On my mind is how buying a knife has changed our lifestyle while holidaying in the USA. When we first arrived, 2 1/2 weeks ago, eating out all the time was the order of the day...but...we soon grew tired of that! I usually put a small paring knife in our luggage but forgot to do that this time and when we travel in Australia, we always prepare our own meals by booking into hotels with suites. Alas, the hotels with suites here have so far only had a microwave and no bowls and other useful equipment. At the end of our first week we bought some bread rolls, cubed cheese and ham and made some rolls for lunch, but we tore the rolls open to fill them. (the cubed cheese wasn't particularly nice either) Then, last week DH decided to buy a sharp knife...and what a knife! It's a beauty!
|The very useful scabbard in which to store our knife|
Now we can cut up fruit and make fruit salad, (healthy huh?), we can slice bread and rolls, we can slice blocks of cheese, we can have tomato slices on our bread. So after a long day of driving we can get some supplies and make quite nice ' feasts' in our room and if breakfast is not included in the tariff (not often this happens but at some places the free breakfast is woeful!) we'll cut up fruit and bread etc and top with ham and cheese etc...Voila!
Depending where we have lunch, sometimes the lunch meal is large enough to count as the main meal, so we have our own prepared supper. It's not really about saving money...more about saving our waistlines!!! lol