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Dinner out Italiano

February 10th, 2011 at 06:24 am

Went out with my son and his wife for his birthday dinner last night. We split the bill; my half was $37. We went to an Italian cafe that is halfway between my home and his, and they were having a great special -- $15 for an entree with soup or salad, wine, and dessert. It was very good food, too. I had so much chicken parmigiana and pasta that I think I can have four lunches out of the leftovers!

He seemed to like the gifts I got, which were all great deals from Goodwill (I didn't tell him that) or freebies, like the aquarium tickets I got with an oil change. I would guess that my outlay for his gifts was less than $20, and for that I got a brand-new Henley shirt, a new boxed set of IKEA juice glasses, a sketchpad, a new in-the-box gadget organizer for his car, and the aquarium tickets. And we had such a nice evening together to boot!

On the work front, everything is peaceful again (at least on the surface).

On the lunch challenge front, I have brought my lunch every day in the month of February. Yesterday it was leftover pizza, and today it will be leftover chicken parmigiana.

The other night I cooked up a big batch of asiago chicken tenders, which I will freeze in one-serving sizes tonight. I also cooked three pounds of ground beef and froze two. The other I will use in a lasagna casserole.

All of a sudden I have way too much food, and I'm only buying 15 items a week!

3 Responses to “Dinner out Italiano”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    Glad to hear he liked the presents!

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    That's what I'm making for dinner tonight (chicken parm and pasta). I'm glad your son liked your gifts!

  3. mamas debt time out Says:

    Wow, good food,good gifts, and good left overs. Yummy!

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