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Cooking Together

Cooking the meal together is a fun time to talk, share recipes and work together.

Here are some questions commonly used when cooking a meal together.

"You have a preference on which job to do?"
"Do you mind heating up some water on the stove?"
"Do you have any different ways to prepare this meal?"
"Would you like something to drink while we are cooking?"
"Do you mind setting up the table for us?"
"Can you turn the oven on to 360 degrees?"

If you are asked any of these questions, here are ways that you could respond.

"No, I really don't have a preference."
"Yes, I would really like to prepare the salad."

"No problem, I will heat the water up now."
"Sure I can heat it up. Do you mind it boiling?"

"I have a way to prepare this that my mom taught me."
"I don't really have any other ways.  Let's just do what the recipe says."

"Sure, can I have a glass of water?"
"No thanks.  I might just wait until dinner."

"Sure I can set the table."
"I have never set the table before. Do you have a particular way of doing it?"

"Yes, I can turn on the oven."
"No problem."

This is also a good time to talk about other subjects while sharing interests and learning more about each other.  If questions like these come up, just answer them the best you can.  Everyone will have different opinions and answers about each of these personal topics.

"What is your favorite TV show?"
"Do you have a favorite book?"
"Do you have any brothers or sisters?"
"Where were you born?"
"Do you have any hobbies?"
"So how is work going?"

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