Yesterday we bought a camping kitchen set up on craigslist that was going for $50. Since this was a great price, and I'd wanted one for years, I didn't haggle. It was brand new in the bag and never set up. There cost $165 on Amazon and around $200 in retail stores. I was pretty happy with that, and I,m excited to get a lot of use out of it.

Today i am going to eat out with my family and I am worried about the spending for that. Eating out is never a good deal, compared to eating at home.

So while the camping table is an expense i feel good about, I am anxious about dinner with the family in Little Italy tonite.

I'm going to see if we can persuade the family to do taco tuesday in Ocean Beach tonite, with the 2 for 1 special. They have the best fish tacos in San Diego, and my mouth waters just thinking about it. Plus, the food will be healthier than the pasta and alfredo sauce we will probably end up with otherwise.

What do you guys think I should do? It's more or less a goodbye meal with my family, and I have a feeling Dan will offer to pay for everyone.