Are you ever tired of daily cooking?
Everyday cooking can make a monotonous lifestyle. Do you ever get tired of cooking? Do you prefer quick and easy meals?
Yes, and I don't even cook that often. Cooking good meals at home takes a lot of pre-planning (for shopping), cravings (the day of), and physical work (for prep). Add on top, that my wife and I are vegetarians and it makes meal preparation a headache on most days. Honestly, I think the hardest thing about eating healthy is convenience. Bad food, that tastes good, is just too easy to get.
Sometimes. And somedays I am just too tired. Those are the days when I pull out a homemade casserole, quiche or lasagna from the freezer. Since there are only the two of us, I usually cook a double portions of our favorite meals. We eat one and freeze one for those exhausting days when cooking is not a good idea.
No one but me could eat my cooking or would call it cooking, so my wife does the daily cooking -- though she is employed and I am not -- and she does get tired of cooking. That is why we often put a pizza in the oven for supper or agree to "do our own thing" and "raid the fridge" or go out for cheap bar food or to a no star neighborhood restaurant. Tonight we are having home cooked pasta and Irish sausages that I found on sale at Earth Fare.
No, but I'm not the one who cooks the most in my home. If I can do a one pot meal, that's great. It is nice to get take out meals once in a while though.
I live alone and now find daily cooking a boring chore. I'd much rather be reading or writing!!LOL!!
I am fortunate that I love cold salads and lots of fruit. Once in a while I make an easy meal, but mostly I cook a large pot of thick soup, casserole or Lasagne, roast, meatloaf etc. . .. I then either pack it or box it into portions and freeze. I might have . . .say 6-8 portions, so it is easy to fill up the freezer.
I do the same for my dog, preparing 10-12 meals at a time!
Aah! Living alone has its own advantages too!
i have to cook everyday, whether it is dimple or hectic cooking, still have to do it everyday day, for the sake of the kids and the hungry dad
I've done that for many many years peachy. There's always the pluses and the minuses in any situation. Enjoy your family around the dinner table.
yeah, when there are sarcastic remarks on my cooking, just put off my appetite
I too cook daily and from scratch I cook what I like and everybody else gets to like to too. Thank you
DDE: Yes! I stress all the time, "what am I going to have for dinner?" My kids are grown and gone, so it is just my husband and our four cats, but he works very hard and very long hours, so when he gets home 4:30 p.m. I want to have a hot meal ready.
However, since I quit my job and LOVE being home, I would rather be reading and writing. Preparing a meal cuts into my time...plus I never know what to make, and the clean up is time consuming.
The GOOD NEWS is that my husband is not a fussy eater. He is SO easy, unlike my first husband who hated casseroles, wanted only meat and potatoes and hated all vegetables except corn, beets and carrots. He was awful and nasty about it...'what is THiS s...?' He also hated leftovers.
So this is what I do: I try to prepare a big meal. For example this week I made goulash, which we love. I make enough to last three days...we just microwave the leftovers, and add a salad and a vegetable.
That way I was able to go to Barnes & Noble 2 days this week to read and write. At the end of the week we usually go to a nearby diner for supper, and then I concentrate on a big meal on Sunday to stretch into the next week.
I really no longer have a desire to cook, but I am a good cook and I feel my husband is important enough to prepare meals for him.
On a holiday, like Easter and Christmas when we have the family for dinner, I make homemade cinnamon buns, but I do not prepare dessert. We have TWO bakeries -about a four minute drive to each one...so I order an apple crumb pie from one (off the charts delicious) and a homemade cake with buttercream icing from the other. This last birthday celebration I bought KLONDIKE vanilla ice cream squares covered in chocolate, each separately wrapped in foil. I just plunked a square next to each piece of cake. Dave's family loved it. And we enjoyed leftovers for 2-3 days after.
So it is kind of a win-win the way I am managing cooking. Also my husband is so kind...the other day I texted him at work and wrote, "can you pick up pizza and wings for supper? I didn't sleep good last night and really don't feel like cooking..." and he did...we threw together a salad and it was a great meal.
Thank you for this great question. Sparklea
Wow Sparklea so nice for you. Definitley your husband sounds kind and easy to please. I cook daily from scratch there are three of us. I sometimes like cooking. Sometimes do quick meals. Thank you for stopping by here.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VOTING ME BEST ANSWER, WHAT AN HONOR! THANK YOU FROM MY HEART!
No. Sometimes I'm too ill to cook but I enjoy cooking as often as possible. For me, it is both a creative endeavor and a way to show my love for my intentional family. It used to be a chore when I was married to my ex because he didn't appreciate it and wanted control of what I made, but my family now is very loving and they always thank me. They even praise my cooking to others!
When I shop, I buy a decent supply of foods that need little preparation, like fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheese, and breads for the times I'm not well enough to cook. When I cook, I make extra of certain items so they can be reheated and combined differently in another meal. For example, I always make extra rice, barley, noodles, or potatoes to put away for another meal. I do food prep whenever I feel up to it so I have chopped vegetables and homemade sauces on hand to make cooking easier when I'm ill.
The way I get around it is by trying to cook something new once a week, something I've never done before. I'm slowly working my way through Larousse Gastronomique and have just mastered flaky pastry - such things keep me going when the day-to-day grind seems a little too much.
Good to eat out once in a while to give the cook a break!
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