I hear a lot about people saying that they love to cook and it's something that feel relaxing to them. But for me it's incredibly stressful. I can be just cooking plain old hashbrowns, sasuge, bacon, and toast and it feels like a race against time for me. I'm just in alert mode the entire time and I feel so relieved when it's done and I didn't burn anything.
I just can't relate at all to people that find cooking relaxing or fun.
- No, cooking stresses me out tooVote A
- Yes, you're alone; stay that wayVote B
- OtherVote C
- Banana flavored anything is awfulVote D
Most Helpful Girl
but only a little bit
it helps to have some alcohol during it
and keeping it short ala Zatarain's box meals, roasted chicken/potatoes
Look into Panasonic's Genius microwave and some meals are just a push button away
Most Helpful Guy
Cooking never stresses me. You have to learn the tricks that helps you to cook within half an hour to one hour at the most (i usually do it in 20 minutes) while also having it tasty enough to eat (my friends often tell I cook tasty dishes, but whatever, I don't spend much time or effort to do it). Also, sometimes I cook a side dish in large amounts and use that for 3-4 days and just cook rice once a day (cooking rice barely takes any effort or time in a pressure cooker or electric cooker). Also, you don't have to follow recipes as hard and fast -- just experiment, randomly change the ingredients or the ways according to the available stuff and whatever is the easiest to do.0