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View Poll Results: How do you usually eat a fast-food meal at home?
Plate it like a home-cooked meal. 23 28.05%
Eat it straight out of the package. 19 23.17%
Some combination of the two. 14 17.07%
Decide on a case-by-case basis. 26 31.71%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-04-2019, 09:28 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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The whole point of take-out is to not have to do any work. Washing dishes turns a work free meal into a meal that requires work.


Paper plates would be OK, since you throw them away. Fast food generally gets eaten off of the spread out wrapper.


Actually, I almost never buy fast food and when I do, it is eaten there at the fast food restaurant and not carried home, getting cold and stinking up my car.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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The whole point of take-out is to not have to do any work. Washing dishes turns a work free meal into a meal that requires work.
That's true. But when I eat at home, I find regular a plated meal more satisfying than eating from a fast food bag, even if the food is the same. So it's worth the extra effort for me. Plus, I have a dishwasher, so the "work" on my part is trivial.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:52 AM
 
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That's true. But when I eat at home, I find regular a plated meal more satisfying than eating from a fast food bag, even if the food is the same. So it's worth the extra effort for me. Plus, I have a dishwasher, so the "work" on my part is trivial.
Agreed on all counts. Anyway, I don't consider stacking five plates and five forks into the dishwasher to be "washing the dishes," much less "work."
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:28 AM
 
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Agreed on all counts. Anyway, I don't consider stacking five plates and five forks into the dishwasher to be "washing the dishes," much less "work."
Say the secret word, win a hundred bucks. You have a "dishwasher"! Contact Groucho Marx for your prize.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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No Paper Plates or Plastic Utensils are in our house. We're 'Hardware' People.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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Plate it and reheat it at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes.
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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We only get fast food if we are on a road trip, & then we eat at the fast food joint. We rarely order food for take out, but if we do, it would be some kind of ethnic cuisine, & I plate those.
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:15 PM
 
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Say the secret word, win a hundred bucks. You have a "dishwasher"! Contact Groucho Marx for your prize.
Is that rare?
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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In terms of chinese food. Indian food and many other types of takeaway food, they come with numerous different items, as well as sauces are in different containers and the general idea is to plate them and mix them up.

The containers are usually full to the brim and you couldn't pour one continer in to anoher even if you wanted to. The eating chinese food out of some carboard box is not what most of the world do, indeed you couldn't due to all the sauces.

In terms of pizza, yes you could probably eat fast foof out of the box such as burgers or fried chicken, however I don't eat much fast food.

As for rinsing a few dishes and putting them in the dishwasher, it's hardly a monumental effort.

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Old 08-05-2019, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I hope this isn't a repeat thread. When you pick up a fast good meal to be eaten at home, how do you eat it once you get there? Do you eat it straight out of the bag or box it came in, or do you put it on a normal porcelain plate and eat it with real utensils? Burgers and fries, burritos, etc. are handheld foods, although they can still be plated. But a fried chicken meal from KFC or fish and chips from Long John Silver's are more like plate-and-utensils foods. Let alone something from Panda Express.

I, personally, plate it and eat it like a normal meal. (Except for soda in its cup.) Feels more satisfying that way. Unless it's 2:00 AM and I'm exhausted. Then I eat it straight out of the package, before conking out for the night. It's usually a small thing anyway, like a single taco, so plating would be redundant.

How do the rest of the people on this forum do it? Discuss!
This strictly depends on the situation. Sometimes we are sharing and sometimes each of us are eating a chosen meal. Also it depends on what it is and how the food will taste if plated. We have a favorite little place, actually in a service station where we will pop in and pick up chicken dinners if we are in a hurry. Most often we do this when coming home from a vacation and we know we have no food at home. bTW, we only stop about twice a year. If we are doing that we do not plate the food. If we are ordering pizza or are picking up Mexican food we will plate it.
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