|Yum--cookies! These ones are "healthy" and homemade|
I'm going to follow Mrs. Frugalwoods' lead and embrace my inner Frugal Weirdo. Which meant, this week, experimenting with substituting meals by eating free food. I know this is not a radical idea--I've read about Frugalites who make a habit of lunching on Costco samples, for example--but it's new for me. Usually, things I eat away from home are snacks that are in addition to rather than instead of meals.
However, there has been a a lot of food around work lately. Rather than eat the boring lunch I brought to work Monday, I left it in the fridge for Tuesday and opted for some party leftovers (chips and hummus, mandarin oranges). My work group was given an award and a little party Monday afternoon, which included a huge box of cookies: molasses, chocolate chip, chocolate marshmallow, white chocolate…I ate three. These were not small cookies. More like monster cookies. I was not in the mood for dinner.
Not recommended to do this every night, but I made dinner for UFF Dad and UFF Boy (vegetarian chicken burgers with cheese, salads, raw carrots, bananas) and just had a carrot myself (to balance out the cookies). Frugal eating by eating out for free!
Spending today: $0
Anyone else who dines out on free food? When, where, and what?