Monday, April 07, 2008

*Fun* Question of the Week

I'm curious to know how many nights a week you cook dinner for your family.

Me? I usually cook all seven nights. And I've really started to enjoy it!

25 comments:

Casey said...

I cook 5 to 6 days a week. We usually have Sunday dinner at my folks house; and the hubby will grill up some hamburgers or the like one day a week. But we rarely eat out for dinner. If we eat out, it is almost always for lunch on Sat. or Sun.

I love cooking. One of my resolutions this year was to become a better cook. I have been experimenting with new recipes and am growing to love it more every meal!

Deidre said...

I cook 4-5 days a week. We usually eat out on weekend nights (or with my parents). I don't LOVE to cook, but enjoy cooking for my family (if that makes sense). I cook more now than I ever have.

*carrie* said...

I usually cook 5-6 nights a week. We usually eat in the campus cafeteria 1 or 2 evenings. Sundays are always low-key: leftovers or "snacky" food like it was at my house growing up.

Natalie Witcher said...

4-5. We're going vegetarian this month which really makes me have to think!

Gina said...

As little as possible. It just makes no sense to me to have all taht hard work end up in the toilet! Besides, they never like what I make anyway. They have no taste!
Actually, I love to do Once-A-Month Cooking. The dinner just needs to be popped into the oven, and if they don't like it, it's not still fresh in my mind how long it took to make it.

Gina said...

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Do you mind if I link you up?

Betsy said...

I usually cook about 4-5 nights a week. Since I work full time, I usually pick one night a week to order pizza or Chinese or subs and then on weekends we like to go out. But I almost always fix a big lunch on Sunday. I love cooking, it's just that I'm tired at the end of the day and want to do something quick and easy at least one night a week! :)

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I cook almost every night. I would say I average 6.5 nights a week. But I love to cook, so it doesn't bother me in the least. In fact, on days when we have to have leftovers just to clear out the fridge, I'm always a little sad.

We love to eat out, and we'll still do that when given the opportunity. But having a new baby (again) makes it more and more difficult.

Dee Dee said...

I cook Monday thru Friday, and we live on leftovers on Sat (usually). Todd loves to cook so he sometimes grills on the weekend. Also, he loves Sunday lunch (which is really hard for me to coordinate without ending up eating at 2pm) so I try to do a "southern" Sunday lunch about once a month. I'm probably behind on that a little right now...

Jenn said...

I usually cook at least 4 nights a week. I love to cook when I am entertaining, but to be honest I not a big fan of the day to day cooking.

7 nights - that is awesome. Would you share with us your strategy to your meal planning? Where do you get your menu ideas?

Amy said...

I cook dinner probably 5 nights a week but I always plan extra so we can have leftovers at least one night. My husband has his own cookbooks (A Man, A Can, A Plan among others in this series) and chooses a few recipes each month so he can cook for us, giving me a break.

That said--we do eat out. My preference is always lunch, but dinner is fine too! Eating out is a favorite of mine! :)

Kellie said...

On average I cook (or reheat leftovers) every night. Of course there are nights that we eat at our parents house or go to someone's house for dinner, but we usually only frequent restaurants a couple times a month.

I actually like to cook, but small picky children, nutritional guidelines and cooking ruts sometimes make me cranky.

One thing I do enjoy is Saturday night. It's homemade pizza night at our house. I throw ingredients in the bread maker for pizza dough and the rest is easy!

Cooking at home started a long time ago as college students when we really couldn't afford to eat out. Then, when the kids got to be toddlers it was just easier to stay at home, now we eat at home because it's what we know, and, in my humble opinion, I think it's healthier.

All that to say, I love when my husband suggests going out to eat! NOT having to cook once in awhile is heavenly!

Marc and Charity said...

I cook 7 nights. It's too expensive to eat out here and the choices..well, not so good.

Elizabeth said...

All seven nights? I don't think I've ever cooked seven nights in a row.

Since we had our baby two weeks ago I have cooked exactly ZERO times. We had dinners brought to us and my husband has cooked the other nights. When life is normal I cook an average of 5 nights a week. We always have leftovers at least once and we do pizza or dinner with friends most Friday nights.

Cooking is something I wish I enjoyed more. I love providing healthy meals for my family, but the process of planning and implementing the plan is difficult for me. I wish it came naturally to me, but it doesn't.

Anonymous said...

I have never enjoyed cooking. When I'm on my own, my favorite is to nuke a potato, steam some veggies, load the potato, and eat. I'm a little strange, I guess, but I can only think about food when I'm hungry. Otherwise, the thought of food makes me feel sickish. When I'm hungry, I don't want to wait a long time to eat.

Julie said...

I used to cook alot more than I do now... It's not as much fun cooking these days. My teenage kids are not into the fun meals to cook, just the basic stuff.
It gets boring after a while.

It all depends on the week, but I usually cook, SOMETHING 5 nights a week. Tuesdays are Youth Group night and it's "fix your own" since the kids are out of the door anywhere from 5:15-6:15. And I RARELY cook on Sundays....

You are AWESOME to cook 7 nights a week, in my opinion.

PS. I wrote about you on the Well last night. If you want to know where, email me.

: )

Love,
Julie

CrownLaidDown said...

Every single night...I miss eating out :( It will happen again someday soon, I know!

Moriah said...

Probably 5-6. And not 'cause we get take out, either. At least not often. The other night(s) I'm tossing pb&j or whathaveyou at the kids, and we all just sort of scrape by.

Jennifer said...

I'd say about 5 nights. I don't 'love' to cook but I am enjoying it more and more. I've started watching Racheal Ray and have really liked cooking more often.

We love to do a family movie night or game night on Friday night so when we do that we'll order pizza from our local pizza restaurant. Then we do BBQ or sandwiches one night or do leftovers.

The one night that I don't cook but my oldest does is on Tuesday's b/c of my daughter's dance class.

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Hmm...five or six nights a week. Now lunch? We eat that out a lot--the danger...benefit?...of having a work-from-home hubby.

Leah Belle said...

I cook once a week. I am part of a supper co-op that covers mon-thurs. Then, we eat leftovers on the weekend when we are not at a church event, eating out or at someone else's house. Not having to cook every night has freed me up to enjoy cooking more. I find myself doing more baking, etc.

Barb said...

Two. And it's not because I'm a slacker. It's because I'm home alone at night, Monday through Friday, so dinner is almost always cheese and Triscuits. LOL

Regular, with half and half and raw sugar said...

I want your meal plan too! I would love to cook every night, but one night usually ends up being cereal. So its probably 6 for me.

chickadee said...

i usually cook all 7 nights too because we live too far away from fast food. we occasionally have a fend for youself night though.

His Girl said...

I do 4, my hubby does 2 and we do leftovers or eat out the last day.

IF we do a menu ahead of time. If we don't... I'm too ashamed of what we actually do to tell you ;)