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When you cook dinner do you make it truly homemade or from the box/jar?


Asked by madmueller at 11:43 PM on Feb. 7, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • I make a lot homemade. We don't eat hings like hamburger helper. Most use frozen-fresh veggies. I canned my own pasta sauce & tomatoe juice, make my own jellies in the summer etc..

    Answer by funlovinlady at 9:25 AM on Feb. 8, 2013

  • Sometimes it is a combination. I don't have the time or the energy to make my own pasta. I don't buy stuff like hamburger helper or pre-boxed meals on a regular basis. I did however pick up a few frozen meals (haven't used any in 9 mos) b/c my SO and I are SO SO sick and after working, HS, and taking care of the kids ALL day I can barely stand to put dinner together--even from the microwave.

    Answer by coala at 11:46 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • half n half depending on what it is. Sometimes the meat part will be completely homemade and I will use a box of rice a roni. When I make my bolognese(spaghetti sauce) it cooks all day and I make my own pasta instead of using the boxed variety. If I make carnitas or tacos I use store bought tortillas. I am very Semi-Homemade

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:22 AM on Feb. 8, 2013

  • Noodles, rice and tomato sauce - I buy canned or boxed. Everything else I cook from fresh.

    Answer by booklover545 at 10:31 AM on Feb. 8, 2013

  • Usually it is a combination. I will end up with at least one canned or boxed or bottled item in a dinner but I when use those items they are 'all natural' when possible. Now we do eat breakfast cereal and cereal bars and what not but again I try to keep the ingredients pronounceable.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:50 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • I'm combined as well.

    Answer by m-avi at 11:52 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • combination

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 11:56 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • things like pasta, tomato sauce bought
    but i really do do most of it from scratch
    even bread

    I have realized if i can't pronounce i tend to not buy it

    Answer by feralxat at 11:59 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • Generally from scratch, I will not say that Ido not use cans, jars and boxes sometimes.

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:02 AM on Feb. 8, 2013

  • combination..

    Answer by mampanda0422 at 12:13 AM on Feb. 8, 2013