There are cooks out there who see a three-hour cooking marathon as just another weeknight dinner. These are the cooks who like taking the long way; they do it for the challenge, the process, the joy of screwing up and starting over. (Oh, discovery!) These are the cooks who reorganize and declutter the kitchen for fun, and have never met a to-do list they didn't like.
If the previous paragraph makes you want to grab your pillow and crawl into bed: welcome. While you're not against putting out effort when the occasion calls for it, for the most part, meh. Take the long way? Please. You're already halfway through the shortcut. Laid-back cooks — this list is for you.