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09-07-2018, 11:11 AM #1
How often do you eat out for lunch?
How often do you eat out for lunch during the week? Once? Twice? Every day? Surveys suggest that the average American spends about $20 per week ordering lunch which adds up to over $1,000 per year. That’s $1,000 you could be spending on more important things or, better yet, saving. Tasty Packed Lunch Ideas that Won’t Leave You Hungry
09-07-2018, 04:50 PM #2
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Rarely. Even on vacation, we tend to eat homemade meals. That's one reason we invested in a camper, so it's easy and cheaper to go on vacation. There are exceptions though. For example, we won't pass up an opportunity to eat at Rosko'z steak house in Sturgis, SD! Best burgers we've ever had. But being able to splurge once in a while is why we mostly eat at home.
09-07-2018, 08:28 PM #3
Maybe 4-5 times a year?I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.
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09-08-2018, 01:04 AM #4
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DH eats out with his co-workers once a week. It's a team bonding thing. They're able to get out of the office setting, relax, and speak openly. We budget for it. I eat out at least once a week, I get chicken strips from a local place right after the gym, because I need X grams of quality protein within 20 minutes of working out and I prefer chicken to protein shakes. Also about once a week I treat myself to a bagel or a pastry when I am out shopping or doing errands. Frankly, the cost is not a big concern. We auto deposit to savings far more than we spend.Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.
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09-08-2018, 10:17 AM #5
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I cook for leftovers, and years ago I invested in good Pyrex bowls with lids, 2 sets that came in assorted sizes and shapes, and a suitable bag to carry them in. More recently, I bought an assortment of folding silicone bento boxes with different compartments. Husby usually has leftovers for his work lunches, and lunches are packed the night before as meals are put away after we eat so lunch the next morning is grab and go.
I also prep meals that freeze well, then freeze in single servings. Then if there are no leftovers, lunch is still covered and ready to go. Lots of meals freeze well, so it's easy to have a nice selection of lunches on hand.
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