If you are a flavor purist when it comes to food, you want to enjoy the food simply as it is, without mixing it with anything else. Cooking your egg in the grease from your bacon means your eggs will taste like bacon. That’s definitely not a problem to most people, but if you really do want to separate out the flavors, then you need to use multiple pans, which means a lot to clean up.
Making dinner is not a particularly difficult thing to do, but it does take a little bit of planning ahead for things to go smoothly. If you forget to buy an ingredient, you have to adjust the recipe or find a replacement. If one method of cooking fails you or you don’t have the right utensils, then you have to jerry-rig something so it works. Worst of all, if you forget to thaw the meat, you have to either partially cook it in the microwave, waste clean water, or cook it from frozen, which doesn’t always work.
When you want an icy cold beverage from a can or bottle, you would normally go to the refrigerator and pull out your drink of choice. Of course, there’s always the occasion where you don’t have that luxury. Say you’re on a picnic, and haven’t had enough time for it to cool, or ran out, and had to buy more at the store, but also haven’t had the time to let it chill. How are you supposed to enjoy the little things in life if your drink isn’t cold?!
When it’s so hot your skin feels like it’s boiling and the air conditioner seems to be giving up on working, your only goal is to cool down. It’s easier to do in the evenings when the sun isn’t up, but you still have to make it through the day. One major obstacle is keeping your drinks cool while it’s still light out. The sun has a nasty habit of warming all it touches, and a forgotten beverage is sure to become warm in no time.
Getting home from a long day at work makes you want to give up on even trying to come up with a dinner plan and just order takeout. This is of course, not very cost-effective if you already have a myriad of groceries, and you’ll spend the same amount of time waiting on your food as it would take for you to make it yourself. Of course, the part we don’t want to do is think about what we would make.
For some of us, the day starts before the sun rises. The moon is still in the sky, and the stars are visible. It’s sometimes nice to grab a mug of coffee and take in the morning air. While you know there are constellations in those little twinkling lights, it’s hard to remember what’s what beyond Orion’s Belt.
When you’re only cooking for yourself, you’re not going to use the biggest pots and pans you have. You’re going to pick whatever is the right size for the job. If you have to rinse your food, then you don’t want to pull out a giant colander for a cup or two worth of food. If you’re also portioning your food, you have to double your dishes by dirtying your measuring cups and other regular cooking dishes.
When you live in a tiny apartment, there’s a good chance you don’t have a full kitchen. It’s not that the room is small, but all the components of the kitchen seem to be made for children. Not only is there hardly any counter space, but your oven is so small that baking something as simple as cookies is a nightmare. When you’re living on a tight schedule all the time, the refined entrée known as pizza is a staple to the diet of many, but it’s always cheaper to make the frozen version at home.