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How long do you spend preparing dinner on an average night ?

From the time you get into the kitchen to the time the meal is over and the dishes done . How long do you spend each day ? Do you cook mainly from scratch or do you use mixes or microwaved stuff( no judging please its just to see how much time we spend feeding our families )?


Asked by chica1965 at 1:57 AM on Aug. 6, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I'm in there about an hour and a half to two can be a little more or a little less depending on what I'm making.... I also cook from scratch.

    Answer by ohwrite at 2:09 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • i cook from scratch , about 1.5 hrs. since you asked about everything

    Answer by 1LovelyAngel at 2:00 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • me too I keep thinking it shoud be less but I spend about the same some nights more I cook from scratch too Thanks

    Comment by chica1965 (original poster) at 2:02 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • usually hr n half frm scratch
    n i do dishes while stuff is being cooked lol xcept dishes who we used 2 eat in.that can wait till morning

    Answer by Leilene07 at 2:05 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • we usually do from scratch, but when the budget get tight we get sauce packets and such. I would say a total of 75% from scratch. I don't typically cook but when I do I probably spend about 45minutes doing everything, unless I have to bake something. I only cook for me and my SO, who usually cooks, my son is only 8 months so I have a particular way of making his food, it has to be organic, it should be completely home made, please hold on jarred baby food, etc. I get very particular about what goes in his tummy.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 2:09 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • at least 1-2 hours with just my husband and son but if i have company coming for dinner i tend to tale about 4-4 1/2

    Answer by ShayALaMode at 5:22 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I do most everything from scratch, usually 1-2 hours depending on what I make.

    Answer by Scuba at 10:18 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Ok it looks like we all spend about 1.5 hours if we cook from scratch I thought I was taking too much time in the day It gets so hectic with school bedtimes but I guess I am still in the average range lol

    Comment by chica1965 (original poster) at 11:19 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • some days from scratch some days semi homemade. all in all about 1-2 hours. That is why once a week I make sure we eat out. Just so I can relax after dinner and let someone else do the clean up and dishes

    Answer by justgrape723 at 11:34 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • My husband does the cooking and he usually only spends 30 minutes or less and everything he makes is delicious.

    Answer by CometGirl at 1:27 PM on Aug. 6, 2010