And then there are those, like me, who use their partner’s absence as an excuse to forget about cooking and eat…. Weetbix for dinner.
It’s not that I don’t love food – I do, trust me. It’s just that, after work, I’d rather be on the couch drinking pinot grigio than standing in the kitchen julienning cucumbers.
I admit that this might seem worryingly dissolute. But it comes down to priorities – everyone has a finite amount of time, and it’s all about how you want to spend it. After getting my toddler to bed, I’d rather relax by reading a book or watching TV than cooking. Even if that means eating avocado on toast for dinner or a microwaved meal. (My husband, incidentally, is the exact opposite – for him cooking is relaxing.)
And, hurrah, it seems like I’m not the only one! Yesterday Zoe Foster-Blake posted a picture of her fridge crammed with instant meals.
She wrote, “This is our fridge. Look! It's a bloody TV ad fridge! Chockers with cheaty delivery meals because quite frankly, with such an interstatey husband this week, and a beastload of work, cooking can suck a doz.”
The beauty expert made a point of explaining that the post was not a sponsored post and said that her favourite fresh meal company was You Foodz.
“Sure, I feel like a loser watching the heroes on Masterchef get perfect scores as I eat food someone else prepared, but you gotta sneak some life-cheats in every now and then.”
I couldn’t agree more. You?