Saturday, May 16, 2009

To Eat Out or to Eat In.......

I love to eat out....I know I know it is so bad for us...but I don't care. I just really love to eat out. There are so many things that make it GREAT. Like the fact that when one of my four children ask me for more to drink, I don't have to stop eating and get up and get it we just ask the wait person to bring us more. Not to mention the fact that there is no mess to clean up. No dishes to wash, no floor to sweep. Ah....so nice. However, the practical person in me knows we need to be better. It costs us tons of money and it is such a big waste. So I'm turning over a new leaf....Instead of eating out 60% of the time, I am aiming for 10% of the time. It is much healthier for us and will save us so much money. It will be a hard habbit to break but here it goes. I am turning over a new leaf....So my friends....if you see us out to eat next week, shake your finger at me and remind me of my new leaf.

8 comments:

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

I agree with you whole heartedly... we eat out alot bc of all the great food that is around us and I could not even think about getting close to the same taste from my kitchen... if you know what I mean.

Corrie said...

I hear you, sista. If you've been following my blog you know this is a HUGE issue for us. I've gotten really lazy with cooking and our wallet has suffered. I added up what we spent last month eating out and it was depressing. DEPRESSING. I'm trying really hard to turn over a new leaf. I hope you can too!

Tricia said...

I am so proud of you. We have not been able to eat out for a while and I miss it so much!!! It is hard, but you can do it!

Angie Campbell said...

I am looking forward to cooking again when we get settled! It is so hard right now not being able to use my stuff, but we are finally unpacking in the new house. I love to cook, but I Hate to clean and scrub pots and pans. Thus, we eat way too much junk!

J Katy Garner said...

Girl I am with you.... I love it so much (the eating out part) I have that same inner struggle a lot! ; ) We are going to try to eat more at home too.... a lot of time convenience wins for us, like I just picked up S from school we are already out, hmmm lets just grab a bite, or we just left church the kids are really hungry there is freebirds.... then I'll go through several weeks of eating just at home and then back to eating out again... : )

Jaime said...

I too love to eat out...for some reason it just seems like better quality time to me. Anyway, we eat out pretty much every meal on the weekends, but try to eat home all week (although we do some chick-fil-a runs at lunch). I like your new leaf...I need to turn it over too. Good luck!

Jill said...

we've gotten much better about this. it is still so fun to eat out, but we try to save it for lunch out after church and occasionally for treats. we do look forward to it more, and have saved lots of money, which is always a plus :)

Shannon said...

Whoa! How about 60 to 40? Geez, 10 is such a huge leap...I wanna go to McDonald's tomorrow. Wanna go with me? Hee Hee

Actually, I need to be right there with you....