Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I took my toddler with me to pick out a birthday present for her cousin last week and let me tell you, she is the good shopper! I was drawn in by the clearance aisle and pillow cases and other things for her, but when I asked her if she wanted to take things home she said no. She was quite content to play with the toys for a few minutes in the aisle and then return them to the shelf. She didn't feel entitled to a toy just because we were getting one for her cousin. Amazing, she talked me out of purchases, and she is two!
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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Last week we didn't get to eating the Chicken Pot Pie, or the Johnny Marzetti, so we have them set up again for this week.
Sunday - Chicken Pot Pie - I have to pick up a few things today to make this work, but it should be fine. :)
Monday - It's my nephew's birthday, so we will be celebrating with him tonight.
Tuesday - Lemon Chicken (from an older freezer day)
Wednesday - Church
Thursday - Johnny Marzetti
Friday - Family dinner out
Saturday - Tacos/Burritos
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Friday, August 20, 2010
Cinnamon rolls, ready to go in the freezer!
Half of the Banana Crumb Muffins.
Let us know if you have any ideas for our next Freezer Cooking day!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Easy ups- We have made the switch to training pants, our girl is merely "potty aquainted" but we are working on that.
3 boxes Raisin Bran
3 boxes Band-Aids (Hello Kitty for my shopping helper)
Q-Tips (not on sale, just desparately needed)
3 cans olives
Nearly everything was on sale (minus the Q-Tips) and we had a coupon for every item! We bought the raisin bran first and got our $5 ECB and then everything else in the second transaction with our 20% off coupon. In all we spent about $31 and saved $30.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
This week is a little crazy because we have family pictures one night, and another is my birthday, but we are still making a plan. We also have a freezer day planned for Friday, we shall see how it all goes.Sunday - Lemon Chicken (Ok, I'm already thinking I am changing this to Spaghetti, but maybe we will stick to it.)
Monday - Family Pictures - Dinner out!
Tuesday - Penne Rustica (Frozen from a few weeks ago).
Wednesday - Burritos/ Tacos
Thursday - Chicken Pot Pie
Friday - Freezer Cooking Day - Family dinner out
Saturday - Johnny Marzetti (from freezer day)
Friday, August 13, 2010
Our menu plan has been more of a guideline this week. It hasn't completely rolled off the track, we have eaten what we had at home, but not was on the plan. The above picture is what resulted :) . I count that as success! I had planned on roasting a whole chicken, but it has been so hot I didn't want to heat up the kitchen, so we grilled our tiny electric grill instead, and then put it all in a salad. If I can just make mistakes like this all the time, we should be good.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
My cooking buddy is back. Her beautiful son is now 6 weeks old, and we are ready to attempt another cooking day, this time with 2 kids around :)
Here is our plan so far.
Sticky Chicken - We will try to do this ahead of time and just divide up the meat when we get together.
Stuffed Shells - I am a sucker for Italian, no Fishmama Lasagna this time, so this will have to do!
Banana Crumb Muffins - My baby girl (and her mom) goes crazy over all things bread, so we might have these around for a few mornings :)
French Dip - We'll do the meat on cooking day, and purchase the rolls when we are going to eat them, or when they go on sale and then we'll freeze them.
Johnny Marzetti - chicken and cheesy noodles, need I say more?
Country Captain Chicken - More for my crockpot!
Cinnamon Rolls - These are my favorite, because they are yummy, but still have the whole grain and the oats in them.
I may also make a batch of Baked Oatmeal, but my buddy says they'll pass on that one.
*** I went ahead and made my baked oatmeal, check it out!***
What do you think? Anyother exciting ideas for us. We'll let you know how it goes (and I will try my best to do pictures too.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
We have a bit of scheduling nightmare this week, but so far we think that we should all be able to sit down and have dinner together, so I am going to plan thinking that way.
Monday - Burritos - The Kits were on sale a few weeks ago, so we just need the ground beef.
Tuesday - Roasted Chicken, Salad, Green Beans, and Bread
Wednesday - Hamburgers, beans, salad
Thursday - Southwest Rollups
Friday - Family night
Saturday - Spaghetti, salad, rolls
Sunday - TBA
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Monday - Leftovers - I made pretty simple CHEESY CHICKEN PASTA last night that I enjoyed, but DH did not, so DD and I will finish it off Monday. Cook some rotini pasta and chicken (in separate pots!) When the chicken is mostly done add 1/2 cup chicken broth and simmer for 3 minutes or until chicken is done. Melt 2 oz low fat cream cheese and 1/2 cup mozerella into cheese mix. Meanwhile, a few minutes before the pasta is done throw in brocolli or frozen peas. When the pasta and veggies are done drain. Add pasta mix and chicken mix both into a casserole dish, or 8x8 dish and mix together. Throw another 1/2 c mozzerella and 2 T parm on top, and you have a pretty simple dish.
Tuesday - fun with friends - Homemade Pizza - This is my favorite dough recipe! These will be definite "girl pizzas" complete with pesto (thanks Sandy) from our freezer cooking day and other fresh veggies.
For dessert shortcake!
Wednesday - Church
Thursday - Grilled Cheese - Simple food!
Friday - Chicken Alfredo - I found an alfredo recipe that says its better than Olive Garden's, we shall see! I don't have the link right now, I will try to put it up later.
Saturday - Burritos - If you are a publix shopper these kits are on sale B1G1 thru Tuesday or Wednesday depending on your store's sales cycle. :)
Sunday - I know we will be eating out one of these nights, but I'm not sure which one, so whichever day gets bumped will be Sunday :)
Try menu planning this week! It makes it a lot easier (and cheaper) to grocery shop and makes it easier to get dinner on the table. For more great ideas check out orgjunkie.com!