I used to cook big elaborate dinners. I always had a meal plan. I prepped ahead of time and would have back ups in the freezer.
I was pretty impressed with myself. Garrett never went hungry (and always raved about my cooking).
I also had a full time job.
And was taking (and getting straight As in) a bunch of accounting classes.
I still have a full time job.
I'm done taking classes but it has been replaced with nonstop studying.
And I very rarely make dinner.
Garrett has started cooking (to help out while I study).
I still do most of the planning, but with more simple recipes.
But more often than not when he asks me what I was thinking about for dinner my answer is almost always, I think I'll just have some cereal.