I cook a lot of meals, but supplement with takeout. I have two girls that have me on the road 3 nights a week. At least one of those nights will be takeout. Sometimes I'm industrious and cook a big pot of soup that we can eat on those nights.
I really try to cook because: 1. its cheaper 2. its healthier However, sometimes if its been a rough week or I'm especially tired, the thought of cooking and then cleaning up is just too much!
We do sandwiches a lot also, and have even been known to have a bowl of cereal for dinner!
My husband works nights so many days when I get home from work, he has made dinner for us. It is very nice coming home to dinner already made. He'll e-mail me if he did not have time to make something. He really enjoys cooking, so I say - thank you! I do enjoy cooking, too. So the days I am the one to make dinner, it is relaxing. Our daughter has recently shown interest in helping to cook, too. So we encourage her to help out.
I cook about 5-6 days a week. My husband has never cooked anything that didn't come from Burger King. It's a huge pain in the you know what. I get home at 5:30 and some nights I just don't want to do it. But I want to eat healthy and I want my kids to grow up eating that way. They need to know what real food is, not just what gets picked up at a fast food place or what comes prepackaged. Anyway, I am lucky in that my husband almost always takes the left overs in his lunch the next day which is great. Once in a while we'll eat leftovers a night or two after I've made something. But generally there's nothing left!
Jen "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle
My husband and I both cook dinners. It's about equal. But lately I've been really trying to get him to eat healthy, and he likes fish, I don't, so some nights he will cook a fish dish for himself, for dinner and to take to lunch the next day, and i'll make myself chicken. If my husband makes fish, my older son will usually eat that, cause he likes fish too.
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I cook about 5-6 nights a week. I try to make some big meals and switch off with the lefovers. My kids are big and are in and out frequently so there are days when I have cooked and only one of them is around (I have 4 teenagers).
If it is to be, it is up to me.
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Last night was a 'clean out the fridge' night. We had lasagna, cheeseburger macaroni (NOT Hambuger Helper, bleh), peas and some cajun chicken breast. Everyone helped themselves and I used up odds and ends for the cheeseburger mac that probably would have been tossed if I hadn't thought to combine them.
I do my best to plan ahead by either making extra or making something versatile that can become a different meal later in the week. I'm not always successful but I try!
" 'Cause tomorrow's another day And I'm thirsty anyway So bring on the rain" - Jo Dee Mecina
I wouldn't serve "leftovers" to my family! But a pre-cooked meal - well, we eat THAT all the time LOL.
I purposely don't use the word "leftover". About a year ago my oldest (she's 10 now) asked if we were eating leftovers (she'd learned the word from a friend). We had a BIG discussion...
My husband and I don't mind eating the same thing a few nights in a row, but the girls can be a bit pickier about this, so it's gotten a little more challenging, but it's also just the way we eat. IMHO it's all in the 'marketing'.
On weekends I try to cook a few meals so I can just heat and serve during the week. Last weekend was a 'perfect' one - I cooked a Moroccan chicken stew and a brisket, and portioned them out into 4 meals, so the main dish was ready for 4 days this week. Each evening I (or my husband - on Wednesday I had to work late) cooked veggies to accompany and dinner was ready. Both these particular meals are favorites of my kids and I don't cook them often.
Oh, and just so I don't sound like 'supermom', we had pizza last night...
Ever since I went back to work, I have been trying to cook every other night. I have been cooking for at least 2 (sometimes 3) nights. Now, my kids are getting bigger and the meal I used to cook for 2 night is now only one time dinner. I am trying to shift my brain to cook bigger meals. But, recently, it seems I am ending up cooking every night. It's really tiring.
Do you all cook every night? Will your family eat left overs the next day?
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