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do you cook at home more than you used to?

I know I am trying to cook more due to finances.


Asked by Bubbie0809 at 4:18 PM on Nov. 4, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • i've cooked at home since dh and i got married 5 years ago, i cook more now that we have kids b/c when we were single we always went on dates or out to eat just because lol

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 4:20 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • I do, Are I dont eat money is so tight right now, with my fiance being locked up and all! Yes cook at home save money! Then to be honest its like the food in the stores have gone up too!

    Answer by MissingHim2010 at 4:35 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Yes, and I miss being served at a restaurant.

    Answer by tasches at 4:37 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Yes, we did a budget and couldn't believe how much we were spending on eating out. We have cut our food budget in half and I'm trying to embrace learning how to cook at home and learn new recipes.

    Answer by lil_angel00 at 4:40 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • We do. Money is tight. I used to get take out Thurs, Fri, Sat. Now I try to cook as much as possible. If we get take out it's pizza or Chinese, not italian, which adds up.

    Answer by mompam at 4:20 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • very much so. we have a very limited income, we haven't actually been out to eat as a family since sometime last year maybe? unless one of our parents are taking everyone as a treat lol. we do sometimes order pizza or chinese.. probably a couple of times a month. other than that, i buy meats in bulk, split them up in regular size servings and cook meals at home.

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:22 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • In the past year or two, yes. They eat better when it's homemade. I can spend $50 and buy a week's worth of stuff for meals or $50+ for a dinner out. Not to mention it's healthier. We go out once every few months and order a pizza a few times a month though.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:25 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • ya but still try to get out for all-u-can-eat sushi pig out every other month for a dinner out away from the kids

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 4:29 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • i cook more for two reasons, since I had my son I feed him healthy and have started eating healthier myself and going shopping and cooking saves money rather than eating out everynight

    Answer by toybar02 at 6:05 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • We've always tried to cook at home more than eating out. We've struggled with finances since before my husband and I got married five years ago; we're cooking 28 out of ht e30-31 days each month.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 2:16 PM on Nov. 5, 2010