Most retirees are only cooking for two or one mouths and maybe some leftovers so cooking is held at a minimum. The question comes up - do you plan "balanced" meals or just cook whatever? Case in point, yesterday I made a roast with roasted potatoes, carrots, onions, and steamed Brussels sprouts. Wife decided to eat a hot dog with pickle relish instead...... Now I'm not saying my prepared meal was "balanced" but compared to a hot dog?????? I do admit I do at times cook for me, well, most times I ask if there is anything she would like for a meal and then go from there, but other times I just toss something, a some what a "balanced" meal, together. So, do you cook for "balance", taste and enjoyment or just to fill the void of hunger?