Feeding My Curiosity

July 18, 2011



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THE Tally….

After an entire week of counting my expenditures dining out, I ended with a respectable figure. While you might not see $213.50 as respectable, there have certainly been a few weeks in my life where I spent $50 per night every night of the week. That – outside of any other meals – would show up at $350, so this week was a win.

What do you spend dining and drinking out in a given week? How does that compare to what you spend on food at home? Or when you’re on vacation?

See below for the breakdown of each meal – in reverse order – this past week.

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Saturday – July 23, 2011

Breakfast
Mum made breakfast. Eggs, bacon, biscuits, hot tea. My cost – $0

Lunch
Skipped it because I had to get to WordCamp.

Snack
Starbucks Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade. Gift card. My cost – $0

2nd Lunch
Chipotle. Chicken Burrito and an Izzy drink. My cost – $10

Dinner
NERD Center. Variety of great food and drinks. My cost – $0

Saturday dining out total – $10

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Friday – July 22, 2011

Breakfast
Paramount Deli on Charles Street. Juevo Rancheros and iced coffee. My cost – $12

Snack
Starbucks. Trenta Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade. Gift card. My cost – $0

Snack 2
Wired Puppy on Newbury Street. Two Shaken Iced Tea Lemonades – Wolfhound Size. Gift card. My cost – $0

Lunch
Skipped – yes, the horrors!!

Dinner
Snug Restaurant, Hingham, MA. Teryaki wings, steak tips, beer and beer. My cost – $37

Friday dining out total – $49

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Thursday – July 21, 2011

Breakfast – three soft-boiled eggs. My cost – $0

Lunch
Random foodstuffs around the house. My cost – $0

Dinner
Not Your Average Joe’s in Norwell. Pizza, Qua Hogs and Iced Tea. My cost – $20

Thursday dining out total – $20

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Wednesday – July 20, 2011

Breakfast – skipped a meal – horrors! My cost – $0

Lunch
TV dinner, Chicken Tikka Masala. My cost – $0

Dinner
Something cooked at home, but I can’t remember what. My cost – $0

Wednesday dining out total – $0

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Tuesday – July 19, 2011

You might think by now, this Cutler kid, he is saving money hand OVER fist. And I had….to this point.

Breakfast – again, three soft-boiled eggs at home. My cost – $0

Lunch
Wings from Fat Cat Quincy heated up on the grill. My cost – $0

Snack
Au Bon Pain frozen lemonade in Boston. My cost – $3

Pre-Dinner Drinks and snack at Renaissance Waterfront Hotel. Deviled eggs, Michelada, beer. My cost – $30

Dinner
Off-the-chart food at 606 Congress. Too many dishes and tastes to share. My cost – $80.

Tuesday dining out total – $113

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Monday – July 18, 2011

The days run together and maybe I shouldn’t have let this lapse as long as I did. But I can recreate it, I’m sure.

Breakfast – three eggs, soft-boiled, at the house.┬áMy cost – $0

Lunch
Crab and fish chowder at Summer Shack in Derby Shoppes. Had this as part of the soup and salad. Had a Caesar salad, too. My cost – $12

Dinner
Gretchen brought another salad home and some wings from Fat Cat Quincy. My cost – $0.

Monday dining out total – $12.

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Sunday – July 17, 2011

Breakfast – handfuls of candy at the house, then eggs benedict and iced tea at Easters Country Kitchen in Weymouth, MA
Candy was on hand – My cost – $0
Easters was a $27 bill – split with Gretchen – and $9 of my half was a gift card. My cost – $4.50
X-Large Dunkin Iced Caramel – $4? – but was provided graciously by Gretchen. My cost – $0

Lunch
Calzone at Twin Rivers Casino – $10? – split with Gretchen, and we got free drinks from casino hostesses. My cost – $5

Dinner
Grilled sausages, boiled perogis and corn at home. My cost – $0.

Sunday dining out total – $9.50

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A friend asked recently (and this has been asked before by other friends and some strangers), “how much do you spend in a week on going out to eat?”

That’s the question that spurred my co-hosting and founding of NomX3.

It’s the question that made me pay a little more attention to my other spending habits and therefore focus on $8 pants in the theory that you should never buy clothes that cost more than a burrito.

And it’s the question that has prompted me to keep track.

SO, this week I’ll be updating this blog post with info each day on what I spend on food and beverage. This will let us all know how sick I really am and whether I should just not eat for a week and then retire to the south of France.

Comments are welcome. Each updated piece of info will go UP TOP and be set off by **********.

Thanks for reading!