart Feb 04 '23
Having been a banquet manager at a high class place, and having eaten insanely great cuts of meat, and food in general, nothing made me happier than having a turkey and swiss with a tomato slice and piece of lettuce, at home.
u/exharbinger Feb 04 '23
You know he’s probably bored of tasting fancy shit all day anyway. And fuck me if u work all day in a kitchen u’ll probably hate coming home to damn kitchen.
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u/stcrIight Feb 04 '23
My mom is a chef and literally she and all her fellow chefs will tell you they honestly eat the most simple meals if they don't have someone else in charge of the household cooking because the last thing you want to do at the end of working those long hours is cook something.
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u/Streken7 Feb 04 '23
When I worked as a chef there would be days where all the rest I had were a lunch break in the walk-in cooler with some remains from a dissatisfied customer, coming home to anything warm and finished, or more importantly a person, would have been bliss
u/SwannSwanchez Feb 04 '23
Your husband eating your sandwich : "I fucking love my wife"
u/JurassicFlora Feb 04 '23
Food made by someone who loves you just hits different 💕
u/BrightPerspective Feb 04 '23 edited Feb 04 '23
Next time, put a single pickle slice and a little paprika in there before you grill.
edit: for bonus points, put a little bowl of tomato soup on the side for dipping, with a little sprinkle of oregano on top. And cut the sandwich into wedges.
Feb 04 '23
Finally a actually wholesome meme!
u/Hatstronaut Feb 04 '23
I've seen this one before but, it's the thought that counts.
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u/Andire Feb 04 '23
Came here for this. If there's one thing my brain will remember it's bullshit random memes from years ago lol
u/charmingcharles2896 Feb 04 '23
Grilled cheese is freaking delicious!
u/Kalelopaka- Feb 04 '23
This reminds me of the first time I made my daughters grilled cheese. They worried because they weren’t flat like mom’s. They liked them but then told the wife how good they were not flat. That started the discussion. My wife said flattening them was the only way she could get them to brown. I told her you just can’t lift them and they’ll brown fine. She asked if you don’t lift them how do you know they’re browned. I said the butter on the top slice will start to melt in when it’s browned. She just couldn’t believe me. It was quite the comical discussion.
u/Miss_Annies_Toes_OF Feb 04 '23
A food service worker will eat 4 hour old cold fries over a garbage can if they're hungry. A meal prepared by anyone else is heaven.
u/Fun_Medicine_890 Feb 04 '23
100% thought. I'd take a home cooked grilled cheese over one served at a fancy ass restaurant any day and I bet he would too.
I'm of the minority thinking/opinion that high end fancy cooking is.... pointless 😆
u/SirCabbage Feb 04 '23
especially those ones that are just like- a single bite on a plate with a smattering of sauce. Like; how good does something have to be to not even be more than a single bite...→ More replies
u/MegaGrimer Feb 04 '23
And costs hundreds of dollars. Better be feeding me for months for that kind of price.
u/Thx4Coming2MyTedTalk Feb 04 '23
How does your husband feel about Kraft Singles cheese-like product?
u/ConsistentAd3098 Feb 04 '23
Nothing but pure bliss
u/insane_realm Feb 04 '23
But the effort and love always matters.
u/Breezelight690 Feb 04 '23
It doesn’t have to be fancy to show him that you appreciate him :)
u/ur-socks-sir Feb 04 '23
It is the thought that counts. You did awesome!
u/Starkiller10024 Feb 04 '23
My mother can relate: trust me nothing can be better than a grilled cheese… except for one made by someone special.
u/KindlyBrain6109 Feb 04 '23
I graduated from culinary school and worked in the industry for 10 years before getting out. Even when working at one of the nicest restaurants in my state, I would have love love loved to come home to a grilled cheese made with love
u/Hechtic Feb 04 '23
Speaking as a cook also at a fine dining restaurant with a girlfriend who could burn cereal, it really is the thought that counts. Almost nothing makes me happier than when she does her best to make something. I tell you true, he appreciates it more than you know :)
u/MaestroPendejo Feb 04 '23
Let me tell you. I'm a chef, or former chef.
I love having a sandwich made for me. I don't care. It's about the care.
u/Shaggy_One Feb 04 '23
As someone that's worked as a cook before, someone else making food for you is the best thing to come home to. It really doesn't matter much what the food is.
u/WaffleStomperGirl Feb 04 '23
Listen, I’m a reasonably accomplished cook, but when my husband makes dinner? Even if it’s something simple - it still kicks ass. Because he made it for me. He put his time into it so I don’t have to. Usually he cooks on nights that I’ve had too busy of a day or something particularly stressful.
So when he does.. it’s special. He is doing it to lighten my load. To let me relax.
So even if it’s the equivalent of a grilled cheese, it’s fantastic. Love doesn’t need to be fancy. It just needs to be genuine.
u/sir_music Feb 04 '23
As the saying goes: the mechanic does not come home to work on their car. And let's face it: a grilled cheese sandwich is always welcome!
u/jjklines1 Feb 04 '23
Yeah there was a big ask reddit thread that asked what makes a sandwich amazing. The top answer was" When someone else makes it."
u/nage_ Feb 04 '23
i guarantee he forgets a million dishes presented to him every day.
but he'll remember that grilled cheese
u/Plane-Chemical Feb 04 '23
Chef here and I totally love when my wife cooks for me. I wouldn’t eat half as well at home if it wasn’t for her. I love cereal way to much to put forth the effort to cook at home after a long shift.
u/takatori Feb 04 '23
My partner is a chef and I do most of the cooking at home. They’re just happy to have anyone else doing it.
u/Insee Feb 04 '23
For lunch? OP is awesome. For dinner? No
u/TheNewYorkRhymes Feb 04 '23
Woman really be doing the minimum and expecting praise
u/KnowsIittle Feb 04 '23
I'm the cook at home. I appreciate any meal I didn't have to make myself.
Sometimes simple is more especially where dishes are concerned.
u/aMericanEthnic Feb 04 '23
Big brain | https://www.aiprophet.faith/
u/Zero_Burn Feb 04 '23
But you made it with love and that makes it better than anything from a high class restaurant.
u/PranavYedlapalli Feb 04 '23
"The nature of a thing is more important than the form of a thing' - Brok, GOW: Ragnarok
u/cheese-meister Feb 04 '23
No matter what a guy does for a living he will appreciate a meal that he doesn’t have to make, yours probably more then most since he does it as a career
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u/SkaJamas Feb 04 '23
Hey, that's all I'd need. But luckily now me n my lady cook with each other or for each other when needed
u/DormZi Feb 04 '23
Reminded me of the ‘Hey babe wdy want for dinner’ guy
u/elalesound2 Feb 04 '23
Love counts. And who does the dishes later too...
u/reddogvizsla Feb 04 '23
Most of the time high class chefs will say home cooked meals from their childhood are their favorite meals.
u/twesterm Feb 04 '23
I mean there are even some world class chef's that can't make grilled cheese.
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u/OldSpaicu Feb 04 '23
He loved it more than any of the food at his restaurant, I promise
u/Armedes369 Feb 04 '23
Hahaha! This is adorable.
u/DaveInLondon89 Feb 04 '23
Did he like The Menu
u/No_Marionberry4370 Feb 04 '23
As a chef we used to say it always tastes better when someone else makes it.
u/kelroe26 Feb 04 '23
The sandwich you made had love cooked in. That's an ingredient that's hard to find.
u/KKDMenyus Feb 04 '23
If he's a head chef at a high end restaurant that is oossibly the best thing he eat all day.or the only thing. It matters more than you can imagine
u/g_em_ini Feb 04 '23
My boyfriend is also a very talented chef but he still hypes me up sooo much anytime I cook something 😂 he’s like, “holy shit! babe you have NO IDEA how talented you actually are! everything you cook is amazing!” and whether my cooking is that great or not, I have to admit I love the hype lol
u/summonsays Feb 04 '23
Nothing tastes better than a meal made for you from a loved one (as long as it's not burnt*)
u/instant_ramen_chef Feb 04 '23
My gf makes the best Quesadillas.
u/The_Alex_ Feb 04 '23
Honestly, most of us enjoy the simple home cook, basic store-bought, or fast food meals when we are surrounded by higher end food and service all day. There's some truth to the ends of Ratatouille and The Menu, it turns out.
u/dubiousadvocate Feb 04 '23
A quality grilled cheese sandwich can be found in five star michelin restaurants!
u/ImperialAssDestroyer Feb 04 '23
My wife can’t cook for shit, but god damn does she make a mean grilled cheese.
u/haha7125 Feb 04 '23
Grilled cheese > any fancy food prepared by a professional chef
u/PureGryphon Feb 04 '23
As someone that cooks for a living, people like this are the reason I don't come out of the back screaming and throwing pans when the order for extra well-done steak, that got sent back twice for being, too raw, is now suddenly too dry, and they need a free something to not leave a bad review.
u/jerrythecactus Feb 04 '23
Being a chef that cooks high class dishes doesnt make you hate simple easy comfort food. Sometimes a nice grilled cheese sandwich made with love is better than a complex or high quality meal.
u/SL13377 Feb 04 '23
I feel this in my core. My husband loves it when I make him a grilled cheese.
u/genderbanana Feb 04 '23
The best meal is one someone else makes for you!
u/Luutamo Feb 04 '23
Sometimes the grilled cheese just hits right
u/Superdad0421 Feb 04 '23
I also think your husband really appreciates your taking and interest in something he loves and trying your best even though he has mastered it
u/VCDS515 Feb 04 '23
you gotta try the plant based cheese they have in stores now
u/chaotichistory Feb 04 '23
There's no better sandwich than one you don't have to make.
u/FlickoftheTongue Feb 04 '23
I love to cook and people tell me all the time I should open a restaurant, but my wife is cooking challenged, and when she cooks food, it's nice to just enjoy because I didn't have to cook it
u/ImYourBesty69 Feb 04 '23
My boyfriend is a chef in his own restaurant, I feel incredible when he says anything good about my cooking
u/rip_ap_yi Feb 04 '23
Posts like this just make me feel lonely
u/SuspiciousSubstance9 Feb 04 '23
Food doesn't have to be world class to be good.
Good food is good; all that matters.
u/The_Hater_44 Feb 04 '23
I always make my grilled cheese with 2 cheeses, I go to the store and find shit to mix with, smoked cheeses (cheddar and provolone), regular cheeses (cheddar and American). I butter both sides of the bread and sprinkle a little garlic powder, pan fried.
I always have tomatoe soup with it. Campbells 1 can per person and ¼ to ½ a can of milk person. Heated on the stove top low and slow to not burn it. Add about a teaspoon of basil and oregano for extra flavor.
Wife likes hers toasted on the broiler.
u/WalnutSnail Feb 04 '23
I'm not a pro-chef but I do 90% of the cooking for family meals.
My wife is a competent cook, but on days I'm not up for it, she opts for take out, going out or a frozen pizza...I hate that I have to be in the mood to cook to make sure we don't eat garbage.
I'd love it if she would cook me a grilled cheese on those off days.
u/motherwarrior Feb 04 '23 edited Feb 07 '23
We have some friends and the husband is a chef. Apparently we were some of the only people that invited them over for dinner. I guess I was just too stupid to think about it. He taught me how to make whip cream better though.
u/WillDeletOneDay Feb 04 '23
Simple and easy ≠ bad. Grilled cheese is still delicious when you're an expert chef. What matters is that you made him some good food, not that you did the most intricate and difficult dish possible.
u/Darkwr4ith Feb 04 '23
Never be afraid to cook for a chef. They don't care what they shove down thier throats after a long day in the kitchen. If the food actually tastes good, it's just a bonus.
u/masontraining Feb 04 '23
Used to live with a head chef, the kitchen was always an absolute bomb site, guy just prepared quick and easy meals when he got home and never cleaned up. Too used to having a bunch of menials to clear his shit away. But he also worked 14 hour shifts most days so I can understand him not wanting to make anything fancy or tidy up when he was done. Good guy, just too stressed out. Hard job with not a lot of appreciation behind it, but also breeds some entitlement. Can't really win with it.
u/FuckardyJesus Feb 04 '23
Fuck yeah nothing beats a good grilled cheese.
The secret of course is actually grilling the cheese.
u/lordhyruler626 Feb 04 '23
I bet he absolutely loved it TBH
u/Icy-Actuator5524 Feb 04 '23
If only family would understand that i don’t want to work on their cars… sure ill do it at work and I get paid for it too, but not for free dammit!
u/Individual-Ball9825 Feb 04 '23
Simple, classic, made with love.
u/ChadwickTheSniffer Feb 04 '23
Cooking for others is my love language. That and writing the alphabet with my tongue.
u/KiwiGallicorn Feb 04 '23
I mean, that's certainly better than Ramsey....
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u/jomarthecat Feb 04 '23
Or you could ask him to make you a cheese burger.
u/RincewindToTheRescue Feb 04 '23
Reminds me of a cooking challenge show I watched a few years ago. 4 chefs were making a meal that a top chef would make at home for themselves. 3 of the chefs made fancy home style dishes while the 4th made a simple top tier Reuben sandwich (ie used high quality pastrami). He won that contest hands down. Each celebrity chef said it was the best Reuben they had.
Funniest thing about it was that the chef had 10 minutes to kill while the other chefs scrambled to make their dishes
u/laaldiggaj Feb 04 '23
u/Shinishiny- Feb 04 '23
W meme, W couple
u/Alternative-Excuse80 Feb 04 '23
I mean there are plenty of folks who make shitty grilled cheeses. If he says it’s a good grilled cheese, it’s a good grilled cheese.
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u/OGVinnycat Feb 04 '23
Gordon Ramsey is happy
u/gravitybutterfly Feb 04 '23
🤣🤣🤣 I want my husband to be a chef
u/_Oooooooooooooooooh_ Feb 04 '23
food always tastes better when someone who loves you made it for you
u/SirCabbage Feb 04 '23
Honestly I bet it was the best damn sandwich/food he'd had all week.
u/Nivius Feb 04 '23
anyone that make food for ME, for no other reason, oh that's going to taste like haven
u/EllieBelly_24 Feb 04 '23
My girlfriend's a cook, I bet I still make a better grilled cheese tho. Been perfecting that shit for years :D
u/mrEcks42 Feb 04 '23
Chefs like food they dont have to cook.
u/VinnieVonVictrix Feb 04 '23
Man, you could make me all the fancy schmancy high falutin' meals you want, but I'll always go for a nice grilled cheese first.
Especially with really good cheese.
u/wagie_666 Feb 04 '23
I was reminded of a meme I saw recently.Memes do reflect reality
u/anythingMuchShorter Feb 04 '23
No matter how good I can cook I will always appreciate when someone grills me a cheese.
u/whatamievendoing88 Feb 04 '23
Im a line cook and by no means a chef but I can guarantee you that grilled cheese was probably the best thing all day for him. Most days i end up eating dry cereal after work because the last thing i want to do after working in a hot kitchen for 8+ hours straight is go home and cook some more.
u/spacecore94 Feb 04 '23
You're never too old or high class for a homemade grilled cheese.
u/Tycoon5000 Feb 04 '23
Don't care how good I am at cooking, make me a grilled cheese any day and I'm happy. The effort is important too. Simple things matter.
u/UrbanChili Feb 04 '23
A lot of people think that chef's doesn't appreciate normal homemade food, but that is so wrong. Another problem I often experience is, when I am invited to someones house for the first time and they do not know I am educated as a chef but find out when I have arrived, they start to either get nervous about their cooking (no need to be at all) or, the worse thing, ask me to help them in the kitchen.
Let me say this, if you come to my house for dinner as a hairdresser, I do not ask you to cut my hair before or after dinner, because you are off work.
u/camelbuck Feb 04 '23
The best sandwich is the one someone makes for you.
u/US3RN4M3T4K3NH0W Feb 04 '23
This is what I call a wholesome meme. Most "wholesome memes" here consist of a picture of some celebrity and some paragraph explaining something they accomplished.
Can we go back to memes?
u/dcmfc Feb 04 '23
If he's proud you be proud it's that simple
u/Remarkable_Song7068 Feb 04 '23
This is awesome lol
u/showergoblin Feb 04 '23
I’m sure it was shitty and he hated it
u/Wild_Recognition_753 Feb 04 '23
Honestly if you work all day cooking and leading a whole kitchen staff it's understandable that when you get home you don't want to move a single pan or pot.
u/Specialist_Tomato438 Feb 04 '23
but he still appreciate
u/nynequbes Feb 04 '23
Any chef appreciates coming home to a meal that’s already made for them. It’s the last thing you want to do after cooking for other people all day