As I was planning my birthday meal out I realized that I could not be as generous with myself as I have in past years because my checking account was kind of low. I checked my past purchases and though it came as no surprise I was dismayed to see that I eat out and do take out too often. Yeah, my job tends to suck the life out of me, but I work pretty normal hours, I have several grocery stores to choose from and I am a pretty good cook. One week there were two transactions to the food delivery service, a transaction for Chinese take out and a pizza transaction. I am a bad, bad girl. The total of those four transactions could have bought me a dinner at a really good restaurant that included a glass of wine or a libation. I also have a wine club membership, but somehow a bottle of wine manages to make its way into my grocery cart once a week (but that is for another post).
So my question to you is if you have been in my shoes what have you done to curb or break the eat out/take out habit?
So far when I get the urge to order out or go out I remind myself: It is unhealthy, too much money, I can make it better for less, I have a small fridge and to go containers take up too much room, use the range before I forget how to, wait another 1/2 hour and then I will be too hungry to wait and be forced to make something. I know some of these are silly but they work. Thanks