I responded to River's comment on a post that we have had or are having two evening meals and two lunches and one brunch out this week.
I don't ask nor expect R to cook. If he does not feel like cooking, then fine. It will be takeaway or meal out or soup or baked beans from a can.
But two evening meals out and two lunches and a brunch might seem like we live a life of luxury. While where we live might be expensive, nothing else about us is. Cheap furnishings, cheap cars, cheap clothes and cheap food. Someone called me cheap once, and I gave his face a good slapping, and then mentally conceded the point. He may have meant it a little differently.
Lunch 1: Sunday. Took Mother to McDonalds. $30 for 3 :/ 2
Lunch 2: Today. I am sick of a tomato, a slice of bread and a tin of fish. Why are there no left overs this week? Lunch out today at local cafe. A sandwich, a dim sim, a few chips thrown in and coffee, $14:/2.
Dinner 1: Crown Casino Tuesday night with two friends. I can't recall the name of the place. R et half a lobster, for not too high price. I have never seen such a small lobster. I had pasta and two glasses of wine. $30 for me.
Dinner 2: Hasn't happened yet, but tomorrow night at the local pub. Estimated cost: $15. Plus wine, so maybe $30.
Sunday lunch with blogmates, who knows where and when and how much it will cost and I care little. It will be so nice to see them and be convivial and damn the cost.