I’m in the Bay Area and it’s kind of my first time living alone without family.
I’ve never cooked since moving here. I don’t even own pot and pans and other cooking material. I eat at work on weekdays and order food through DoorDash on weekends/holidays.
I’m just wondering how unusual this is. Is anyone else doing this?
- Google SgfruSeems like it's the norm in Bay Area for young people like you. I really don't get it. The amount of money you are wasting is astonishing, over a lifetime. Not to mention the delta on your health and the environmental waste from the packaging and delivery.
- That argument is weak. 1) It only calcs out if you would realistically spend that extra saved time earning money. Since you're on salary, you wouldn't. You aren't going to make extra money in that extra ten minutes you didn't spend cooking dinner. 2) Cooking takes nearly the same amount of time as going out to Subway or Chipotle once you learn how.Feb 264
- Cooking's not hard but can be time-consuming. Gotta buy groceries, cook, clean, etc. Could use up an extra hour or more per day unless you meal prep, but then you're usually stuck eating the same meal over and over again and you'll be reheating non-fresh food.
Thanks to FB's food not only do I get an extra hour to relax, go out, etc everyday, but I also get a nice variety of good-tasting, relatively healthy mealsFeb 262
- Not that uncommon. I recommend and instant pot and an accompanying cook book. Very easy to pick up and really good eating
- Splunk GameOfThormoreI am on the same boat. And for cooking for one person is hard and time consuming.
- Salesforce pismo10During the last two years, i started to eat out every day after cooking often for many years. My cholesterol and blood pressure skyrocketed suddenly this year after always being perfect. Its a terrible habit to get in to and I regret it.
I used to be able to cook, eat, and finish cleaning for myself within 45 min. Also leftovers reduces that time for days which you are not cooking. It is not a waste of time if you develop standard meals consisting of simple composition...a meat, veggie, and carb. This is often shorter than how long it takes me to go to chipotle, eat and come back.
- I agree. I wasn't losing weight even though I was working out often. I didn't pay much attention to it until I ran into some health problems. Then I was kinda forced to cook at home (I used to do that earlier but had given up on it recently) and my health improved. I lost some weight. I still don't like to cook but I do it because I could see the benefit. Also, previously I wondered where all my money went away. Now that I am cooking at home, I know where it went without me realizing it.
- New / EngsparkedLast year was the first year in US history where more money was spent eating out than on cooking at home
- I do the same thing as you. Saves me so much time. Sure you could do the whole "meal prep all your meals on sunday" thing, but I've tried (before FB) and you mostly end up eating the same reheated meals over and over again that aren't even fresh anymore.
Free food is a staple at any tier 1-2 companies these days.