Life is what you make it and what you do for the people around you.
I’ve been thinking a lot about priorities. What you do with your time communicates to the rest of the world, and most importantly, the loves in your life. If you prefer to spend time working and playing, or watching t.v. instead of reading, on the internet instead of giving that back massage. All the things we do are choices.
Our family has two scheduled eating out opportunities. The first is at the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet. This is where Big B and me stock up on our meat cravings. The Mongolian barbeque and king crab legs make taking a family of 5 out to dinner for under $40 (including 15% gratuity) not only affordable but desirable. The kids get a decent meal of chicken, rice, fresh fruits (melons being their favorite), ice-cream & cakes.
The second scheduled eating op is pizza night. This schedule changes according to my husbands graduate classes. For $11.99 for two large one-topping pizza’s, I go ahead and indulge myself. It just makes sense to me thinking about all that time saved, buying/cooking an entire meal can be alot of work.
In addition to that, I save time by buying fully-cooked rotisserie chicken once a week. Then I just have to make some side dishes and we’re ready to eat.
It’s important to me to spend time with my family, to really be there in the moment. Cooking is important and enjoyable in small spurts. Giving myself a few outs keeps my sanity and sends the message to the loves of my life that they are the number one priority.