Sunday, February 14, 2010

MPM for Monday Feb 15 2010

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So in an effort to stay on track with my BUDGET MIND...LOL I went thru the freezer and came up with a list of what we have...So our next 2 weeks are planned out already! Here are 14 meals that we will be having over the next two weeks. I will decide in the mornings or the night before as to what we will have. That way I dont feel so closed in by NOT getting any grocery's for two more weeks (although we will get our boxes from Angel Food next Saturday and Im excited about them this is the first time I ordered them)
Here are the meals
1 Chicken Parm On Cor Meal
2 Salisbury Steaks
3 Chicken Corn Pie
4 Chicken Corn Noodle Soup
5 Ham Loaf
6 Spaghetti with meat balls
7 Cheese burger Meat loaf
8 Stuffed peppers
9 BBQ Pork Chops
10 Hot Dogs with baked beans
11 Hamburger Helper
12 Chicken Nuggets
13 Meat loaf
14 Breakfast (sausage and bacon in the freezer)

These are just the bases of the meals. I will add to them with fruit and veggies and a starch...cause I have a growing boy ya know...LOL (and a growing hubby for that matter)

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Thanks for checkin out my plan for the next few days...Some sort of exciting blog to follow..Ill come up with something..IDK what yet..but you deserve better.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I got realistic...our budget of 200.00 a mth was not going to work for food! I raised it to 300.00 and feel better about it and it is working. I just realized that I never posted that that one blog said 200 then the next said 300 NICE right..LOL
So far her are my recipt totals for groceries
Weis 75.77
Aldis 105.38
and I still have half the mth yeah I can do this.

Better Late than Never!! MPM on a Tuesday

Menu Plan Monday Pictures, Images and Photos

IDK why I couldnt get this out on time...other than a mental block on what to make. I did good with going to the store. I have my budget at 300.00 a mth and Im at 185.00 and still have plenty of food. I might come under the 300 this mth BUT I still need to order the food boxes from Angel Food and I plan to get 2 of those for the end of the mth and begining of next mth. They are 30 a box so thats 60 and it takes me to 245.00 I might hit the 300 with needing some salads and fruit again in about a week. But thats ok. Its working and we are loving the menus I am planning or the food I am cooking since Im still working on this weeks menu...HA HA Maybe all the snow here in Lancaster is getting to me with another foot on the way..UGH whats 3 feet of snow in Feb....LOL

Monday IDK what to call it but Ill tell ya what was in it..HA Cooked Zitti Noodles, Ricota, Cooked Hamburger, Parm, and a jar of Rinaldi Sauce..I put it all in the crock pot to bake all day and then covered with cheese about an hour before dinner (mozzerlla cheese that is) and it was YUMMO..who needs stuffed shells this was just as good!!! (left overs were dished up for Hubbys lunches)
Tuesday Baked BBQ chicken covered in dried onions and chedder cheese with rice and corn
Wednesday Grilled Cheese and tomato soup
Thursday Hamloaf, mashed potatos and peas
Friday Subs and chips out...we still have lots of fundraiser coupons to use for subs
Saturday OUT with Hubby for dinner and a movie!!! Sorry Mom you get the kiddos..HA
Sunday light lunch of leftovers or sandwiches and dinner will be whatever we can find. I have my ladys comin over to stamp cards on Sunday so who knows what will happen.

ENJOY and for more AWESOME menu ideas check out

Monday, February 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday and some extras I felt like sharing..HA HA

Menu Plan Monday Pictures, Images and Photos

So in an effort to stay on my $200.00 a mth food budget (HA HA HA HA HA HA) I just cleaned out my upright freezor...well..I think that I will totally be able to hold out until I take my neighbor for her groceries as well as my sister. Now one thing that I do plan to do that will totally go against my $200.00 budget is fill the freezer when I get my income tax return back this mth. I plan to stock up on LOTS of things that we go thru like butter, shredded cheeses, frozen veggies (except corn cause my Dear Hubby filled a shelf of our freezer with that this past summer LOVE HIM we still have 17 bags of that)french fries, onion rings, and meat...BUT I am also going to order 3 boxes of food from Angel Food this mth. Here is there link so you can check them still have time to order and this an awesome menu!!! Those boxes alone would have gotten us thru the mth for dinners. I would still have had to get lunch stuff and breakfast BUT my kids are both doing better at eating at school for those meals. This year there school is offering free meals to all...and that is awesome. I think there are lots of kids in our area that come to school hungry. I did read an article once about some local churches and a few of the Elementary schools in our area that do weekend boxes for the kids of very low income families..this was an article that made me CRY..and even talking about it again..makes me wanna matter how bad you think things are..they really aren't!!! It could almost always be alot worse.

Ok on with my somewhat boaring MENU for this week Feb 1st 2010
Mon Chicken Cheese casarole from freezer over noodles and peas
Tue Grilled Cheese and LO tomato soup from freezer
Wed BBQ pork chops also from freezer some sort of boxed potatos and red beets
Thur Left overs OR scrambled eggs w cheese toast and sausage links
Fri Fund Raiser Subs from our church

I keep thinking..if I stock up the freezer am I defeting what I am trying to prove OR am I getting ahead so that when I slow down on baby sitting come summer that we will be OK? I am totally torn...give me some advice and let me know what you would do...
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Have an awesome week..I plan too <3