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Making Brunch for Six Instead of Going Out

August 15th, 2014 at 04:53 pm

We have good friends who used to live here who are visiting this week. The suggestion was made to go to brunch together, and I can't wait to see them. But instead of eating brunch out, I opted to have them over.

Yes, I'll be cooking and paying for food for six, but it works out way less expensive than going out and getting meals for the three of us.

We're going to have french toast souffle (super yummy; and I will make it tonight and heat tomorrow so all the goop soaks into the bread), muffin cup frittatas and strawberries. And I bought some juice and D will make coffee. Total cost was less than $18.

We would have probably spent about $40 if we went out. Maybe more, because what always seems to happen is the people we eat with get more/sides/coffee/juice/etc. (when we go out we get water and just one meal each), but we split the bill anyway. I never say anything about it; you're all going to say that I should, but I hate doing that. It's just not an option for me.

Inviting people over is not only cheaper, but we'll get to hang out, and the girls can play together outside or in F's room while we chat.

I'm going to take that $17-whatever it came to out of our dining budget, though, rather than groceries budget!

4 Responses to “Making Brunch for Six Instead of Going Out”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I think dining in is always nice with young kids! Much more relaxing and your meals seems very easy.

  2. snafu Says:

    I totally agree, it's more work for you but it's so much more pleasant for the girls, more relaxed for guests and DH. The cost is considerably less from whatever category ascribed and certainly healthier with less sugar and sodium than the choices at the restaurant. Frittatas with strawberries sounds delightful.

  3. Buendia Says:

    Always nice on SA, because there are so many other people that think like I do! PS - French toast souffle is in the fridge (just have to pop it in the oven tomorrow and whip up some eggs with red pepper/little bit of turkey/little bit of goat cheese). Making brunch not very much work, but I do have to vacuum the house in the morning!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Super idea! It might be more work, but you are saving money, and you know how and when the food was made. Your menu sounds delicious!

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