Convenience foods are a big deal today. People claim they are "too busy" to cook or even shop, so they stop at a chain restaurant and buy bags of food for "takeaway" and the go home and much it all down. Yes, it is convenient, no it isn't very cost-effective.
Let's do the math on this, using the Internet for price comparison:
One entree (chose ONE):12 chicken stripsfour chicken breasts30 chicken nuggetsTwo sides (choose TWO):bacon baked beansmac and cheesea fruit cupa side saladkale and broccoliniEight mini rolls.Total cost: $29 without restaurant meal tax (!!) or $7.25 per serving.
Whole roasted Wal-Mart rotissery chicken $4.99Baked Beans, 16oz. $1.48Fancy Premade Salad Mix - $3.63Hawaiian Rolls (8) - $1.88Total cost: $11.98 without grocery tax (far less than restaurant tax!) or $2.95 per serving.