Feeling the warmth of a small exploratory victory right now! This morning while the kids were getting ready for the day I thought, how about I toss all the things for 순두부 찌개 (soft tofu stew, which is basically a one-pot meal) into a pot so all I need to do is add the stock + tofu 15 minutes before I want lunch?
OMG GAME CHANGER. For some reason, taking 10 minutes to do that prep in the middle of the day seems hard but doing it in the morning before the workday felt like a total win. Also, the 15 minute cook time was a perfect break after a busy morning.