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Old 07-25-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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How often do you cook each week? And how much time do you spend on prepping and cooking?

I cook 2-5 times a week and probably eat out wayyyy to much.

But I'm not sure how to stop. My husband hates cold cuts, sandwiches, tuna, pasta. So pretty much almost anything quick and simple he doesn't like. I can always find something to grab. But I can't cook beef/lamb dishes every day. (Depending on the dish it can take 1-6 hours to make).

And my vegetable dishes always come out horrible.

Help!
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I cook every day and make my husband's lunches too. I get pretty tired of it sometimes, but we rarely eat out and my husband would rather not eat than prepare something himself.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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Breakfast - always. I work 12 hr/day, so I cook every weekend. I will prepare dishes in advance for the whole week to take it to work. I do my stuff from scratch.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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I shop once a week, cook every night. Take leftovers the next day. We used to get take out once a week like chinese but now we just eat at home. Standard weekday meals would be roast chicken with cucumber salad and buttered noodles, stir fry with rice, things like that.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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If my son is home and I am home then three times a day.

I am about to be an OAMC drop out. But I did find some semi decent recipes to use. One of the places that I haunt, they create a mini session with something like ground beef or with pork or just breakfast. Some lay out the entire plan with the recipes.

Also, they have this thing called dump chicken or porkchops and you marinade it and freeze it and then pull it out and either put in the crockpot directly or thaw it and put it in the oven.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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At school I cook every single day, serving myself and my roomates. Skip breakfast because I don't have time to make breakfast! Gotta run to class, LOL. Dinner, most of the time. At home I barely cook because my mom makes good foood and I can't compete with her. *0*
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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If we're in the sticks, pretty much every night. If we're in Sydney, not that often; our apartment is small and depressing so we prefer to go out. If we're in New Orleans we cook breakfast and that's about it. Waaaaaay too much temptation there!
(Right now we're in the rural portion of our existence, so it's regular home-cookin').
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Originally Posted by sheenie2000 View Post
How often do you cook each week? And how much time do you spend on prepping and cooking?

I cook 2-5 times a week and probably eat out wayyyy to much.

But I'm not sure how to stop. My husband hates cold cuts, sandwiches, tuna, pasta. So pretty much almost anything quick and simple he doesn't like. I can always find something to grab. But I can't cook beef/lamb dishes every day. (Depending on the dish it can take 1-6 hours to make).

And my vegetable dishes always come out horrible.

Help!
This site is very useful.
www.allrecipes.com

There are so many sources for help on the 'net. If you google your problem there's bound to be an answer. My cooking is now edible and it wasn't always that way, trust me!
I think if your husband doesn't like what you make he should feel free to help out annnny time! Just MHO.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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A crockpot meal or 2 each week might be a good idea for you. It can cook while you're at work and it can include meat plus veggies.

I'm ashamed to admit that I might cook twice a month. I just have no patience for it. I just eat everyone else's food.
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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This site is very useful.
www.allrecipes.com

There are so many sources for help on the 'net. If you google your problem there's bound to be an answer. My cooking is now edible and it wasn't always that way, trust me!
I think if your husband doesn't like what you make he should feel free to help out annnny time! Just MHO.
I second this website, its awesome. Every time I need a recipe I go there and the recipies are rated and people give feedback so its awesome.
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