How often do you prepare home cooked meals?

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  1. CWanamaker profile image95
    CWanamakerposted 13 years ago

    How often do you prepare home cooked meals?

    These days it seems more and more people are going to the fast food restaurants. Cooking is becoming a lost art.

  2. Lady In NC profile image39
    Lady In NCposted 13 years ago

    I do Once a day ,,Dinner .. If I can get by with it ,I'll order in : )

  3. prairieprincess profile image93
    prairieprincessposted 13 years ago

    Almost every day. Once every two weeks or so, we buy a meal somewhere. I enjoy cooking food, and it's so much less expensive. Better tasting, too!

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 13 years ago

    I can't remember the last time I cooked an entire meal.  It usually a combined effort between my husband and myself.  I don't really like fast food but I wish really good restaurants would deliver--I'd work extra hours to have that service.

  5. onegoodwoman profile image68
    onegoodwomanposted 13 years ago

    Twice a day, 6 days a week.

    We are on our own for lunch........hubby takes his, and I eat at work.

    I am a is my profession.

    Day 7 is an easy day (?) of many dishes to wash, and a refrigerator to clean!

    I honestly, do not recall the last "fast food" that I ate.......really, I don't.

    But, I was 16 before I ate my first pizza~~

  6. stars439 profile image59
    stars439posted 13 years ago

    Dear CWanamaker : I am a father of a crippled daughter. I am also disabled , and we live on a fixed income of my Social Security Dissability. I want go into the ailments.

    I normally cook a breakfast which requires biscuits, coffee, sometimes eggs, and meat.

    For dinner I often create recipes involving rice , and creative put together foods. I cook many things, and so does my wife.

    Cooking at home teaches family members how to save income. It is much cheaper to cook at home than to eat out, unless you can buy economical ready made meals that are good, and nutritious.

    I am not a great cook, but I do know how to save money, and how to buy food to save money. It is very important to provide your family the best bang for the buck when it comes to having food on the table.

    Kentucky Fried Chicken for example is delicious. We just love it, but I buy frozen chicken, thaw it out , and cook it myself. With thirty dollars I can prepare , and cook fifty pounds of chicken that will last my family a month with other meals. I also have enough cooked chicken to feed our nine cats, to add to their own food.

    Bread was $3 a loaf. I can make my own bread.

    Why buy two cans of expensive chili when you can cook a pot of it for a family. Use a little of it, and freeze the rest of it.

    We have been married forty years. Eating out is nice once in a while. Buying ready made food is nice if your working , and do not have much time to cook, but when you cook at home you save money.

    Good question you asked. God Bless You.

  7. CJ Andrews profile image85
    CJ Andrewsposted 13 years ago

    Do cookies count?

    If so then not enough.  But for well rounded meals 16-21 times a week.  The range b/c I don't consider the times we have cereal as cooking.

  8. Daffy Duck profile image61
    Daffy Duckposted 13 years ago

    Almost every night.  It's the healthiest and cheapest way to go.

  9. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 13 years ago

    I cook every single day, although that's not to say every meal.  It's so much more satisfying when you make your own pizza dough and pizzas, your own bread, your own soup, your own salads, your own everything.  I go to fast food places sometimes, but it's not my lifestyle.  I like being healthy and knowing what's going into my body.

  10. jpcmc profile image89
    jpcmcposted 13 years ago

    I make it a point that I cook for my wife everday.  Nothing beats a home-cooked meal.

  11. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    pretty much everyday. both my wife and i love to cook so eating at home is a pleasure not a chore.

  12. Bob Ewing profile image63
    Bob Ewingposted 13 years ago

    Most days I cook three meals, now and then evening meetings make that difficult, on weekends we sometimes go out or order in.

  13. Les Trois Chenes profile image82
    Les Trois Chenesposted 13 years ago

    A cooked meal every day for dinner. For lunch a simple meal of bread and cheese, baked potato, home made soup, salad etc. I buy ready made food rarely appart from bread.

  14. platinumOwl4 profile image71
    platinumOwl4posted 13 years ago

    This is one of the easiest questions to answer. I have meals prepared at home daily or I don't eat. I hate eating out for several reason. One I don't want to order,wait and the food is not as good as it was advertised. Two if the food happens to be good and I want more I must pay again. Therefore, I cook at home to eliminate these problems

  15. coachrj profile image61
    coachrjposted 13 years ago

    Personally, You should prepare home cooked meals every day...with an exception of treating yourself to going out for dinner with yourself, family, and/or friends.

    I am no expert in the health industry, however my wife and I try cooking 2-3 meals a day for our family of five. We very seldom get ill with anything...even the common cold, which isn't so common anymore. Seems the bugs in the common cold are getting mean, if you will.

    We try going to a variety of website to get ideas of what to cook, so we can get a variety of nutrition through all the different recipes.

    There is a fairly new website called which seems to be coming up with some healthy interesting ideas for meals and such...I wrote to them and they said they are coming up with a series for leftovers...amazing what you can do with leftovers...

    There is another site called ...unbelievable amounts of ideas.

    I could give you many others, but as you probably already know, one could get overwhelmed with info from the net. I would suggest following Get Self Sufficient and stay tuned to what they are coming up with. They are an interesting group of people working on this site from different parts of the globe...should add some "flavor" to the pun

    Take care...

  16. penlady profile image61
    penladyposted 12 years ago

    I cook a home cooked meal on Sundays so it can last a few days.  For me, that's my favorite day for  home cooked food.

  17. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 12 years ago

    We eat out  about 8 meals a month on average.
    I  organize or cook breakfast lunch and dinner for the other 74-or so, meals per  month, allowing for the fact that big breakfasts or lunches out, usually account for two meals in a day.  Leftovers, or "planned overs" become some lunches.
    Our nearest town has one fast food establishment, which we might patronize a couple of times a year.

  18. profile image0
    Rosemary Banksposted 12 years ago

    Not often anymore my husband took over the entire kitchen.

  19. RVDaniels profile image62
    RVDanielsposted 12 years ago

    Nearly every day. Since I retired, both my daughter and her husband work long days. I like to have a hot meal waiting when they come home.

  20. athena2011 profile image56
    athena2011posted 12 years ago

    I prepare a home cooked meal almost daily. In between we eat leftovers. I hardly ever buy food at fast food restaurants as it is mostly junk, not to mention a complete waste of money. Pollo Tropical would be one exception that we buy from maybe once a month or every other month.

  21. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
    crazyhorsesghostposted 12 years ago

    I love to prepare home cooked meals and I do it as often as possible. I often use my crock pot and I can cook some really good home cooked meals with my crock pot. If you use the crock pot you can have a meal ready and waiting on you when you get home.

  22. BlissfulWriter profile image72
    BlissfulWriterposted 12 years ago

    I always cook at least one meal at home everyday (usually breakfast).  Here is one that I cooked which is considered healthy... … ecipe-Meal

    Cooking at home is healthier.   Some restaurants cook with oils at high temperature.  I try to avoid high foods fried or cooked that way, because the oil oxidizes at this temperature and becomes very unhealthy.

    Sometimes I cook two meals.  But I rarely have time to cook three meals -- especially when I usually spread out my food intake by eating three lights meals and two snacks.

  23. breathe2travel profile image74
    breathe2travelposted 12 years ago

    Practically everyday.  It's healthier, and we enjoy eating at the family table together.

  24. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 12 years ago

    I prepare more home cooked meals than not...I would say, 97-99% of my meals are home cooked.


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