Five Card Story: Going out to eat vs making your own food.

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It is much easier to go out somewhere to eat and is less time consuming; however, learning how to cook from scratch can be rewarding. The food comes out tasting better. You are bettering yourself by working on your skills. Lastly The cost of the food can be less.

The amount of work that goes into cooking can be frustrating. Messing up a recipe will have you feeling like giving up. If you mess up it can feel like money down the drain. If someone tries food you made and they don’t like it, it can feel terrible. It can feel like you wasted time. It is worth the frustration though. Once you figure out the fundamentals of cooking you can cook for friends and family, and yourself. The feeling is deeper than if you were to just go out and purchase food.

It is easier to go out and buy food instead of cooking it yourself. You don't have to worry about cleaning up. There is less time commitment. People need to save time because they must balance their free time with their current life. Sometimes the time is just not there for people, so it becomes more appealing to eat fast food than it is to cook it yourself. Cleaning dishes every time can be exhausting. Putting away dishes is repetitive and annoying. The worst part about putting away dishes is the Tupperware. The lids always get out of place and can be highly frustrating to deal with. Sometimes after spending a few hours cooking and having to clean up afterwards can be a real pain. The fridge is a whole other problem where it gets full of any leftovers and needs to be cleaned out. Then you must worry about cleaning the kitchen. There is a lot of commitment and time that goes into it, so it is important to learn skills to lessen all that.

The end result is highly rewarding. Cooking for other people is fulfilling. The food you worked so hard on has come to its final phase, and you can finally enjoy it. The taste of something delicious can make that moment even more special, and the fact that it was self-made can be a point of pride. Buying all the components to a recipe and cooking it yourself can cost less if you were to buy it at a restaurant. Something I’ve spent time making from scratch are homemade cookies, and homemade bread. Making bread from scratch was hard to learn but highly rewarding. I felt a sense of accomplishment whenever bread turned out. Another thing that is good is homemade cookies. They can be delicious and good gifts for your friends. In a way successfully making homemade bread is a bit therapeutic and can bring peace to the constant chatter in your head. Even though there may be mistakes and a shadow of doubt casted early on while learning to make bread, something more meaningful and productive is on the horizon.

Homemade pasta is another item to enjoy. Even though it is a ton of work to make homemade pasta it tastes better than store bought pasta. The sense of accomplishment from making homemade pasta trumps the feeling of making store bought pasta because it is something that you created. The hard work time and effort put in will be in every bite. There is a ton of work that goes into cooking that can dissuade people, but if you put in the effort to learn the experience can teach you new skills, impress others, and can save you some money and eat delicious food.

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