I look forward to cooking a meal..when it's convenient for 'me' and just leaving it on the counter or in the fridge and the kids and husband can reheat it when they are ready to eat. Currently, I feel like I'm in the kitchen from 5-7 or later..
funny that my avatar is June Cleaver. Cocktail at 5:30, dinner at 6? Dishes done by 7!
Food channel had one of those competitions that was "food staging" - they had to present the food for the camera and they used everything from from paint to be sure the color looked "fresh" and cotton to fill in the mound of mashed potatoes.