Couples who live together without children, how often do you cook? Fav recipes?

posted 2 months ago in Married Life
Post # 46
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Busy bee

Fettucine Alfredo is super simple yet so good!

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I cook at least 5 Days a week, usually 6. My working hours are 6-2p, so I have no excuse. I love cooking and sharing meals with my FI. 

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m shocked at the amount of times you guys eat out per week! Isn’t that expensive!?

I cook 5-6 nights a week (DH will step in like 1 night) and we usually go out on fridays. 

A typical meal for us is a protein, carb and a veggie. I have a list with 3 columns on the fridge for each category and we pick one and go from there. But usually dinners are:

Grilled chicken, sweet potato & roasted broccoli

Grilled pork loin, brown rice, roasted brussel sprouts

Grilled filet mignon, sweet potato, roasted green beans

We try our best to eat well, so we really aren’t eating a ton of pasta or creamy things. And of course I make extra for lunch for both of us the next day 

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We cook properly about 3/4 nights a week, about once a week if we’ve both been working late or out for a drink we stick on something easy like a premade pizza and we go out to eat Friday, Saturday and more often than not a night in the week too.

We tend to cook super quick fresh meals like a salmon stir fry or fish with roast vegetables, or else a big meal like chili or lasagna and then have it for 2ish nights with different sides.

Tonight we’re meeting friends after work for some drinks and then we’re getting Vietnamese food.  Eating out is a huge social thing for us and I would absolutely hate to eat at home 6-7 nights a week! 

I’m surprised people think eating out or getting take away once a week is a huge amount! 

Post # 50
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

 JessieFay13 :  I LOVE that salmon and avocado salsa recipe. So yummy.

We’ve gotten quite bad about eating out, which I hate. It makes me feel yucky and we waste so much money, but we had a baby a few months ago and he’s been quite a difficult guy, so my desire/ability to cook really fell by the wayside. Luckily he’s been much happier these days and actually goes down for bedtime, so I’ve been cooking much more. I also recently went dairy free so that’s thrown a bit of a wrench into my usual recipes – but it makes it harder to eat out as well, so that’s a plus side.

I typically try to meal plan for M-Thursday or Friday and the weekend days are a bit up in the air. We might go out or order in, might eat some leftovers, or might just wrestle up whatever is in the pantry. I personally LOVE leftovers, but my husband is not a big fan. He eats Subway 4/5 days a week for lunch, but I’m trying to make him get better about taking a sandwich so that we can save some money there.

Some typical recipes for us: – I usually make 1 pasta meal, 1 stir fry, and 1 Mexican dish a week and then the others can be a mix.

I love stir fry because it’s so easy and I use this sauce: https://www.tasteslovely.com/best-stir-fry-sauce/ – usually we do either chicken and asparagus or beef and broccoli over rice, but we switch the veggies up depending on what looks good or what we have to use.

Chicken fajitas

Homemade hamburger helper (I can’t have this now that I’m dairy free)

Spicy sausage pasta (almond milk instead of cream, no cheese…not really the same)

Meatballs (no cheese for me, panko instead of Italian breadcrumbs, served over mashed potatoes with greenbeans)

Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Thai Meatballs

Cauliflower Curry

Apple and Dijon Chicken, Broccoli and Rice (no cheese for me)

Pioneer Woman’s Meatloaf (we skip the bacon)

Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers

Now that it’s cooling off we also do some soups and chilis. I love split pea soup, chicken and rice soup, pumpkin chicken chili, and the boilermaker’s tailgate chili recipe – all in the crockpot! 

Also we don’t buy ground beef, we always use ground turkey. 

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

carolinabelle :  Omg isn’t it!? I randomly came across it on Pinterest one day and it’s a regular in our house when the weather is warmer. I don’t eat a lot of seafood (I have a shellfish allergy) but I love salmon and this whole recipe just goes so well.

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