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My Challenge

July 14th, 2009 at 08:29 am

I am going to try and not eat out at all from now until the end of the month. We tend to eat out quite a bit, at least twice a week. We used to be even worse and go out 4 to 5 times a week and we cut back to twice. If dinner isn't made when hubby gets home he always suggests ordering in or drive-thru and I usually agree if it means I don't have to cook. This means though that we usually spend a few hundred a month on eating out. I'm hoping to save as much money as I can though for our vacation in August because it would mean that much less I would have to take out o savings.

6 Responses to “My Challenge”

  1. milehighgal Says:

    The crockpot is your friend, and so is meal planning. Good luck!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Great goal! Good luck.

    While you clean up tonights dinner make a plan for dinner the next night. If you have frozen meat, defrost in the fridge one or two nights before you need it.

  3. Carol Says:

    Perhaps rather than give up on eating out entirely, pick a night each week (and maybe later on every other week) that you can go out. That way it will make the night out more special and you won't feel as though you're sacrificing too much, kwim?

  4. baselle Says:

    A great goal - and what helps me along is to have a couple of go-to recipes to fall back on instead of the take out.

    I have a plastic thingee of pesto in the freezer along with frozen peas just in case for an emergency - boil pasta, get out frozen peas, get out frozen pesto. Put peas in colander, they cook a bit as you dump the pesto water out into the colander. Drain, stir in the pesto into the hot pasta. Couple of slices of ham and its a go-to supper for us.

  5. lilmama Says:

    thanks for all the great ideas!I think what I need are simple and easy recipes for lazy days.

  6. crazyliblady Says:

    How about do some cooking once or month or once a week and freeze the meals in small containers, like serving size or enough for two people? Then you can just thaw one container out and warm it up in a microwave or something? It is much easier and you can eat in the comfort of your own home.

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