Saturday, October 11, 2008
Day 16
Today is the 16th day of our no eating out experiment. I really can't believe we have actually made it more than two whole weeks! Wohooo for us!!

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.

  posted at 9:45 AM  

At 11:30 AM, Blogger McAngie said...

Oh, we love those .99 cent brownies from Walmart! But great idea with the pizzas!

Normally when I'm in a bind to feed a bunch of kids I hit up Little Caesars for their $5 large pizza's. Always a hit at my house, but I can understand you standing by your no eating out policy! Good for you!

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Missy said...

Congrats on the savings!! I spent the day doing freezer cooking...put away food for about 9 meals! No excuses for eating out now, huh?

At 6:07 PM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

That's great! I got one of those pizzas one time and it wouldn't fit in my oven it was so big!

At 7:17 PM, Blogger julie said...

Wow, Missy, I am totally impressed. I really need to try and freeze some meals.

Oh Heidi, I had to squeeze it in the oven. They are huge!!!

Those $5.00 Little Ceasars pizza's are a great deal too!!

Thanks ladies for the encouragement,

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Renee said...

YAY for two weeks!! We have been trying to eat out less, also!


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