Apparently my husband & I are strange, along w/one of my best friend's that comes over every Sunday.
Sunday we originally named Crockpot Sunday bc we were doing lots of crockpot meals, but it grew as we all started wanting to try many other new things.
Anyway, my friend and I were chatting about what we were cooking this Sunday at the bus stop & my neighbor jumped in wanting to know what we were making. Cool she is knew & we've tried talking to her before but she was very standoffish. Well we happened to be making 4 crockpot meals that weekend & told her that & what they were.
She then proceeded to tell us that using the crockpots made us "too American" and that we are wasting food bc there is no way we could eat all that. First of all she is American, I get they just moved back from Germany (we are all military) but heck even my German friend loves her crockpot & makes many German meals in it.
We ignored her one comment & proceeded to explain that we cook meals for the week and that many of them are also able to be frozen. Makes life so much easier bc we are so busy & it actually leaves us time to typically sit & eat as a family. Not to mention one of the meals we make is for Sunday dinner, we all sit & eat & chat like one big happy family.
She then informed us that we are not family & that we are just strange and walked away.
LOL ok, my friends are my family & I wouldn't have it any other way :)
EDIT: So my neighbor came over today & asked me if I wanted some firewood for my firepit bc she was having her front tree cut down which is where the wood was coming from.
I told her I didn't know as I didn't know what type of tree it was & there are some you just shouldn't cook over. She totally stopped, stared at me w/some blank WTF stare & said/asked "you cook over your firepit, that just seems weird."
WTH I can't win w/this woman, lol. I told her nicely "yes I do, we prefer to cook over a fire than a grill but even if it was just roasting marshmallows there is wood that you shouldn't use."
I got a "whatever I was just trying to be nice." I wasn't even mean to this woman.
So now I'm too American bc I used my crockpot a lot & I must be weird bc we cook over a firepit. Oh well, lol :)