Last night we messed up. I was tired. I just couldn't do it. We went out to dinner. $70.00 to feed a family of five. Granted that included margaritas. The margaritas were good. All margaritas are good. But the food wasn't that great. It certainly wasn't worth the money with or without alcohol. Tonight we're having proscuitto chicken with fontina cheese and grilled asparagus. Tonight's meal, including wine, will taste much much better and cost a fraction of last night's dinner.
If you are smarter than I and elect to spend your $70.00 on something other than mediocre Mexican food here is what you can get:
A yellow chair: $15.00
(lovingly photographed here and blogged here )
A green bookshelf: $10:00
A yard of material: $1.00
A large shabby-chic table cloth: $3.00
A Christmas ornament for the neighborhood holiday exchange: $2.00
A vanity table that perfectly matches the other furniture in your daughter's room: $15.00
A brand new apron: $3.00
And ... you'd still have some money left over to buy something homemade from my Etsy Shop.
It's really all about how and where we spend our money isn't it? I hope all of you are smarter than I and have a Frugal Friday!