IdleRich

IdleRich
I'm a simple man who likes simple pleasures. And I really like Pret A Manger, if there was a problem with their packaging I never noticed, just ripped it open to devour the delicious contents.
But thinking that eating the same thing every day is solving food.... you know that meme with bigger and bigger light filled brains showing different levels of understanding? You're barely off the lowest one. And, also, I really like cooking. Sit in front of the telly, put a chopping board with loads of veg on a tray in front of you, a big glass of wine within reach, it's very relaxing. Mustn't get too relaxed though or I could lose a finger.
 
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IdleRich

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To be fair, I do eat cheese and ham sandwiches almost every day, normally for lunch. I just had one now in fact after returning from another hour of squash. Washed down with a big mug of tea while I got stuck into some seriously high brow avant-garde television (Midsummer Murders).

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Leo

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"solving the food question" has its place, I eat the same things for breakfast and lunch every day (to clarify, I eat one thing every day for breakfast and a different other thing ever day at lunch).

but then as rich said, dinner is the time for relaxing, playful creativity and experimentation in the kitchen. find an interesting recipe to try, or improvise one of your own. the day is done, you have time to ponder, explore. and it's satisfying to sit down at the table, gaze at the main and side dishes, and think "we just made this from scratch." appreciate what you've produced.

the shared experience of cooking/dinner for two might be a factor. when I was single, I'd cook maybe once on the weekend but otherwise it was the bare minimum of effort, a sandwich woofed down just to quell hunger. the shared experience of cooking and dining with someone changes the dynamic, infuses a social element.

otoh, guessing I'd feel differently about daily dinner times if we had kids, surly not as relaxing or fun.
 
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luka

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It's true that cooking is different when it becomes a way to communicate love. Cooking was one of the only ways he could do that I think and he'd fly into terrible rages if you missed Sunday dinner or if people didn't eat.
 

luka

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He'd spent years as a chef working his way up through big hotel kitchens and he was good at it. Put a lot of himself into it. I found when I was cooking for someone I was prone to the same emotional outbursts, albeit not nearly as extreme. Made me understand it better.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
but then as rich said, dinner is the time for relaxing, playful creativity and experimentation in the kitchen. find an interesting recipe to try, or improvise one of your own. the day is done, you have time to ponder, explore. and it's satisfying to sit down at the table, gaze at the main and side dishes, and think "we just made this from scratch." appreciate what you've produced.
the shared experience of cooking/dinner for two might be a factor. when I was single, I'd cook maybe once on the weekend but otherwise it was the bare minimum of effort, a sandwich woofed down just to quell hunger. the shared experience of cooking and dining with someone changes the dynamic, infuses a social element.
Yeah... but can be good on your own too somehow... albeit in a different way.
 
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Mr. Tea

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I can't find the dedicated breakfast thread, so this'll have to go here. I made bacon and goat's cheese pastries this morning.

The raw photo is too large to upload so I'll see if I can do it later.
 

IdleRich

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Breakfast today... I was gonna do it for dinner when girlfriend returned yesterday but she wasn't hungry so we had steak for brekkie. Kinda heavy for me but we had to do it cos we're going out to dinner at a friend's tonight. Most of it is saved in tupperware dishes for tomorrow or whenever though.



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Leo

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I started doing overnight oats a couple of years ago, throw in a heaping tablespoon or two of yogurt in with the milk (I use soy or almond) in a container the night before, served with a half a banana mixed in. tasty and filling, usually eat bfast at around 7:00 am and often not hungry enough for lunch until 2:00 pm.
 

IdleRich

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Girlfriend back from France, she made mussels for lunch in a sauce of cream, wine, parsley, onions etc and this posh French butter that she got addicted to on her trip. Lovely. We're trying to move to a model of bigger lunch and smaller dinners... tricky one for me cos it involves getting up before 1pm but let's see how it goes.

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Mr. Tea

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Venison lasagne. A ready-meal, oddly enough, but one of those 'posh' ones that are actually quite nice.
 
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