Homemade vs. Fast Food- the Deliciousness of Both

Fast Food and Favorites

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Gracie Greenfield, Writer

 Dinner is probably my favorite meal, probably because it’s usually the least dependent on my cooking skills. I mean, yes, I do enjoy cooking and preparing meals, and I have made meals (including dinner) before. The only thing for me is that they seem to take so much time! I mean, why would I spend 30 minutes of my lunch break to make mac and cheese when pouring a bowl of Cheerios takes less than a minute? But since dinner is the one meal that is least commonly prepared by me, I like it better. Also, having a full meal instead of just a banana probably contributes to this as well. I love (most) homemade recipes that are often prepared for dinner at our house- tacos, chili, enchiladas, and burgers come to mind. But while I love all these foods, I also highly enjoy eating food from restaurants. I enjoy both eating in restaurants like Olive Garden and On the Border and bringing food home from places like Chick Fil A and Chipotle, though it’s been more of the latter recently. So which do I enjoy more?

See, anyone who knows me knows that I can be a very indecisive person, especially when it comes to picking favorites. So instead of choosing one, I’m going to compare the two and let you decide. The obvious advantage that food from restaurants has is the fact that it’s prepared by a chef who has a lot of practice. Also, you can get more of a variety with food from restaurants. Think about it- there are so many different foods to choose from just from one restaurant, whereas if you are making food from home, then you need a good, easy recipe that you have the skills and ingredients to cook. On the other hand, food from home may last longer, and you can also know the specific amounts of food that you need to make. How many times have you gone to a restaurant and you can’t finish because there’s too much food? That can be avoided by a bit of practice cooking at home. Also, with cooking from home you can prepare a food the exact way that tastes good to you. And finally, you get the pleasure of knowing that it was all you when the meal tastes good. 

So in conclusion, I can see the positives on both sides of the argument and am not going to make a decision right now about which is my favorite. I like having both options, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way.