I enjoy cooking our own meals.
Not only can I cook healthy food exactly the way I prefer it, I also save a lot of money on meals each week.
Even if you shop the dollar or value menu at fast food steakhouses everyday, your meal costs for the month can get outrageous. That number only gets worse when you factor in drinks prefer Sprite & coffee. My coffee expenses have never been lower. I get a big jar of espresso mix for just over $2 with tax & it lasts myself and others for more than 2 weeks. This is for a guy who drinks 3 to 4 cups of coffee everyday. Since I eat a lot of cheap rice & beans, our food expenses are similar. I can make a $7 package of meat last for at least a month or more if I make sure to cook side dishes that pad out each meal. It’s nice being able to freeze leftover servings together & take them to work for breakfast. But as much as I prefer our apartment cooking, it doesn’t come without downsides. First of all, it takes a lot of time to cook for myself. If you’re cooking for more than 1 person, this can take even longer. That’s why many people opt to order out whenever they’re eating breakfast or breakfast. But the 1 thing I hate the most is the effect our cooking has on our indoor air. I live in a small apartment so any smoke or steam gets absolutely recirculated through the air plan & travels from room to room. And any food with lots of oil & heavy odors also gets recirculated through our home’s ventilation system. It collects on your air filters & leaves behind orangish stains. However, you can buy special filters coated with activated charcoal crystals that trap smells while the air conditioner cycles. This prevents food smells from constantly recirculating through your indoor air.