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Old 04-22-2015, 02:28 PM
 
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I am glad to say that we eat out minimally. Not to mention I hate the crap service and sometimes bad food where I get sick.

When I prepapre meals at home, I cook exactly how we like. We save a bunch of money to boot.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Why not scrap the after-school activities and make their after-school activity teaching the kids how to cook, at least when they are at an age they can be trusted around an oven? They will be only grateful afterwards.
Because Harvard, Yale and Stanford admissions officials couldn't care less if young Eddie can cook.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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I know many families with both spouses working, including myself, who cooked dinner every night.
Exactly, as women are suppose to be able to ;


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Old 04-22-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Between the Alps and the North Sea
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Because Harvard, Yale and Stanford admissions officials couldn't care less if young Eddie can cook.
Do they care if he can play football?
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Many families eat out because parents are tired. They're tired of shopping; they're tired of prepping; they're tired of the never-ending cleaning; and they're tired of arguing with their children over eating. And no doubt, at this point some superior person will jump in and chastise young parents for not being better disciplinarians. I'm not going there. I've been doing this for longer than some of you have been alive, and I'm sympathetic. Day in day out cooking for a family is often drudgery, but it's more frugal than eating out all the time. I hereby award a cookie to any working parent who manages to do it without occasionally relying on take-out. As for the rest of you, who sometimes succumb to the siren call of Chipotle, I totally get it. You get a cookie, too.
I had a similar conversation with my mother recently. She was a SAHM, and she rarely cooks these days, so she and dad eat out fairly often. (Which they can afford.) She says it's because all those years of shopping and cleaning and "Mom/Hun, what's for dinner?" every night just killed any enjoyment of cooking as a creative process.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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You implied that people that watch what they spend on eating out are on "tight budgets" and that is not always the case.
I implied no such thing. All sorts of people live with budgets, from those just scraping by to those with ample resources. That being said, if one is struggling to meet savings goals, spending on food prepared and eaten away from home is one of the first places I'd look to reduce spending, because it's low-hanging fruit. I've quoted my post below for reference.

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If money is tight, that's certainly a budget category that should be cut.
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Huh?

Both of my parents worked full time, and mom.always cooked for us. As a matter of fact, she managed to do all of those things some stay-at-home moms today want accolades for doing while they're home all day.
Yes, and so did mine. Let's not make this into another mommy war thread, please. My point about two-income families was only that many are functioning on a time deficit, so restaurant meals are appealing. In no way am I discounting the efforts of working parents. I honestly have no idea how my mom kept up with everything. She says she was sleep-deprived, and I believe her.

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I had a similar conversation with my mother recently. She was a SAHM, and she rarely cooks these days, so she and dad eat out fairly often. (Which they can afford.) She says it's because all those years of shopping and cleaning and "Mom/Hun, what's for dinner?" every night just killed any enjoyment of cooking as a creative process.
That's the case for my mom, too. I barely remember eating out when I was young. My mom had something prepared for dinner every night. If she was working 3-11, there was something in the crockpot. Now that she and my father are retired, she's making up for lost time. They rarely eat at home now.

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Old 04-22-2015, 03:00 PM
 
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I avoid restaurants for the most part because i know i can save money on "tips" that stuff adds up. 100 dollar bill you're forced to pay 120, i can use that 20 bucks for a rainy day.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:08 PM
 
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Add a food processor to that. Unless you are an Iron Chief, it takes time cutting and slicing raw veggies (stir fries). While they do sell frozen presliced veggies, they are not good for many dishes. Soggy.
I have two food processors, a large one and a small one bought a long time ago. However there are many times I don't use either. The trick is to keep your knives very sharp and brush up on some basic skills on use. You also don't need an expensive knife. A $35 Victorinox 8" Classic chef's knife will out cut anything out there, lasts a long time and can be put in a dishwasher. Just keep it sharp.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Between the Alps and the North Sea
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My mom taught me to cook, clean, shop, iron and do all sorts of household chores all through my childhood and teenagerhood. I always had some duties I was relied on to do, and mom's workload became a little lighter (much lighter with the time). And she often asked for my input regarding what to cook for dinner, so we did not fight over it much.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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My mom taught me to cook, clean, shop, iron and do all sorts of household chores all through my childhood and teenagerhood. I always had some duties I was relied on to do, and mom's workload became a little lighter (much lighter with the time). And she often asked for my input regarding what to cook for dinner, so we did not fight over it much.
My husband learned through Boy Scouts. That cooking merit badge is one of the best things about Scouting!
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