Much is made of both the expense of restaurant meals and the fact that we as a society throw away so much food. I really don’t think people plan to be wasteful, but you can only eat so much before you feel like you’re about to burst and restaurant meals are just so large in many cases. Fitness experts often share the following as a diet tip, but I’m putting it out there as a cost cutting measure as well: when your restaurant meal arrives and it immediately becomes apparent that you couldn’t possibly eat all that food in one sitting, ask for a box and pack half of it to take home. It’s not only good for your waistline, it’s good for your bottom line. Restaurants can be expensive, but if you amortize the cost of that dinner over one or two other meals, suddenly the price drops right down, allowing you to order another lovely libation with all the money you're about to save! Those are economics I can get behind!
|Pub meal at night, lunch the next day!|