6-7 nights a week. We eat dinner out or get pizza only once or twice a month. Sometimes dinner is simple like pancakes, but most nights it is homemade soup and bread (not always homemade) a casserole, stew, pasta and salad, or chicken and vegetables. I like to cook, but it is harder with small children. My 2 yr old loves to "help". I want to encourage her, because some day it really will be helpful and she will learn to cook, but right now it does make cooking harder for me. My mother was an excellent cook and was a caterer for a long time, but she was too much of a perfectionist to really let me help her or learn from her. I learned how to cook from "The Joy of Cooking".