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Wednesday, August 01 2007
Now a day’s people are going out to eat more often, and spending more money to satisfy their cravings. People all have their favorite restaurants that we like to go out to eat at, and often times we will be willing to go out of our way just to go to certain ones to order your favorite meal.

What compels people to go out to certain restaurants over others though? Undoubtedly, it is a signature meal that they are in the mood for that particular night. One meal is all that it can take for restaurants to make a name for themselves and build a large customer following. Many restaurants are built completely around just one particular dinner or type of meal.

But what makes these meals so special, that we the consumer go out of our way to get. Chances are it is a secret sauce, a taste that you have never been able to create at home, or a style of food that you never thought that you could create. If you thought you could make it yourself at home, then you would. It would be a whole lot cheaper that is for sure, not to mention more satisfying that you created such a delicious meal all on our own.

Maybe you CAN create those tastes, and styles of foods right in your own home though. It all comes down to a willingness to try, and having the right resources at your disposal. But why would we want to do this when we can just go to the restaurant and pay someone else to do it? Well, there are a number of reasons, and I’ll tell you them right now.

The best reason is definitely the money that you will be saving by not going out to restaurants all of the time. Not only will you spend money on the food and drink that you purchase, but the gas to drive there. Also, if you have a big family, or even a modest family of four, you would be hard pressed to spend under fifty dollars for a night at your favorite restaurant.

The next great reason is that you can impress all of our friends and family with your new found cooking abilities. If you had a friend visiting from out of town that you knew loved Olive Garden bread sticks, you could make them some, and tell them how easily they could do it themselves. Perhaps there is a potluck coming up; why not bring some KFC style chicken that you made. The responses you will get are priceless.

Lastly, if you are watching your weight, you can control what goes into your favorite dishes. Instead of using gobs of butter, substitute some Olive Oil. Why use two percent milk when you can use non-fat milk to make that cream sauce that you love. You can maintain the great flavors, often times for half of the calories.

The question then becomes where and how can you learn to make the restaurant meals that you love. There are a number of places claiming to reveal all kinds of secret recipes to you, but you really need only one. You are bound to find a number of your favorite dishes that you can make right in your own home. Check out my resource box to find out more.

Posted by: Send a Meal AT 10:23 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email

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