I think this is key. I actually don't mind cooking on the weekends, but we usually go out at least once because I just don't feel like cleaning up. I guess I need to recruit hubby for the weekend clean-up.. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Truthfully, though, it's nice to sit down and be waited on a bit when you're home with the kids all week!
The downsides, of course, are that meal preparation is time consuming and cleaning up is just a pain.
I would also like to add, that I enjoy Wegmans salad and olive bars (true this is a bar, but their is portion control involved). :-) I especially enjoy their fresh mozarella and salad selections. Unfortuantely, the closest Wegmans is an hour away. Perhaps, Wegmans will some day find a home in northern NY.
Has anyone been to Bob Evans lately? They used to have nice salads and a fruit plate.