Two flexible recipes for cutting back on eating out
Last weekend, my husband and I went out for a cider at our favorite local place. We do this every once in a while because they have a fun game space in the back and, well duh, the cider is pretty tasty. While there, I mentioned that we had a pizza reward that was getting ready to expire from a place that we used to order delivery from quite frequently. My husband, who is getting to be quite the proficient cheap-o, excitedly exclaimed that if we picked up the order it would be entirely free.
We decided to really live on the edge that night and ordered the pizza after we made a quick stop at Lowe's, which we left empty handed, forgetting the single item we stopped in for in our pizza-induced excitement. A fluffy crusted pizza with alfredo sauce, cheese, mushrooms, and onions awaited us. If you're looking for some food porn at this point in time, well friend, you're going to be out of luck. We inhaled that pizza in like five second flat.
If only the stomach pain had lasted that long.
We've drastically cut back on eating out in the last few months. It's been partly a budget saver and partly because our tastes have changed. We've realized a lot of times that we can make our favorite takeout foods at home at a fraction of the cost and less time than we might expect.
While these dishes are surprisingly easy (to me) to make, you may not have the confidence or cooking skills yet to break these out. So what can you do if you're not a Julia Child wannabe, but you wanna stop breaking the bank each month with your eating out habit? Here are two easy ways to nourish your bod while boosting your skills.