Boundary for being allowed to say "I cooked dinner"



What are the limits where you are allowed to say that you cooked dinner?


Which ones of these would warrant you saying “I cooked dinner”?

  • Restaurant
  • Delivery using an app
  • Delivery using the phone
  • Takeaway
  • Microwave meal
  • Oven Pizza
  • Hot dogs
  • Sandwich
  • Chicken wrap
  • Toasted sandwich
  • Beans On Toast
  • Reheating previously prepared meal
  • Hello Fresh / Marley Spoon
  • Pasta & Pesto
  • Spaghetti Bolognaise
  • Full Roast

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Closes in 7900 years? Wow.


I wanted to give everyone enough time to consider their answeres


never had a hello fresh but assume there is some actual cooking involved




Yeah, but it’s to a strict recipe and you’re provided with the exact amount of each ingredient.

Like Lego where you do the thing it came in rather than pouring the box on the floor and constructing dildos






Too many options! Did food go from cold to hot, and were you the one directly responsible? If so, then yes!

Bung a pizza in the oven - yes
Order a pizza from takeaway - no


yeah thats still cooking in my book - I’ll never get one though. Dont see the point in something halfway between proper cooking and a ready meal


Alright captain busy


People just say I made tea, don’t they?


Anything that involves:

  1. the person eating the meal
  2. applying heat to the foodstuff that changes the eating state of that foodstuff.


Only the bottom three for me, Clive, on the basis that I would be disappointed if I was presented with any of the other options when promised a home-cooked meal.


No? They’re really good, just too pricey I reckon


na - I’d just say “Im gonna put a pizza in the oven”

I made/ cooked pizza can only be said if you’ve made it from scratch, or at a push used one of those pre made base things


Who made the promise? This could have been a surprise


my cooking skills are too advanced for such things - would be like putting the stabalisers back on my bike :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:



Though I grew up saying this, I haven’t heard anyone refer to “The Evevning Meal” as tea for a long time