What are your reasons for not eating at home?

@snoopy88 (452)
Australia
June 17, 2008 6:22am CST
With the increasing growth of cafes and restaurants in today's society, it evidenced that more and more people eat out these days due to their lifestyle. The main reasons are the busy working lifestyle, but in what situation does reason out for not having to eat at home? Let's list out all possible reasons why we're not saving money eating at home! (or maybe our family's cook just aren't cutting it! :P )
8 responses
17 Jun 08
1. i didn't buy enough food to cook 2. i'm too tired to cook 3. my range's busted 4. i'm too tired to cook 5. see number 2 6. see number 4 LOL :D
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
i agree to this comment. i don't have time to cook at home especially when all of us are tired after work. so, we usually decide where to eat for dinner because it is free hassle from cooking and messing up to the kitchen. :) but i admit, im inlove with my mom's recipe than to eat in an expensive restaurant.
@ez1982 (97)
11 Jul 08
I absolutely love to cook! I collect cook books and am always trying new recipes out of them. I do go to my dad's once a week for tea and then if my husband is here we will eat out once or twice over the weekend for a change but I really prefer to cook myself.
@Elixiress (3891)
11 Jul 08
I always have breakfast at home, because I am at home and it is easy to grab something for breakfast, a bowl of cereal or croissant and chocolate spread etc. Sometimes I have lunch when I am out, because I am at college and it would take me 1 hour to get home and one hour to get back and I only get one hour for dinner, so that would be impossible. I tend to have dinner at home too, unless I am going out with a large group of friends then we choose to go out rather than making one person cook, because then it is enjoyable for us all.
@chennai_b02 (1735)
• India
18 Jun 08
My outside food is very rare, Maximum of 3 days in a month, that too only dinner, we used to buy from hotel and have it at home, or we go and have it at hotel itself.. Three days what i said above is maximum, some times this may be 1 and even Zero.. But whenever there is a meeting in our office, its unavoidable for me to have the outside food, which has been ordered by our office, for which i suppose to give the company to our guest, most of them are from abroad, I cannot say "No" for that, because my will not allow me to skip that.. he always bring me with him, for every lunch, because we have more guests, so, we can sit in between, and give company for them, may be for 3 or 4 my boss will take care, and the remaining 2 or 3 i will take care.. because he cannot handle all the 6 or 7 people at at time.. In our house, we all love to eat the home made items, like curd rice etc.. instead of the hotel items. Thanks for the topic, to enable me to share my view.
@thaMARKER (2559)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
My meals and the rest of what I eat everyday are paid on that same day i'm eating them. I'm not allowed to cook in my apartment so I always eat outside. and besides i prefer it most of my days because i'm terrible when it comes to cooking. :( Anyway, I sometimes take out my meals and eat in my room.
@wahm805 (76)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Until a few months ago, we ate out a majority of the time, mainly due to my lack of desire to cook. But in the last 2-3 months, we've made a goal of only eating out 1 time a week as a treat and eating at home the rest of the time. It's proven to not only be quite easy, but also very cost effective. We don't skimp much on the quality of food and I'm constantly looking for interesting recipes to not get bored with and it makes it special when we do go out to eat.
• United States
17 Jun 08
We eat out pretty infrequently, but the reason we eat out is usually because we can't prepare the food ourselves. The restaurant we go to serves excellent sushi, and it'd be much more expensive (and possibly ruined) if we attempted to prepare it. Of course, it's always nice not to have to clean up or bother with cooking.
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Dinning out - Benefits of dinning out
I have only one reason for eating out. Not having to cook and clean up the kitchen. Okay two reasons. It's nice to have someone prepare the food and wait on me once and a while.