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It’s currently Restaurant Week in the Mile High City, which means tons of fabulous venues offer amazing meals for $52.80 per couple. Get it? (The clue is in the “mile high” part…)


A few years back, they decided the make restaurant week last for 14 days, which means even more time to chow down. Yum! What this means is that we’ve been eating like kings around here… My mom watched the little monsters (literally- they watched Hotel Transylvania!) so Rich and I could have a date night at one of our favorite restaurants in the entire world.


Then, because the kids had Friday off from school, all four of us had lunch at another one of our faves, which is conveniently located very close to my office.

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Lobster rolls, on REAL New England rolls, and butterscotch pudding made with real scotch. Heaven. If only I hadn’t had to go straight back to work, I could have had an adult beverage. Ah, well.

Then, because Saturday’s Sugar Block Club sewing session at Fancy Tiger was cancelled at the last minute (boo!), we grabbed my mom and tried out another locale. We’d never been there before, and thank goodness we went early because it turned out the part on their website that said “reservations are welcome for large parties” was totally not true…They took reservations for all parties, and were shocked we didn’t have one. Oops.

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We got one of the last tables before the entire joint filled up. Our service was painfully slow- people who ordered well after us were done before us. But, it was also yummy and another ridiculously good deal.

And now, even with those great deals, the budget is strained. Time for some creative and cheap at home meals. I am a lousy cook, but if you have any super easy, especially crock pot, recipes, would you share? (Normally poor Rich does basically ALL the cooking, and I’m trying to get a bit better about it…)

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