I really wanted to eat out sometime over this last weekend.
I mean, I really wanted to eat out. I did not feel like cooking! I was tired! It was Friday! I was desperate!
I would have even eaten at the all you can eat, not so good, pizza place.
But, oldest daughter told me no……What nerve! : )
Actually, she told me that she was saving for Christmas and that eating out cost too much money.
How could I argue with that? Eating out does cost more than small change. I was trying to rationalize the cost of cooking at home so I could defend myself if I went out to eat. mmmm electricity for the kitchen lights, water for the dishwasher….let’s see….even the microwave cost for the little ping sound of the timer. The wear and tear on my socks as I walk in the kitchen making myself something to eat. UGH! this was not working, I was going to have to cook and eat at home.
And I did. Chicken fajitas with blue chips and salsa. I bet you were afraid I would starve. This came from left overs and a can of chicken I had in the cupboard. It was probably better than all you can eat pizza. I bet I will get a hole in my sock from standing in front of the stove. But, it did not cost me a thing.
I guess I probably saved $8.00 instead of going to the, not so good, all you can eat, pizza place.
I did not go out to eat all weekend. I cooked at home and used what I had bought with coupons and items on sale.
I figured I saved another $8.00 for a least one more meal out. I am not talking about high price dinning out. This is like a Subway, Hyvee all you an eat salad bar or maybe a french dip from Arby’s.
What can you buy with $16.00 at the store with coupons.
For $15. 84 cents I bought:
4 boxes Stove top stuffings
4 cans Carnation Evaporated milk
4 cans Delmonte diced tomatoes
2 cans of Green Giant Corn
2 bags Jett Puff marshamllows
2 containers of Cool Whip
2 tubes of Cresent rolls
12 boxes of Green Giant frozen veggies
This was a savings of 72%
So instead of eating out, I used the money to pick up a few bargains that I can use at a later date when my oldest daughter tells me No, we are not going out to eat.
By the way…..she just texted me….this is what it says….Ok. I have a bad headache and just dont feel very well. Grabbing McDs for dinner.
What the nerve!!!!