For the most part, we’re a couple who’s a lot like you. Both employed, middle-class, homeowners, two kids, dog, the whole deal. We’re both big fans of many kinds of cuisine. We both like to cook, and we both also enjoy eating out. And until recently, we’ve probably spent a little more than we should on restaurant food, too.
After a recent job change for Kelly, our household income took a bit of a hit, which required us to take a second look at those extraneous expenditures like the weekly (and sometimes twice-a-week) trip to our favorite restaurant(s).
We were at first a little disappointed with the notion that we’d no longer be able to indulge in our accustomed fashion, but something very interesting has been happening: We’re actually [gasp!] enjoying staying home and eating! It’s something fun that we both enjoy and can do together, we can exercise a little creativity, and it doesn’t involve a remote control. And best of all, we’re realizing just how easy it is to recreate some of our favorite restaurant dishes, and save some money in the process.
And that’s the impetus behind us starting this blog – to share some of our favorite dishes, and show you how much fun you can have with your significant other, while saving money that we, like many others, can ill-afford to part with these days.
We’ve provided videos of these recipes, as well as a more detailed written piece to accompany each one. We encourage you to try whichever of these dishes strike your fancy, and we hope you’ll share your experiences, your feedback, and your own recipes as well.
Brett & Kelly Slater