okay these aren't today but I have three little no-sacrifice things that I'm really proud of in the last week...
- I went to the grocery store Saturday while my boyfriend was at work. when I asked him if he needed me to pick up anything he said he was really craving a margarita for after work so maybe some margarita mix? premade margarita mix kind of grosses me out so I googled standard margarita recipes and decided I needed tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup. well, at the grocery store I found that limes were hella expensive (actually I had just heard about this recently on NPR I think) and lime juice only comes in tiny bottles. darn. I found some margarita mix that only had 3 ingredients, so I felt good about that, but it was "organic" (which is a lower priority for me) and was like $9 for a bottle. hmmmmm. I pondered the issue as I continued my shopping and then... in the refrigerated aisle... I found it! Simply Limeade! pretty much the equivalent of a mixture of lime juice and simple syrup, in a larger quantity and under $3. bam. I was pretty proud of myself.... and the margaritas turned out amazingly!
(yes I know making margs isn't very mustachian in general, but I am fairly comfortable with our financial situation and we like booze)
- Tuesday evening we had something to go to at 7 pm. I don't usually get home from work until 5:30-6 and we wanted to get in a run before the event, but I really didn't want to end up going out for dinner. I came up with the genius (if I do say so myself) meal plan of NACHOS, taking advantage of black beans (cooked in the crockpot from dry, then packaged in the freezer) and delicious shredded pork (also crockpotted then frozen) for a super quick, delicious, and filling meal. after the event with friends we all ended up going to a restaurant/bar, but our bill was much lower than everyone else's since we didn't need to eat (I was actually sooooo full from delicious nachos!) and I'm not drinking beer or wine for Lent, so my bf had a beer and I just had a root beer. in fact, my root beer ended up being FREE because they ran out and I wasn't able to get any free refills (which honestly I didn't need anyway). DOUBLE SCORE!
- tonight we are going to our minor league baseball team's home opener (I know, not mustachian either, but these are all about literally painless ways to cut back!). last night we made burgers, and I said to my boyfriend, "what are we going to do with ALL these burgers?" because we had 8 and really we only needed 4, 2 for last night's dinner and 2 for lunch today. he said, "eat them before the baseball game tomorrow so we don't have to buy food there! and then for lunch on Friday!" umm... duh!!!! what can I say, he's a genius!! :)