Why Cooking After Work Sucks

Why Cooking After Work Sucks

When the clock strikes five o’clock at the end of a long workday, the last thing you want to do is drive home and cook dinner. A nice, hot bubble bath or a glass of wine sounds so much better, right? It’s no secret that cooking saves you money, especially if you have a big family. But, before you have to face the music, why not delve into some #relatable reasons why most of us hate cooking after work. At least you know you’re not alone.

1. You are already exhausted.Cooking after work

As if the workday isn’t demanding enough, now it’s round two. If you have kids, this is doubly exhausting. Yes, you actually have to feed them.

2. It takes time.

First, you have to come up with a dish that is fresh, healthy, and appetizing. And then there’s grocery shopping, loading and unloading the groceries at home, and finally prepping and cooking the food. But wait, there’s more: the torturous cleanup afterward. Now, think about having to repeat this vicious cycle numerous times a week. It’s exhausting just thinking about it.

3. Cooking means planning.

It’s not just the cooking, prepping and grocery shopping. It’s coming up with a meal that everyone likes, is healthy, feeds them enough but not too much, and is quick, simple, and easy to make. Oh yeah, let me just whip that together.

4. Who gets to clean?

You. Let’s be honest, we all wish that the cook doesn’t clean but it happens more times than not. If the kids are small, you are cleaning. If the kids are teens, you are cleaning up the mess they made by attempting to clean. Seriously, if it’s not one thing, it’s another.

5. It’s not just one thing.

Also, keep in mind that meals are not entrees. This is protein, grain, veggies, maybe dare we say dessert? (Okay, overachiever.) It’s not just an entree, you need to be able to time and coordinate multiple parts of a meal to come together all at once.

Adulting isn’t always easy, but we do have to say our favorite part of dinner time is getting to sit with the family. While you can’t avoid cooking after work, you can give yourself a break from meal planning, prepping, cooking, multi-tasking, etc. Bring the family down to Garry’s Grill and we will take care of everyone. Cooking after work sucks for most people, but for us, it is our job. 🙂