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(UPI)   Researchers shocked, SHOCKED to find that working moms spend less time cooking   (upi.com) divider line 70
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2012-08-31 09:29:19 PM  
"And the lazy ass fathers don't do shiat to help pick up the slack."
 
2012-08-31 09:31:47 PM  
I, for one, am shocked.

Who let them out of the kitchen in the first place?
 
2012-08-31 09:47:22 PM  
For fark's sake, it only takes moments to make sammiches, so no excuse
 
2012-08-31 10:04:48 PM  
Are they using instant grits or something? Or are the laws of physics just different in their kitchens?
 
2012-08-31 10:05:18 PM  
I do most of the cooking on weekdays as I get home earlier enough to cook.

/My Baked Rigatoni is pretty good for using boxed pasta.
 
2012-08-31 10:07:02 PM  
It's also been found that elephants have-wait for it-large trunks.

FFS.
 
2012-08-31 10:09:36 PM  
Depends what their job is, doesn't it? If they're a cook, for example, they'll spend more time cooking.
 
2012-08-31 10:09:54 PM  
No real man lets his wife work outside the home. This is just more evidence that their primary job suffers when they do.
 
2012-08-31 10:10:32 PM  
There is nothing like coming home from work to a nice microwaved meal that the stay at home missus spent upwards 7 - 10 minutes preparing.

Oh yeah, LIVING THE DREAM.

/just shoot me
 
2012-08-31 10:13:48 PM  
Also - it turns out working moms make more money than stay-at-home moms.
 
2012-08-31 10:14:58 PM  
Working moms spend also less time "working".
 
2012-08-31 10:15:03 PM  
Boil water, or start steamer 1 min. Dump in random frozen/fresh veggie a few min later and watch it cook, 5 min. Make sandwich 6 min. Clean up: 5min. Also, no need to drive to food-making place and it's cheap.

/Do it all the time.
 
2012-08-31 10:19:19 PM  
Smoke meat meat on the weekend.
Use the pork, or chicken in various dishes thought the week.
Smoked rib pizza is awesome
Taco ring pampered chef recipe is quick to make and lasts for days
 
2012-08-31 10:20:13 PM  

alex10294: Boil water, or start steamer 1 min. Dump in random frozen/fresh veggie a few min later and watch it cook, 5 min. Make sandwich 6 min. Clean up: 5min. Also, no need to drive to food-making place and it's cheap.

/Do it all the time.


Are you a wizard?
 
2012-08-31 10:20:36 PM  
Whatever happened to "bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan"?
 
2012-08-31 10:20:39 PM  
I just make some sort of hearty meat-based sauce/dish and put on something revealing. Works for us...
 
2012-08-31 10:23:12 PM  
step 1: season chicken
step 2: cook chicken on skillet
elapsed time: 10 minutes

congratulations! you have cooked during the workweek!
 
2012-08-31 10:24:29 PM  

otto the bull: Whatever happened to "bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan"?


She would but, you no longer are relevant with the exception of filling her "Divorce Fund".
 
2012-08-31 10:25:22 PM  

Shrinkwrap: step 1: season chicken
step 2: cook chicken on skillet
elapsed time: 10 minutes

congratulations! you have cooked during the workweek!


I don't DO raw Chicken, try again.
 
2012-08-31 10:26:19 PM  

Shrinkwrap: step 1: season chicken
step 2: cook chicken on skillet
elapsed time: 10 minutes

congratulations! you have cooked during the workweek!



Also, salmonella
 
2012-08-31 10:27:19 PM  
(shakes tiny fist)
 
2012-08-31 10:27:22 PM  
I'm not technically a mom, but my BF likes to cook more than I do. So yeah I come home and he is putting dinner together. Muhahahaha.
 
2012-08-31 10:29:38 PM  
There is nothing like coming home from work to a nice microwaved meal that the stay at home missus spent upwards 7 - 10 minutes preparing.

Oh yeah, LIVING THE DREAM.

/just shoot me


Your arms broken? She's tired too.
Tuesday night YOU spend the extra time nuking dinner instead of her - see if she complains

alex10294: Boil water, or start steamer 1 min. Dump in random frozen/fresh veggie a few min later and watch it cook, 5 min. Make sandwich 6 min. Clean up: 5min. Also, no need to drive to food-making place and it's cheap.

You can get water to boil in 1 min?
You have sammiches every night?
 
2012-08-31 10:29:38 PM  

Egalitarian: I'm not technically a mom, but my BF likes to cook more than I do. So yeah I come home and he is putting dinner together. Muhahahaha.


You must give good ++CARRIER LOST++
 
2012-08-31 10:31:33 PM  

Linkster: I don't DO raw Chicken, try again.


. . . you missed step two.

Debone the pieces if needed and slice the cuts in half. They'll be cooked through within 10 minutes over medium heat.

Or cut the meat into small pieces and stir fry it. Takes all of 5 minutes. (Plus a soy sauce marinade for 20 min.)
 
2012-08-31 10:39:25 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Linkster: I don't DO raw Chicken, try again.

. . . you missed step two.

DeboneDeglove the piecespenis if needed and slice the cuts in half. They'll be cooked through within 10 minutes over medium heat.

Or cut the meat into small pieces and stir fry it. Takes all of 5 minutes. (Plus a soy sauce marinade for 20 min.)

 
2012-08-31 10:45:30 PM  
I knew that this whole "women working" thing was a terrible idea on multiple levels.
 
2012-08-31 10:49:24 PM  

Apos: It's also been found that elephants have-wait for it-large trunks.

FFS.


Why are elephants large, gray, and wrinkled?

Because if they are small, round and white they'd be an aspirin.

/30 years later and still my favorite joke
 
2012-08-31 10:53:15 PM  
I have no problem doing the cooking. Frankly, I'm much better at it and I get to make what I want, not what my wife feels like feeding me. The real problem is that biatch don't do the dishes, either.
 
2012-08-31 10:58:15 PM  

nbrfwhoooo: Apos: It's also been found that elephants have-wait for it-large trunks.

FFS.

Why are elephants large, gray, and wrinkled?

Because if they are small, round and white they'd be an aspirin.

/30 years later and still my favorite joke


I don't get it.
 
2012-08-31 11:01:17 PM  
My wife and I both work. I have to do all the cooking because... wait for it... she works.

/scratches head
 
2012-08-31 11:04:05 PM  
As a stay at home mom who doesn't cook much, I'm getting a real kick out of these replies.

/3 yr old twins
 
2012-08-31 11:04:52 PM  
He likes the money I bring in.

I enjoy cooking. but if he wants to complain that I don't do enough: he should've married someone who wanted to stay at home.

oh wait, like most guys, he doesn't make enough to have women lined up to marry him and devote their lives to cooking for the family. and if he had that, he'd be biatching that he can't afford the lifestyle he wants because she isn't bringing in any money.

you can't have it both ways, guys. if you value that second income more than her cooking every night, don't complain when you have to help around the house or pick up food some nights.
 
2012-08-31 11:18:26 PM  
I'm with WhippingBoy. My wife works. I work more. I usually cook. Mostly because if she cooks, it's (a) spaghetti, (b) tacos, or (c) burgers. If I cook it's braised short ribs, chicken korma or chicken and apricot tagine. She can't help it - she's Polish.
 
2012-08-31 11:18:42 PM  
I love to cook. Love it. But I teach and there isn't always time during the school year. My husband cooks but his schedule isn't always great for getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. I spend the summers freezing food for the nights when I'm tempted to go out to eat. We got lasagna, chili, homemade bread for sammiches, soup, pizza dough, meatballs, etc ready to be defrosted.

Also, we would probably starve without the crockpot.
 
2012-08-31 11:20:24 PM  

Linkster: Egalitarian: I'm not technically a mom, but my BF likes to cook more than I do. So yeah I come home and he is putting dinner together. Muhahahaha.

You must give good ++CARRIER LOST++


actually it's more that I treat him like a decent human being, and have a decent job and don't treat him like an ATM (unlike the ex-wife).
 
2012-08-31 11:21:04 PM  
I love cooking for my family. i love cooking with my family. One of the great things about being a stay at home mom is that i have the time to make elaborate meals. Fall is coming and we get to have home made apple pie once a week. When i worked and now when i goto school i make stuff in advance to have on those nights. Family dinner has been very important to me over the last 14 years i have been a mother. but that's my way, and isn't for everyone. I know a bunch of stay at home moms who hate cooking and rarely do. They order pizza, go to the drive thru and get premades from the supermarket as often or maybe more than the working moms. I also know a few moms who work and cook every night. I think it ones down to what is important to you, and makes you happy.
 
2012-08-31 11:22:18 PM  
My wife works 32 hours a week and doesnt cook. I work 60ish and make every dinner.Its for the best...trust me..want the daughter to eat real food.
 
2012-08-31 11:24:12 PM  

Sbdolan: My wife works 32 hours a week and doesnt cook. I work 60ish and make every dinner.Its for the best...trust me..want the daughter to eat real food.


Whenever someone says real food i imagine the other person putting photos of food on plates.
 
2012-08-31 11:26:57 PM  
NotARocketScientist
2012-08-31 10:29:38 PM
There is nothing like coming home from work to a nice microwaved meal that the stay at home missus spent upwards 7 - 10 minutes preparing.

Oh yeah, LIVING THE DREAM.

/just shoot me

Your arms broken? She's tired too.
Tuesday night YOU spend the extra time nuking dinner instead of her - see if she complains


She does.
I do most of the cooking & kitchen work. Just so I don't have to eat nuked food.
Thank you and kindly kiss my arse.
 
2012-08-31 11:27:27 PM  

Egalitarian: Linkster: Egalitarian: I'm not technically a mom, but my BF likes to cook more than I do. So yeah I come home and he is putting dinner together. Muhahahaha.

You must give good ++CARRIER LOST++

actually it's more that I treat him like a decent human being, and have a decent job and don't treat him like an ATM (unlike the ex-wife).


Never go A-T-M?
 
2012-08-31 11:30:27 PM  

nbrfwhoooo: Apos: It's also been found that elephants have-wait for it-large trunks.

FFS.

Why are elephants large, gray, and wrinkled?

Because if they are small, round and white they'd be an aspirin.

/30 years later and still my favorite joke


*chuckle*
 
2012-08-31 11:32:28 PM  

5monkeys: Sbdolan: My wife works 32 hours a week and doesnt cook. I work 60ish and make every dinner.Its for the best...trust me..want the daughter to eat real food.

Whenever someone says real food i imagine the other person putting photos of food on plates.


I guess toast with peanut butter and reheated mac and cheese are slightly better than photos...not sure though
 
2012-08-31 11:34:14 PM  

dstrick44: NotARocketScientist
2012-08-31 10:29:38 PM
There is nothing like coming home from work to a nice microwaved meal that the stay at home missus spent upwards 7 - 10 minutes preparing.

Oh yeah, LIVING THE DREAM.

/just shoot me

Your arms broken? She's tired too.
Tuesday night YOU spend the extra time nuking dinner instead of her - see if she complains

She does.
I do most of the cooking & kitchen work. Just so I don't have to eat nuked food.
Thank you and kindly kiss my arse.


Sounds like a real solid relationship you two have.
 
2012-08-31 11:34:30 PM  

dstrick44: NotARocketScientist
2012-08-31 10:29:38 PM
There is nothing like coming home from work to a nice microwaved meal that the stay at home missus spent upwards 7 - 10 minutes preparing.

Oh yeah, LIVING THE DREAM.

/just shoot me

Your arms broken? She's tired too.
Tuesday night YOU spend the extra time nuking dinner instead of her - see if she complains

She does.
I do most of the cooking & kitchen work. Just so I don't have to eat nuked food.
Thank you and kindly kiss my arse.


I feel sorry for you. My ex used to complain about every meal i made. Nothing was ever good enough, no matter what i made or how long it took. I love cooking and it really hurt my feelings that he was never happy with what i made. Looks like you have the other end of the spectrum. I look back at that relationship and wish i would have just nuked the meals because the criticism would have been deserved.
 
2012-08-31 11:37:01 PM  

Sbdolan: 5monkeys: Sbdolan: My wife works 32 hours a week and doesnt cook. I work 60ish and make every dinner.Its for the best...trust me..want the daughter to eat real food.

Whenever someone says real food i imagine the other person putting photos of food on plates.

I guess toast with peanut butter and reheated mac and cheese are slightly better than photos...not sure though


I dunno, a few nights of that in a row and i may want the photos.
 
2012-08-31 11:38:50 PM  

Portia: I love to cook. Love it. But I teach and there isn't always time during the school year. My husband cooks but his schedule isn't always great for getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. I spend the summers freezing food for the nights when I'm tempted to go out to eat. We got lasagna, chili, homemade bread for sammiches, soup, pizza dough, meatballs, etc ready to be defrosted.

Also, we would probably starve without the crockpot.


bless your heart for 1. being a teacher and 2. sharing some good common sense with the folks. cooking large batches and freezing portions is wise, as is use a crock pot advice.

for those without children around to witness it, i advise Sunday cooking with wine. start cooking family favorites early in the day for freezing in portions later. late afternoon when you're too shiatfaced to safely be around a stove, turn off the appliance and just concentrate on the wine.
 
2012-08-31 11:40:49 PM  

Portia: I love to cook. Love it. But I teach and there isn't always time during the school year. My husband cooks but his schedule isn't always great for getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. I spend the summers freezing food for the nights when I'm tempted to go out to eat. We got lasagna, chili, homemade bread for sammiches, soup, pizza dough, meatballs, etc ready to be defrosted.

Also, we would probably starve without the crockpot.



Yep. All of that. Lasagna is a great freeze meal. Chicken meat also freezes real well. I will crock a chicken and freeze the meat for a quick soup or casserole. I also live near the largest fish market in the Houston area so I stay stocked up on frozen seafood that I buy fresh (foodsaver is key). I can do a meal of rice, frozen/fresh veggies (microwave steamed), and baked fish from nothing to fully cooked in 25 minutes (give or take 5). That's a healthy meal for 2.3 people (2-year old) with lunch leftovers for something like $6.
 
2012-08-31 11:51:17 PM  
I don't have kids, but if the non-working mom is only spending 2.2 hours less on these activities each day than the working mom, what are they doing with the rest of the day??
 
2012-08-31 11:52:24 PM  
QT_3.14159: As a stay at home mom who doesn't cook much, I'm getting a real kick out of these replies.

/3 yr old twins


Dude, if I had 3 yr old twins, I wouldn't cook much either!! Even one kid that age is like a blender with the top taken off, running at full speed, spilling things all over, and mouthing off while doing it. I am so very glad my little girl is now five years old.

/working mom
//I don't cook much either
///hooray for big batches of soup!
 
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