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aggie49

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eat out or cook
« on: January 21, 2012, 12:20:41 pm »
i love to cook so i do but also love going out for dinner but most of the time we go out for dinner twice a month

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 12:49:25 pm »
I have a bad habit of eating out too often because it's just more convenient, but I do love home cooked meals.

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Re: eat out or cook
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 12:59:42 pm »
Hello,
My mom is the best cook.  I would much rather have her cooking than waste time and money eating out.  Have a great weekend!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 01:21:21 pm »
Eating out is nice but it's best not to make a habit out of it.  I enjoy cooking at home, plus for my household it's better because I can manage how I prepare things and how much everyone eats. I have a very large family, so I know how difficult it is to prepare food for many people, sometimes easy is not healthy but I made some changes to improve on our eating habits. I switched all enriched foods with whole grains and dairy products to low fat.  I also introduced more green vegetables. 

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Re: eat out or cook
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 02:04:03 pm »
Sometimes when it's ony 1 or 2 people it's cheaper to eat out. It might not be healthier tho? :crybaby2:

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 02:47:32 pm »
we rarely eat out anymore because of expense and quality. Today, however, we did eat breakfast out and are going to use our restaurant gift cards for dinner tonight. I can make a much better egg mcmuffin at home. I get my english muffin, an egg, some cheese and bacon or sausage and it rocks! If there's no meat...that's okay too!  :angel12:

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 03:06:16 pm »
I'm trying to decide whether to go out in the rain to a prime rib dinner tonight.  I've been fighting off a cold all week and haven't been out around people so I'm getting a little stir crazy.  I suppose I'll go just so I don't have to fix something for myself.  I've got two hours to decide.  We'll see how comfortable I get in that time. :dontknow: :dontknow:

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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 04:21:06 pm »
I can't afford to eat out but once in a while and its usually fast food or all you can eat places.  I go out for a nice dinner once a year for my anniversary.  My son told me when he gets his taxes back he is going to take me and my husband out to a good dinner, so I can't wait.  We eat a lot of pasta and chicken at home. Everything has gotten so high.  Crap I thought by now I would be set in life with owning my home which my parents lied to me so i stil rent, I can't work anymore due to work injuries so now we live off my husbands SSI which they take $41 out every month because I went to college and got a grant for the year and because they paid me all in one month so he was not intitled to a check.
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 12:01:16 am »
cook, definitely! my family goes out to eat at an actual sitdown restaurant about 5 times a year, birthdays and anniversarys. occasionally we'll order pizza or grab a burger from somewhere, but no more than twice a month. most of the time we have home-cooked family meals, especially dinner where all 4 of us (me, husband, and 2kids) can get into the kitchen and make something together :)

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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 02:58:09 am »
I'm a good cook and I know what's in my food when I cook so I prefer to cook my own meals.  Besides it's too expensive and time consuming to eat out.  I also don't have a car so...   :)

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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2012, 03:23:01 am »
Eating out is nice sometimes, and less fuss than cooking and cleaning dishes afterwards.  I use our credit card for all purchases and pay the charge off immediately, so I don't get any finance charges.  Then I take those points earned for using it to get free $50 gift certificates for nice restaurants.  I average a free $50 gift certificate about every 3 months.  It's a nice night out.

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2012, 01:24:58 pm »
Cook as much as possible. Eating out is too expensive.

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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2012, 04:38:34 pm »
Cook during the week and spend a little and go out on the weekends  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2012, 04:41:18 pm »
My family rotates the cooking responsibilities throughout the week, but we make a habit of going at least once during the weekend as they always feel like a treat.

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Re: eat out or cook
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 06:44:24 pm »
I like to cook just because it ends up costing a lot less.

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