This is going to be tough.
Hans and I have some big things coming up, so we want to see just how tightly we can pull in the strings on our budget. We've been keeping ourselves to eating out just once a week and that's been going pretty well. We've decided that for all of April, we will not eat out at all. That means no Jamba Juice breakfast on Saturday (sad face for Erika) and no stops at McDonalds for Dollar Menu drinks and burgers (sad face for Hans).
We did say that there would be one exception - we get to eat out once when we're in San Antonio for our monthly temple trip. That's kind of our special date ritual so that gets to stand. But that's the only one!
I think we'll be able to save a lot of money. I went to the grocery store today and got us the first week's worth of groceries. It was only slightly higher than our normal bill (taking into account our one night out dinner).
I'll let you know how it goes - wish us luck!