Thank you so much for replying, belldam!
I should definitely give a physical timer a try. Jessica told about the Time Timer in the ‘How to (actually) get out the door on time’ video (tip 2-segment) . Unlike a kitchen timer, it’s apparently silent. It’s rather expensive, but I’m so tired of feeling dumb and like a failure…
Awful you’ll soon run out of promo codes! Those boxes can get so expensive …
Can you promo codes of a different meal box?
It’s not a sexy birthday present, but maybe your birthday is coming up, and people are willing to give you a HelloFresh subscription?
I cook an extra large batch of pasta sauce, curry, burrito’s, gnocci, etc. on Sunday (I am single, but I cook 4 meals) and then I freeze it. That way meals get cheaper and easier. Is that an option?
My freezer can hold up to 21 containers. On work days (I work 3 days a week) I reheat the freezer meals (get them out of the freezer and into the fridge the night before). I may have to cook some veggies or pasta to go along with it, but within 10 minutes I’ll be ready to eat. It’s the dishes that trip me up, really.
I also have a ‘veggieburger-fried potatoes-veggies’- meal once every week, as it can be done within 15 minutes.
During the weekend I like making quiche/casseroles - I can eat two days after making one of those. I have some recipes I can make with half a working brain cel, and when the dish is cooking I clean the kitchen. Unfortunately the long oven time makes it unsuitable for week days.