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7 Tips to Help Cook Your Meals & Dine Out Less
One of my New Year’s resolutions has been to cook more at home, and I can proudly say that three weeks in, I’m in far better shape than this time last year.
According to my American Express account, 25% of my charges in 2010 were inexcusably “restaurant” related. Seeing that was a huge wake-up call to get my act together. But so far this month, my restaurant billings have totaled just 1% of all credit card charges. I’m most surprised by the fact that I don’t really miss the days of going out every night. Who knew?
1. Plan Ahead
2. Shop Online
3. Keep Ready-Made Meals and Snacks on Hand
4. Dine Early
5. Find a Cooking Buddy
6. Limit Happy Hours
7. Reward Thyself