Signs You're an Adult: You Cook From Scratch, Grocery Shop Weekly

Well, we guess most of The Daily Meal staff is grown up. Bo-ring.
Adults Toasting a Successful Grown-Up Dinner
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We always thought that being a grown-up meant never having to eat instant ramen again, or like, you know, having a family, but it turns out that being an adult is much easier.

In a study of 2,000 people, Skipton Building Society found the top 50 signs of being considered a "grown-up." The first sign is, reasonably, having a mortgage. But number four? "Conducting a weekly food shop." Number eight? "Being able to cook an evening meal from scratch." And this is all above having a savings account (number 12), watching the news (number 14), and doing your own laundry (number 16).

By this definition, we must admit that most of our staff are full-fledged grown-ups. Apparently, holding dinner parties (number 26) also marks the true adults from the pretenders, while other signs include washing dishes right after eating (39), the ability to enjoy cooking (40), and having the "best" crockery set (46). Better send this list to all those unemployed college graduates, along with a "best" crockery set so they can actually enjoy cooking dinners from scratch.

Jessica Chou is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @jesschou.