Marketing experts may know our drivers of why we eat out. My experience dictates we eat out because of boredom, laziness, a mentality that eating out is cheaper than making the food at home, variety, and for social purposes. We eat out for convenience. We get take out for convenience. But is it really more convenient?
When did making meals become a chore instead of an enjoyable activity? When we order our food from a billboard, do we not take something away from the sacredness of breaking bread with our families? And really, does it take longer to prepare a meal than to acquire take-out or drive to a restaurant? Honestly? I have quick recipes and a crock pot and I have no excuses left. I can do this!
How do you stay in? And how do you find the drive to overcome all of the internal and external temptations?