POPSUGAR Food Recipes Do You Avoid a Recipe If It's Too Time Consuming? Do You Avoid a Recipe If It's Too Time Consuming? by partysugar 3/06/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source Read More RecipesCookingPoll Recipes 18 Recipes That Prove Burgers Are the King of Summer Cookouts Pop Rocks Firecracker Cakes Are the Most Patriotic Dessert EVER This 1 Ingredient Makes Your S'mores Even Better! A 70+ Recipe Salute to Summer Grilling POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Vegetarian Home Food DIY Love and Sex Tech Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. ESTONE 7 years Yes if it is a weeknight and no if on the weekend. GrapeBubbleGum 7 years I love a challenge! I usually save these types of recipes for the weekends though becuase I'm in lab until 7 or 8 during the week. cottonpoots 7 years I don't have a whole lot of patience for it, but I rarely cook anyway, so it doesn't really matter :P aimeeb 7 years Depends on my schedule and how badly I want that specific meal... fashionista119 7 years Prep doesn't intimidate me and I like spending time in the kitchen (I actually think chopping, slicing, dicing etc. is very theraputic) but I don't have time for a big involved meal every night so I only cook complicated meals a few times a week. Other than that, it's quick and easy (without sacrificing nutrition). amh678 7 years I'm guilty! I prefer things quick & easy. refined101 7 years Since I work an evening shift, I typically have all afternoon to get errands, cooking done, so I spend a lot of my time researching recipes when I first get up, and then pick up any last minute ingredients that I don't have on hand. If I'm desperate/lazy, I'll just do a google search for the ingredients I have on hand and go from there! Long meals always seem to taste better anyway, though. Ikandy 7 years I love to cook and I dont mind if it has many steps but, if it calls for lots of ingredients I dont have, and dont use often, chances are that I'll skip it. milosmommy 7 years I used to love the complicated long recipes. But now with a baby at home and working full time I have no time for that. Maybe when he's older and can entertain himself more I'll get back into it. I love to bake, but haven't really done any since he was born. lickety-split 7 years if i like the recipe i'll save it for a day when i have the time (energy) but if it requires the use of something strange (to me) like a potato ricer (???) forget it. i've been known to substitute ingredients to make a recipe eaiser. Jude-C 7 years I really enjoy the process of making really elaborate, time-consuming dishes; I just wish I had more time to do them. That's why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I kick everyone out of the kitchen and do it all myself :) Marci 7 years I avoid those recipes, yes. I love to cook and do 90% of the cooking in my house, but I also have a time limit on how long I can be involved in one meal. Not sure why; I just find myself restless. swt-strwbrry-sgr 7 years it depends, if its something I really want to make then I will go through all the trouble Liss1 7 years No, i love to cook. But if something takes a long time to cook i will usually wait for the weekend because when i get out of work i don't want to have to wait a couple of hours for dinner so i will just cook something that is less time consuming on the week days. SublimeChica 7 years Cooking is my zen...very, very rarely will I make something that's not from scratch, so I'm always spending long hours in the kitchen. Nothing is more satisfying than a the first bite of a challenging, complicated recipe. celebrity_soup 7 years it really depends.for special occasions im down with getting busy in the kitchen, but for the day to day food it really isn't worth it! celebrity_soup 7 years it really depends. for special occasions im down with getting busy in the kitchen, but for the day to day food it really isn't worth it! Gabriela14815884 7 years I love trying new recipes but I usually keep the complicated ones for the weekend when I have more time. x_juicyfruit 7 years Nah. If I know that I'm going to have the time to make something like that, then why not? king's-queen 7 years I like the challenge of a complicated recipe, and the reward is usually a dish with alot of complex flavors. But that is reserved for the weekend. During the week, I usually cook something in less than an hour. DreaAST 7 years yes, i am not a patient person! bellydancinmary 7 years If the recipe is too complicated, it won't come out right. I'm not good at cooking or baking. I'm a full-time student and I work, so I don't have a lot of time to cook. glam-sugar 7 years Yes, I do if I'm in a hurry. But I love trying new recipes when I've got the time, like Yum Sugar's buttermilk cookies, which are so worth the time! :) ilanac13 7 years it really depends. there are times when i don't mind a longer recipe but sometimes i just want that 10 minutes or less version! Cynnie 7 years I actually love cooking which makes it enjoyable for me to take the time and prepare a nice dish. Plus, I love eating and that means I can't settle for something blah. So, I take my time and make something as yummy as I can. Although, there are some pretty simple recipes that can be made and that are just as good so I guess you just have to choose what would make you feel good that day.