Monday, January 21, 2013

OH Happy Monday

Feeling a little deflated.

Husband: We HAVE to go out to eat tonite!!!
Me: Uh, no. You spent way too much on Saturday. Why do we have to go out to eat?
Husband: I can't stand this eating at home thing any longer!
Me: Do you seriously think we're made of money? I do not want to go into overdraft.
Husband: grr

Seriously, I don't enjoy cooking dinner when I get home at 7pm and I'm not trying to torture my husband. I do want him to be happy. I've been trying my hardest to make a wide variety of different meals. Bacon, eggs, and potatoes, ground chicken burgers, turkey bacon and cheese quiche, spaghetti, pot roast, mini meat loaves, grilled cheese and tomato soup, taco salad, homebaked mac 'n' cheese... I've been putting a ton of thought into not making the same cheap dinner every night. I've actually been enjoying all of them. Apparently not eating out at least 3 nights a week is torture though. I just don't feel like I'm strong enough to constantly win this fight. I don't want to always be the bad guy.

BUT, but, but we did not eat out tonite. I didn't buy any food while working. I spent a whole $3.69 today. I've been out of coffee for three days and I'm drinking tea so that I can get back on budget. At least I'm still knocking out the little wins. I don't feel too great right now BUT I'm still baby steppin.

Average daily spending for the year so far: $13.10


  1. Is your hubby missing foods he orders when you are eating out? Not every meal has to be super cheap. Even of you splurge on favorites at home, you are still saving money.

  2. That's tough. I know what it's like to not have a husband on board with your budget. Your husband's love for dining out is like mine's love for sugary energy drinks and computer games.
    Have a talk with him, let him know how often you're willing to go out to eat each week/month. Be firm in your reasoning. Hopefully he'll come around!

  3. We have been trying to eat at home more too. Way to go! We are working on Baby Step 1 now too!

  4. Would he be willing to help plan the menu? Has he read/listened to Dave Ramsey stuff on CD so he has a better idea of what you are trying to do?

  5. "Tonight," not "tonite."

    1. There's nothing wrong with that spelling. It is actually in the dictionary as "the informal version of night". Sorry if you dislike it but it is not wrong.