Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What's For Dinner Wednesday?

I thought I would start another weekly blog idea... What's for dinner Wednesdays. I can't promise that the dinner will be interesting but it just might spark someone to try something new, or make an old favorite.

Tonight was supposed to be tacos. I took the hamburger out of the freezer yesterday so that it would be nice and thawed for tonight. I completely forgot that I took that out and we stopped at Taco Bell for lunch on our way home from the mall. I should have just skipped that cause it made my stomach hurt and I always order way more than I can eat. It was still good though.

Anyways, that nixed dinner. Couldn't have tacos for lunch and then again for dinner... well, we could, but I just didn't want to. So, I made spaghetti instead. Which I didn't have any of. I had leftover mashed potatoes with corn mixed in. I would have had a helping of spaghetti except for the fact that I wasted three bowls of spaghetti by putting bad spaghetti sauce on it.

Awhile ago I bought a giant container of spaghetti sauce since we have spaghetti so often. I bought it on one of my monthly trips to Sam's Club with my good friend, Tiffany. She lets me mooch off her membership. I'm gonna have to get my own soon... but, I digress.

Who knew that spaghetti sauce didn't last that long. It actually smelled like alcohol... which I didn't realize until after I poured it into three bowls of spaghetti. I am SO SO SO glad I didn't pour it directly into the pot like I often do. I would have wasted a whole pack of spaghetti. I am also glad that I had a jar of tomato sauce in the cupboard. No, not exactly the same thing, but at least it was something for the kids to top off their 'sketti with. They seemed to enjoy it well enough.

So, be forewarned... spaghetti sauce does not last forever and if it has been sitting in your fridge for an undetermined amount of time, smell it before pouring it over your spaghetti. You may not be like me and have 5 more packs of it sitting in your cupboard.

P.S. I don't think my 200th post is going to get 200 comments by Saturday. I think we are barely a 10th of the way there. Oh well, one of you commentators will be in the drawing for a prize. I will select a winner and then ask you what you would prefer for your gift card since I don't feel like making that decision. Good luck to my loyal readers.


Special K said...

Spaghetti sauce totally does not last! I've opened it before to find mold on top- eeewww!

mommyslittleblog said...

I try to freeze spaghetti once I make it. If I remember to do it, its a nice treat to pull out homemade spaghetti already made!

Anyway, I think having a What's for Dinner night is a great idea!

Becky said...

Ooh, I love the idea of freezing spaghetti! I never thought of that before.

I like the What's for Dinner idea, too!

Tiffany said...

Hey yeah the sauce doesn't last that long so you really have to use those jars pretty quick. I'm kinda distressed - I know I posted a comment on your 200th post a while ago and now I'm not seeing it there. This happened on Christinas blog too. Are my comments dissapprearing? Are you guys trying to tell me something? LMAO

Bri said...

Guess if I buy in bulk again I better make up quite a bit and freeze it for later. Not a bad idea to just pull some out of the freezer but my freezer isnt that big. Oh well, you live and learn right.

Tiffany, I never saw a comment... or maybe you just figured us out. Hmmm, you may never know LoL