I have been eating out too much. Way too much. I can blame part of this on the most stressful part of the school year, I can blame it on..... uh..... ok fine.... I don't really have an excuse. It has gotten so bad that I'm actually tired of fast food, and trust me, I have a high threshold.
For this and of course all the other reasons that I shouldn't be eating out, I am heading back into the kitchen. But wait! How am I going to keep myself there.
Musicals. No really. Musicals! I have really slacked in my musical attendance. I am a BIG fan of broadway musicals, but the last few years I just haven't been following through and going. Every time I go however, I always ask myself why I'm not going more. I went to see Cabaret on Friday and the whole plan came to me. Part of my concern is money, because as long time readers know, I don't like to sit in the cheap seats. And where do I have money oozing? Eating out.
So I have set myself a challenge. The next two musicals that I want to see are Beauty and the Beast and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. I am setting the bar for each show at $100 a piece. I am also allowing myself two cheats a week. I have in mind some kind of bonus if I don't use my cheats, but haven't worked that out completely.
Each time I eat out after the cheats, I have to subtract the cost of the meal from my $100 ticket. I'm talking breakfast, lunch or dinner. Starbucks morning drink run or Deli House lunch tacos (my work peeps know the sacrifice I'm making) or OMG I love Wendy's hamburgers dinner. All it would take would be a few lapses and I would find myself in the mezzanine (*gasp* *the horror* *yes i know i'm a snob*).
So back into the kitchen I go. Tonight I made this mustard chicken ('tis good) and it was a relief to eat something not from a drive thru.