Monday again, and it’s about time to we talk about cooking and meal planning. I think I have a “My Strange Addiction” to eating out. Seriously. Send Help. It’s not because I can’t cook, or don’t have the time to cook, I just seriously love going out to restaurants and cafes and spending all of my time (and money) there.
My favourite meal is brunch, I love getting up late and still being able to eat breakfast food at noon. Unfortunately I work every weekend, so I don’t get to have cool hip brunch dates very often. Maybe that’s why I jump at the chance to eat out? (or at least that’s what I’m telling myself- pretty weak excuse if you ask me)
I’m on a pretty tight budget (I can get my weekly shops to under $40), so unfortunately a lot of my income is spent feeding my addiction. Do you ever have those day where you think “Wow if I hadn’t spent all that money on ____ I’d have so much extra money”? That’s me every pay period with my restaurant recipes. But oddly at the same time I don’t regret it. Eating out provides the opportunity to spend time with friends (where one friend is burdened with all the cooking), you don’t have to clean up, and it’s not time sensitive (aka you can come late and I won’t be angry that dinner was ready on the table).
But in all seriousness I’ve been trying to save up some money (exciting things to come), so I am trying to narrow down my eating out to once or twice a week- and no booze!
I actually really love cooking and so if I just saved all that money and cooked I would not only be able to achieve my goals, but also destress and listen to some great podcasts, but also eat a little healthier!
That’s all for now! Happy cooking!