I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Eating In

It's not news that eating out is expensive. Around here we really like to eat out. Well, it's more of a situation where Mom really likes the night off from cooking every now and again. But for seven people, fastfood tends to be more economical if we do venture out for food. But I really like a few restaurants with more "sophisticated" meals. So instead, we try to have a few meals here and there that are favorites that we go out for on date night but share with the whole family.
We have a favorite pasta place and about 5 years ago I decided to try and duplicate their cheese alfredo sauce. It's now a family favorite and we have added the salad and homemade breadsticks also. We have this once a month. Every month, but only once. It keeps this meal special.
So instead of spending $60 plus on all of us at a restaurant, I only spent approximately $10. Not too shabby!


musicmommy3 said...

If I beg will you give me the recipe? Puleeeeeeeeeeze. :)

Faith said...

Uhm, ya, we NEED the recipe! I can't believe you would post about a yummy meal and put pictures in and NOT post the recipes. ;)

Shannon said...

So, more of the same...are you going to share the recipe?