(Closed) How many days a week do you cook dinner?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: How many nights a week do you cook?
    1-2 nights : (15 votes)
    9 %
    3-4 nights : (44 votes)
    25 %
    5 nights : (50 votes)
    29 %
    6 nights : (42 votes)
    24 %
    7 nights : (17 votes)
    10 %
    other : (7 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 61
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    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    What an interesting thread! I voted that I cook dinner 3-4 nights a week on average – it’s usually just me and my fiance so we sometimes have leftovers and then I don’t have to cook. We eat out usually 2-3 times a week, although we try to aim for eating out just one night a week (we hardly ever succeed!). I like to cook – nourishing my fiance really makes me feel good. I also enjoy a nice, romantic dinner out. I feel like we balance things pretty well.

    Post # 62
    Member
    9098 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Five or six nights a week. Sometimes I’m lazy. Sometimes we’re just not hungry and snack.

    Post # 63
    Member
    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Last semester, I cooked all the time! Now, I basically only have time once or twice a week. Hubby is great about cooking the others or we do leftovers. when it’s summer again, he will grill most nights and I’ll be less busy!

    Post # 64
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    5374 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I cook 6 nights a week and Darling Husband cooks one night a week (Saturday) when I work. I don’t work during the week so I’m free to make lunches and suppers. The slow cooker is my best friend on days that I don’t feel like spending a long time cooking. We’ll see how that changes when I start working more (:

    Post # 65
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    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I cook maybe once a week, rarely twice. I work 60 hr work weeks between my full time job and part time job. My husband does most of the cooking, I do the easy stuff that you can’t really screw up like pasta. Our agreement is he does the cooking and I do the cleaning. Although we typically only actually cook dinner 3-4 times a week, as I am usually working the other three nights.  On my working nights we have dinner on our one, something quick like rice or a sandwhich or leftovers.

    Post # 66
    Member
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I cook 4-5 nights a week. I work a normal 8-5 and dh works 2nd shift. I will cook dinner and eat alone and then he will eat the leftovers for lunch before work and then take the rest to work and eat it for dinner. I’m lucky that he doesn’t mind leftovers!

    Post # 67
    Member
    2348 posts
    Buzzing bee

    poetgal:  Don’t compare yourself to other people 🙂 it’s a recipe for unhappiness. No one really has it all even if they look like they do. 

    I cook every night and pack FI’s lunches every day, but I freelance from home and only actually work about 3-4 hours a day. I genuinely enjoy cooking and it saves us a ton of money. I am lucky that I have the time to do household things, but if it’s not something you enjoy there’s no rule that you have to do all this stuff just because you’re a woman in a relationship. I like it and feel like it improves our overall quality of life and ability to save money, but I did it when I was working full-time and single too. I think it’s just a personality thing, society puts so much pressure on women to be a certain type. 

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