I was having a discussion today with a co-worker about how much we eat out. I told her we ate out a lot and I always try to justify it. "It's Halloween, Brady is gone, I must go and splurge at Applebee's." or "It's Friday and I must have Freddy's Frozen Custard." or "I had a bad day, I must have Taco Pronto." or "I'm lazy and don't feel like cooking, let's go to Texas Roadhouse." Brady and I tend to eat from CHEAP (Taco Pronto), to sometimes on the pricey side (TX Roadhouse/Red Beans). So, while complaining about how we need to stop eating out and how I have vowed not to eat out at all this week....(until we go to OKC because I cannot go to OKC without having Pei Wei, Irma's and possibly a stop at Ted's), I decided to add up in my checkbook registry how much we spent on eating out for the month of October.
Yes, that figure is right....$330.44! Crazy! That could have been a lot of home cooked meals, some debt paid off or a lot else. Here I go trying to justify it all, but last month was kind of crazy with the wedding and all. Seriously though, we really need to cut down on eating out. I think once a week would be fine, but I don't know if the hubby would go along with that. I would ask him, but I made the mistake of giving him a VERY EARLY Christmas present and he has now been hooked to an ipod for three hours.
So here is my challenge to at least myself, do not eat out this week, other then OKC, or next week. I'll post about this in two weeks and we'll see how much money I've saved.