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Old 07-14-2006, 01:03 AM   #1
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Home or Restaurant?

Would you rather eat a great meal at home (via take-out) ORRRRRRR...... eat at the restaurant?
Im curious as to way either way! SO dish the dirt.


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Old 07-14-2006, 01:06 AM   #2
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99% of the time.. I'd rather eat at home. Alone and quite.
But, sometimes I just feel the need to be SERVED instead of doing the serving.

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Old 07-14-2006, 01:10 AM   #3
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It depends who I am with. If I am with certain members of my family eating at a restaurant can be embaressing. I would like a nice quiet romantic dinner anywhere with my husband but he is not really a romantic kind of guy.
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:15 AM   #4
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If we are talking fine dining, prefer the restaurant.

I think it is the entire experience that helps make the meal a truly enjoyable experience.

Also a perfectly cooked dish will often not stay that way for long, in my opinion anyway, and is best tasted freshly made.

But as far as food from the usual, run-of-the-mill chain restaurant goes, much prefer tale-out.
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:25 AM   #5
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We rarely go out, so I'd have to say I'd prefer to have dinner out. Dinner at home could be nice but there is an ominous feeling about the dishes when we're done eating. Dinner at home seems like it's a rush sometimes, a rush to get the kids to bed and start cleaning. A rush to get everything done so I can relax. If we go out, someone else is serving me and even though I still have to tend to the kids it is more relaxing. When we're out, I don't have to worry about the mess until we get home.

Another thing is we get stuck in ruts, eating the same meals. When we go out, I get to order seafood (dh doesn't like it, so I never cook it). We get to have something different than usual.
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:41 AM   #6
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At home. I enjoy cooking so much that eating out has become a frustrating experience! Plus, I'm quite calories-conscious and I'm kind of scared of food I have not prepared myself...

But I enjoy eating out every once in a while. It's a good way to discover new cuisines and dishes!
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:00 AM   #7
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I'll take a fine meal served in the comfort of my home any day, any time.
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:50 AM   #8
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Restaurant. It's always nice to have food prepared for you, especially when you've been doing it for others.
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Old 07-14-2006, 04:23 AM   #9
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Restaurant. I love the experience of going somewhere special and not having to THINK about shopping for the food!
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:36 AM   #10
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I prefer dining at home, especially if everything that has been used go wash and dry themselves and go back to where they are stored all by themselves without my having to bother with them

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