(I realize not everyone shares my proclivity for dependence and shirking responsibility. . . .)
But daily life.
As much as I'm tempted to be an evangelist for home cooking and family dinners, there's a price to pay in time, money, energy, calories. People I know who don't cook a lot have much cleaner houses than I do.
So here are the issues:
1) fine dining is decadent--love it but feel guilty doing it
2) most affordable restaurant food isn't very good, or prepared under ignomious circumstances, or terrible for you
3) home cooking is the best, but sometimes i feel oppressed when i'm cleaning up and still have laundry, homework and practicing, and bedtime routines to do with the kids
4) it's hard for me not to over eat when i'm cooking a lot--sometimes just because i spent so much time cooking!
5) sitting down to dinner with my family everyday is usually my favorite time of the day, but sometimes i feel cranky when i've been rushing to prepare a meal
6) we need sound absorption in our kitchen
Talk to me about dining. Are you morally opposed to a fancy dinner out? How do you solve your dinner dilemmas? Diet issues? What's your fantasy meal? Your ideal dinner?
Talk to me people. (DNC, jr., my bro, are you out there?)