How long do you spend cooking a main meal on a typical day?

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  1. innerspin profile image92
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    How long do you spend cooking a main meal on a typical day?

    I'm a fairly speedy cook, many meals are ready in thirty minutes or less.. How about you?

  2. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    About the same, half an hour, unless you count the meals I make in my crock pot - I actually take about ten minutes to assemble those, but they take hours to cook!

    1. innerspin profile image92
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ooh, must get a crock pot!

  3. emilynemchick profile image94
    emilynemchickposted 5 years ago

    I'm the same. Usually I spend 30 minutes or so on dinner. My husband and I have about 10 or so 'stand-by' meals we usually make during the week. We save our adventurous cooking for the weekends.

    1. innerspin profile image92
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That makes sense, thanks for answering.

  4. CraftytotheCore profile image79
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    I spend about one to two hours.  I usually start around 2 and finish when my children get home from school.  But I make big meals like baked chicken, mashed potatoes, sometimes fish recipes that use a lot of ingredients and take a while to bake.  I don't make a lot of pasta.

  5. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Same for me, innerspin, especially on a weekday. I get home late some evenings so it has to be quick. I don't mind fixing a meal on a Sunday that might take more time. For example, I like taking hours to cook oxtail stew or any meats that cook in the oven. If I have the time, I really do like to cook.

  6. kineticpoet profile image57
    kineticpoetposted 5 years ago

    Half an hour when I cook real food... 3-5 minutes with 30 seconds cooling time if I'm not really in the mood (or have leftovers).

    1. innerspin profile image92
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great result!

  7. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    As little time as possible.  I don't enjoy cooking--it's just something that has to be done.
    Once in a blue moon, I get a wild hair, and get in the kitchen and make some kind of all-day dish or bread, or something...but I can count those days in a year on the fingers of one hand with fingers left over.

    I really don't like the holidays, because they demand being in the kitchen all day, and the holidays never seem to coincide with the odd days when I do feel like cooking up a storm.... LOL


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