Saturday, October 27, 2007

Eating out cheaper than cooking?

There was an article on the front page of MSN today on Is eating out cheaper than cooking?

Of course eating out is not cheaper than cooking. I am certain that there are somethings where it is, but in the overall scheme of things, not so much.

I noticed in the article that the problem here seems to be these people's choices. For instance, the one woman in the article said she dines out because of the cost of groceries. The example she gave was buying chicken wings at the store and it being $8. Of course, she could have got a whole bag of frozen Tyson chicken breasts from the freezer section for around $9. She was just making bad choices in what she was buying.

2 comments:

Debo Hobo said...

I saw this article as well. You make a lot of great points. Eating out does cost more because you are paying for the business' overhead which is included in the cost of the meal, then you have to tip the staff and vallet attendant, pay for gas to get there and back, that must have cute outfit to wear there don't forget the new hairdo etc.

No, but seriuosly though, selecting a cut of meat and other ingredients with cost and value in mind is the way to go.

shawna said...

Oh yeah, I wasn't even thinking about the tip...