This is a no-brainer for me. If I could afford a live-in personal chef, I would gladly hire one because preparing my meals is only a necessary task for me. It is not something that I am very imaginative about in preparation. I can be imaginative if I am having a party or visitors in my home but that is not often.
The generation of women in my family immediately preceding my generation were/are fabulous cooks. My paternal grandmother was a cook for a wealthy family and all of the women in my extended family cooked / baked all of the time. We had fresh homemade desserts every day at dinner. They loved to prepare all types of food and I don’t remember myself, my sister, or any of the females in my generation every really being required to cook. We were given the choice and my choice was to bake not cook.
Living the single-life now, I don’t really spend a lot time preparing meals. I sort of “put” them together using the Deli, steamed seafood, and Café on the Run at my local HEB store (www.heb.com). Also, I will pick up a BBQ chicken or other meat at Pappas Barbecue (http://pappasbbq.com/) and then prepare a salad or other side dish at home to accompany it. Since I am now embracing a healthier lifestyle I have discovered My Fit Foods (http://www.myfitfoods.com/) and I really enjoy their fresh, healthy, and tasty meals. It is now my plan to use their meals for my dinner meal and self-prepare my breakfast and lunch meals. I believe this combination will be perfect for my schedule, my budget and my Monday-morning date with the scale.