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Every Saturday I get this feeling. Am I a strange woman? I so hate to cook. I long for the day when I do not have to go in the kitchen. I just do not enjoy cooking. As soon as I am up in the mornings I am in the kitchen before I know it it is lunch time and then dinner is next.  

Am I the only one that feel this way?heartheartheart

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      Lisa Brown wrote Apr 17, 2010
    • I hate cooking.  I couldn’t agree with you more. But, when I am eating I like to watch others cook...The foodnetwork of course...LOl

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      Kyah wrote Apr 18, 2010
    • I don’t hate to cook, I hate to CLEAN up after cooking!  

      I like being alone so I don’t have to feed anyone else but myself; I can go all out like thanksgiving or rustle up a sandwich if I want. When friends come by, I give them a choice: the Chinese restaurant’s menu or the deli specials for the day!

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      Asdf Adsf wrote Apr 21, 2010
    • I love to cook but I hate to clean! By the time I finish cooking I’m too tired to do all that cleaning - I know “clean as you go“. I do that but there is still stuff to clean when I’m done. And I like good home cooked food but now it’s just me (divorced and newly empty nest) so I’m struggling with whether to just give up cooking almost altogether unless I have guests and just eat sandwiches and cereal....???

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      Mysticalpatterns wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • I can cook almost anything but have never really enjoyed it.  So I have found ways to avoid it or at least make it as simple as possible.  

      Most of my breakfasts are simple either out of the bag/box or a protein drink.  Lunch is similar maybe a sandwich and salads are always quick & easy; a little lettuce a few of your favorite veggies and if you want top it off with some precooked cut chicken breast (either that you cooked or just buy it already prepared).

      Dinner depends on who is home.  If it is just me - I rarely cook.  If it is me and the kids I will see what their feeling (I have  picky daughters so often they will stick to something simple they can prepare that they Know they like).  If my spouse is home I try to have some basic standbys that take less than 30 minutes.  

      I do a lot with ground turkey (spaghetti, tacos, turkey burgers etc), all only take about 15 minutes to prepare.

      I also buy some frozen pasta bags and just ‘enhance’ them.  If you microwave them for a few minutes before you put them in the pan it cuts your cooking time in half or less.  Then I toss in some extra shrimp or chicken maybe some added seasoning or veggies.  This again is on the table in less than 15 minutes.

      My best friend is also not much of a cooker and does most of her cooking in a crock pot.  I still haven’t mastered this art but will do some soups & chilli in them.  This only takes a few minutes to start & then just leave it be the rest of the day until dinner.

      Another tip...  

      Cook twice as much as you can eat.  Freeze the rest or have it for leftovers the next day!

      I do this a lot with breakfast too.  I will make up some homemade pancakes or waffles and freeze the extras in individual packs so my kids can just microwave them the next few days.

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