(Closed) Spinoff: What’s “cooking” in your household?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: What Type Of Cook Are You?
    Type A: prepackaged and/or prefrozen meals : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Type B: All homemade from fresh ingredients : (28 votes)
    33 %
    Type C, but more prepackaged and/or prefrozen : (16 votes)
    19 %
    Type C, but more homemade : (41 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Can I come over for dinner? Sounds nom nom 😛

    Anyways, we do a combo of things. If I am using anything prepackaged, we add veggies or what not to it.

    Post # 4
    2313 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Type B. My mom always told me there are shortcuts you just don’t take, like boxed mashed potatoes or minute rice. Occasionally I will eat a Digiorno pizza but that’s pretty much the extent of my use of pre-packaged food for dinner.

    Post # 5
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We try and make most of our stuff with fresh ingredients instead of buying frozen food. If we are too lazy to cook we usually pick up take out or something.

    Post # 6
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    Pretty much everything we make is homemade with fresh ingredients, but we do use some pre-made stuff. For examply, I make my own tomatoe sauce but buy pasta. Make my own lasagna, turkey burgers, stir fry, etc. The onyl pre-packaged food we ever buy is the Morningstar “chicken” pattis. So yum, and so good for a quick dinner.

    Post # 7
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Definitely Type B! I feel like a failure if I pick up prepackaged food, lol–I don’t consider that cooking, but more on  the same lines of getting take out. When I cook, I make everything from scratch (not like my own chicken stock or own pasta though!). It honestly usually doesn’t take that long, and I feel much more accomplished.

    Post # 8
    3520 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Definitely Type B–Fi and I both love to cook!

    Post # 9
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I do mostly homemade stuff, but I have no shame in steaming up some ready-made dumplings, using prego pasta sauce as a base, or grilling up some frozen veggie/beef burgers! Have you tried CPK frozen pizzas? Delicious!   

    Post # 10
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We mostly use homemade everything because I love cooking! I make my own sauce, potatoes, rice But there are certain things I buy premade like Jelly, Mayo, e.t.c I dont make my own pasta, I buy fresh pasta from the store. but I dont buy ready cooked meals, LIke a precooked lasagna that just pops in the oven; thats not for me.

    @ohheavenlyday: I cannot stand powdered mashed potato or minute rice.. it just has a certain taste to it!


    Post # 11
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I usually make things from scratch, but I don’t mind things like premade pie crusts or using frozen veggies occasionally instead of fresh for convenience. When we’re lazy we also have some go-to frozen foods like Central Market pizzas, frozen pumpkin ravioli, or boxed pad thai mix.

    The prepackaged stuff usually has tons of sodium, so we try to go for fresh stuff as much as we can…but getting home from work at 7 doesn’t always leave me totally motivated! I do love the crockpot, too, because it usually allows us to make something homemade that’s ready when we get home exhausted from work!

    Post # 12
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    B & C, depending what I have time for.

    Post # 13
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I try not to buy pre-packaged anything. No frozen meals in my house!! I make everything from scratch, including salad dressing. Yesterday we had homemade potato salad, spinach salad, vegetable and steak kabobs on the bbq. I even made bbq sauce from scratch. We go out to eat about once a month, but RARELY eat fast food. McDonald’s is limited to a couple times a year. However, I do buy alot of frozen fruits and vegetables. A fresh salad is a must for every meal. I am totally obsessed with what we eat, I have two kids and it definitely wasn’t like this before they were born. I used to eat popcorn for breakfast and chocolate bars for lunch

    Post # 14
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I am a B – but sometimes a C, in that I will “cook” a pre-packaged meal, but its funny because I don’t condsider it “cooking” its my lazy I don’t want to cook meal.

    For when I do cook, I pretty much make all my own sauces, seasonings, and mix marinades. Fresh meats (I hate the pre-cut/ meats, like for fajitas that have the chicken or beef cut up already) and fresh sides.

    But, for work we do take frozen meals for lunch – so the fresh meals are only for dinner.

    Post # 15
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    B – because I LOVE cooking and it’s so much more fun making all of your own stuff!

    Post # 16
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m a type C with probably more pre-packaged stuff.  Darling Husband is definitely Type B though!

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