Do you cook at home or eat out?

cooking at home - this lady is cooking at home rather than eating out.
@claire03 (1444)
United States
August 22, 2007 7:03pm CST
We always like to cook at home but we also go out to eat sometimes just on special days or occassions or if we don't have enough time to cook and we're already hungry. Most of the time we really cook our own food and prefer to stay at home cause we can also save money by buying and cooking our own meal. Eating out is ok but it's just expensive to do this always. if you want to save money just buy food from the grocery or market then cook it at home. You'll also be sure it's fresh, healthy and safe for your family. What do you think is best, cooking at home or eating out?
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@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
27 Aug 07
MOstly I eat at home, I like to cook and try different recipes. I also love fast food which will add the pounds on, lol, so I try to stay away from them when I can. I like to cook at home using fresh veggies whenever I get the chance.
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
i am a bad cook so honestly i dont really cook. i do my share of cleaning the dishes and other things but not cooking. or else they wont be eating good food. lol
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
27 Aug 07
We eat out only once a month or on important occasion when there are lot of guests. Otherwise whatever food we want we prepare at home. My wife is a specialist in variety cooking. I will not consume food when she is experimenting some new food!!! so also my son.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
27 Aug 07
we do the cooking at home for the most part. not only is it less expensive, I know what is going into the food and can control better the nutritional and fat values. we do go out to eat once and awhile for a birthday dinner and make a big deal out of it. I also find eating out to be more time consuming than making a meal at home. it takes time to get everyone ready to go, to choose a restaurant that will please everyone, read the menu and make a choice and then wait to be served.
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@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I love to cook and do most of the cooking at our house. Eating out is just a special treat for us once or twice a year because we can buy a weeks worth of good food for the same price as a dinner for the five of us at a casual restaurant. I am also on a special diet and it is hard for me to find things I can eat at a restaurant.
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@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
26 Aug 07
Its much more cheaper to cook at home than eating out. Your sure that what your eating is clean and safe and cook just the way you like it. But its nice to eat out once in awhile on occassions and try something out.
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@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
26 Aug 07
I rarely dining out, as often is a person to eat very lonely at home have a dog accompanies me to eat, LOL, but I like to cook things, eat their own to do things feel good.
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@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
23 Aug 07
Hi, I rarely cook at home our servants cook for the food I order. If in cases of party I go out have food. But mostly I like my homely food.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
We always eat at home, so we cook..most of the times it's me who'll prepare dinner but when I am so tired my husband would gladly do the job. WE do eat out too but very rare, we are living on a budget and we wanted to save on eating out, before it's like we will eat out everynow and then and we realize we're spending a lot. I've been learning how to cook and so far I'm enjoying.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
Hi claire03! I usually cook at home, prepare the meals everyday for my husband. I agree with you that I can save a lot by cooking home cooked meals and I get to really have it fresh everyday because our househelp goes to the market everyday. However, we do dine out on special occassions and get to order different kind of cuisine that I don't normally cook at home. Take care and have a nice day!
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23 Aug 07
I love eating out but sadly we can only afford it on very special occasions. Hopefully in the future we'll be able to afford it more often.
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@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I love to cook. I prefer to cook than to go out, but there's nothing wrong with eating out every now and again.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
28 Aug 07
Most of the time we cook our own food as it’s fresher and healthier than that selling outside. I feel that our self grown vegetables taste very much better than that sold in the market as they are free from pesticides. Further more my sister in law is the one who always cooks in the kitchen. Occasionally I will help her if I have my own leisure time. Normally we will eat out during Saturday and Sunday.
@ranitam22 (1147)
• United States
28 Aug 07
i think i go out to eat more times than i cook in one week, and then the next I'll eat in more to save money. Sometimes I just don't feel like cooking and like you said I am ready to eat at that moment. or sometimes i might have a craving for a particular thing from a fast food restaurant.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
i prefer home cooked meals but i just don't have the time. home cooked meals are healthier and cheaper and you get to choose how to season it. occasionally i eat out with friends and family but i don't do it on a daily basis. sometimes i also just slack off and order takeaway food.