You wouldn’t mind being the prep cook on a given Tuesday if you did it with three neighbors while having an adult beverage and chatting. The idea here is to find as much benefit in the “work” of food preparation as you get from the eating.
I love how Scott Adams is always rethinking things we take for granted. In this post he suggests a system where neighbors would buy home delivered groceries together, and also cook together, like a project management for food. I’m not sure if the idea would work, because it feels too much like an obligation for me.
On the other hand, I already do that. I live with 5 colleagues (including my girlfriend) from work. Cooking is always fun, and it never feels like work.