Frugal Date Night!

Ahhh… pot roast and a DVD at home on Tuesday night… the PERFECT
date night for me and sweet husband.
Although I’ve mentioned it before, some of you may not know
that I am disabled.  I’ve had a neck
injury for over seven years that causes me to have to stop what I’m doing and
go lay down every few hours to rest my muscles.  It’s no biggie, something that I live with
and something I just have to work around, 
but it’s obviously not conducive to being able to work outside the
home.  That being said, husband and I
live on a very tight budget.  Our frugality
is part choice, and part necessity.
Tonight we’re having a date night!  It may not be what many of you are used to
and it definitely doesn’t look like what our date nights used to look like, but
for us it’s perfect.  We splurged on a
roast this weekend when we found one on sale at the grocery store for $2.88 per
pound.  Tonight I’m making us a pot roast
and then we will watch Lee Daniel’s The Butler from a free Redbox rental.  (You can find free Redbox rental codes all
over the Internet at any given time.  As
my daughter would say, “Google is your friend!”)
I realize you may be thinking, “This woman is
crazy!  This is NOT a date night.  This is just a Tuesday.”  But you have to realize that date night isn’t
about where we go or how much money we spend or what activities we do, but it’s
about attitude.  It’s about choosing to
spend time together and make any night a special night.  It’s about me closing my laptop and choosing
to celebrate my husband.  It’s about him
giving up control of the television remote and renting a movie he knows I’ve
been wanting to see for quite some time. 
THAT, ladies and gents, is a date.
As for that beautiful hunk of beef sitting in my kitchen,
(the roast, not my husband!)  we should
get at least six meals each out of our $13 investment.  I cut a little over one third of the roast up
for stew meat, so that will be a second dinner for us.  Plus, did you see the massive amount of food
filling up my huge crockpot?  That will
be dinner tonight, and at least two more lunches, and once we make stew, we will
get at least two lunches out of it as well… maybe even more!
What do you do on a frugal date night?

Happy Scrapping!
~Amy E

Amy England

Creator of the Scrap This Save That blog and Youtube channel and curator of a ridiculous amount of paper crafting supplies!

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1 Comment

  1. Unknown says:

    Sounds like a wonderful date night! Enjoy your date!

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