Hey, we're not all professional chefs. Some of us are better at some cooking activities than others, and it shows when those "30 minute meals" become hour-long meals. When do you start to take a long, long time? Washing mushrooms? Chopping round things or maybe onions? Cleaning leeks? Peeling celeriac? BRINGING WATER TO A BOIL???
Which activities get you every time, and do you now avoid recipes that ask you to do them?