We don't rush the dishes either. Half the time I do them the next morning so I can spend time with the family in the evening when we are all free.
I do the "have dinner ready for DW when she gets home" thing. Since she dropped back to 3 or 4 days per week and now works from home, it's easier to predict when she'll be home for dinner.
Today was one of DW's days off, so we made homemade egg rolls which is a somewhat time intensive dish. Very nice to not have to worry about maintaining a schedule or cooking something quick because we're strapped for time. This new semi-retirement schedule for DW is working out very nicely.
I'm still frustrated with my inability to read more than 1 book every week or two, but I've got a lot going on I guess. Maybe I'll save the sitting in a recliner reading a book for when I get old in my 40's and 50's.