How many of you Cook at Home

United States
December 1, 2008 1:33pm CST
I was talking to my sister-in-law and I just realized she never cooks at home. I thin she lives to go out to eat. I know I love to cook at home, I feel its much healthier and you can control what your are eating I really never thought about the state of some of the kitchens in places people eat at. That was until I saw KITCHEN NIGHTMARES with Gordon Ramsey. I keep telling her you need to eat at home, you have no idea what you are eating. Falls on deaf ears. I'm not saying everyplace you eat at is filthy, but many are. What about you eat at home or go out.
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5 responses
• China
2 Dec 08
I cook everyday bymyself if I am staying at home.used to go out to eat everyday when I ve got a boyfriend.but now only go out with friends and not that often.I like to cook and like to go grocery shopping and study new recipes from internet.cooking makes me happy.i want to cook for others so i quite often invite friends to my place to eat.
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• United States
2 Dec 08
I love too cook, I can't say I enjoy the grocery store, but trying to save money with coupons makes it a little more fun. I don't eat out very often, I really don't enjoy it.
@scorpio19 (1363)
1 Dec 08
Hi dreambark, I agree I prefer to eat at home although it's nice to eat out too, occasionally.
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• United States
2 Dec 08
Hi Scorpio 19, I really like eating at home, I find looking for new recipes and trying them out is very rewarding.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I mostly cook at home. I rarely go out to eat. I used to eat out all the time when I was living in the city and there were so many places to grab a quick bite to eat, but it got really expensive. Cooking at home is so much cheaper and you are right, some places are just nasty.
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• United States
2 Dec 08
Cooking at home offers the chance to eat healthy. It's easier to eat out but its not as healthy.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I cook every night. We seldom go out to eat. Mostly on special occasions like birthdays or anniversary's. We would rather eat at home and it's cheaper to do that too. Have a good lotting day.
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• United States
2 Dec 08
I cook every night too. We don't go out to eat very often either, quite frankly it's too expensive.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I cook at home, most of the time I enjoy it. I have one sister who also enjoys cooking/baking and one sister who would be kissing my feet for the rest of her life if I were to go live with her and be her personal chef lol. She is really funny, she's been married for over 8 years and she told me before she had the girls that she was SURE she'd get organized and get motivated to cook. WELL, the girls are 2 1/2 and 6 months and she said she still hates cooking and isn't any better at it than when she was 13 and our parents would make us each plan and cook dinner once or twice a week! I definitely know what you mean about controlling what you're eating, at home it is easier to put together a menu of items for weight loss, diabetes, high blood pressure, training for a competition, etc. It's also much easier to portion control at home or put sauce or dressings on the side, or not have croutons in the house lol. I try not to think of the state of some restaurant kitchens - around here there is a clearly marked stamp of approval (license?) from the inspectors which rate places according to how well they stay within guidelines. I have never eaten at a place with any rating other than an 'A'. I had a food handlers card and worked in fast food when I was in high school (back in the early 90s) so I know they wouldn't be getting an excellent rating if there were major no-nos going on. When I do go out, I tend to order from home and then go pick it up, my other half is not big on sitting in restaurants unless we're going out without the kids.