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View Poll Results: How often do you eat out/get take out?
more than once a day 1 2.00%
once a day 3 6.00%
more than once a week 14 28.00%
once a week 11 22.00%
more than once a month 8 16.00%
once a month 5 10.00%
rarely or never 10 20.00%
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:14 PM   #31
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For awhile we were eating out (mostly fast food) too much because of convenience (out doing something or got home late from work), but we have gone back to a lot more home cooking. James loves my cooking (okay, so do I!) and it is so much cheaper. But Sunday after church we definitely eat out most of the time. We are hungry when we get out and we do like to eat out. Often on payday we will go out (Taco Bell or other fast food if we don't have much money or a nice Mexican restaurant or other sit-down place), but not so much anymore. Lately I think I could make enchiladas 3 times a week!

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Old 12-15-2006, 02:52 PM   #32
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I'd rather cook at home, but sometimes life and work just gets in the way. In the summer when my work is the most demanding I will eat out 3-4 times a month. When I go on fire assignments I eat out everyday for two weeks!! By the end of two weeks I am sick and bored with eating out.

During the winter when my work slows down, I spend more time cooking good meals at home. I really like to make soups, chili, stews, and casseroles. If I have company visiting we will go to a favorite restaurant.

When I go shopping in Reno, NV I always get Asian takeout because it is my favorite and there are not any Asian restaurants where I live. Plus by the time I shop all day, I am too tired to cook dinner.
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:05 PM   #33
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I like eating out but we don't do it all that often. 2 roudy kids makes it difficult to really enjoy.

We eat lunch out once or twice a week. Usually something quick and kid friendly. When all of us go into town for the day, we can't just run home to eat, so we grab something. In the summer, dh likes to pack a picnic and eat it at the park.

Very very rarely do we get take out.
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:12 PM   #34
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It varies, maybe between lunch and dinner to to three times a month, at most.

Recently an Irish pub, a decent regular Italian place (pasta and some fancier dishes), and a tapas place opened up in our area (used to be eleven years ago when we moved in, the whole town only had five or six restaurants, all boring). So we have enjoyed the occasion and have been going out a bit more.

We don't have fancy places around here, which we would like, and usually don't want to drive 50 or 60 miles for a dinner, no matter how elegant.

Those we have to save for vacation.

Fortunately we both like cooking so eating at home is not a problem.

We go out for the relaxation more than for the food, we could do most of that at home.
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:20 PM   #35
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Irish pub, auntdot? in our area? you must tell all!
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Old 12-16-2006, 03:18 AM   #36
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If you count Costco samples then weather permitting several times a week. the Demo workers are a great support group for me. Other than that only when one of my group of friends have a birthday. Trying to drop a few pounds so I usually grab something here..like tonight I had popcorn for dinner...LOL
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Old 12-16-2006, 08:20 AM   #37
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I love to cook and I love to eat out. But the offerings are so pitiful where we live, we do not eat out hardly ever. If I eat out, I want above average food, and that is not available out here in the boonies.
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Old 12-16-2006, 02:47 PM   #38
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If it's a work day, I'll eat twice at work from the restaurants. If I'm off, I'll probably eat out at least once. So in a typical 7 day week, I'll eat out around 12-14 times.
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:07 PM   #39
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No real decent place to eat out where I live. I live in a small town and the quality of most of the eating places is a bit hit and miss (more miss than hit unfortunately). So I usually only eat out or get take out if I am not at home.
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