I'll try not to drip feed, I work from home 4 days out of 5, I'm married with 2 kids 11 and 14 years old. In order to try to save money, I meal plan (up until last week) and I cook pretty much every dinner as I'm the one who cooks from. Meal planning for my family is really hard and depressing because the kids don't like much. It's stressing me out, I hate cooking and I'm resentful.
Thursday I had to go out for a course so dh had to cook (for the 1rst time in 2 weeks). The day after I had a friend around and dh was working from home. With my friend we were having a moan about our respective kids, dh came down to say hello and came out with : I cooked a very nice bolognese last night....after I had commuted 1 h 30 ...it was said jokingly but he really grated on my tits. Would I be unreasonable to let him deal with meal planning and cooking for a while ? I'm so fed up doing it all and pissed off with the fact he wants a medal because he did a bolognese sauce.
I feel your pain. YA definitely NBA. But it'll cost you more overall, it'll take him longer both in planning and in cooking and after a week, he'll come to the view that its not really a big deal, he might even enjoy it because it's a novelty. So actually, it probably won't make the point that you want it to.
It's when you've been doing it for years and the sheer drudgery of it / expectation / boredom sets in that it becomes an issue.
If you haven't guessed, same here. But my H pulls his weight overall, Just that I end up doing all this which, on bad days, feels like I got the crap deal!!
Namechanged - I can't stand looking at mince beef anymore or chicken. I usually love cooking but I have had it. I'm shattered, all I do is work and cooking...I'm feeling guilty (no more) if I don't have a decent meal on the table for them...I reached the point that I can't be arsed peeling a potato or cut an onion. Pretty much all my spared time is spent on Pinterest looking for some new easy meal to do.
Thank you for understanding me. You wil be pleased to hear that someone (dh) has been prepping food before they are going to work. I think he is going to use the slow cooker. I wonder what he is cooking, I think it's sausages but I could be wrong !
I'm with you. I hate having to decide what we are going to eat.
Yesterday I said "What do you fancy for dinner this week" answer "Don't mind". I suppose it makes a change from "Whatever's easiest".
Sometimes I feel like cooking a huge vat of Bolognese on Sunday and serving it every day for a week. Definitely qualifies for whatever is easiest. If I'm feeling generous, I might make it into Lasagne as an end of week Sunday treat.