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Just wondering how many of you agree with me....homemade food is the best! No store-boughten foods can begin to compare with what we make from scratch at home. Am I right, Ladies.....and Gentlemen?!
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Homemade is the Best!!

posted at 10/27/2010 4:50 PM EDT
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Just wondering how many of you agree with me....homemade food is the best!
No store-boughten foods can begin to compare with what we make from scratch at home. Am I right, Ladies.....and Gentlemen?!

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posted at 10/27/2010 6:12 PM EDT
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm .... well, USUALLY.  Laughing
Sometimes I love to buy some fried chicken and potato salad at a  local grocery store's deli.
Sometimes I love to swing by a local drive-in and get a roast beef sandwich.
Sometimes I love to go out to breakfast with a group of friends.
Sometimes I love to 'wave a frozen pizza.
Am I lazy or what?

Re: Homemade is the Best!!

posted at 10/29/2010 11:14 PM EDT
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You Are 100% right Carol there is nothing like homemade real honest to goodness food.I do enjoy going out for dinner,but that gets old too.My favorite time is when we are all home and sit down to enjoy a good meal together.

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posted at 1/21/2011 8:26 AM EST
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Homemade food is wonderful.  Some times we need to use prepared foods because of time restraints.  Semi homemade can be good too.

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posted at 1/21/2011 9:41 AM EST
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You are right, home made is the best. I love the taste, the freshness and it's health too!

Re: Homemade is the Best!!

posted at 1/21/2011 10:46 AM EST
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"Arguments" can be made on both sides.
I love home made meals.  I love going out to eat with friends and or family.  I do use some "convenience" items making meals but I try to keep it at a minimum.
I now have my grandson convinced the only way to make his Mac-N-Cheese is to start with a white sauce add seasonings and cheese.  But in a "pinch" a boxed mac-n-cheese can be adjusted to make it better, not great but better,seasonings, more cheese add to the flavor. 
There is nothing like a good home made soup and a loaf of bread from the oven.
I don't know anyone that uses a jar of pasta sauce with out adding onions, peppers, meat and other ingredients.  But the jar saves time and makes it easier to put a meal on the table.  On a weekend when you have hours then you can make a pasta sauce from "scratch". 
Some of the convenience products are pretty basic, check ingredient labels, if the ingredients can be pronounced by a 5 year old I think you're pretty safe that there are few additives in it.

Re: Homemade is the Best!!

posted at 1/21/2011 12:04 PM EST
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I love anything homemade.  It just seems to taste better (especially when someone else makes it).

However, I do enjoy some foods that aren't homemade.  Of course, that's probably because I didn't have to make it.

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posted at 1/21/2011 1:36 PM EST
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I love anything homemade.  It just seems to taste better (especially when someone else makes it). However, I do enjoy some foods that aren't homemade.  Of course, that's probably because I didn't have to make it.
Posted by debbie b

Debbie B, is that why hamburgers at places like Red Robin and Fudruckers taste so much better than the ones you make at home?  You don't have to make the burgers, set the table, clear the table, clean the pan and dishes. 
Not to mention at home I wouldn't make fries but I will eat some when we go out.
Thinking about it there are some things that I can't make at home, a good Gyro sandwich is one thing that comes to mind.   

Re: Homemade is the Best!!

posted at 1/21/2011 1:52 PM EST
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i agree to some degree that most homemade food is the best, but I have had some homemade food that wasn't so great from someone I knew who made it or from me try a new recipes that my family and I end up not like it after all. For those recipes I end up never making it again. I do make some homemade recipes, that I make over and over again, and I know my family and I devour it. Sometime I do buy store pre-made brand foods that taste just as good and its quick to make especially when I don't have time to make a fancy meal.

Re: Homemade is the Best!!

posted at 1/21/2011 1:53 PM EST
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Nine times out of ten homemade is the best!!! We make just about every thing homemade!! Not to mention in most cases it's cheaper and much more healthy!!

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posted at 1/21/2011 2:41 PM EST
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In Response to Homemade is the Best!!:
Just wondering how many of you agree with me....homemade food is the best! No store-boughten foods can begin to compare with what we make from scratch at home. Am I right, Ladies.....and Gentlemen?!
Posted by CAROL B


I agree so when can you come to my house to cook?  LOL

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posted at 1/23/2011 2:53 PM EST
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I agree 100% with you.As long as the homemade is made by someone that can cook or bake.Carol are you okay? I have not seen a post from you in awhile..Miss you.

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posted at 1/23/2011 4:18 PM EST
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CAROL B ; Yes, diffinitely, fort he most part.But over the years, ( 27 ) since becomming disabled; I've found a  f ew store boughen treasures nearly as good as I ever made( inferior to my Nana's though);  of items   I am no longer able to prepare
( I've really tried)Embarassed
I now limit my efforts to those many things I make better than anybody including my Nana   "RIP" Kiss Sometimes; a pinch of this or that & a special touch can turn store boughten into (nearly) homemade.
I  truely believe that if she were stil alive;I could easily teach her to make"my few  specialties" just as she taught me to prepare hers, many years agoSmile
 I believe  the "secret" to homemade food's superior quality  is that it is made w/ quality ingredients & lots  of LOVE  If the cook is in a "foul"mood the food prepared, will reflect  that & taste foul as well; in other words: put aside"your attitude" & cook w/love for both  the task & those that will be consuming the food/meal   Tongue out
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Just wondering how many of you agree with me....homemade food is the best! No store-boughten foods can begin to compare with what we make from scratch at home. Am I right, Ladies.....and Gentlemen?!
Posted by CAROL B

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posted at 1/23/2011 4:42 PM EST
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 NANCY G ; As a RETIRED HOME CONOMICS  TEACHER; I think you are not lazy; just smart enough to be aware of your own human limitations( see my post below/aboveUndecided  If you are exhausted; time pressured or stressed out; picking up" to go" is proably the kindest thing you can do for yourself & your family.Trying to prepare a meal  under less than "ideal" circumstances; puts your self & the home prepared  meal "at risk". Tongue out Even in days gone by; those who could, bought bread & pies from a baker sausages from sausage making  butcher  and jams from a neighbor lady who had" that special touch" w/ jsms& jellies. 

NO GUILT; please; feed your loved ones as best you can;do what needs doing in your community or on your job & take care of yourself  Innocentor you won't be able to take care of everything & everyone elseTongue outKiss
In  Response to Re: Homemade is the Best!!:
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm .... well, USUALLY.  Sometimes I love to buy some fried chicken and potato salad at a  local grocery store's deli. Sometimes I love to swing by a local drive-in and get a roast beef sandwich. Sometimes I love to go out to breakfast with a group of friends. Sometimes I love to 'wave a frozen pizza. Am I lazy or what?
Posted by Nancy G

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posted at 1/26/2011 11:56 PM EST
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I agree that Homemade is best.  You know what went into the food and you make it with love for your family.

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posted at 1/27/2011 6:20 AM EST
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Yes, homemade is the best but...if you are short on time or doing something wonderful, stopping in a store and getting a roasted chicken and preparing only the salad, store bought can be good. I sometimes add my own spices to soups etc. just to make it more homemade tasting.

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posted at 1/27/2011 8:06 AM EST
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I like to make the soup homemade because it is they best .

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posted at 4/2/2011 7:05 PM EDT
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I like home made foods.  But I love to have food already prepared for me when I have been working all day.  That is when I fell in love with my slow cooker.  It is possibly the best of both worlds.  Especially if you use a crock pot liner to make clean up easier too.

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