As long as I've been writing here at Food Lush, I've been quite honest about my ... lack of interest in cooking. When you don't have a large family, cooking can often feel like a waste if it's not something you find particularly enjoyable. And as someone who has less than positive feelings for most leftovers, it is not often cost effective. I do actually have decent cooking skills when I'm in the mood, but I'm, uh, not often in the mood.
Of course, there are downsides to all of this. I spend entirely too much money on food. On average, I eat out 7 or 8 times each week. I get a salad at a restaurant every single day because the ones I make are not up to par. And then I almost always eat out for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. I've been working at bringing my lunch to work, or going home for lunch, more regularly. But then I end up making that an excuse to treat myself to a restaurant dinner. And then there's my frozen yogurt habit. It's an expensive problem.
Then there's dessert. From the day I started college, and had access to unlimited frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, and whatever other delicious sweet treat was available in the dining hall, I've needed a sweet bite to finish every meal. This is bad enough on its own, but then I also often have little sweet bites at my desk during the day. I'm addicted to sugar, and my semi-regular committment to giving up sweets usuall lasts about 6 hours.
So I am alone in my addictions? How often do you eat out for meals each week? How often do you indulge in desserts? If your answer isn't 14, well, I'm not sure if we can be friends.