Well, I've come to an understanding with the Old Man - he has been doing a lot of dishes lately and that, on top of his child care activities while I'm working 3rd shift, have made him an unhappy camper, and has brought me to the conclusion that we are going to have to change what we eat and how we eat.
So, I'm off to find those little wicker baskets that you use with paper plates to serve food, and also to buy cold cuts and soups for dinners. I think that's how we're going to solve a lot of problems; this is an easy enough meal that can be heated up in 10 minutes.
Think I might also get a microwave while I'm shopping for paper plates and wicker baskets.
This is compromise - this is also about keeping a marriage from potentially falling apart...both good reasons to drop some of my eco-values (as tenuous as they are). Well, I had already decided to get a new microwave oven, but now it seems more imperative.