How often do you eat out? I don’t eat out so much. I go to restaurants maybe two or three times a month. When I was younger, I used to go almost every night. I worked in a language school. I finished work at 9:00pm, and I was often tired. It was easier to go to the Italian restaurant across the road from the language school than to go home and cook. I always went with other teachers, so it was not only convenient, but fun. We could relax and chat after work.
Of course, I could have made food in the morning before going to work, and put it in the refrigerator. I tried this for a while, but I didn’t continue. Actually, I don’t like cooking. I’m not very good at it, and I don’t look forward to it. When I cook, I make easy dishes, like vegetable soup, steamed vegetables or vegetable pasta.
When I eat out, my friends and I tend to go to the same restaurants. We have a favourite deli-type restaurant, a favourite coffee shop which serves Italian food, and a favourite shop which makes a wonderful Egyptian dish called Kushari.
Of course, eating out is expensive, so I don’t go to these restaurants regularly. Sometimes when I am really tired, I feel like eating out, but then I think about the cost. When I don’t feel like cooking, I buy something at the convenience store. I try not to do this too often because I know it is bad for my health.
I must make an effort to cook more at home. It will be good for my health and also for my wallet.
Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press