September 10, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday: Taco Bell

I tried to be a good meal planner as Mr. Right and I were closing on our new house. I did pre-cooking prep work on several different items (browning ground beef, cooking noodles to be reheated, cooking rice). And for the first week everything went well. Then Mr. Right started getting busy with his job (he works for himself so his hours are whenever he sets them). At that point our days over at the new house became very inconsistent. On days that he has clients interested in looking at property, I can't expect him to go over to the house and paint all day.

Making things worse, from day to day he's not sure when we'll be at the new house. Thankfully we have appliances now (the first week I was cooking on an electric skillet) but he's got the kitchen a mess from his painting that I wouldn't eat anything that was prepared in that disaster area.

Which brings me to what works for me - the Taco Bell value menu. I had asked him to get a frozen pizza out of the at his place freezer on his way to the house. But with a few things on his mind (like one contract he's writing up and another he's trying to finalize) he forgot to get our food. So instead, we stopped at Taco Bell. He got 3 $0.99 bean burritos and I got the $0.79 nachos and a $0.89 burrito (which was actually more than I could eat).

Not quite the $2.50 we would have had in our frozen pizza, but it was a good hot meal with no effort. And when it comes down to it, I'd rather spend $6 on fast food than loose several thousand on a contract falling through.

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  1. While I'm not a Taco Bell fan (makes me gag), I am so with you on the Wendy's Dollar Menu!

  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Brooke. And I am with you on the Taco Bell value menu... while I don't eat fast food a whole lot, sometimes I just get an intense craving for Taco Bell!

  3. Every time you post I'm amazed anew, at what a smart girl you are! Dollar menus are great on occasion.
    I'm on season three of LOST, after I get caught up I want to find out about your message boards, etc!

  4. We are the same way! We usually hit up Taco Bell on grocery night. Its a little more than eating at home but going from 12:00 - 7:00 without eating and then needing to put groceries away and get dinner ready isn't my idea of fun. And shopping is WAY easier when Hubby isn't hungry and crabby:)

  5. I can't remember the last time I had Taco Bell, but the boyfriend loves it. Maybe I should give it another chance.

    PS-Thanks for visiting my blog. War Eagle!!


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