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How many of you cook dinner for your family every night?

From scratch... With the occasional hamburger helper or other box-dinner when things are hectic?

And sit down all together to eat?

How often do you stop and get fast food? (just for dinner only excluding lunch.)

How often do you go to a sit down restaurant? (Diner, or other)
With or without kids?


Asked by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Feb. 24, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (70)
  • What a terrific question, I was blessed to have parents ,who thought it was very important to have family meals together,so,it was natural for me to cook full dinner every night,even,when,I worked 2 jobs,dinner was on the table at 5:30,I am now a Grandma,and I am still making sure dinner is on the table at 5:30 for my husband and grandchildren,(my daughters work late),I use this time to discuss school work,we pray first,laugh,and then I fuss because no one wants to do dishes,lol.I remember about 4 years ago,my daughter was angry because she had to come in at eat at 5:30,she said,real loud,nobody else mother cook everynight,my friends get to cook their own meals,she was only 14 at the time,since that,she is more thankful for her family dinners.We do go out after church somtimes for dinner. I will tell you, my best time is with my children and grandchildren at the dinner table,the joy I feel,when they are smiling and happy.

    Answer by lady-t3984 at 10:42 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • not me im lazy

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • I'm the OP- Just to be fair I'll answer too. We eat all together as a family at least 5 nights a week. Usually from scratch, Hamburger Helper type meals maybe once a week. Fast food for dinner maybe once every 4 or 5 months. Restaurant- With Kids Once every 4 or 5 months? Without- Once every 2 or 3 months.

    I'm just curious if sit down dinners as a family are fading out.. Thanks!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • haha, never. DH and I both work full-time. That means we eat a lot of frozen pizzas. It's all about survival at this point.

    Answer by danielp at 5:08 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • i do,but if we get busy we go out to eat,its kinda easier for me tho because im a SAHM

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 5:09 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • My kid is still in the oven, so right now my bf cooks for me! and we get  fast food like once a week lol.. so good! I cook when hes gone but its just me here so I usually make like spaghetti, or sometin easy like that!


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • I cook from scratch pretty much every night but on Friday nights. Friday nights are fast food or frozen pizza. We also sit down together for every meal but Friday nights. If is family movie night. As for sit down dinners. We try and save those for us two. We like to have a nice meal were we can just talk and not have to be constantly getting up for something. but those are very rare.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 5:12 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • We sit down most every night, 1/2 the time cooked from scratch and the other 1/2 microwave food.....not much fast food, and we like never go out.


    Answer by RachMeg08 at 5:12 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • I cook about 4 times a week, usually a "meal" - meat, veggie, side. One of us picks up fast food (McDonalds, Pizza, Chinese, etc) about once a week. We go OUT to dinner about once a month (usually DH, myself and our DD). We don't sit down and eat together every night, but most nights we do. Sometimes I just don't feel like it, and we sit our butts on the couch and watch us some TV! :-)

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • lol! Um... baby in the oven... still pregnant... got it. Sounded kinda funny when we're talking about cooking. ;)

    I cook from scratch whenever I can but that ends up being like 4 nights a week 'cause I work evenings, 32 hrs a week. I do plan meals for the hubby and kids to sit down together when I can't be there though. That's usually our frozen pizza or Hamburger Helper nights.

    Eat fast food- never I'm dieting.

    Eat out- Maybe once every 2 months If we're lucky and have some extra money and a babysitter.

    Answer by Malibustacy at 5:17 PM on Feb. 24, 2010