Some years ago my guy and I were visiting my mother in which other family members were there, too. My sister questioned me about the contents of my refrigerator and my guy pulled out his American Express credit card and said “Here is her refrigerator!” Some years later, another special guy laughed when I suggested preparing a meal for him and exclaimed “You’ll cook? That’s funny because you eat out every night!” The fact is I absolutely love to eat out.
We all eat at least 21 meals a week. Currently, I eat the average of 7 meals a week at a restaurant – whether it is a full-service restaurant or a fast food restaurant. This rate is the lowest for me. There was a time in the past where I ate 14 out of 21 meals at full-service restaurants. Living in the Greater Houston area, it is very easy to enjoy a variety of food at different restaurants without becoming bored. Also, I will drive 70 miles to enjoy a fabulous Sunday brunch like the offerings at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas (http://wp.me/plATX-20). My decision to eat out at a full-service restaurant is usually because I am attending a social event or meeting some friends and I pick up something at a fast-food restaurant because it is convenient on a day when I want to write or read after the “day job”.
I have a wonderful group of friends and we gather together to eat out and chat (thus the name of this blog site!). The gatherings have evolved to choosing restaurants that offer healthy, tasty meals which alleviates my guilty conscience about eating out. I am a social person who treasures variety in life so I will always eat some of my weekly meals out on the town.