How much time do you like to spend in the kitchen?

@mzbubblie (3839)
United States
January 23, 2007 8:04am CST
For me, I enjoy cooking when I have time time...During the week with work and homework with my son and such, I don't get to spend alot of time in my kitchen preparing food and such. I find myself in the kitchen during the week, mostly about 45 minutes at the most preparing simple meals. On the weekends, My son and I normally order out and Sunday's, I tend to spend quite a bit more time in the kitchen preparing a big dinner. Sometimes, If I invite friends or family over the dinners are bigger. Sunday's I can be in the kitchen from 8am making a nice breakfast, and starting my dinner which can take 2 or 3 hours depending on what I cook. have you ever thought about how long do you spend in your kitchen and do you enjoy cooking?
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@vityota (878)
• India
24 Jan 07
i also love to cook and be in the kitchen but i am a business women and have no time or very less time but everyday at night for preparing dinner i spend at least one hour in the kitchen and for morning its just a simple toast and a drink which is hardly ten mins work and in the afternoon we just have some fruits or juices so i dont have to be in the kitchen but yes i love cooking
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@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Work comes first I understand, I do the same thing..But, when I am off it's a wondeful thing and some of that off time I am in the kitchen....thank you for responding...
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
i like spending my whole sunday in the kitchen preparing foods that i like to eat because sunday is my only day-off. and i like to experiment on different recipes and cook foods from recipe book..so i dont really know how much time ive spent in the kitchen..coz im enjoying it a lot.
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Sundays is my day to get down and get with it when it comes to cooking. I like thinking about what I'm going to cook on Sunday. That's the only day I prepare a rather big meal...thank you for responding
@ilvrshn (463)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I think it all depends on my mood nowadays. When I was married I didn't mind cooking all at all, but now after the divorce and I have no man to cook for except my kids. I find myself doing the easy fix meals. Pop things in the microwave and call it a day. I started cooking a lot more though. On the stove but I still don't like to spend alot of time in the kitchen. I guess I probably just got to break myself in slowly again.
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes, it takes time..for me I just get in there and do it..I believe for me it's like wow what do I cook and gettin in that cooking zone then I enjoy it...My problem is not knowing what to cook that is quick without repeating sometimes...thanks for responding...
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
24 Jan 07
As I'm SAHM, I do cooking almost all the time, so on the average, I spend at least 2 hours in the kitchen preparing and cooking lunch and dinner. I give myself a break from cooking on weekends or when I'm just too lazy to cook or run out of ideas as to what to cook. I find that it helps to cook for the whole day, meaning that I cook a BIG portion of everything and serve the same food for both lunch and dinner. It really saves time!
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I bet it do save time. Knock it all out at one time...That's pretty cool and a good idea as well..thank you for responding
• India
24 Jan 07
I also like cooking. I am a working woman. I get up at 5 am to cook breakfast & lunch. Every Sunday, we have guests. So on Sunday we have to make special food for the guests. All other days I prepare normal food. On Sunday i spend minimum 3 hours in the kitchen. If we prepare nice food, the children also enjoy it
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
That sound just like me. During the week I dont have enough time to spend in the kitchen like I do on Sunday....thank you for responding
@maxmathur (157)
• India
24 Jan 07
well..when i'm in the mood to cook..i really enjoy myself.... i can make a mean palak paneer,pizza,pasta and many more.. what i dont really like is the dishes at the end..but i dont have much of a choice do i?????
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@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I normally try to cook and wash dishes as I go, it saves time if I don't put it in the dishwasher...thank you for responding...
• United States
24 Jan 07
I love cooking...as I get older, I am getting into it more and more! But...I have days where I just can't get myself in the mood to get in there and whip something up. I love trying new recipes and seeing my kids. Usually, they hate it all since they are SOOO picky!! LOL But, I still have fun
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@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
That all that matter YOU have fun and YOU enjoy it..I admit I'm a picky eater too, If my mom makes something and I don't eat it, she always says well it was fun making it..ENJOY..and won't even listen..lol that just means what's on the table is all she is cooking...eat or no eat...
@nfhs79 (861)
• Malaysia
24 Jan 07
i like to spend more time at my kitchen i normally prepare simple and fast recipes. but i really spend now is about 1hour - 2 hours on weekend... and less than 1hour in weekdays.. after cooking i must clean the kitchen even not much time i still must clean the kitchen. on weekends usually i cook breakfast, lunch and dinner depends on weekend planning. if i'm not well, my husband take over the kitchen as well.. hehe love cooking and love my kitchen!
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@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
That's also good and a plus the hubby take over the kitchen...Always a good thing...thanks for responding...
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I love cooking and baking when all ingredients are complete. You know i start cooking as the age of 2. I feel that i am a queen in my important place in the house.I justspend 3 hours at kitchen , cooking and cleaning. In all of my hobbies, cooking and baking close to my heart.
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
That's really good, I like baking alot myself...Cooking it would have to be main dishes mostly...
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
For some the kitchen is not the best part of the house but for me it is because it is my outlet, every emotions that i have for a particular day, my kitchen is the witness to it all. I love eating very much so it follows that cooking is also that interesting and appealing to me. Cooking for other person just gives so much joy and glee. It feels great that in little ways like cooking, you touch the lives of certain people.
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@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
especially when it's good and they tell you how good it is...always a good feeling about self...thanks for responding...
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I am like you- During the week I'm not in the kitchen for cooking alot. Well almost each night (we usually order out monday or wednesday- basketball practice).. Alot of times I'll throw dinner in the crockpot in the morning so when we get home its cook potatoes or rice dish and we eat. I find the simpler the meal the smoother the night goes. I do not get home from work until 4:30-- On Sundays we always do a nice meal.. and my daughter loves to bake so not every Sunday but at least every other we bake. I love to cook when time allows.
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes a busy parent like myself...lol I know what you mean. I get home around 4:45 everyday...thank you for responding...
@biyping (184)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 07
depends, sometimes no time,,but if have i have time and interest so spend a lot of time, cooking, baking, anything..I enjoy cooking, but i live alone, so if i cook just for myself, so i waste a lot, that's why i don't cook to much so i don't spend a lot of time in the kitchen. :p
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I can understand you with that...I have a lil one i have to cook for, I thank him for finding the love of being in the kitchen...
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
i love cooking but the problem is i dont know how to cook!!!if i have a lot of ingredients and i know how to cook or maybe i have a procedure of cooking maybe 3-5hours!!!c'mon i'm dreaming!!!hehehe
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@shywolf (4519)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I am no cook. *laugh* I mostly warm up pre-cooked meals and foods in the microwave. I know, I know, radiation and all that, lol. But I guess that I'll take my chances. I really don't feel the need to use the stove very often. My family cooks a really nice, healthy lunch for all of us, and I figure that that makes up for a lot of whatever I feed myself for supper. Not that I try to eat that badly then, either! *laugh* So anyway, I don't really spend a massive amount of time in the kitchen. At least not cooking! *laugh*
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I got nothing but respect for your response...I ain't mad at ya one bit...thank you for responding
• Malaysia
24 Jan 07
At times I hate to cook but I had to because I will be at home when my wife is working.
@fady83 (617)
• Egypt
24 Jan 07
i think work in kitchen is very cool for men and women i spend many times in kitchen about 6 hr makes cookies and sweet i love these types of eat you makes me feel hungary now hahahaha
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
hahahahaha....Yes it can be a wonderful thing when a couple prepare meals together. I have done it and it's fun and helpful...best of both worlds...thank you for responding...
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
24 Jan 07
yes, i do enjoy cooking... in fact, i cook everyday... i spend about 2 hours max to cook... but i really enjoy it and i always find new menu to cook... i even try to mix it with other ingredients and invent new food... just being creative because i love cooking... i can spend as long as i want in the kitchen...
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
that's always nice...I wish sometimes I could spend more time in my kitchen...But with work and taking care of my son and things around the house I can't...
• Pakistan
24 Jan 07
I am a student so I dont get much time that I could spend more of the hours in kitchen of my day. I am quite a busy person because after my college I have one tuition and I am also doing a computer course. But I do cook in weekdays like on saturdays and sundays and from morning till the evening I helped my mom in cooking.
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Aww that's nice you do help your mom. I know she is happy and if you don't have a girlfriend now, when you do she will appreciate you getting in the kitchen and cooking...thank you for responding...
@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
24 Jan 07
Ha ha ha, do I have choice.......I am a working women,I have to run to work in the morning, and then in the evening, I have no choice but to get into kitchen. All my family members, like just my cooking and they are waiting for me. In the eveing my kitchen turns into a resturant, each one want food of his or her own choice. so on working days I am in kitchen till,I have cleared everythng. On holidays I like to make something different, beside the usual stuff so, I think whole day I am in kitchen. Only in the evenings I am free. but then again for dinner you have to be there. Well women and kitchen are good friends. I don't mind spending time in kitchen,does't matter how much.
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
WOW, yes you are a very busy woman...I know they enjoy your meals you prepare and I commend you for being so busy working coming home and preparing large dinners...thank you for responding
@vbcoder (196)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
im male but i really enjoy cooking. sometimes, i ask my wife to just stay put while i prepare dinner. for me, its more romantic, especially when she enjoys my cooking.
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes, that's beautiful. a man that knows and enjoys cooking..Yes it also have it perks...I bet your wife is very happy for that...thank you for responding...
• United States
24 Jan 07
Since I am the only cook in the house I would say that I probably spend at least two hours a day in the kitchen. On the weekends it is more about six hours each day. I love to bake and cook so sometimes I will spend even more time in the kitchen. Not only do I like to cook, but I love the way the house smells when you are cooking or baking something. The more time I spend in the kitchen the more inviting my house smells.
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes, a nice smell passing someone door, is always inviting. I also love when I'm baking how the smell just feels my home...I'm with you there...thanks you for responding...