With homecoming only a few days away, final preparations are being made in a haste. Some students have had plans set in stone for months while others will wait until the night of the dance to figure out their plans. No matter what end of this spectrum you fall on, you’ll have to figure out what to do about your meal plans. Should you indulge in an elegant meal out and fight the crowds? Or should you play it safe and enjoy a home cooked meal? To help you figure out which is the better option for you, consider the pros and cons of going out to eat and cooking at home.
Going out to eat is arguably the most popular option among homecoming groups. Depending on where you go, a restaurant can be less expensive than buying ingredients to make a meal yourself. Eating out can be less stressful since you aren’t worried about making the food.
On the down side, restaurants are bound to be packed on the night of homecoming, since the majority of students go out. If you are planning to go out with a large group of friends for homecoming, keep in mind that smaller restaurants may have difficulty finding you a table.
The less popular option for homecoming dinner is eating in with your friends. This is more controllable since you won’t have to wait in line and you’ll know how many of your friends can fit in your dining room. A tip for eating at home is to have a pot luck. Then all of the stress of making a good meal isn’t placed on one person.
Making food at home can be more stressful since you have to actually make the food, which can be difficult and frustrating. It can also cost you a lot more money to buy all the ingredients you may need to make your meal.
Whether you decide to eat in or out before homecoming, the most important thing is that you’re having great food surrounded by good people.