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If DH gets home late and dinner separately...

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hellohellohihi Thu 25-Apr-13 06:04:19

... What do you cook that isn't gross re-heated?

I eat with DD at 5:30ish, DH has his plated up and eats at about 8pm when he gets in. I'm loathed to cook twice but feel bad for him having microwaved food every night!

tumbletumble Thu 25-Apr-13 06:15:07

Bolognaise or chilli is good - just as nice reheated, with freshly cooked rice / pasta.

Or you could sometimes do the opposite - cook for DH and heat up the leftovers for you and DD the next day.

seeker Thu 25-Apr-13 06:39:50

Could you compromise and do him fresh vegetables? Plated up microwave stuff is pretty depressing, but just the main bit done like that with fresh veg or rice or pasta or whatever is fine.

My dp was always late in when mine were little, and I always used to wait and eat with him- I was usually desperate for a bit of adult conversation by then. .i'd sit and have a cup of tea with the children.

MisForMumNotMaid Thu 25-Apr-13 11:30:16

Curry and naan, casserole and tear and share bread, gloops (thick soups) and tear and share bread, pasta bake/ lasagne, pizza (but DH likes it cold)

BlingLoving Thu 25-Apr-13 16:49:38

I think often the hassle of cooking is the peeling and slicing and preparing. DH goes out twice a week while I do bath time and is home around 9, starving. On those nights I'll cook whatever I'm having but prepare enough for two - so prepare veg for two but only cook for one etc. Then when he gets in he just cooks his food that's all prepared. Takes a bit longer than nuking it, but it's much nicer.

Or of course, stews, curries, casseroles etc are all nice reheated. Or good quality salads, just leave dressing off until he gets in.

snoworneahva Thu 25-Apr-13 17:37:22

Dh has always just microwaved his dinner, regardless of what it is and I have always eaten with the dcs. When he gets home is just needs food, rather than fuss....and we both want an adult eating with the dcs, eating proper food. Given the choice I'd rather eat with dh and have some peace, so we both make sacrifices - I'm just not cooking twice!

hellohellohihi Thu 25-Apr-13 17:37:44


He used to get home in time for dinner but has just changed jobs. We'd got really good at cooking/eating/clearing away all before DD's bath so once she's in bed there's no kitchen tidying to do.

Tonight DD and I are just about to tuck in to risotto. Let's hope I don't give DH food poisoning with the portion sat on the side for him :-/

PoppyWearer Thu 25-Apr-13 17:51:13

We do the same as snow. DH often can't wait and grabs a sandwich or sushi to eat on the train anyway. He would rather have something light like soup in the evening, so I usually have a couple of Covent Garden packets and/or tins in for him.

JamNan Fri 26-Apr-13 11:20:08

Get yourself a slow cooker.

MN slow cooker recipes here

hellohellohihi Fri 26-Apr-13 18:47:27

Thanks jam, we've got one but everything I seem to cook in it tastes the same. Will check out those recipes, thank you for the link.

Tonight dd had fish fingers and DH and I will have pizza. Seeing as its Friday an'all cba to cook from scratch tonight

dreamingofsun Fri 26-Apr-13 19:40:08

i use the slow cooker when we all eat at different times. if its vastly different then i turn it off for a while

dreamingofsun Fri 26-Apr-13 19:41:00

just seen your thread ref slow cookers. you need to experiment more and use recipes on here then everything won't taste the same

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