In spite of recently reduced hours I do still have a job. When I work I work until 7:00 or 7:30pm depending on how long the last patients take. That means I get home at 7:30 or 8:00pm. My family generally prefers to eat dinner well before that and honestly I have NO interest whatsoever in cooking at that hour. I'm just hungry and want to eat when I get home.
Some nights when I am not at work I will cook enough to have leftovers for a night when I am working. This generally gets me complaints from Mr. Lime and Isaac about them not wanting leftovers. They have also been known to whine about the fact that I have not left them something fresh for the evening.
Other times I put food in the crock pot and tell them to eat when they are hungry. Most of the time they do so. However there are nights when I do this and they opt to ignore that food because it's not what they wanted or like tonight (I made a big salad, put meatballs and sauce in the crock pot, and left a box of spaghetti for them to cook before leaving for a 10 hour work day followed by an evening meeting) when they don't cook the noodles or touch any of the food I got ready for them instead opting for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
And don't even start me on when I have made my own lunch the night before, labeled it as such, and someone else takes it for his lunch.
Excuse me while I go bang my head against the wall.