Basically the general guidelines

  1. we will allow ourselves to dine out once per quarter to allow for the occasional business meeting or special celebrations
  2. if we are out on business or having a meeting in a coffee house we can order the bare minimum needed to mix in, no need to be bigger freaks than we already are, right? **snort**
  3. coffee does not count, we gave up fancy coffee long ago so the occasional coffee we feel is not a problem
  4. if on a business trip there is no way we will be cooking from a hotel room


We made it!

To the city and back without stopping for food! Woohoo. We even hit Costco and avoided all the free food. We ate our lunch while counting cars smashed in ditches. Thankfully we made it safe and sound.

Staying away from the sushi bar really bumped up our total of cash saved. Up 30 bucks! My kids can eat the sushi. We are making some this weekend to make sure we get our favorite foods and don't miss them. Tonight we are having the damn cabbage rolls, I swear it. We are, we are, we are. There I said it no excuses now.


  1. isn't it CRAZY how fast the savings add up!? It's only 6 days into the new year and Johnny and I have already ordered a boatload of Chinese to eat (and have leftovers) plus a quick late dinner after a Dr's appt at Red Robin. Between the two of them, plus delivery and tip is already about $70!! Wow!

  2. The cabbage rolls ... you sound like me and the Christmas tree ... I swear we are taking it down tonight. Really. I mean it! ;)

    Congrats on making it to and from the city while sticking to your 365. You go, Laura! :)

  3. Laughing about the Sushi, we LOVE it here and finally gave in and started making it ourselves, much cheaper.