For many, cooking at home is the way to go. Some, on the other hand, have trouble boiling water and can ruin soup. The only times I have eaten out in the last 2-3 years is when someone gives me a gift card to a restaurant that I can't sell for near the face value. Even then, it usually costs more than the card + $5-7 for tax and tip for me and my girlfriend. I like to grill the family packs of chicken or ribs and eat for 4-6 days.