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It is so simple

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:42 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
why do I go to Arby's, when making Roast Beef at home (or whatever you call it when you heat a 4 lb sirloin tip roast at 400f until med rare, rubbed down with olive oil and herbs, and s&p, and garlic.)

And the cost is fractional

Lazy? It take more time and effort to go to Arbys.
Variety? Yeah, that's probably it. I do eat the same things all week, week in and out during the day at work. Mostly pretty decent stuff like cheese, fruit, yogurt, canned fish, brcolli, spniach, peppers. And occassionaly sandwiches. So, for dinners, eating out gives more opportuninty for variety. We'll eat out 2-3x week.

But back to that Roast Beef. It was really good and simple.

Re: It is so simple

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:23 pm
by KenDowns
Cooking is cool.

Re: It is so simple

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:30 pm
by robertscott
Oscar_Actuary wrote:We'll eat out 2-3x week.
dude that must cost you a fortune.

get better at cooking

Re: It is so simple

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:06 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
robertscott wrote:
Oscar_Actuary wrote:We'll eat out 2-3x week.
dude that must cost you a fortune.

get better at cooking
I'm better at making money :grin:

no but really, 2-3x is not much in cities I live.

I eat two dinners out and 2 lunches

Re: It is so simple

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:07 pm
by Travis
:scratch: You get more immediate gratification at Arby's --or else its the subtle mind control in their advertising.

Re: It is so simple

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:20 pm
by robertscott
still, you'd have a lot more control of your ingredients if you cut it down.

Re: It is so simple

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:04 pm
by KenDowns
I had three enchiladas at Cheesecake Factory the menu said it was 1200 calories. I don't know how they produced that kind of density without a cup of sugar, it could not have been in the rice and beans.

The Shepherd's Pie was 1500 calories. How do they do that?

Re: It is so simple

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:13 am
by Oscar_Actuary
soybean oil ?

Re: It is so simple

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:06 pm
by Jungledoc
Arby's has jalapeƱo poppers.