Do you prefer eating out or eating at home?

May 8, 2007 7:12am CST
Do you prefer eating out or eating at home I mean do you just grab something when you're out and use the microwave at home or do you make a point of cooking a meal and eating at home I eat out a lot for dinner and have snacks at home but sometimes i make a point of cooking food so i can eat a meal at home but i find it a bit boring as i live on my own and meals out with friends are much nicer but its not so good if youre trying to follow a regular diet what do you do, whats your views
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
9 May 07
As and when I can, I will try to cook at home. Eating out all the time is not exactly healthy. It is never the same when eating at home comparing with eating out. Some how, eating the same thing cooked by yourself or a family member and eating out, the former seems to taste better. Guess it is the TLC taken to prepare the meal that makes the difference. But with our busy office schedule and all, I try to at least make one to two meals a week to be cooked at home. If I can, of course I will cook everyday. ;)
@janus13 (223)
• Colombia
8 May 07
I prefer to eat at home fron monday to friday, and i like eat out the rest of days
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• India
9 May 07
similar case here................as i leave in hostel,they give us meal the whole week but in saturday evening we have to go out for taking dinner.that evening becomes specialll usually
10 May 07
yes its nice to have a mixture eating out is good aswell as there are so many different restaurants to try and the food can be just as healthy i like socialising with friends or going out on dates to funky restaurants. and to the other reply are you a student what kind of hostel do you live in dont they have a kitchen?
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
8 May 07
I am living alone and I do not prefer cooking. I usually go to restaurant. I mean, I have no time for cooking.
• Philippines
8 May 07
If ever I am living alone I would be eating out all the time for several reasons.. First of all I don't know how to cook, second I will need a stove, third a gas range that's lot of work.. And I am not sure if what i am cooking will taste good plus I might create fire God forbid.
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
9 May 07
Those could be my reasons of not eating at home too. I don't have any tools/equipments at all, so I prefer eating out.
@Savi_la (33)
• India
9 May 07
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@kuting (887)
• Philippines
9 May 07
although i like to cook, living alone makes it really lonely to cook and eat alone at home. so sometimes i just eat out with officemates before going home. it much easier coz i dont have to clean up anymore. on weekends, i try to invite friends to stay on my place and we would cook something and just chill about.
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9 May 07
yes i know what you mean and i always cook too much if im cooking just for myself but sometimes i like to have something ready to eat at home still i like going out as its more social but i dont really like being served all the time for some reason it makes me uneasy so i usually go to restaurant which has a relaxed vibe and drink and we order a range of dishes and just share them
@raredog (743)
• Philippines
8 May 07
Since Im a family man, and my partner knows how to cook a decent home cooking. That's why I would prefer eating at home. But we sometimes eat outside when we go out on a shopping or watching movies.
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14 May 07
yes it depends if youve got a family haveing a meal at home is nice and gives everyone a chance to be together but if youre going to the movies or shopping eating out is great aswell and makes more of an outing than just going shopping or to watch the movie and then go home
@lightningMD (5933)
• United States
8 May 07
I prefer eating at home. I love to cook for my family. Tonight we are having bacon wrapped steaks and buffalo wings with buttery garlic rice,turnip greens and pie for dessert. I only use the microwave for warming leftovers. I enjoy eating out occasionally thenI dont have dishes to do.
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10 May 07
that sounds like an interesting meal although i dont eat meat it sounds quite original and a good idea beats potatoes with a simple meat or pasta dish and salad i dont really eat deserts much maybe some fruit and i have to say i find cooking just for myself quite boring and try to get friends to come over or cooked sometimes for my boyfriend when we were together and then make it a thing i eat snacks a lot or try to prepare food sometimes and heat it up so i dont have to spend time everyday cooking and deciding what to eat
8 May 07
It would be nice to be able to eat out more often, simply so that I don't have to shop, prepare the food, cook the food, clean up the kitchen after dinner and washing up the dishes and pans :-)
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14 May 07
yes i find it a bit boring sometimes specially washing up and cooking different food i find myself eating the same things and snacks more than proper meals
@brimia (6584)
• United States
8 May 07
I prefer homemade meals. I cook most days and like knowing exactly what's in it. We eat mostly vegan and it can be hard to find these dishes at restaurants. Occasionally, I do like to eat out for a change and break from cooking.
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14 May 07
i am a vegan also and cook at home but i like eating out and dont find it hard at all finding things to eat there are many indian, tai, mexican which serve vegan food without saying it is also some salads and dishes in french restaurants are good aswell. plus sometimes just eating things like bean or potato cakes with the vegetable dishes i think being a vegan in this life is hard anyway as so much food is living and its difficult you have to know which veg you can eat and which kinds of foods
@aweins (4203)
• India
8 May 07
i prefer eatimg at home only as i love to cook. i love to experiment new -new things in my kitchen as my kitchen is my laboratory. i always wanna people,friends come to my place and i serve them my hand made food. i love to serve a variety and i can handle the whole show on my own. the onlyhelp i need is in cutting , because i m very poor in that and final serving because it takes time so if a helping hand comes at that moment , it is most welcome. it is good and healthy to eat at home only, why dont you friends decide to make food at one's place and contribute to it. it will be healthy and fun too. plus you will learn more and different varieties of food too.
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14 May 07
thats great that you invite friends to eat as its more social but it is a lot of work still it can be very creative when you learn different recipes and presentation and people really appreciate different foods
@castleghost (1304)
• United States
8 May 07
I prefer to eat home. I find that it is cheaper to eat at home then to constantly eat out. Also when you eat at home you are to eat healthier food. You don't always know what is in the food that you are being served at a restaurant.
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14 May 07
it is cheaper to eat at home than going out all the time but then again sometimes the food in restaurants can be very healthy as you can eat different foods from different countries and cultures
@lpipe0240 (1162)
• United States
8 May 07
My wife and I eat at home quite a bit. We recently started a budget where we list all everything in categories and such. I never realized how much we go out to eat in a month but we have to start trimming that back. Which is discouraging, as it did not seem like we when out all that much.
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9 May 07
that seems like a good idea eating out and having fast food on the go can add up and its cheaper to eat at home still sometimes the supermarket bills do add up and you can find you havent really saved anything maybe youre cutting out on the wrong things and feel guilty like going out was for enjoyment which you can do without on a budget maybe check your list again and look for other things you can cut out aswell dont be too unfair on yourselves!!
• Philippines
9 May 07
i preffer cooking food and eat at home but sometimes we usedme and my hunny used to eat outside but not always and beside cooking and eating at home is much lesser the expenses and also much better for the diet than outside food and also u can be sure its safe and clean when ur the one who made it...
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• India
9 May 07
i prefer home made food to junk food and try as much as possible to eat at home..its healthy too..junk food usually add calories..but sometimes wen it gets quite boring..i do take a break and party outside..but m not in a regular habit of doing so
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@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
9 May 07
i prefer eating at home since i am more comfortable with that. i also feel that eating out must be really s0pecial. hehe
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@nudshanie (360)
• Malaysia
9 May 07
I prefer to eat at home..but nowdays I'm too lazy to cook. Usually I'll buy something and have it at home.
• United States
9 May 07
yup i eat at home alot ....like to eat with my friends too ....but home cooked food is great who else can forget about the food which my mother cooks ...gooooooooosh its delisious .....and i better stay at my home then to go outdoor ....its good !! and i like home made food ..prefer it ...but not in microwave ...we use stoves ! ....
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@mssnow (9495)
• United States
9 May 07
If i had money and had my choice i would probably eat out all the time. I do like to cook but its such a lot of work and clean up is the pits. I would rather have someone else do all that for me.
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@mari123 (1862)
• China
9 May 07
i prefer to eat at home,i like to make food by myself,and also can share emotion with my famliy members,and also they may give me advice at working thing.i think eating out have many disadvantages,you must spend much money from your budget,and also you can't eat clean food out.
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• Malaysia
9 May 07
erm.. i know i might be different but i do prefer to eat outside.. simply because my house don't have food as delicious as outside.. i seldom eat home cooked food.. because my mum don't have the time to cook for me.. last time. .my grandmother used to cook for me.. but now that she's gone... i have to either depend on myself.. or i have to eat outside.. and it wouldn't be much better if my grandmother is still alive too.. sometimes she prefer to eat something simple.. and i just have to accept it.. most of my friends prefer thsir mom cooked food.. but i guess i just don't have such chance =)
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