I’ve been using Quicken to monitor our finances. Since it can download credit card charges and bank info directly and categorize my spending, its been helpful to see what I’ve been spending money on. So I finally got around to doing the year end report for 2011 and when I saw the dining total I paused for a moment. If you had asked my how much I spend eating out during the year before I looked at the report, I would have given you a number ½ of what showed up. I won’t post what the total was as it’s my secret, but does the amount you spend eating out over a year surprise you?