Monday, February 23, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

So, I am trying to get back on track, and I am going to use this blog to keep me honest.
Breakfast- Strawberry Pancakes
Lunch- Homemade Veggie Pizza
Dinner - Nachos
Breakfast- Cereal
Lunch- Chix Nuggets, Grapes, Pretzels (Packed for School)
Dinner - Pierogies
Breakfast- Muffins and Sausage
Lunch-Pasta with Alfredo and fruit
Dinner- Fall Casserole *New Recipe -will review
Breakfast-Oatmeal and Bacon
Lunch- Pb&J , Fruit, and Cheese
Dinner- Manwhich and Frenchfries
Breakfast-Danish Ring and Sausage
Lunch- Mac and Cheese and Ham
Dinner- Meatball Subs
Breakfast-Bacon, Eggs and Bisquits
Lunch- Pizza
Dinner- Roast Pork, Potatoes, and Veggies

Sunday, February 22, 2009

More Free Stuff

Penny Pinching Diva has some great deals on her site.

My favorite being the deal for free Victoria Sectets Body Wash.

Free Lunch

Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? Well, make that free dinner. Kashi is giving away one free dinner if you sign upat there site here.

Debt Diet Loser

Well, I swayed a little from the debt Diet, but I am still trying. I made a Menu plan last week and stuck to it mostly on the shopping. We did go as a family to eat Indian for Valentine's Day. I loaded up on deals and staples so I started stockpiling but was way off budget. i hope to change this from now on out. I will really start using this blog, and change my lifestyle. I have seen the light.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Debt Diet

My Rules

  1. No conveniance shopping..(drinks in the check out), drive thru snacks, vending machine snacks etc..
  2. Grocery Shopping must be from my List and must be from a Menu Plan.
  3. No eating out, and food for playgroups and Bunco must be made.
  4. No Happy Hour or drinking at a Bar, no movies, etc.
  5. Valentines has to be home made. For both the kids and hubby.

My Excpetions

  1. Haircut- I haven't had one since November and I can't make it until March.
  2. Soccer- I signed the boys up for Soccer so anything they might need for this, I will have to buy.
  3. Bunco- I am committed to this- so that 10$ is allotted for. I will hopefully find another creative way for other Mom's Night Outs. I will make my dish from scratch, however.
  4. Shower- I am cohosting a shower and as great as these girls are they don't want me to make a cake. They want a pretty one with blue booties.
  5. Goody Bags for kids class. I am assigned Goody Bags for the kids Valentines Party so I will have to make an exception for that. I will see how well I can do.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Here is my Menu Plan for the Week. I will give you my Grocery total tommorow. Check out more great Ideas at Menu Plan Monday

Breakfast - Pancakes
Lunch - Playdate -Lunch Provided
Snack- Pork Rinds
Dinner- Vegetable Lasagna
Breakfast- Oatmeal & Sausage
Lunch - Chicken Nuggets, Applesauce, and Crackers
Snack- Muffins
Dinner - Veggie Pot Pie
Dessert caramel Apples
Breakfast- French Toast and Bacon
Lunch- Alfredo Noodles and Peas
Snack - Yogurt
Dinner- Indian or Veggie Plates
Breakfast- Pancakes and Bacon
Lunch- PB&J and Mac and Cheese
Snack- Soy Crisps
Dinner- Chicken Parm/Eggplant Parm
Breakfast- French Toast and Bacon
Lunch- Chicken Nuggets
Snack- Yogurt
Dinner- Hot Dogs, Chili, and Mac and Cheese
Lunch- Frozen Pizza
Dinner- Pork Chops or Tenderloin
Dinner- Meatball subs and Noodles

Thursday, October 23, 2008

When Meal Plans Go Wrong

So we all know that Meal Plans save money and time. However, I realized that sometimes you need to have flexibility built in. For example, this week our Family came down with the stomach Flu. When this happened we had the following items on our Meal Plan, Chili, Indian, Fajitas, and Sloppy Joes. Which one of these would you like to have with an upset stomach. I didn't have any food I might wasn't to eat. So, in my fridge it sits (I am praying we will all get through this before it goes bad). We have spent too much money and gas going to get whatever we think might sound appealling. I think for cold and Flu season it is good to have an emergency box. It should contain at lest Applesauce, Jello, Gatorade, Crackers and Chicken Noodle Soup. Have any other suggestions on what should go into my emergency box?