Ruben Cardenas
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A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)

Started this discussion. Last reply by StaggerLee on Thursday. 26 Replies

I've been curating all these recipes and stuff over the last two eyes that I finally decided to do something with. Just curious, have any of you guys made a menu—to plan out your meals beforehand? So…Continue

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Love Seeking Understanding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margie Jan 14, 2013. 10 Replies

I have a love interest. She's a friend who lives far from me—very far (she lives in Missouri and I'm in California). I'll be asking for your thoughts (and tips) on that in a post a little later. In…Continue

Howdy, AOM Community

Started this discussion. Last reply by MarkTalbert Apr 18, 2012. 2 Replies

My name is Ruben and I am 33. I'm a bachelor and I live in sunny Southern California in the U.S. I can't remember where I first stumbled upon AOM (probably from the "Twittersphere" somewhere). This…Continue

 

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http://CalvinGoesToGotham.wordpress.com
Interests
Reformed Theology, history, Libertarianism, politics, art, lots of film, craft beer, cooking and grilling, journaling and blogging, local city life and community, lots of music (I'm a bit eclectic), and three day weekends.
Books
The Heidelberg Catechism, Pilgrim Theology (Michael Horton), The Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan), The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis), Book of Martyrs (John Foxe), Father Fiction (Donald Miller), The Art of Manliness (Brett & Kate McKay), Mansfield's Book of Manly Men (Stephen Mansfield), Man in The Mirror (Patrick Morley), The Mockingbird Devotional (Ethan Richardson, editor), Book of Common Prayer (1662 edition)
Movies
Ben-Hur, Luther (2003), Into The Wild, Signs, Batman Begins, Schindler's List, The Grey, Life Is Beautiful, Interstellar, Boyhood, The Wrestler, The Road
Music
Johnny Cash, Propaganda, Hans Zimmer, Jon Foreman / Switchfoot, Dustin Kensrue, Josh Garrels, Mumford & Sons, Explosions In The Sky, Social Distortion, U2, Lana Del Rey, Foster The People, Otis Redding, Al Green, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church
Quote
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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StaggerLee replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"I plan weekly. I make a meal list then shop to the list. There's an app for that! My wife laughs whenever she recalls my best friend's and my bachelor fridge. Nothing in it but a jar of olives, beer and yogurt. There were two bottles in…"
Thursday
Gentleman Engineer replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"In many locales, the bill of electricity is correlated not directly to usage of electricity. Oft, fixed charges dominate the billing."
Wednesday
Will replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"We pay $11 to $20 for four, but 2 are toddlers.  11 is McD's and 20 is Mexican or Chinese."
Wednesday
Gentleman Engineer replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"I stand as corrected, as such expenditures are hardly sumptuous with such a family. I do concur that frequent dining at restaurants would fail to be the actions of an effective steward of the finances."
Wednesday
Jack Bauer replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"With a family of five, you'd be surprised how fast it adds-up.  At our worst, we were eating fast food a time or two a week, and dining out two or three times a weekend.  That's probably $25 a pop on the fast food, and…"
Wednesday
Gentleman Engineer replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"I fail to conceive at such expense for dining."
Wednesday
Gentleman Engineer replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"I also express interest about said cubes of rice."
Wednesday
James Sullivan replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"My menu typically went like so... Breakfast - Bacon & Eggs Lunch - Steak Dinner - Steak & Eggs I've been married nearly 9 years, so it's been some time, but if my wife couldn't cook this would still do just fine for me."
Wednesday
Tarquin Anstruther replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"Learn to cook Reuben, It will make you the most attractive man on the block, women love a man who can feed them! Start with a few basic recipes and you will be amazed and encouraged, but what is cheap in the shops, things that are in season, cheaper…"
Wednesday
Will replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"I am inspired."
Wednesday
Penelope replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"Judging by how little my electricity bill budged when we went away for 2 weeks, I'm suspicious of large electric appliances as cost-savers.  Also, 2 weeks is pushing it for an open carton of milk to stay good.  I'd need to get…"
Wednesday
Native Son replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"Roll rice into balls and you have WWII Japanese equivalent of a C-rat."
Wednesday
Rick Shelton replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"It's been about 10 years since I was a bachelor but I didn't eat out very often as I never had the money to do so.  I bought the basics, meat (of various types), vegetables, bread, and milk or drinks.  I would keep my meals…"
Tuesday
Regular Joe replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"As a bachelor: never.  As a married man: yes. Weekly menus / game plans based on what we have in the fridge, what prep is required and who is going to cook it. During busy times, it's quite useful. "
Tuesday
Todd Heavner replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
""Rice cubes" - excellent idea, John.  I also like to make and freeze a big lasagna and chilli.  A basic meat sauce is great to make ahead, and with a few variations can be used for many dishes.  A large slow cooker is a very…"
Tuesday
John Muir replied to Ruben Cardenas's discussion A Monthly Menu (To Eat Out Less and Save Money)
"Also  - it's worthwhile to master cooking dried beans. Friday night, put a bunch of dry pinto beans in a crock pot and cover with cold water Saturday morning, dump the water out, rinse, and replace water Saturday afternoon, add a spoonful…"
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At 6:21pm on April 18, 2012, Ian Wilson said…

awesome quote.  welcome to AoM

 
 
 

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