I was just reading an interesting article (link is below) stating that eating at home may be one of the few behavioral changes from the recession that will last. Many consistent restaurant goers are now learning to love cooking due to trying to save money!
Former restaurant goers learn to love their ovens
When I was growing up, eating out was a treat - not an every day occurrence. I have never really developed the habit of eating out frequently. I generally eat salads/vegetables so eating at home is really a quick and easy task to do, versus going out, getting a table, ordering, getting your food, paying your bill and driving home. Not only do I save money, but also save quite a bit of time.
I know eating out can sometimes be easier then cooking an entire meal, but many times the way the food is processed isn't quite as good.
I'm curious. Has the economy changed your eating (out) habits at all? If it did, will they revert back when the economy picks back up?