Yesterday afternoon I was running errands with Garrett and Samantha when I get a call from Zach asking if he can have friends over to watch the Red Sox game. The game started at 5:30 so I knew that meant I would be feeding all these hungry high schooler's dinner.
I had to run into Sam's club to buy a few things that I only purchase there because they are so much cheaper (ketchup, Bisquick, eggs and Prego Pasta Sauce) and my mind went into over drive as to what I could feed the family and our guests for dinner without spending a fortune.
So, in the closest I have come to breaking our no eating out rule this month I purchased a couple of there jumbo sized pizza's. At $7.99 a piece you really can't beat that, there are 10 piece's in each pizza. I had a bunch of hot dogs at home so we also had chili dogs. Chili dogs and pizza, a teenager's dream dinner.
I became super mom when I made brownies (did you know Walmart has Betty Crocker brownie mix for .99 each?) and we had hot fudge brownie sundaes for dessert. At this point they all though that "I totally rocked" (this is a direct quote from one said teenager).
It was a really fun night and I was so happy that I was able to feed everyone without breaking the bank.
I'm really enjoying this little experiment and I'm thinking we may never go back to our old ways.
I may be investing in a case of paper plates though. I am getting REALLY TIRED of doing all those dishes.