Saturday, December 20, 2008

Menu for the week of Christmas 2008

I have a huge pantry and 3 freezers full of odd ball, odds and ends. But would like to start using things up. I belong to a WONDERFUL website, where I listed my food inventory and the great gals on the site helped me to come up with a whole list of meals for my family and I . I will be using the suggestions for the next few weeks.
This is what the plan for this week looks like
Tonight-chicken covered with lemon pepper seasoning with mashed potatoes and carrots and apple sauce.
Sunday lunch will be pork patties, in bisquick mix with cheddar chesse balls.
Monday-Steak strips added to the beef rice mix
Tuesday- Beef stroganoff
Wednesday- at DMIL”s house
Thursday-turkey with the fixings or ham with the fixings –we have not decided yet, but we have both dinner.
Saturday-more leftovers

Monday, December 15, 2008

Menu Monday December 15

Monday-Salisbury Steaks, gravy and mashed potatos, and corn
Tuesday-hot dogs
Wednesday chicken and cheesy brocili rice
Thursday-ham, potatoes
Friday pizza
Saturday shrimp and onion rings
Sunday roasted chicken

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Free YoYo Lip Gloss

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I can't wait to try it

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Menu Monday 11/2

Yeah I know I am a day early, better then being late like normal. Over at she hosts the Menu Monday

So here is the plan for the week.

Sunday-tacos with all the fixings.
Monday Pork chops potatoes and veggies
Tuesday left overs for DH, not sure what the kids and I will have, I either need to do BK (BLECK) or something on the run in the truck.
Wednesday CP Ham, lo garlic pototoes, veggies
THursday CP chicken, cheesey rice with brocilli
Friday HM ham pizza.
Saturday. shrimp and onion rings

Saturday, November 1, 2008


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Friday, October 31, 2008


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Monday, October 20, 2008

Menu Monday Oct 20, 2008

Orgjunkie sponsors the Menu Mondays and this week I actually have a plan :)
Monday-Sweet and sour meat balls in the CP over rice, served with HM rolls and salad.
Tuesday-Burger King 79 cent cheese burgers. we have about 45 minutes in between activties on Tuesdays.
Wednesday-Cream cheese chicken over noodles, with a salad and veggie tray
Thursday Meatloaf, potatoes and brocilli
Frida-HM pizza
Saturday-shrimp and onion rings
Sunday-Steak, potatoes, and corn on the cob.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sept 8-11


Lets see it has been a while

Monday, Tuesday, were both no driving or spending days.

Wednesday, I noticed that I did some wrong math in my checking accounting account and I was $13 in the hole, I dont have my two accounts linked via the internet and had to run to town But I deposited money before anything bounced so what I saved in over draft fees, I used on gas. While in town I bought some oil for the chainsaw, and stray for the chicken coop. Other then that $7 I didnt spend anything.

Thursday I will run to town for a 4H leaders meeting and combine grocery shopping.

We did decide to skip camping this weekend. The transition back to school has been very rough on all of us. So we will be able to get a load of wood and enjoy some family time. Plus save all about $40 on camping fees

All food has been at home and from scratch. Today I am going to do up a batch of pizza roll ups and pancakes for the freezer. THey will be used as quick dinners for the kids and after schoool snacks.

We also decided that we are going to get Joel in to tutoring one day a week afterschool. Which will mean a trip to town a week but will be benifical in the long run for him

Weekend up date. Sept 6&7

Weekend up date.

Saturday the kids and I stayed home so no money spent. DH went fishing and brought home a boatload of fish for the freezer

Sunday we to church, the Sunday school. The we had a potluck birthday party. The gas it took was in the budget. I dropped off somethings for my mom and she had a few things for me. The birthday party was fun, nice to see every one.

We stopped by Shopko while we were in town, returned a pair of shoes Joel decided he didnt like. He picked out a new pair, got a pair of shoes for Noah. ALso a few extra 39 cent note books and candy for at the fall harvestfest next weekend, we will have trick or treaters. After I returned the shoes, I only spent an additional $7.

Friday report

Today, I had a pretty spendy day but it was ok too. YKWIM? So I went to town to do some shopping: $43 at the grocery ($2o was adult drinks) $28 at family $, $11+ at St Vinneys, $38 at the gas station, $26 for my coop boxes.

I did spend more then normal at St vinnys the thrift store , but they had a bag sale for $2 I got 2 NICE shirts for DH, 5 pairs of shorts for Joel, 2 shorts for Noah, 3 shirts for Joel and 1 for Noah. Then I got two in the box new gifties for the kids for Christmas and a blender. all for $11.

The blender I will use on a weekly at least basis. AND I made 6 quarts of apple sauce with it already today

I traded a SIL a bucket of apples for a big tommato, about 12 cherry tommatos, 3 funky big about 18inches long and one 1 wide cukes(she said get over the looks they taste great!)

all in all a spendy day but I got some great deals and nothing to wastey I did pack all foods eaten on the run, no fast food. Tonight we are making HM pizza, 3 instead of the usual 2 but we are feeding DH's cousin which will go fishing with DH early bird tommorw and help him get a load of free wood, so I will gladly feed him!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sept 3&4 update

OK, lets see, yesterday I got an emergency call from the school saying Joel puked on the bus. So I had to go get him. I did spend $35 on gas while in town but I was nearly on empty and it is 18 cents cheaper in town.

Today I did spent $5 from my paypal account for Christmas presents for Joel, but I did have the cash in there from payment from a survey company.

those are my two spending money tales, other then that. I have spent NO money or wasted anything. All meals have been planned and from scratch.

Yesterday, I wanted to make a recipe that called for a cream of something soup-normally I would have hoped in the car to go buy one. I had some brocoli that needed to be used up, so I made cream of brocoli soup to use in the recipe. I also froze half the soup for the next time I want to make the same recipe.

I baked all bread and snacks.

Today is my parents annivasary. Normally I would have taken them out to dinner. But Knowing I dont have the cash to spend and knowing that my DH would be in the area of their home. I made up a nice romantic picnic basket which included soup and hm dinner rolls, a bottle of wine they like and a tiny annivasary cake, all of which I had here so I got to do something special for them and it cost nothing out of pocket

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Update #1

Update #1
It is only the second day but we are doing really well. Noah and I had leftovers for lunch from dinner last night so no food wasted.

It was 87 degrees for two days, I swleter in that type of heat but we did NOT put the AC in the window. I kept the shades on the sunny side of the house closed. TG it is going to cooling off for a high of 67 tommorow, more my type of day

Two no spend/no drive days. I have two ink cartridges packaged and ready to be sent back to the places, as they dont work. refund will be over $75 and I will get the name brand ones, a few years ago I would have pitched them before I would never ever consider callling to enquire about returning them. They even mailed me shipping labels.

I have done all my points and click thurs

Monday, September 1, 2008

It is time for Menu Plan Monday hosted by

Not sure I added that button correctly or not.

Monday-DH and I are going to have a 'special' dinner after the kiddos are in bed inspired by A Year of Crockpoting blog Although I am going to use brocilli instead of corn.
Kids are going to work on that pot of soup from the weekend with HM biscuits.

Tuesday-First day of school-DS requested boxed Mac & Cheese, we will also have hotdogs and carrot sticks.

Wednesday- soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on HM bread.

Thursday- BBQ Riblet sandwiches and something, not sure what for a side yet.

Friday is Family Fun night-HM pizza, and a movie

Saturday-shrimp and onion rings.

Sunday going to a potluck birthday party.

See everyone next week.

Friday, August 29, 2008

September 30 of Getting back to my Frugal roots

So I need to get fired up again and there is NO better time then NOW. So, I will go gunho for September, I will try to up date daily.

Rules for myself:

* No buying junk-food or otherwise
* I will need to pay Joel's school fees and lunch account
* No trips to town other then pre-planned ones.
* We have two camping weekends, we will bring all foods and avoid extra expenses.
* bake all snacks, all food at home. Keep coop and share orders to a bare minunum.
* No dryer use.

That will keep me busy. I will add as I think about more

Monday, August 18, 2008

my second post and Menu Monday again

So I like the idea of planning my menu and posting it keeps my accountable, so here we go:
Monday-soup and grilled cheese
Tuesday- the sunshine ham with pasta that we didnt have last week.
Wednesday Salisburry steak from last week again.
THursday-chicken tenders and salad
Friday-HM pizza
Saturday-hosting a BBQ burgers and hotdogs
Sunday- maybe a meatloaf.

Monday, August 11, 2008

welcome to my world

I am not sure how I will go about this blog, this is my first time having a blog and blogging. So sit back and enjoy the ride with me.

I hope to keep track of my thoughts about my family and my life in general. I am a frugal person at heart. I am a wife and mom of two of the sweetest little boys in the world, I thank God for them everyday. While it is a struggle to afford the pleasure of being a SAHM, My DH and I feel this is the right place for me right now :)

Today is Monday. I am working on my menu. I will edit when I have a plan.So my dinner menu for the next week is:
Monday-Shake and bake chicken breast with alfredo noodles and corn on the cob.
Tuesday-Ham, roasted potatoes, with candied carrot coins
Wednesday-Ham in scalloped potatoes, with green beans
Thursday-Chicken legs & gravy over noodles
Friday-Sunshine ham and pasta with peas
Saturday-steak and baked pototos with cauliflower
Sunday-salisbury steak w/gravy over mashed potaotes and corn on the cob.

there it is.