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January 03, 2010


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WOW girl your lunch looks great! you are cookin up some GOOD lookin thangs!
i LOVE french toast casserole.. my fav


nice job resisting the coffee! i myself decided i could use my starbucks giftcard for a tea while getting blog writing done today. i decided since i didnt pay cash, it was a-okay, but i still may use today as my free day and try to power through the rest. we will see.


Awesome job not getting Starbucks! My husband and I figured out that we'll be saving roughly $90 per week by not eating out. We usually eat out Friday nights and Saturday for lunch (sometimes dinner, which would bring the total to more than $90.) Crazy!! He totally wanted Starbucks yesterday, but knew he'd be losing the challenge, so he held out until we got home. :)

Oh, and I'm also back at work today following a week of vacation. It hurts to be back on this cold, cold Monday morning.

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That pasta looks amazing, I am going to have to try making that! I also agree that the mascarpone and marsala do seem expensive, but it is nice to slurge every once in awhile. Thanks for the idea!

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wow, i love it..=)


I admire your no-starbucks resolve! My efforts were to take my own mug, use a voucher and my loyalty card which almost cut the cost in half... :)


Dinner looks fab!


Funny.. I missed Starbucks today too! It wasn't until today that I realized I couldn't have my Starbucks. Oh well, money saved and a few calories!!


I'm so jealous of all your good cookin! I don't drink coffee but I have a huge weakness for soda. At more than a dollar out of the machine, I would save a lot by drinking water or tea.


Its amazing how much $$ you can save giving up Starbucks! Luckily, most of my family and friends (ok ALL of my family and friends) know how much I love it and get me gift cards often ;). I was at B&N today too. Love that place. I could be in there for hours. That bread with the nut butter looks so good. I have to give chia seeds a try!


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that sure does look amazing and creamy! I'll have to try that one for sure mmm


eat in month is a challenge that would be so easy in our parts. we eat in all the time. eating out is a treat (saving pennies)

you photos are always so beautiful and anything Giada makes is a hit in my book. I have marsala AND mascarpone (sp) cheese at home! Hmmmm


I'm so confused - Eat In Month doesn't include Starbucks? Cuz if so, I've failed - MISERABLY. However, I do budget for it and have resisted any Starbucks treats, even when I was running crazy late (thankfully had a granola bar in the bag. Phew!)

As for EIM, girl I'm so ready to cave - I've been setting up the new laptop for now 10 hours and oh my heavens, I might just use my "free pass" tonight for some chinese food (and if there are leftovers, that counts as part of "Eat In Month", right?) ;) The thought of starting to cook anything at 8pm has me going "Oh HECK NO!" *sigh* However, my wallet is feeling the effect of the challenge - in a good way. :)

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