I walked into the kitchen yesterday afternoon to start dinner when I realized that I totally forgot to take the pork chops out of the freezer the day before. It was almost 5 pm and there was no way they would thaw in time. And my kids were literally chanting, “dinner. dinner. dinner.”
The old me would have called my husband and asked him to pick up some Thai on the way home from work.
The new me could hear Dave Ramsey barking in my ear, so I headed to our freezer instead. I pulled some breakfast sausage out and placed the package in some cold water to thaw just enough to remove from the packaging to cook on the stove. As the sausage was browning, I fried up some eggs, made some toast, and cut up some fruit. Breakfast for dinner was served.
In the past, we would have put the Thai food on the credit card. We would have paid it off at the end of the month along with the multiple other trips to restaurants.
Today, we’re taking Financial Peace University and we are paying cash for restaurant meals, a line item in our budget that has been slashed. I allotted $100 for the month for restaurants and we are saving most of it for a nice dinner at Bonefish Grill with some family next week. If I would have ordered the Thai, we wouldn’t have enough money for Bonefish.
So it was eggs…and I make really good dippy eggs!
Have you fought the urge to order take-out recently? What did you make instead? Let us know in the comments.
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