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Saturday, January 7, 2012

January Challenge To Save Money Post 4

Don't you just love a good sale???

Today is Saturday - Day 7 of my Challenge for January and for the most part - I am on track... I haven't had an impulse buy - nor have we visited a fast food.... We did go out to dinner last night - my beautiful niece from Australia was out on business and our entire Southern California family met up with her at Mimi's Cafe in Long Beach... Before we arrived - I asked both of my girls to not order soda - I'm the ice tea queen of the world but I also opted for water... I asked that they share a plate due to the portions at Mimi's are huge... I enjoyed a cup of my favorite soup - French Onion and a small dinner salad... I learned that although the "soup and salad" meal is a lunch special - most restaurants will let you order it for dinner - Imagine that!

During my last post - I was making grilled pork chops, rice, green beans, corn, and apple sauce... I grilled them to perfections... They were so tasty in fact both of my girls ate everything on their plate... Granted my oldest gagged a little on her green beans - At that moment I realized that I have not introduced my kids to the joys of vegetables... Thankfully - it's not too late and before I am done - my kid will crave those green beans... instead of ice cream... Yup.. I can dream...






Tropical Mum - shared some of her ideas with us - The recipes sound fabulous! Thank you Tropical Mum

5 comments:

  1. Your post is a great reminder that so much of the eating out costs are the drinks! I think it is particularly bad here in Australia with coffee running about $4.50 for a small cup and a bottle of soft drink being around $3.50.

    Hehe, my kids can't stand green beans either, but they LOVE broccoli, go figure.

    Thanks for the linkup Kelly.

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  2. love saving money my mother once said my grandma was the most frugal person she knew the other day she said I was getting a lot like my grandma

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  3. All of that food looks delicious. We don't eat out too often but we all weekend which is extremely unusual. I had a long week and I've not felt like cooking in a couple of days. I usually enjoy it.

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  4. Glad I dropped by! It's been a while! Saving money is ALWAYS a hot topic of mine.

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  5. I found this greek seasoning (when dining with friends) that was oh so delicious on just about everything--including green beans. It just gives them a bit of snappy taste that is yummy!

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