Growing up, we didn’t dine out very much. We lived in a rural area and going out to eat was 20 or 25 minute trip. On the weekends, we might eat out but even then it wasn’t a regular thing. My mom prepared something every night when she got home from work. When I was a teenager, I would help out and get dinner started for her. It was just the way it was.
When I moved to a more populated area, I was amazed at how often people dined out. I admit when I first moved out of our small town it was a treat to go through a drive-thru on the way home or order takeout. But it soon grew tiresome. I like to prepare my own meals and I know I’m healthier when I do that.
I’m amazed though at how many people NEVER cook. I just don’t get it. I hear people say, “Well it’s cheaper to eat out when there’s only two of us.” Well, there’s only two humans in our house too and I sure don’t think it’s cheaper for us to dine out every night. I also know a lot of people who don’t even fix their own coffee opting to stop at McDonald’s or Starbucks on their way to work. I guess it’s my small town roots again but a fancy coffee is a treat not an everyday thing. And honestly, I prefer a nice cup of Folgers brewed at home on my pot.
I guess it’s different strokes for different folks and all of that but I’d sure miss home cooking if I gave it up.
4 years ago