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   Posted 8/24/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
How many times a month do you eat out in a restaurant? Do you wish you dined out more or less? Do you prefer eating out to cooking?

I think we average about once every other month so we're the ones keeping the average down...lol Just prefer my cooking most of the time. Once in a while I like good Chinese food...besides the kind I make. Otherwise I'm a stay at home type.

What are your dining out habits?
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   Posted 8/25/2009 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   



  Dear Chutz,

How many times a month do you eat out in a restaurant?

     My husband takes me to supper a few (1-3) times per year.

Do you wish you dined out more or less?

     Neither, seems just right to me :-)

Do you prefer eating out to cooking?

     Nope. I love cooking, I love a quiet dinner table withnothing but full mouths and "Humm" "mooma bear thats good"

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   Posted 8/25/2009 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I like dining out, I dine out allot more now that I am alone, but still not more that an couple of times a week, as it is such a hassle to drive to any where that has any good food! The closest Mc Donalds or good chinese place or mexican is 15 or 20 miles away, and Red Lobster ( one of my favorite places) is 35 to 40 miles all one way. Usually when I go to the Doctor I dine in town. On Sunday morning after church I will sometimes go to the "Hen House" a little mom and pop place that serves a good breakfast and it is only 7 or 8 miles away. I like to cook, last night I had a Ribeye steak on the grill, with corn on the cob, but I am still not used to cooking and eating alone, and I must admit I really don't like it!

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   Posted 8/25/2009 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband & I used to have a date night on the weekends and go out to eat but since I've stopped working money is tight so we pretty much eat at home all the time. I do miss Apple Bee's french onion soup with a maple butter blondie for desert.
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   Posted 8/25/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
In a perfect world (lol) we would go out once a week.  In the Phoenix area we have very good and lots of Restaurants very close by.  My husbands business has not been good, so we don't get to go out for dinner much anymore.  The backyard Grill is my favorite cooking utensil all year round!
I do prefer to cook at home but sure do enjoy the treat of dining out!

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   Posted 8/25/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Generally speaking...the less the better.

While it is nice, in some ways, to go out for a meal so I don't have to cook, I have mentioned before I am burned out on restaurants.

Besides, I am a really good "country" cook. I am not much into baking things like pies, cakes, rolls and biscuits, but other than that there isn't much in the way of your typical "American" food I can't cook and have people wanting more.

When your parents divorce when you are 12 and your Mom has to work 2 jobs because your Father won't pony up for child support it is either live off of Pop Tarts and bologna sandwiches or learn how to cook. I learned how to cook. By the time I was 14 I could make anything from a turkey dinner with scalloped corn, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, noodles, dinner rolls (heat-n-serve type), and candied sweet potatoes to lasagna, to stuffed green peppers, or cook a pork chop or chicken dinner about 4 different ways and a couple dozen other meals too.
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   Posted 8/25/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
We eat out more than we eat at home. My husband prefers eating out. I am so limited to what I can eat so we usually end up at the same places most of the time. I do not like to cook. I did alot of cooking when the kids were small but I have to admit I do not miss it. There are certain things I do like to cook but beyond that its easier to just go out for us.
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