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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Date Night Idea

When my hubby and I first started living together, money was virtually non existent. One night we were watching some show and the couples in it were betting on how much they knew about each other. It looked like some much fun so I made up some questions for the two of us to answer. First, we wrote down our answers on a piece of paper and set them aside. Then we asked each other the questions. It was a lot of fun finding out things we thought we knew about each other. There was lots of laughing and giggling. I think it would be more fun now that our relationship has grown so much.

Have you ever done this? You should try it, you might find out something new about your partner!

Interesting Reads

I've come across these links in the past few days and really enjoyed reading the posts, I thought you might too.
How to Really Have the Marriage You Want

Helping Kids Pack Their Own Lunches

What To Do With Plastic Eggs

How to Stay on Schedule

Have you read any interesting posts lately?

Friday, April 29, 2011

$35 for $75 worth of Organic Meat!!

Check out this awesome Groupon!! You can get $75 of Home-Delivered Organic Groceries for only $35!! This includes USDA-certified organic grass-fed beef, organic cheeses, seafood, chicken and more!

Hubby is a little hesitant to try the grass fed beef and this is the perfect way to introduce it to him.

"Ever since it was discovered on the moon’s surface, organic food has supplanted "things wrapped in fried dough" as the preferred food of healthy eaters and discriminating garbage-scavenging animals. See what all the fuss is about with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get $75 worth of organic groceries from Nature's Prime Organic Foods delivered straight to your doorstep, stoop, or balloon-hoisted sky fortress. Shipping fees of less than $100 have a flat rate of $15, and anything more than $100 is free."
Rose from Adventures in Savings has it all broken down for you:
If you spend $35 on the voucher and order $75 of food, then add on the $15 shipping... you'll have spent $50 for $75 of food (33% off). BUT... if you spend $35 on the voucher and order $100 of food and get FREE Shipping... you'll spend $60 for $100 of food (40% off... a slightly better deal and more food!).

The Fine Print:Expires Oct 31, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Not valid until 5/2/11. Valid only for regular priced items. Not valid for membership prices. Not valid for gift certificates. Not valid with other offers.

Friday is Mega Swagbucks Day!


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays? Chocolate Syrup

Welcome to What's Cooking Thursday! A place for you to link up whatever it is you've been cooking at your house! Not a blogger? Leave your recipe in the comment section. Look for a featured recipe next week. Feel free to link up as many recipes as you'd like, all I ask is that you link back to What's Cooking Thursday!





My boys have been on a chocolate milk kick latley. We ran out today and I wasn't running to the store just for chocolate syrup. So we improvised.
 
 
 
1 1/3 cups water
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
 
Bring water to a boil. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cocoa powder. Reduce heat to medium. Slowly add the sugar mixture to the boiling water. Stir roughly 10 minutes or until thickened slightly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Store in refridgerator.
 
This week's featured recipes are:
 





Now it's your turn, what have you been cooking this week?

What's For Lunch? 4/27

Need some inspiration for your children's lunchbox? I will be sharing what I have packed in C's in the hopes that it will help you when you struggle! (C has school Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday, so I will be sharing 2 to 3 times a week)


Today he took : Bologna and cheese sandwich, yogurt, an orange, Cheetos, strawberries & blueberries
 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Friendly Wednesday 4/27

Welcome to the Friendly Wednesday Blog Hop! I'm glad you're here!


Thank you to all the bloggers who linked up last week!

Please feel free to grab the button (located in the right side bar) and add it to your blog to get more bloggers to participate in the blog hop!!




How to Participate:


Follow the hostesses located in the first and second spots - Feeding Four and Scraps of Life Blog. If you want me to follow you back, please leave a comment letting me know that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog.

Create a new Friendly Wednesday blog post on your own blog and be sure to use the button provided on the side bar.
Enter your information into the linkup below.

Follow all the other blogs you want. This is a great way to get more followers!

Friendly Wednesday will be posted once a week. Your link must be added every week so be sure to come back to linkup!

Garden Update #2 2011

I am so excited to be able to share another garden update with you this week. I was kind of worried that I wasn't going to have anything worthy of an update. I mean, who wants to see the same old stuff week after week? Sure, the sprouts have grown, but not that much. We do have pepper sprouts now, which is kind of exciting. This is the first year I've used all seeds and *so far* we're going good.

I planted sugar snap peas this year - something I have no clue about. They've sprouted and are looking great! I'm going to have to do some research though, because I'm not sure if I need to stake them or if they'll be a bush or whatever. I need to check the seed packet. :)

(this picture is sideways. I don't know why because when I upload it, it's fine,but changes when I insert it in the post)

We also planted some strawberry plants ($1 for 2!) because the seeds we planted were dumped out damaged by a curious 2 year old.

Anything exciting happening in your gardens?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Meal Plan 4/25

Wow, what a weekend. We've been running all weekend. It's been a lot of fun, but I'm glad it's time to get back into routine. This week will bring lots of cleaning, and bringing out the summer clothes, always a fun chore. What do you have on your agenda for the week?


Leftovers
Baked Ham
Enchiladas
Roast Chicken
Quesadillas
Pizza
Leftovers

What are you having this week?

Find 100s of other menus at Orgjunkie.com.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Guest Post - Date Night Idea

This is a guest post from Terry at My Journey With Candida.

Okay.... I have been feeling so much better since doing Humaworm and using TruFlora Probiotics.... So now Lets Do Something Fun!! Lets Have A Date Night!!

Keli at Feeding Four, has inspired me to do a DATE NIGHT!! Thanks Keli!!

My Hubs has been right there for me all through my sickness. It has been over 3 years now.... So this is for my Hubs, My Love, My Life

I decided to have an indoor Camp Fire Date Night!!. I have a fireplace but decided not to use it, .. I want something circular, more like a camp fire.


So, what do you think of my campfire?.... Not Great, but it will serve the purpose. I even put a blanket down so we can cuddle and keep warm.


The minute my Hubs sees it, he is not going to think campfire, he is going to think S E X. ..

He and I have both had a cold for the past week so romance has been nonexistent.

I wonder if we will get to roast the marshmallows I bought for him??? Hmmmm... I will just have to wait and see.

Interesting Reads

I've come across these links in the past few days and really enjoyed reading the posts, I thought you might too.

Teaching Children about Investing

10 Quick Kitchen Organizing Tips

DIY Kids Rugs

Programmable Thermostats

Tips For Saving Money While On Vacation

Have you read any interesting posts lately?

Weekly Grocery Trips 4/23

I did a couple different trips this week. I hate how Giant doubles only 1 like coupon per transaction. It makes it hard to get the freebies when they call for a doubled coupon. This week I stocked up on some convience items, mostly the dressing. I bought 10 bottles! They were $0.62 a bottle and are great to have on hand when it's pizza night and I forgot to make ranch dressing. (everyone eats ranch with their pizza, right??)
5 packages sliced cheese
3 bags shredded cheese
6 mayo
10 dressing
1 box (instant) potatoes - hubby loves these
18 eggs
1 Lawry's marinade
yogurt
butter

We also ventured into Save A Lot because they had some great prices on produce. We get to the store and I was very disappointed with the quality of it, so we only ended up getting a few things. Their pineapples ($1.99) were smaller than the sweet potato pictured below!

The Splenda was a money maker, it was $1.98 OOP and produced a $3 CAT. I use it when I make hot chocolate for my grandfather. The chips were B1G1 FREE and I had 2 $1 coupons, making it $1.49 for 2 bags ($0.75 each). We'll eat those with nachos and for snacks.
2 bags tortilla chips
2 boxes of splenda
4 cans tuna
1 box instant potatoes
grapes
bananas
carrots
sweet potato

Total for the week : $29.47
$5.47 over budget

Friday, April 22, 2011

Homemade Chocolate Lolli-Pops

When a friend mentioned she was making chocolate lolli-pops for her kids Easter baskets, I knew I wanted to make some too. I bought some chocolate, my friend lent me her molds and we got to work.

It was so much fun and so easy! Let me just warn you - if you don't have patience, this is going to be a hard project for you! LOL I don't like waiting for things, and you need to wait for the chocolate to set otherwise it will look funky.

You'll need:
  • melting chocolate
  • lolli pop sticks
  • candy molds
Melt the chocolate (I used the microwave, you can use a double broiler if you have one). Spoon into molds. Add the sticks. Place in the freezer until hardened, anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Pop out of the molds and enjoy!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays - Deviled Eggs

Welcome to What's Cooking Thursday! A place for you to link up whatever it is you've been cooking at your house! Not a blogger? Leave your recipe in the comment section. Look for a featured recipe next week. Feel free to link up as many recipes as you'd like, all I ask is that you link back to What's Cooking Thursday!



 
In light of Easter this week, I'm sure many families are dying eggs. What to do with all those eggs? Make Devlied Eggs of course. My boys (hubby included) love deviled eggs (as well as hardboiled eggs) so we have no problem finding ways to use all the dyed eggs.
 
 
 
You'll need:
 
6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise

¼ cup Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Mustard
¼ teaspoon pickle juice
Remove the egg yolks from the peeled eggs. Place in a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard, and pickle juice and mix thoroughly. Fill the empty egg white shells with the mixture. Serve!

This week's featured recipes are :







Now it's your turn! What have you been cooking up this week?

What's For Lunch? 4/20

Need some inspiration for your children's lunchbox? I will be sharing what I have packed in C's in the hopes that it will help you when you struggle! (C has school Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday, so I will be sharing 2 to 3 times a week)


Today he took : tuna fish, goldfish, an orange, applesauce and yogurt.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Friendly Wednesday 4/20

Welcome to Feeding Four's Friendly Wednesday Blog Hop! I'm glad you're here!
Thank you to all the bloggers who linked up last week!

Please feel free to grab the button (located in the right side bar) and add it to your blog to get more bloggers to participate in the blog hop!!




How to Participate:
Follow the hostesses located in the first and second spots - Feeding Four and Scraps of Life Blog. If you want me to follow you back, please leave a comment letting me know that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog.

Create a new Friendly Wednesday blog post on your own blog and be sure to use the button provided on the side bar.

Enter your information into the linkup below.
Follow all the other blogs you want. This is a great way to get more followers!

Friendly Wednesday will be posted once a week. Your link must be added every week so be sure to come back to linkup!


Garden Update 2011 #1

Our first garden update for the year. I'm so excited! LOL I can not wait to get my hands in the dirt. I'm itching to get out there and plant, but I'm forcing myself to wait. I don't want to little plants to die yet!

I took a leap and started some plants from seed this year. Partly to save some money and partly to see if i could actually do it. So far, so good. Back at the beginning of March, I started a zucchini plant that I have planted outside now. It got way to big for its container. I keep it covered with an ice cream bucket at night, and it's growing very well! We also planted broccoli, tomatoes, watermelon, peppers, cucumber, spinach, sugar snap peas and cantaloupe. I'm debating on carrots and a few other veggies.

Everything but the peppers have sprouted! A good rule of thumb for my area is to wait to plant outside until after Mother's Day. Only 3 weeks left!!

Are you planting a garden this year?

Monday, April 18, 2011

What's For Lunch? 4/18

Need some inspiration for your children's lunchbox? I will be sharing what I have packed in C's in the hopes that it will help you when you struggle! (C has school Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday, so I will be sharing 2 to 3 times a week)


Today he took : bolonga and cheese sandwich, yogurt, carrots, strawberries, an orange and some gummies.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Meal Plan 4/17

I can't believe it's Easter week already. We had an egg hunt at hubbys work today that was a lot of fun. We had a late lunch and picked through the fridge for dinner. I have a lot of the cooking creme that I'm excited to use, so I'll be using some in the enchiladas this week (shhh! don't tell hubby he'd have a fit if I messed with his enchiladas!). I'm hoping to grill out sometime this week. We had Chicken Kabobs at a friend's house on Saturday and they were awesome. I'm hoping to replicate them this week.

This week we're having:

Leftovers

Pizza
Grilled Cheeseburgers


Chicken Kabobs


What are you having this week?
Find 100s of other menus at Orgjunkie.com.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Date Night Idea

This may sound crazy, but your date idea for this week is to throw a slumber party! When is the last time you and your hubby had a slumber party? My answer would be... never. But it used to be so much fun with your best friends, so why not?

Gather all the supplies - junk food!, movies, games, and whatever else you need to have the perfect sleepover. Will you sleep in the bed? Why not grab some sleeping bags and set up on the floor?

In the morning, make sure to cook breakfast together. My mom always fixed french toast when I had a sleepover, so that's what I would cook.

Have fun at your "sleepover!"

Interesting Reads

I've come across these links in the past few days and really enjoyed reading the posts, I thought you might too.
How to Send Your Child to College Without Student Loans

How to Make Confetti Eggs for Easter

7 Unexpected Ways to Replace Disposable Products

How to Make Grocery Shopping Fun With Kids


Keep Your Dishwasher Empty

Have you read any interesting posts lately?

Weekly Grocery Roundup 4/16

Little slow on the grocery shopping this week. There weren't that many deals to be had, and I've been shopping enough the past few weeks. Plus, I've had a lot of kids to watch this week (I do daycare), which limits my trips to the store.

2 Scott Toilet Paper
2 Scott wipes
2 Gallons of milk
2 turkey hill ice cream
white bread
rye bread
8 Kraft cooking creme
plus everything HERE

(I had hubby shopping with me this time, since his request was ice cream and rye bread, I gave in ;) )

Total OOP: $17.20

Friday, April 15, 2011

It's Mega Swagbucks Day!


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Every Friday when you use Swagbucks to search the Internet you could win anywhere from 50-5000 Swagbucks! An $5 Amazon gift card is worth 450 Swagbucks. So get searching and earn some Swagbucks! (You can earn Swagbucks any day of the week, on Fridays you have the chance to win extra!)
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Don't forget to become a fan of Feeding Four on Facebook - I share Swagbucks codes there that are worth extra Swagbucks!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

FRESCHETTA By The Slice Review/Giveaway

I was recently given the opportunuity to review the FRESCHETTA by the slice. It's a new product line from FRESCHETTA, one slice of pizza cut that is cut from the whole pie. So it contains the same yummy ingredients that are found in all FRESCHETTA pizzas. The new By The Slice comes in the following flavor options:
  • BBQ Recipe Chicken
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Chicken
  • Spinach and Mushroom
  • Six Cheese Medley
FRESCHETTA By The Slice gets thrown in the microwave and in four minutes, it's ready to go. Talk about a quick and tasty lunch!

For my review, I chose the BBQ Recipe Chicken flavor. I personally love this flavor, the rest of my family doesn't much care for it. By The Slice is perfect for situations like this. I could no way eat a whole pizza myself. One slice is perfect! I get my preffered flavor, and they can have whatever flavor they want.


I thought microwaving a pizza would leave it mushy and hard to eat. It's quite the opposite in this case. The microwavable tray helps the pizza crisp up nicely. FRESCHETTA By The Slice is as good (if not better!) than the original FRESCHETTA pizza.

The makers of FRESCHETTA want to give one of my readers the chance to try the new FRESCHETTA By The Slice! They are offering one of you a coupon for a FREE FRESCHETTA By The Slice pizza as well as a 3 piece FRESCHETTA storage set.

To enter: (Please leave your email or a way to contact you in your comments)

Mandatory: What flavor pizza would you like to try?

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    The giveaway ends on April 25th at midnight EST. I will pick a winner using Random.org. The winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, I will pick a new winner.
Disclaimer: FRESCHETTA contacted me about doing a review & giveaway. FRESCHETTA sent me Free product coupons and a storage set to review in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no other compensation.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays? Chicken Enchiladas

Welcome to What's Cooking Thursday! A place for you to link up whatever it is you've been cooking at your house! Not a blogger? Leave your recipe in the comment section. Look for a featured recipe next week. Feel free to link up as many recipes as you'd like, all I ask is that you link back to What's Cooking Thursday!






Holy Moly. Have you tried the new Kraft Cooking Creme? We did the other night. Dinner was amazing. A ate it up. He ate it for dinner the next day and lunch the day after that. (So did I.) And it was a breeze to prepare!

I adapted this recipe from the Santa Fe Blend Cooking Creme package.



You'll need:
1 1/2 cups cooked & shredded chicken
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 tub (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Santa Fe Blend Cooking Creme
1 cup Shredded Cheese
10 flour tortillas

Grease 13x9 inch baking dish. Combine chicken, tomatoes, 3/4 cup cooking creme and shredded cheese in large skillet. Heat through. Spoon 1/4 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place, seam-sides down, in baking dish spread remaining cooking creme on top. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Serve with sour cream.

This week's featured recipes are:






Now it's your turn! What have you been cooking this week?

Giant of PA - FREE Kraft Cooking Creme!

I normally don't share my grocery trips until Saturdays, but I wanted you to be able to take advantage of this deal as well.

Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Creme is on sale for $1.99. If you buy 2, you'll get $1 off, instantly. There are $1.50/1 coupons available. Combine them with the instant savings to get 2 for FREE!
(Total OOP - $2.28)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Friendly Wednesday 4/13

Welcome to Feeding Four's Friendly Wednesday Blog Hop! I'm glad you're here!


Thank you to all the bloggers who linked up last week!

Please feel free to grab the button (located in the right side bar) and add it to your blog to get more bloggers to participate in the blog hop!!




How to Participate:


Follow the hostesses located in the first and second spots - Feeding Four and Scraps of Life Blog. If you want me to follow you back, please leave a comment letting me know that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog.

Create a new Friendly Wednesday blog post on your own blog and be sure to use the button provided on the side bar.

Enter your information into the linkup below.

Follow all the other blogs you want. This is a great way to get more followers!

Friendly Wednesday will be posted once a week. Your link must be added every week so be sure to come back to linkup!

Monday, April 11, 2011

And the Winner Is....

The winner of the Yoplait Giveaway is....

Kathryn!

"Kathryn said... 10

liked you on fb!
kathrynbaby2004@********
March 31, 2011 9:04 AM"

I will be emailing your shortly! Thank you to all who entered.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Meal Plan 4/11

Last week, our menu went out the window. I'm not sure what it is about the roast chicken, but everytime it is on the menu, I avoid it. Since I need the chicken from the roaster to make the chicken empanadas, we didn't have those either.

This week, I'm hoping to stick to the meal plan. We have a crazy busy week, I'm headed to the circus with C Tuesday! We won't be home until dinner so hubby has offered to cook. He said to do something "hard" so C requested "mashed potatoes and gravy, steak and corn".

Leftovers
Chicken Enchiladas *new*
Steak
Fish Sticks
Pizza
Undecided
Leftovers

What are you eating this week? Check out other menus at OrgJunkie.com!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Interesting Reads

I've come across these links in the past few days and really enjoyed reading the posts, I thought you might too.

Government Shutdown - Help for Military Families
Raising Green Children

How to Get More Hours in the Day

Gardening With No Space

De-grease Your Pepperoni

Have you read any interesting posts lately?

Weekly Grocery Roundup 4/9

Another busy week of grocery shopping. We went to three different stores to get all our goodies. And we still managed to stay under budget. :)
I got :
5 Clorox toilet cleaners
16 Fantastik cleaners
20 Dannon yogurts
4 boxes fruit roll ups
6 boxes granola bars
5 pounds oranges
3 pounds bananas
3 pounds apples

Total OOP: $18.90

Friday, April 8, 2011

How Long Will That Last?

I was browsing AllYou.com the other day and came across this article that I thought I would share with you. It highlights some main pantry items and the length of time they will last.

IN THE PANTRY:
Bread - 5 to 7 days
Cereal - 1 year
Pasta - 2 years
White rice - 1 year
Canned goods - 1 year
Salad dressing - 1 year
Jams, jellies, syrup - 1 year
Peanut butter - 6 months

IN THE FREEZER:
Bread - 1 year
Ground meat - 3 to 4 months
Beef steaks - 6 to 12 months
Fish - 2 to 6 months
Whole poultry - 1 year
Lunch meat - 1 to 2 months
Fresh veggies - 1 year
Fresh fruit - 1 year

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays? Banana Bread

Welcome to What's Cooking Thursday! A place for you to link up whatever it is you've been cooking at your house! Not a blogger? Leave your recipe in the comment section. Look for a featured recipe next week. Feel free to link up as many recipes as you'd like, all I ask is that you link back to What's Cooking Thursday!





Banana Bread



You'll need:
1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 mashed bananas
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degree. Grease a loaf pan and sprinkle with sugar. Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again. Stir in the baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour. Stir in the bananas and sour cream by hand. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Cool, slice and slather with butter.

This week's featured recipes are:



Chicken Florentine w/ Penne Pasta



Cake Batter Pancakes


Now it's your turn, what have you been cooking this week?

What's For Lunch? 4/5

Need some inspiration for your children's lunchbox? I will be sharing what I have packed in C's in the hopes that it will help you when you struggle! (C has school Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday, so I will be sharing 2 to 3 times a week)


Today he took : bolonga, hardboiled egg (not pictured), marshmellows, cheese crackers, cantalope, strawberries and an apple

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Cleaning Tip - Curtians

With it being that time of year, I figured I'd share one of my spring cleaning tips with you. My mom actually tipped me off to this last year when I was complaining. :)

When you remove your curtians to wash them - don't put them in the dryer. Instead, rehang them while they're wet. Let them airdry. You'll save yourself the pain of having to iron them so they don't have any wrinkles, and you'll save yourself money because you're not running your dryer. If you have issues (like I do) about needing to have the curtains open in the daytime to allow light in, wash and rehang them right before bed. They'll dry overnight and you can have them open the next day.

What are your spring cleaning tips?

This post is linked to Works For Me Wednesday.

Friendly Wednesday 4/6

Welcome to Feeding Four's Friendly Wednesday Blog Hop! We're glad you're here!


Thank you to all the bloggers who linked up last week!

Please feel free to grab the button (located in the right side bar) and add it to your blog to get more bloggers to participate in the blog hop!!




How to Participate:
Follow the hostesses located in the first and second spots - Feeding Four and Scraps of Life Blog. If you want me to follow you back, please leave a comment letting me know that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog.

Create a new Friendly Wednesday blog post on your own blog and be sure to use the button provided on the side bar.

Enter your information into the linkup below.

Follow all the other blogs you want. This is a great way to get more followers!

Friendly Wednesday will be posted once a week. Your link must be added every week so be sure to come back to linkup!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Meal Plan 4/3

Last week we actually stuck to the meal plan. The only thing we didn't have was Cheesy Mexican Skillet. (We had pizza instead). This week, I'm working on cleaning out some of the freezer. I'm not real sure what all is in there, so making the meal plan was kind of hard. I'm hoping to sit down and write out a list of meals for the rest of the month. That way, next week, meal planning won't be nearly as hard. Plus, to do that, I'll have to clean out the freezers...

This week we're having :

Steak
Fish
Cheeseburgers
Roast Chicken
Spaghetti (using up a few leftover meatballs)
Chicken Empadas *new*
Chicken Fajitas/Leftovers

What are you eating this week?
Find 100s more menus at OrgJunkie.com.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Interesting Reads

I've come across these links in the past few days and really enjoyed reading the posts, I thought you might too.

Mommy Projeck - making a "bed rail"

Wait a Minute Mr. Postman

Money Saving Tip - how to build your savings
 
How to Clean Your Washer/Dryer
 
 
Have you read any interesting posts lately?

Weekly Grocery Roundup 4/2

After weeks of coming in wayyy under budget, there was bound to come a time where I went over. And that time has come.... but I have to say, I got a lot for what I spent. :)

Giant - $13.91 (and I have a catalina for a FREE milk)
Target, Aldi and an Amish store

produce - pineapple, 4 lbs of strawberries, 2 pounds of grapes, 2 pounds of apples, cantaloupe, bananas
meat - 3 bags fish sticks, 6 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, 1/2 pound sweet bolonga

Total OOP - $37.91
($12.91 over budget)

Friday, April 1, 2011

What's For Lunch? 4/1

Need some inspiration for your children's lunchbox? I will be sharing what I have packed in C's in the hopes that it will help you when you struggle! (C has school Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday, so I will be sharing 2 to 3 times a week)

C packed his lunch today all by himself. :)


Today he took : a jelly sandwich, gummies, cantaloupe, carrots, pretzels, applesauce and oreos.

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