I can hardly believe that January is already over. Time goes by so fast!
That also means it’s time for a recap of the Eat In Month Challenge. To be honest, I kind of failed. Oops! I ate out a total of three times during the month. The first time was on the 2nd, as I hadn’t known about the challenge, I read about it the day after. The second meal was on the 8th, to celebrate J-Girl’s 18th birthday. And the third and final one was last Saturday, the 29th. My friends wanted to go out, and as I hadn’t seen them since New Year’s Eve, I didn’t want to miss the chance to have a great time with my dearest girls. Bringing food was not an option, so I decided to bail out on the challenge.
BUT I did NOT eat out from the 9th to the 28th of January, which is 20 days or almost three weeks. So I want to call this challenge a semi-success. Always be positive, right?
I really didn’t expect this challenge to be so hard. I thought, “Oh, we hardly ever eat out anyway, so one month of only eating in will be quite easy.” Oh boy, how wrong I was! There is quite a difference between “hardly ever” and “not at all”.
But I actually liked this challenge. It inspired me to be more conscious of my spending and to get creative in my kitchen again. Eating out should be a special treat and thus be truly savoured. Quality over quantity! It also reminded me that I actually enjoy cooking and creating delicious meals. Lately I’ve become a bit lazy, leaving most of the cooking to the Guy, as he’s currently working from home. I really want to get back into cooking, at least on the weekends. I’m sure the Guy will like that, too.
February definitely won’t be Eating Out Month, but it’s great to have that option when I’m in the mood. And I will make sure that the meals are really good and worth spending the money!