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Three Dinners Out

December 14th, 2013 at 11:27 am

Thursday night was F's winter concert at school - it was beautiful! The 5th and 6th graders did a S. African song as a tribute to Nelson Mandela. At the end, they sang Light a Little Candle, Say a Prayer for Peace in the World, and they all had these battery-operated candles, the lights were out - it was beautiful!

Afterward, we collected the kids from their classrooms. Then we went into the class below, where F's closest friend is, and asked her parents, who are our closest friends, if they wanted to go out for dinner. When we got to the restaurant (where you pay up at the counter, and then sit down) there were four other families there from school, so we all sat together and the kids had a table of their own.

So, that was our dining budget for the week.

But... we went over to friends' last night for dinner. F and their son are in the same class; he's her closest boy friend (not boyfriend!). We brought some sparkling waters (grocery budget).

And... tonight other friends are taking us out for dinner as a thank you to D who took photos of the house they're selling.

Three dinners out in three nights, and we only paid for one!

This is actually very welcome right now. D has had pretty bad vertigo, so I've been doing everything around the house. This means I don't have to cook dinner and fewer dishes.

2 Responses to “Three Dinners Out”

  1. snafu Says:

    Glad your weather is allowing outings without getting stuck in a snowbank or sliding into the ditch. It's such fund to spend time with family and friends whether at someone's home or restaurant. With so much rich food and special holiday treats we're keeping meals super simple. The crockpot is back in service to braise the tougher cuts with root vegetables the guys think they hate. I just jazz up the name, never admit to onions, parsnips, turnips, yams etc.

  2. Buendia Says:

    I love my crockpot! We made a ground turkey/tomato/veggie soup last week - got three freezer meals as well as the initial dinner. That's funny that you can slip in things your family thinks they don't like! Great idea!

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