Well, we dodged a financial diet bullet.
In a last-minute decision to celebrate Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend and I were minutes away from dropping unplanned dollars at a classy restaurant. Luckily, the lack of a reservation directed us to a much better solution. What could have turned into a very expensive V-day dinner, ended up being a much more affordable and tailored meal at home. In exchange for my BF’s amazing cooking services, I supplied the groceries for a filling steak dinner complete with chocolate lava cake as desert. Grand total: $13.92.
Here’s the breakdown…
- Sirloin Strip Steaks $7.83
- Twice Bake Potatoes $2.00
- Corn $0.62
- Baker’s Chocolate $3.47
Impressive, right? We never would have spent that little at a fancy restaurant! The change of plans not only fit perfectly into the realms of the financial diet, but it also made for an awesome night in. I hope you all had a successful Valentine’s Day, and if not, at least it’s over 😉
Keep on keeping on with those financial diets. We’re halfway through the month and there is some saving to be done! There are some awesome user-submitted recipes at allrecipes.com. It’s a favorite of mine and can lead you to some pretty cool food blogs, as well. Best of luck!