When Household Management feels a bit over cooking, I may suggest to to him that we just have lamb chops or sausages with chips and eggs. It is an easy meal to cook.
I can still make him laugh. When I asked if he would like dinner suggestions for tomorrow night he said yes, what? I replied, Chicken schnitzel? Chicken Kiev? Or maybe just an omelette, chips and eggs.
Two seconds later he laughed.
PS We are having Chicken Kiev.