Sunday, October 17, 2010

$20 date

Well, we haven't been posted for two days or so because - - really, nothing has happened in the Barley Barn of Personal Finance. 

We did break our own rule a little bit tonight and went on a $20 date.  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it was a great choice.  The food was delicious.  I had tortilla soup, Jack had a pizza with prosciutto, cheese,  garlic and caramelized onions.  The real to-die-for was the bread and butter, served in a terra cotta pot.  The butter was whipped to perfection with some kind of chipotle/sweet sauce, and I was basically licking it out of the little ramekin.  Which is not an exaggeration... 
Maybe tomorrow we'll go back for a $5 date, just for the butter.  It was also a great date because we both ended up having really busy days, so we had a lot to talk about.   And then we came home, and are now watching episodes of Modern Family online... and I just wanted to pause and blog about it, because it was the best kind of splurge.  
We have read and heard that it is absolutely essential to have a few splurges along the way, in order to keep on track with your goals, and in order to feel like your entire life is not wrapped up in saving saving saving... Not going on occasional dates would cost us far more than $20 in the end, and we are aware of that. 

Yum.  I can't stop thinking about that butter.  

("Maybe we could learn to make it?" -Jack)

YES.  Then we could eat it EVERY DAY.

(We would like to thank the Carnival of Debt Reduction for featuring this post on their weekly Debt Reduction update, which you can view here: Thanks to mbhunter for recommending that we submit our site!)


  1. And then you'd be debt free and 200lbs... ;o)
    Jo xx
    Mind you .. what am I kicking about.. I LOVE butter.

  2. Keep on keeping on with the debt reduction!

    Found your site from No Credit Needed in the comments.

    Your debt reduction posts are perfect for the Carnival of Debt Reduction. ( )

    It's a weekly blog carnival on debt reduction. Basically a collection of links to recent posts on the subject. I encourage you to submit your debt reduction updates (one per week). This one would be great.

    Again, keep it up!

  3. Thank you! We certainly will. And your encouragement is definitely appreciated.