One of the reasons we enjoy dining outside is that it’s often portrayed in movies, TV shows, and commercials. Think about it: When was the last time you saw an individual or a group of people gathered together in a dining room enjoying their meals? Most of the time, when a person eats at home, and that scene is shown on TV or the big screen, the mood that the scene tries to exude is that of loneliness or boredom. That is why so many people prefer to eat outside. Eating outside is fun; eating at home is dull.
Unfortunately, people who think that eating at home is dull and boring are losing out on the many benefits of dining inside the comfort of one’s home. Here are just some of those benefits:
It’s less expensive
The most obvious advantage of eating at home is that it is less costly than dining at a restaurant. You can cook your own food, or you can have chef-made meals delivered to your house, which is still cheaper than dining outside. Also, if you eat out, you’ll also spend on gas if you’re taking the car. You’ll spend on commuting if you need to take the train or bus.
It’s not a big hassle
In addition to that, you’ll have to deal with the hassle of dining with a lot of other people who might not have the same dining etiquette as you—talking at the top of their voice while eating, letting the fork scrape the plate hence making sounds that can make you cringe, and not closing their mouth when chewing.
If you want to dine at home but you’re too tired to cook or you don’t know how, don’t fret. You can always have chef-made meals delivered to your home, giving you the advantage of eating food worthy of being served at a restaurant inside the comfort of your home.
You get to control the size of the meal
Another benefit of eating at home is that you get to control how much you’re going to eat, so there’s less wastage. If you eat out, you’ll have to eat whatever the restaurant serves you. Oftentimes, their portions are large.
If you’re not a heavy eater, you might end up eating only half of what you have ordered. You’ll either have to take it home and end up throwing it away because it doesn’t taste good anymore after you have microwaved it or leave it at the restaurant and spend hours afterwards regretting your decision because that meal is kind of expensive.
You get to bond with your family
Another advantage of dining inside your home is that you get to spend more quality time with your family. Dinnertime with the family is important. It’s not just a time to eat, but it’s also a time for the whole family to gather together and learn more about each other’s lives and daily accomplishments. It’s at dinnertime when your mother gets to tell your father about the medals you have won at school. Also, it is when you find out that your daughter has gotten accepted at Harvard. You learn that your wife has gotten the promotion she’s been striving to get for the past six months over dinner.
These benefits make eating at home better than dining at a restaurant. So before you decide to book a reservation at the local steak house, why don’t you buy some T-bones at the grocery store and cook them at home or have chef-made meals delivered to your home.