Do you mostly prepare your meals at home or do you eat out more?
We rarely eat out. Would rather relax at home, plus we both like cooking. I really like cooking, she kinda likes it. BUT… we kinda cheat. We use Blue Apron, and we LOVE it. Here is why. We want to eat at home, and be together, and I want to cook. However, we both work SO much, that even going to the store just isn’t practical. My 8 hour job used to keep me away from home for 12 hours. The commute was brutal (admittedly, our fault for moving 20 miles out of town. Still worth it, though) We live way out in the sticks. Blue Apron sends us the groceries and recipes. Always delicious, and they always look at least as good as the picture.
When you are super busy, even planning healthy and yummy meals is just a time suck. Blue Apron does that for us. This is not a paid endorsement, but I heartily endorse them. Meals cost exactly $10 per person. That covers shipping and everything.
Is there a time of day when you are more likely to buy food already prepared?
Lunch. I don’t want to think, and I can’t cook (I am at work). I just want to eat, so I can get back to work. Plus, my lunch break is only 30 minutes.
What is your average weekly grocery bill (for how many people)? What is your total restaurant/fast food bill for an average week?
Food bill? Geesh, I don’t know. Blue Apron is $10 a meal. They send us 3 meals every week, designed for 2 people. The rest of what we spend? Too much of a variable. Plus, we are lucky enough that we don’t have to count those pennies. It’s why we work so damn much.
What is your favorite meal to prepare at home?
Anything on the stove with onions. Chicken or beef. You simply can NOT have enough onions. I not only chop fresh onions for every meal, I always use onion powder as well. Bonus irrelevant point… I always chop fresh onions… by hand. I use NO gadchets or shortcuts. I love chopping food. I have a food processor, and never touch it. Wanna know a trick for chopping onions and not crying? There is none. Stop being such a pussy.
Ok, amendment. I have read that a sharp knive is better. I use good knives, and I sharpen them every single time I use them… before AND after. Well, I don’t sharpen, I hone. Buy some decent knives (spend a $100 or a bit more, but not a Thousand) and treat them well. They will last you forever. My knives are at least 10 or 15 years old. Keep them clean, always keep them sharp, and never ever put them in the fucking washing machine. EVER. I don’t care what the commercial says you can do. And why are you buying knives from a commercial?
What is your favorite meal to order in a restaurant?
Filet mignon. Nothing compares to it, and I don’t trust myself to do it right at home.