Meh it takes no extra effort to cook for one more person, just increase the portion size. Just tell her she doesn't need to make anything special.I don't know what her problem is tbh, you should just say you'll cook your own meals. You've tried cooking for her before, it's not your fault she's too fussy to eat it.
why not get her to teach you how to cook?
talk to her about it first before you go running off and suggesting things.
I would definitely dump someone who was unable to follow a basic recipe like doing a roast chicken with potatoes and roast veg - any idiot willing to spend 5 minutes reading could make it. There are hundreds of other very easy meals and great cookbooks to talk you through them (risotto, pastabakes, bolognaise, chicken supreme etc).
Saying "I cant cook" is a lie, you mean "I cant be bothered to do the bare minimum amount to learn how to cook"
I always got slightly ****ed off with my ex, who used to do this thing where I would be cooking something, he would come along and .. say, stir the rice, or take a pan off the heat, or something like that, and then act like suddenly he was in charge of the meal that I had ****ing cooked.
Anyway. Imo I enjoy cooking so if my boyfriend wasn't good at it or didn't like it, I'd rather I took charge because at least then I know what I eat will be nice. Eating separately will just end up costing a lot; when cooking, it doesn't actually take that much effort to just cook for one extra person, since you share shopping it's presumably not as if she would be paying extra so it would just be a case of putting a little bit more chicken on or whatever.
I'm assuming you do other **** around the house as well, and in that case, tbh I wouldn't care if I was your girlfriend. I can understand you feeling a little put out about what she said to her parents, but if you do other stuff, surely you don't have to feel bad. If she does all the cooking and you do all the... I don't know, laundry, or vacuum cleaning, or whatever it happens to be, then there is still a balance. Perhaps mention to her that you felt a bit bad, and ask her if she does feel you could do more.
Of course, if you do nothing all day and then she ends up cooking because she's good at it, yeah I would get annoyed if that was me.
And if your girlfriend really would rather you guys shared the cooking, then just get a recipe book and try **** out. You don't have to pull recipes out of the air; think of what you feel like (chicken, beef, pasta, whatever it is) and then find a recipe based on that thing. Jamie Oliver's 30 Minute Meals has some fantastic ideas and it's all laid out very easily. I also love Nigella Lawson's recipe, her latest book Kitchen is really good and they're always very straightforward and easy to follow, and turn out well. You don't have to really 'be able to cook' in order to follow a recipe.
be cheeky buy a slow cooker. Simple as. (chuck whatever into pot get a colemans sachet add water mix and pour, turn on and leave for 6 hours. Hey presto scrummy meal made with no effort.
Real men know how to cook, no matter to how small a degree. Man up.
OP, Man Up and Wash Up!
Or if you try and try again and just end up burning the kitchen to a crisp, try serving raw meals, such as salad with crisps and dips and leftovers.
In the meantime find something you can do that she doesn't like or is no good at, maybe DIY, cutting the grass, cleaning the loo...