Monday, September 8, 2008

My Shiny New...



...Toaster Oven!!!

Oh how I was so excited to get this, so excited in fact that I braved Costco on a Saturday at 1:00pm. Prime time for those people that go to Costco for the samples, the ones who drag all seventeen people in their immediate family with them including the in-laws, the ones who give you the elbow if they think you're trying to cut into the sample line when all you really want to do is get the frozen chicken tenders out of the freezer. Yeesh people, it's just a tiny PIECE of an egg roll.

I brought it home and immediately took it out of the box. So shiny...I love shiny things. I read the instructions (yes, I'm a nerd like that) and put them in the drawer for quick reference, washed all the parts and found a place for it on our oh-so-tiny counter. The first thing that I cooked in the oven??? Frozen pizza of course! WOOHOO! And it turned out great. Trainer was skeptical, but now he's on board. Sunday I toasted some bread for sandwiches. The possibilities are endless. Thanksgiving?? Piece of cake now that I essentially have TWO ovens!

Our goal for the weekend was to eat at home. No unnecessary spending. It was tough, I must admit, and Trainer was the one who kept us focused. We figured we saved at least $100 of cash this weekend in food and gas from not going out to eat. It's amazing how much it costs these days and there are only 2 of us! After dinner on Sunday night I re-wrote the menu for this week, wrote out the grocery list for Trainer and then wrote a menu for the week after that. So far, 14 meals planned out.

We'll see how well I execute.

5 comments:

the saint said...

Yay for new kitchen gadgets! Yay for planning out healthy meals in advance. You go girl.

The Sports Mama said...

Wait....

He does the grocery shopping for you?

Darlin'.... a multitude of sins can be forgiven for that alone. :) Not all, but certainly some minor ones. :)

And don't knock the samples at Costco.... if you hit enough of them, that's a full meal baby! :)

Sexy Hippy (why not?!) said...

NOW I know why you asked me what kind of toaster oven I have. Here I thought you were just being random.

totegirl said...

So sparkley...pretty!

YZB said...

I'll pay you if you meal plan for me. For real, I will.