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Old 04-09-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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Why did you tip for a pick up? I must be cheap, I never do that.
I never order food for pickup, so I can't say what I would do personally.

However, I was just reading something the other day that suggested you should tip for pickup. The person who takes your order, gets it all ready, and puts through the check is usually the bartender. While they're doing all that, they're being taken away from serving patrons at the bar and collecting their tips. So I guess you're supposed to compensate them for that.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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Interesting.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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I KNOW I have to cook more! We spend way too much money on grabbing food on the go. We are a very busy household with 3 teens playing sports. I am really trying to plan out meals in advance now. For 1, to be healthier and 2, to save money. Casseroles are easy to reheat in the microwave so I try to make those a few times a week.

I don't like cooking or trying to constantly come up with new ideas about what to cook! But it does save money and is a lot healthier for us!
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:39 AM
 
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The wife and I come from the generation and culture that survives off of frozen pizzas, sanswhiches, frozen vegetables, and such. $30 is like 3 or 4 days worth of groceries from Shop-N-Save or Walmart or something . Geez.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:39 AM
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I really think most restaurants are a big waste of money. My DH and I will occasionally go out to eat as a treat. The last time we went to Applebee's for lunch and it was $20.00 for a small soup and salad, a plain burger for my DH, and 2 soda's. It was a complete waste of money. For less than $5.00 I could have made a much better meal at home and I usually do.

Needless to say we won't be wasting our money anytime soon at a restaurant. It will be many months before we eat at a restaurant again. At least when I cook our food I know what we are getting.

I do like the Rotisserie Chickens though. They make a great meal plus leftovers.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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What does DH stand for? I see that all the time in threads and I know it means significant other - but do not know exactly what the letters stand for.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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I used to eat at least 10 meals a week out. I've dropped that to 5, and am pleased with weight lost and money saved.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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DH = Dear Hubby
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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I used to eat at least 10 meals a week out. I've dropped that to 5, and am pleased with weight lost and money saved.


That's a lot of eating out! Good for you for changing your habits!
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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I do like the Rotisserie Chickens though.
The second rot chicken reco on this thread. They are pretty good and I'll grab one a lot of time at Costco.

We've been buying the bag or box salad greens for a couple of years now and find they fit our needs perfectly. We usually have some carrots or radishes in the fridge for snacking so we'll slice some of that in the salad to "dress it up", my wife always buys the boxes of croutons and we probably have 5 or 6 bottles of various salad dressings in our fridge.

We always buy the frozen Tyson (I think) chicken tenders, throw 2 of those in the microwave to partially defrost (I can't stand meat cooked or reheated in the micro) and it slices easier if only partially defrosted. Throw the small pieces in a little olive oil, chop in some onion and a small can of mushrooms, a bit of garlic (we buy the jars of minced garlic) and put a cup of minute rice on.

She usually makes the salad while I start the main meal, we eat the salad while the rest simmers. We started doing this when we both still worked and it cut down my waistline and gave me more time to read instead of driving to a restaurant. We do enjoy going out but it's usually for lunch. I'll bet I could make this dinner in the time you could drive to a restaurant and back.

For the record I've never really liked Outback, and never liked Applebees until I tried their Asian salad. If I've been in Applebees 25 times the last 8 years I've probably had that salad 24 times, a burger the other time.

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