The Lazy Bum's Guide To Eating At Home
It's a problem we foodies know all too well; Some days we crave for something fancy, but we are just too lazy to cook or even step out the door.
Worry no more; Here's the ultimate, lazy-bum solution for your first-world troubles; Deliveroo it! Whether you're craving Western or Thai, our guide will show you how Deliveroo can help you settle any meal, taste every dish in town without moving an inch.
That, along with some home styling tips to give your dining experience an extra 'restaurant' level pizzazz. A lazy weekend in? - settled.
9 AM: Breakfast In Bed
Yawn! The first thing on your mind as you get out of bed - what's for breakfast? Torn between hunger and curling up in the sheets? Here's a lazy bum solution that'll meet you in the middle - get some sumptuous eggs Benedict and ham delivered to your doorstep. Whilst you're waiting, you can even head back to the bedroom for a quick snooze!
For a stylish, insta-worthy setting, invest in a flat or self-standing tray to carry and safely place your meal plates. How's that for a luxe, hotel-like treat in the morning?
11 AM: Study Snack
It's time to get to work! Your agenda for the day - getting some legit reading and studying done.
Feeling the munchies after using up too much brain power? Get something sweet to re-fuel your body (and mind). But not just any old Oreos or milk; Your study snack is a full-on, indulgent affair, with delicious cornflake cookies and artisan milkshakes sent straight from the nearest shopping mall. Cravings satisfied - no effort required.
Eating is an exercise in control; And with something as rich as buttered cookies, it's best to stick to reasonable portions. Grab a small bread plate that'll limit the number of cookies you can (and should) eat.
1PM: Netflix and Lunch Break
All that serious thinking in the study has left your brain frazzled; What better way to destress than some mindless Netflix by the couch? While your parents never allowed you to eat while watching TV, it's your house, your rules.
For lunch, you're hankering for a hint of Thai - Basil rice, fried chicken with Siracha sauce and the like. And nothing's better than enjoying these hearty dishes from an authentic Thai restaurant. Forget popcorn - this is your version of a lunch-time cinematic experience.
A laptop end table is every lazy bum's best friend. It's compact, the perfect height for a sofa, and has enough space to place multiple plates of food. Get a piece that matches your overall aesthetic; For example, a marbled effect end table works great with this home's monochrome scheme.
4PM: Tea Time SOS
Your BFF hasn't seen you in days, and tries to drag you out for a cafe hopping sesh around town. Not happening - you're busy living the life of a homebody, thank you very much.
To compromise, you invite him/her over to hang out instead - With delicious tea and cakes to make up for it. But as usual, you forgot to bake that coffee cake you promised. Time for a little tea time SOS! You'll have a slice of cake bought over from the neighbourhood's hottest cafe in minutes - hopefully it'll make it in time!
Presentation is everything. Consider buying a set of fancy china or porcelain wares for those special (or sudden) house visits. Even if your grub is nothing to shout about, your gorgeous dining ware would (at least) be a conversation starter!
7PM: An Effortless Family Dinner
To wrap up your amazing day with a bang, your parents are also coming over for dinner; You'll settle the mains, while they bring the wine and dessert.
By settling mains, you actually meant doing takeout. But (shh!) they won't have to know, since you've (secretly) got their orders to a tee; A medium rare steak for your dad, and well done for your mom. Besides, the steakhouse that you're ordering from will be so fantastic, they'll probably let it slide anyway.
The one thing that'll make or break your dining experience? Lighting. Avoid bluish or cool white lighting that'll make your food look cold or sterile. Instead, pick warm yellows for your dining area that'll give off a toasty, crisp feel to your chow.
We Are All Lazy Bums, Sometimes.
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