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Blew the budget!

March 23rd, 2012 at 07:13 am

Last night's supper totally blew the budget!

Actually, it wasn't totally unplanned. We were at the meat market and the steaks looked so good. So, we bought two so I could grill them. I realize if we had gone out to eat, the cost would have probably been triple. Yet, I sort of felt naughty.

I have been on spring break and we have had th opportunity to get put and about. We went antiquing on Monday. I put beef and barley vegetable soup on the slow cooker so we would have supper waiting for us when we got home. On Wednesday we drove to Iowa to see the American Pickers' Antique Archeology as well as look at antique shops and when we got home, I heated up the leftover soup and used the last of the meatloaf we had Saturday for sandwiches.

I usually try to figure out what a meal costs to see if we saved money. The steaks weren't exactly cheap. But, they were good and a treat.

Tonight it is back to common food..sloppy Toms -- like sloppy joes made with ground turkey breast. One pound with onion, bell pepper, mushrooms makes two meals. Guess that will help the budget!

6 Responses to “Blew the budget!”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Splurging every once in a while is ok, the trick is to not feel guilty about it - that ruins all the enjoyment!

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    I see no problem with people spending more to make gourmet meals at home. Makes skipping eating out so much better. I think a lot of us fall into a boring, but not delicious or special trap with our every day meal planning. Splurging every once in a while is just fine.

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    (Oh boy, I don't even want to talk food budget over here! Wink Lots of spending at my house!)

    I think that buying the good steaks and cooking at home is still saving money. You KNOW that steak dinner would have cost more "out".

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks for the validation...we enjoyed the meal even if did bust the budget...

  5. SicilyYoder Says:

    I love a good grilled steak, with a heaping side salad and loaded baked potato!

  6. Jerry Says:

    That's right... it is often SO much cheaper to make a delicious and gourmet meal at home, and that leads to savings. Nobody needs to eat beans and rice ALL of the time, you know? If you know how to make these things delicious, then by all means do so. It's insurance against the drain of the restaurant bills...
    Jerry

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