Thursday, April 23, 2009

What's for dinner? Good question.

That's what Mama Kat's asking today cause she's starving.

I wish I had an answer for her, but for all my stockpiling and couponing, I didn't do a real menu plan this week. Mainly because I had something going on every night.


Those are the times you need a menu plan. Instead there were frozen meals on Monday, Wendy's on Tuesday and finally yesterday I cooked. Don't get too excited was sloppy joes and mac n cheese. From a can. And a box.

On my anniversary.

That's not a knock at S either. We went into town and bought things for a Booster function on Saturday, stuff for Beefy's cake next week and then I bought a $900 camera package cause I'm a spoiled brat the reviews were good and it seemed like a good deal for a starter like me.

So we could have eaten out. Again. But I didn't want to. Remember I'm frugal and had just dropped a pile of money on a camera.

Besides that we ate out on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday which is three times as much as I would have liked to.

Now I just need to get back into the groove of menu planning and cooking. Maybe you could inspire me by answering the question -

What's for dinner?

(And I WILL be having another giveaway next week. I just got the "mystery product" in the mail yesterday so I'm going to try it out this weekend and then offer it up to ya'll. I can't wait!)


Too Many Hats said...

If I don't menu plan every week,the world comes to an end and no one wants that.

Tonight my dad and step-mom are coming to dinner and it is their week to bring which normally means El Pollo Loco (they come every week and I cook one week and they bring the next). So, you could go to El Pollo Loco for dinner - I am sure that was so very helpful.

Shawn said...

Ha! I have organized moments and actually get around to plannning a menu..but then it rarely gets shopped for and then made as planned.

I'm kinda not so good at the whole follow-through thing.

That.Girl said...

I hardly ever plan meals... And we usually eat food from boxes. I do love to cook, though...

The Royal Family said...

wait... isn't mama kat asking whats for dinner and your cheating and asking us... hmmmmmm

yeah, we ate out last night it was the first hamburger I had had in months!!! Way to celebrate the ultrasound... boring I know.

Over the last few months I haven't cooked much since I have been ill. We have had a lot of canned and frozen and boxes meals. However, I really want to throw a roast in with a can of coke to marinade... but we have nothing to go with it, no potatoes or anything..hmmmmm So *shrug* I need to go shopping, I am trying to plan a menu for a family bbq I am in charge of this week, i am going to make dutch oven potatoes which includes bacon pieces, and some oriental chicken salad and some FLuff...

yummmmmm i'm hungry!

Tanielle said...

Lucky girl! I want a new camera soooo bad! How does it work? What kind?

Shannon said...

Oh, crap.

I totally forgot to ask Shane about cameras and come back here or email you.

Bad, bad Shannon! :(

But I am glad you got a new camera... very cool!

Ok... now on to this post. I try to menu plan, but don't always do it. Didn't do it this week... which is why we've had pizza, Taco Bell and Chinese take-out so far this week.

Denise said...

Tonight we had chicken nuggets (on sale), mashed potatoes (potatoes on sale) and frozen corm, cooked of course (also on sale.) Yay for sales!

I hope you have fun with your new camera!

Julie said...

We had burgers. And I made 50 scones, not that I was counting.

Devilish Southern Belle said...

Since I still felt like I had one foot in the grave, I made Hamburger Helper. (hangs head in shame). I made red beans & rice this week, but no sides or anything to go with it. We had to eat out one night but had tuna puffs, mac & cheese, and something else on Monday. I didn't do too badly for just getting back into menu planning, but I hope to do better next week when I'll hopefully be feeling better.

Cathy said...

Which one did ya get..?

Carrie said...

I'M SO JEALOUS!!! $900 must have bought you a REALLY good camera! You have to tell me what you got!

Let's see--Thursday night, the hubby surprised me and came home a day early! So we had steak on the grill, baked potatoes, and steamed green beans!

Last night I made Sour Cream Enchiladas and we ate them for lunch and will be eating them for dinner again! It made a butt-load of enchiladas and they were only 3 points for TWO enchiladas! Yummy.

Wow, I think I just made myself hungry again!

Angie's Spot said...

Oh, you got the camera!! Can't wait to hear your feedback on it.

I struggle with meal planning each week. I'm getting really good at couponing and scoring some great deals. If I could just incorporate the meal planning, then I would be golden!