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Save Smarter Challenge Day 9: Stay in for Dinner Out

Posted by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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Doing dinner at home instead of out at a restaurant will save you money. Well, duh! But if you pretend you're at a restaurant, it'll be much more fun!

Light candles, turn on some music, use linens and china if you have them, and sit down and savor a delicious meal. Even if it's eggs and toast (breakfast for dinner is a great way to save money, too!).

What are your favorite ways to make dinner at home extra special? What are your favorite meals that save you money?

eating If you missed yesterday's activity, you can find it here. To see all the activities from the Save Smarter Challenge, click here.

by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Dinners in are great! Light some candles,play music and relax!!!

LadyBast
by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

We do not eat out we make dinner here special nothing really just whatever we want...

longhorngal
by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM

We had homemade pizza last Friday night

Bob192
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Sounds like fun!

goddess99
by Michelle on Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:59 AM

We do this alot and dh is a wonderful cook so the food is better than restaurant food. Last weekend dh made a cottage pie, this weekend it will be fish and chips, next will be a pork roast with potatoes and veggies. I'm lucky when it comes to food. Don't know if we're saving much money but we're eating well =D

Alliegracesmom
by Member on Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:59 AM
That's a great idea!!!! We been talking about this needing to stay home and eat! We added up a
Month of eating out and it was redicolous
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mash625
by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM

candles and a nicely-set table.  we prefer to make our own quesadillas at home.  we get to work and eat together as a family, we're in a comfortable setting, and no big bill to pay at the end!

OliviasMommy611
by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM
I love to make steaks.
momofsixangels
by on Feb. 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM

We dont eat out.If we make chinese I will get some fortune cookies.

ShhhItsASecret
by Silver Member on Feb. 21, 2012 at 12:12 PM
We normally have the same things. Occasional I try something new
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