Do you consider meals from a box ("helpers", mac, cakes, etc) "homemade"?
As a chef, I prep and cook like (or better ;-) than a commercial kitchen. was asking because while I make most from scratch, I also cook ahead (4 kids) so I was wondering if people see a difference in "box food" and homemade. ....
I think it's fair to consider them "homemade" but I wouldn't call them "made from scratch" (such a peculiar term; I wonder what its origin is). It might be hard to draw the line between, though. What about a jar or pasta sauce? What if I always add
stuff to it, like vegetables or meats? If you make a pasta meal & don't make the actual pasta with your own hands, is that homemade or not? I use both of those, but I don't use any kind of mix from a box, so I don't count those thing as
homemade *for me* - but I don't care if other people do.
interesting history of the term "made from scratch".
That's really interesting - I never would have guessed that was the origin. Thank you!
Lol. No, I don't consider it homemade.
If it ends up on a plate that I have to wash, it's designated as homemade. ;-)