As much as we love to cook in our house, I definitely enjoy going out to eat and letting other people do the prep, cooking and cleaning.
In an attempt to save calories and money, Aaron and I have decided to cut back on eating out. A couple weeks ago we were discussing how weekly trips to the taco shop, Greek take out and other dinners add up. On a Friday night when we don’t feel like cooking, a $20 dinner at the taco shop doesn’t sound like that much. But add that to Saturday night’s Greek dinner for $25 and it adds up to almost a whole week’s worth of groceries.
So we decided to save up our dinners out for every other week and go somewhere nice and make a date night out of it. I would gladly trade 4 taco shop dinners for a $100 date night – wouldn’t you?
And why pay to go out when we can make tasty taco shop dinners at home?
Last night instead of regular turkey tacos, Aaron make crispy turkey tacos! It was a Saturday night, afterall. Ground turkey with onions, jalapenos, cumin and lime juice in a cripsy corn tortilla with salsa fresca (homemade), greek yogurt and cotija cheese! With a side of black beans. SO good!
And what about Sunday brunch? Head out to the diner? Not us! After I got back from a sweaty session at the gym, Aaron made these AMAZING waffles.
Can I just tell you how amazing these are? Crispy and doughy with a salty surprise on the inside! That’s right – crispy bits of bacon cooked into the waffles. With butter and powdered sugar, it was the perfect mix of salty and sweet! A runny egg on the side and a mimosa made it feel like an indulgent, expensive brunch at a restaurant – but I was in my pajamas. YES – I went to the gym, came home, showered and put PJs back on! It’s Sunday!