Any other moms HATE to cook?

Sarah - posted on 11/13/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )

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I hate to cook...always have & probably always will. Anyone else feel like me? What do you ladies do for dinner? I'm in need of some fairly simple, healthy ideas for things I came make my hubby & son!

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Why don't you try freezer cooking? Take one day each month, and put together casseroles, soups, breads, etc. and store them in the freezer. Then each morning take out one thing you've made. Let it defrost then heat it up close to supper time. That way you are only cooking once a month. You can add fresh veggies as side dishes to keep the meals healthy.

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I hate to cook when I don't have a planned menu. Because then I just sit and stare at the fridge and cupboards for minutes on end, and we end up playing the "what do you want? I don't know, what do you want?" game, which is really annoying.

I make dinner prep much more tolerable by planning my menus for the week, with a few alternate meal ideas in case we, for some reason, don't feel like eating whatever we had planned on. I don't define which day gets what meal unless I need to thaw some meat for it. We just eat what we feel like off the list, and it is so much less stressful. Cooking has really become a joy for me, because now I can plan to try new recipes!

Tracy - posted on 11/15/2010

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Amanda - posted on 11/14/2010

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I hate to cook as well!! I dread dinner time and my hubby is an amazing cook but working all day leaves him exhausted and he doesn't want to deal with cooking, after work, so I get to! :) Ugh!!! I like using my crockpot/slow cooker. Chicken noodle soup, roast, beef and noodles, chili, potatoe soup, ham and bean soup, the list goes on and on! Lol...I like the frozen chicken nuggets and french fries for busy nights, or grilled cheese too!! You don't have to have gourmet meals each night! As long as you're all together and enjoying conversation that's all that counts!

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Do you have a crockpot/slow cooker? I like to get everything prepared and thrown in there so the rest of my day is free and I don't have to worry about dishes and cleaning up etc. at the END of my day.

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Celina - posted on 08/16/2013

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I hate cooking... I'll do the simple things like tacos or enchiladas but thankfully my man loves to cook.. But one of the simplest meals I make is premarinated kabobs from whole foods along with pre sliced veggies and mini potatoes.. Throw a lil oil in pan for veggies, throw the kabobs in oven or grill and throw the potatoes in the oven with some garlic.. Comes out delicious!!! Or the fresh raviolis at whole foods (organic) with organic marinara sauca and grated Parmesan is really good nd healthy!!

Avan Al - posted on 09/11/2012

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I hare clean and cook I was a teacher and then head of physics department and when we came Canada I stay at home I want to feed my kids and my husban but I cant I tried but I cant

I cook 2days then 4 cant I hate the kichen help me

Kathleen - posted on 11/24/2010

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I hate to cook and I hate to eat. (time consuming...both!) But...w/ kids ya gotta cook. So...I do. My meals are not gormet but they will do. I always do fix a salad, vegetable, fresh fruit and side stuff like Celery, baby carrots at every meal. This way, even if it's a frozen pasta (SO EZ), they at least get the nutrition from the fresh stuff. I tell my boys they got R.O'd in the kitchen, but I make up for that in many other ways :) Hope they marry someone who loves to cook so they can actually see what good cooking really means. lol! (They are 13 and 14 and growing like weeds so I've done something right!) They also take a complete liquid supplement daily to make up for any gaps!

Charlie - posted on 11/24/2010

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Well I love to cook but i was going to suggesst taking one day and cooking a couple of meals and freezing them so over the week you can just de frost and serve .

Erin - posted on 11/24/2010

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I really do love to cook, especially moreso than baking. With cooking you can be more creative and substitute and be more personal. With baking,ugh, you have to follow the rules. At one point though, I felt all I was ever doing was cooking. But thrn I realized that I'm doing it to put wholesome nutritious food into my family's tummys and they need that to grow and learn proper eating habbits. That's when the TLC comes out. Patience is providence when it comed to cooking and baking. I guess this post reminds me of my husbands mother the time she told me she hated cooking and christmas and then made christmas supper for us a few years back. She complained the whole time, and I was thinking, "thanks you're ruining xmas and being such a martyr." Almost flipped on her. But good luck, just always keep in mind how you feel after you've had an amazing meal and how good you feel after and aim to make that happen for your family. :) Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 11/18/2010

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LOL The first paragraph was funny! I tried the list dinner menue thing but my oldest learned how to write in school this yr and well........ he writes on everything!

Jennifer - posted on 11/18/2010

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Me too just time consuming but the crock pot is my best friend!! LOL i use it all the time and saves me so much. I have two boys and one girl they are 5 4 and 15 mo they like to steal the food when and if i do make a big dinner lol

Rachel - posted on 11/18/2010

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if you can get canned chunks of chicken (not the kind that looks like cat food) add that to a packet of turky gravy and surve over rice or potato and microwave some vegies

or make up a can of cream of chicken soup... with only half a can of milk and serve over rice

Joanne - posted on 11/17/2010

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Love to cook and mow the lawns hate to wash sox joks and bras, or anythink that cant go in the dryer, i have clothers on the line they have been there 3,4? weeks now, i can tell you there fadeing heaps. l have not been able to vaccum laurdry floor for months, will do it...... dont know when thro. :-)

Hailey - posted on 11/16/2010

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ive just started to copy recipes i norammly just cook frm frozen but i kinda like knowin whats goin in to my food it takes les time and isnt that expensive

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Tiffany - posted on 11/16/2010

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I love to cook, but here are a few quick fixes for dinner I use:



steamfresh veggies

bumble bee tuna pouches

uncle bens whole grain brown rice packets (90 sec in microwave)

Jennie O frozen white turkey burgers (we line a pan with foil, put burgers on it and add seasonings we like then bake at 375 for about 15 minutes or until they're done. Flip them over halfway through and season again. We then put them on arnolds whole grain sandwich flats with spinach and cheese)

Grilled sandwiches (turkey/ham/cheese/etc.) with soup

Fettucine alfredo (1 bx barilla plus, 1 jar alfredo sauce, 1 cup milk, 1 bag steamfresh broccoli and we add tomato pesto sauce)



For breakfast we make quick omelets, french toast, pancakes, etc. If you plan out your meals a week ahead of time it will make things MUCH easier. If any of you are ever looking for recipes that are easy, just shoot me a message letting me know what you're looking for and I'd be more then happy to help out. =) Also, I LOVE crock potting it especially in the winter and making a few dishes and putting them in freezer is a great way to make healthy quick meals.

Laura - posted on 11/15/2010

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That would be nice but since my husband works all day and my kids are 2 and 4 the cleaning is kind of part of the job. :)

Heidi - posted on 11/15/2010

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yes i hate cooking i can but it hard when one either in to every thing or wantting to be help all the time he 15 months

Laura - posted on 11/15/2010

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I don't mind cooking but I hate deciding what to have and it's hard to cook huge complicated meals with a 2 and 4 year old trying to eat the raw materials. (well the 2 year old any way) I also hate cleaning up afterwords :)

Sonja - posted on 11/15/2010

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I am not a huge fan of cooking and my husband is crazy picky! So we eat a lot of one skillet meals (you can get prepackaged frozen ones and basically you just add a meat and heat it up - the meat you can buy pre-sliced so you just need to cook it and not worry about prep.), crockpot meals and pizza. I try to make healthier meals during the day when I am home and I make extra so I have plenty of leftovers. My son and I eat much healthier when I am not cooking to my husbands tastes. He would probably live on cereal if I never cooked. But all cooking is a chore, I just feel it is important enough for my son that I make an effort at healthy stuff.

Tracy - posted on 11/15/2010

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I am not a fan either actually - I go to Dinner Done...One of those places where you can make as many meals as you want with fresh, awesome ingredients...I don't think we could survive without it!
They are listed on my site as "How I manage to Cook Every Night" - LOL!
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YAY! I have a beef stew in the slow cooker as I type....SO EASY! Makes it's own gravy and everything!

Iysha - posted on 11/15/2010

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My fiance and baby love bean soup. I use canned northern beans and the bone left over from a ham. I strain the beans and combine the juice with some water and the ham bone in a soup pot. I boil it until the meat falls off the bone and then add the beans and boil for another 30 min or so so the beans soften up a bit more. Add salt or oregano or whatever and thats it. They also like baked chicken which is easy because I dont have to be in the kitchen while It cooks. With that I usually use a canned veggie and rice or pasta as side dishes. My husband is a big fan of shepards pie. i do the stove top version because I dont have a baking dish. lol. Warsheshire(sp) sauce and chopped onion in skillit, add ground beef and brown. add cream of mushroom soup w/milk and greenbeans (frozen or canned). Top with smashed red potatoes and cheese. turn to WM/ Simmer and cover until cheese melts.

Christi - posted on 11/15/2010

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I don't mind cooking, but I LOATHE laundry. It causes migraines and much whining, lol.

Amanda - posted on 11/15/2010

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i HATE cooking! I usually make fresh, whole foods for dinners/snacks. well, unless SO cooks. he was a chef for 10 years. like GOURMET chef. lol. i tell him if he cooks any more regularly i'll start getting fat! lol!!!

Toni - posted on 11/15/2010

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I hate cooking, so I make my husband do it =)
He is good at cooking too, and he enjoys it

Sofia - posted on 11/14/2010

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i love steam fresh (microwavable) vegetables, boiling some brown rice and cooking some frozen grilled chicken. every time i add something different. not everyday tho. i also love frozen pasta dinners. you can just add one veggie to everything you make, especially if its boiled

Stifler's - posted on 11/14/2010

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Haha when Í'm pregnant we eat:

Toasted sandwiches
Roast (chuck the meat and veg in one dish and leave it in the oven for hours then make gravy in the microwave)
Corned meat (simmer for ages, steam veggies, white sauce in the microwave)
Slow cooker food (apricot chicken, beef stew etc.)
Lamb chops, eggs and baked beans and toast
Salad and meat.

I'm too lazy to do huge meals with 12 saucepans needed.

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I'm a HATER too! I try my best and I'm not too bad when I actually put my mind to it but I just don't enjoy it. AT ALL!

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