I admit it: we’ve been spoilt.
Or maybe, after years and years (and years) of simultaneously working multiple jobs while production lining a seemingly endless output of babies we’re simply more appreciative of what we spend our ‘free’ time doing.
For example, while I do love to cook I don’t like to have to cook after working all day, especially now that I have gone and got myself a job as a walking talking political satire, essentially going from time rich to time poor in the space of five thousand votes.
Enter Woolworth’s COOK range, no fuss winter favourites which make cooking simpler by doing the hard prep work – we always have some of the COOK products in the fridge.
By way of example, we use their Woolworths COOK Beef Strips Bulgogi Style in wraps with a bag of their baby leaf salad with beetroot as something of a staple for a weekend lunch. And I know we’re not promoting those products here in this post, but they’re the facts.
What we love about this line is most of the work’s done but not all. It still feels like we’re putting a bit of effort in.
They suggested Woolworths COOK Herb Crusted Rump Cap Beef Roast and RoastWoolworths COOK Butterflied Beef South American Style, and I suggested I go grab them immediately for dinner.
“The kids can use the leftovers for lunch tomorrow,” I said to Tracey as I arrived back from the shops.
I forget we have three teenagers in the house now.
What I don’t forget is coming home exhausted and one of us having to work out what to feed everyone while the other one sat down to write his blog.
Usually by the time we had dinner on the table it was a series of showers and baths off bedtime and we’d missed out on having proper family time.
And that’s where this conveniently pre-prepped meal comes into its own.
It’s not that we can’t cut up vegetables or peel a spud.
And it’s not that we’re too lazy to do it.
It’s that we would rather spend time at the end of our day with our family and let COOK do most of the work prepping the meal.
Now if Woolies can come up with a similar time and sanity saving range for helping the preschoolers with their homework…
Then I really would feel spoilt.
raising a family on little more than laughs