I'm with Alicorn on this one, if it can't get cooked in 20 mins, or all chucked in one pot and has a minimal list of ingredients......then I'm not interested. I don't hate cooking, I don't enjoy cooking, I'm indifferent to it.
If I have nothing better to do, and I've invited my girlfriends over for dinner, then I will happily spend all day searching out a new recipe and cooking something great. When I put my mind to it, I'm actually a pretty decent cook, and I can turn out quality food. But if it's purely for me, then I'm with Dirt Dog and LaT. I have better things to do, and I want to get cooking and eating over and done so I can get on and do them.
I rarely eat out these days. I'm getting really mean in my old age
and I simply don't see why I need to spend $30 or $40 on something that's not really much better (in some cases no better) than I can knock up at home.
I've started spending Sundays afternoons doing food prep now, though, and I'm enjoying that. That was mainly driven by starting to track my food, so I knew what was in each meal, but in a couple of hours on Sunday night I can have 10-12 good meals in the fridge and freezer. In the mornings all I have to do is open the door, grab and go. If I come home tired and late from work, I have a balanced dinner ready to roll in a few minutes, no mess no fuss. It's brilliant. My boss tried the pre-made delivery version for a while, but the portions were tiny (I eat a lot with working out) and the cost was about $10 a shot - I can make three or four meals for that if I do it myself.
I'm looking forward to fall, when the crockpot can make another appearance, and make cooking even easier.