Food. Is probably the only thing in the world that people need to survive but also can really enjoy. Sure, a roof over your head is convenient and enjoyable but you don’t need it to survive. Having a carpet cleaning company out to clean your floors is obviously not a necessity. Clothes, same. Money, same but I know that a few of you would totally disagree with that. Food, is essential but more importantly, enjoyable. We all love food, it has become more than a survival instinct, it’s social. We eat everyday, multiple times a day. Sure, some people can go longer than others without eating, sometimes days. However, they have to eat sometime. Some people eat all day long. Some people eat too much and some don’t eat enough. Point is, we all eat.
If you’re health conscience or money conscience, you eat at home a lot. If you’re not, you eat out most often. Eating at home can be boring if you’re like me and don’t have the patience to cook, so you eat hotdogs, mac and cheese, waffles, easy stuff. If you can cook or you have a significant other at home that is an amazing cook, like my husband, you can eat a spectacular meal. I have always hated meatloaf. Some of you don’t even have to ask why. When my husband cooked it for me one night, being the brat that I am sometimes, I told him not to get upset if I didn’t like it. Well I liked it, and now I actually crave meatloaf. Go figure. The down side is that there is a lot of work to do. Not hard work by any means. Scatterbrains like me who can’t focus on a task to long tend to burn food. If I get to many things going at once something is getting burned, especially ifI have something in the oven, that is definitely going to be crispy. Out of sight, out of mind. I have learned to like all dishes well done.
“Let’s go out to eat”, magic words. No cooking, no dishes, easy peasy. Harder on your body and wallets but wonderful just the same. We all love to eat out. To have someone else cook for us, bring it to us and take it away from us. “You need a refill? Sure, here you go”. Wonderful. Thank you. We all are willing to pay the price for someone else to do that task for us. If you’re like me, you probably get the same thing everywhere you go. Or at least the same thing at the same restaurant. You get it because you know you’re going to like it. You’ve tried being adventurous with your food selection only to have been disappointed. Maybe because the dish itself was bad or deep down you really wanted the same but decided to be different and it failed miserably. So you stick to the same thing. Probably the same dish you would eat at home but it tastes so much better because you didn’t have to do any of the work!