Out is the New In

I have a little crafty sign in my kitchen.

It's in the shape of a heart and inside are the words
MY FAVORITE RECIPE....EAT OUT.

It's true, i'm a sucker for eating out. I HEART it.

Not fast food, bleh. Restaurants. The kind where you sit, and rest.

And a nice girl or boy comes to your table and takes your order.

Then they bring you food, refills, more food. Sometimes dessert, and then the bill.

But best of all? Cooking and cleaning is done by others.

I may sound like a spoiled brat, but if the shoe fits, I'll wear it!

I have this love/hate relationship with cooking. My dad is a superb cook. My grandma, his mom, was also a great cook. I somehow wear the floaties in that gene pool.

I also don't have the gene to meticulously keep up my yard like he does either...but I digress.

See, I already hate talking about cooking that I changed the subject to landscaping.

The other day, burned my finger making potstickers. Apparently you're not supposed to stick your hand in the pan and manually flip the food without some sort of help.

I can screw up mac and cheese too. Really. Smooshie-noodle-mom, is what they call me.

They also call me a bunch of other things too.....

SEE?!? Another digression.

What was I talking about again?

Forget it. Hubby and I are going out to eat.

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  1. The Daily Blonde said...

    I like to cook but I do love to eat out...love the break. However, after dining out at a long standing, 5 star restaurant in my state last weekend, I'm not sure I'd be as excited about eating out in the near future. Posted about my run in with salmonella on my blog. But then again...no dishes to clean!

  2. Mama Dawg said...

    Yummm....ever since moving to the country, my choices to eat out are a mom and pop hamburger place, Subway or Sonic. I miss living in New Orleans with all the restaurants. Sigh.....

  3. Lindsay said...

    hehehe the floaties in the gene pool cracked me up!

  4. Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

    We eat out as well cause I did not even get floatie's I am flailing around in that pool looking for a way to survive. I suck at cooking!

  5. Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

    See Ilove going out to eat tooo but I also love to cooook!! lately weve been getting together friend more often so eating in is way cheaper!!! but WAAAAAY more mess..

  6. Christie said...

    I love to eat out, too. But not because I can't cook, but because I cannot stand cleaning up the kitchen afterwards. I am so looking forward to when I can say "I made it, you clean it".

  7. Christie said...

    I love eating out, too, but because I hate cleaning up. I can cook great. But the mess...meh. I can't wait until I can say "I made it, you clean it" to my kids. It doesn't seem to work on my husband.

  8. amelia bedelia said...

    I love to eat out, too, but I also LOVE to cook. It's the cleanup that I hate!!

  9. ♥ spoiled mommy ♥ said...

    Oh I love going out to eat as well & when you get wonderful service I am even that much happier.

  10. Irene said...

    I want that sign!! LOL. Sign me up for eating out any day. If we could afford it, we'd do it a lot more. No cleaning up, not to mention shopping, preparing the meals, etc...leaves so much more time to play and have fun!

  11. MOMMY-MOMO said...

    hehe. i agree. i like to eat out I just try not too.

  12. Swirl Girl said...

    "I somehow wear the floaties in that gene pool."

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    I love eating out too...nothing beats full service.

  13. April said...

    Girl.....I get full service at home.....finally, all my girls are old enough to clean off the table and load the dishwasher....I do still have to cook....UGH!

  14. Semi-Slacker Mom said...

    Ahhh! The joys of a sit down restaurant! If they only came with built-in babysitting!

  15. Khadra said...

    I heart eating out too. Someone else cleans the floor!! WOO HOO!! Im sure though that the restaurant staff cringes when they see us enter with 4 kids aged 6 and under lol!

  16. Cathie said...

    I love to cook. Adore it actually. I hate the clean up.

  17. Kate Burton said...

    I love it. I have small kids so when I say I want to go to a restaurant I have to specifically say that I want someone to SERVE me. Nice post.

  18. Janie at Sounding Forth said...

    I like eating at home...but then, I entertain customers, usually 3 meals/day.

    That can get tiring, really.

  19. Elaine A. said...

    I like to cook when it turns out good and my husband cleans up. Otherwise you're right, eating out is da bomb.

  20. Midwest Mommy said...

    I totally bombed dinner tonight. I made tortillas from scratch and let's just say they tasted like you were sucking on a salt shaker. Not good!

  21. The Mother said...

    You know the old joke: What do princesses make for dinner? Reservations.

  22. Jenni Jiggety said...

    I can't cook AT ALL Jenn. It's baddddd.

    I am all about eating out AND having food delivered!

  23. Keyona said...

    Smooshie-noodle-mom! So sad. :o)

  24. C ♥ said...

    I'm a huge cooking person. Baking---even better.

    But I'm a big eating out person too.

    There's something relaxing about having someone else wait on you. *Sigh* I'm so happy....

  25. wife.mom.nurse said...

    I love to eat out too.

    It makes me happy. I can cook so-so, but given a choice, grab the kids and the keys... we're eating out tonight!

    Have a great week!

  26. Jill said...

    I love to cook, though not recently - and I'm not sure if it's because it's a much bigger hassle doing it here - or because I just have food aversions.

    But eating out? LOVE it... especially when I can leave my kids at home and enjoy a meal w/o a meltdown! Is that so wrong?

  27. Christine said...

    AMEN!

  28. SparkleFarkle said...

    I, too, am allergic to all things kitchen. Merely touching the spine of a cookbook leaves me hived. I wish my mother-in-law delivered. She's sensational when it comes to doing whatever I've never been able to pull off with pots and pans.

  29. Elisa said...

    I enjoy cooking, but I like eating out better. The fact that we can all eat different things without me having to prep 4 different meals and dirtying up all pots in the kitchen makes my heart go all warm and gooey :-)

  30. Martha said...

    I love to cook when there is someone to really appreciate it (and do the dishes), but with me and the 12 year old, for the most part my talents are under appreciated, so we eat out way more often than we should... right now I'm dreading dinner, the kitchen is already a mess.

  31. Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

    Oooh...a girl after my own heart!

  32. Brea's Mommy said...

    Going out to eat is great, but I have to admit that I have kind of enjoyed cooking lately too. It is definitely a whole lot cheaper!

  33. Ali Blogger said...

    In the exact same boat. I suck at cooking and hate doing it. LOVE LOVE LOVE eating out.

  34. So Much More Than A Mom said...

    I'm SO with you. I really don't enjoy cooking at all. Unfortunately, one of the first cutbacks we made here in my house when I lost my big old fantastic job that allowed for eating out and a cleaning lady (I so miss her!) was less restaurant dining. So, now I have to cook more often. Damn economy! My favorite fridge magnet..."I can bring home the bacon but someone else is going to have to do the dishes". :) Love your blog!

  35. Mrs4444 said...

    We went out last night; it was wonderful. The restaurant was beautiful, the service was impeccable; they really made it clear that they appreciated us being there. The best part was that it was free ($100, on Grandma4444). Nice.

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