"If you have too much to do, with God's help you will find time to do it all." St. Peter Canisius

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Menu Planning 9-27/11-7

Here are the meals I have planned for September 27th - November 7th (some are repeats because I never made it last month {too much food didn't need it} or because I doubled it and froze it or because we just love it)... 99% of it is homemade and I would be happy to share any recipes... ENJOY!

September 2009
Chicken Oven Baked w/ BBCue Sauce
Onion Salisbury Steak

October 2009
Santa Fe Chicken
Chow Mien
Chicken Enchiladas
S. Dakota Meatloaf
Chicken Fingers
Stuffed Broiler Burgers
Chicken Tetrazzini
Super Bowl Chili
Chicken Parmesan
Tomato Crock Pot Roast
Chicken Broccoli Cups
Beef Stir Fry
Mr. Food
Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine
Sloppy Joes
Chicken Quesadillas
HALLOWEEN Pizza -Delivery

November 2009
Chicken Burrito Bundles
Swiss Steak
Rosemary Fried Chicken

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We Begin Again - Wednesday

I'm going to take a blogging break then begin regular blogging again on Thursday, October 1st... See you all then...

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I can't even think of a subject for today... It is just not going to be a good day and I've been wake barely 2 hours... Engineer is exhibiting one of his worse behaviors and we can't even ready him for school... There isn't much more I can say... I would appreciate any prayers... Thank you...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wealth Wednesday

After a day like today... I am truly a woman of wealth... I am rich in so many things... It was my 30th birthday... Today started out like any other day... I walked the boys to school... Peanut, Linebacker and I went to finish Peanut's ECSE testing... We will have the results next week... We came back home and rested a bit before I opened my first birthday present... It was an Electric Griddle...
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I cooked bacon and eggs on it... They were delicious!! It is the prefect size, easy to use and the food tasted great... I can't wait to make pancakes for the whole family on it... I can cook 8 eggs individually at one time on it... We looked at the box and saw our bacon was the same size as the one on the box... How funny is that... My husband then took Peanut out to finish the birthday shopping... Linebacker and I relaxed at home before walking to pick up the boys... I had a potato salad snack... I didn't want to eat too much because I had a fancy birthday dinner all planned out not to mention cake... ::smirk:: Linebacker and I picked Monkey and Engineer up from school... Monkey had ST... He did well.. It was also his first 'library' day... When Peanut and my husband returned home... I went out... I went to Walmart to finish the rest of our monthly shopping of staples and last minute things needed for dinner... I also ran in Sam's real quick for fries, chips and the last of chicken for dinner on the menu plan... I headed home and we started cooking... The menu I created for my birthday was...

Ribeye Steaks w/ Steak Seasoning Charcoal Grilled then Topped with Teriyaki Mushrooms and Sauteed in Butter Onions

Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes (recipe below)

Salad (Leaf Lettuce, Carrots, Onions (raw), Shredded Colby/Jack Cheese, Tomato Wedges, w/ Provolone and Summer Sausage Garnish) w/ Raspberry Hazelnut Vinaigrette Dressing

To Be Continued (life happened... ::grin::)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thrilled Tuesday

I am so proud of myself... I finished 3/4 of the food shopping today at my favorite little store by my house... I still have $150 of the 'budget' still left to pick up the rest of the staples tomorrow at Walmart... We are feeding a family of six, 3 meals a day (minus school meals for the older two) on less then $400 a month (plus misc perishables we will pick up throughout the month)... I feel great!!!! That is what menu planning is meant to do... Cut your grocery bill... We have been know to spend $600-800 in a month or more!! Isn't that obscene... Considering our income, a lot of that would be put on credit then we are paying interest on something we ate months ago... We just weren't planning like we should... Our family doesn't need to spend almost 50% of our monthly income on FOOD! I'm very excited about my birthday but still have no idea what to tell my husband to buy for my birthday... He's running out of time to shop... ::smirk:: Peanut had speech today and is doing very well... They are working on adding the F sound on to the end of words now... Her therapist is so impressed with how she is picking up each new thing they try so quickly... I scrubbed the climber (ours is 'primary' colors, was purchased when Engineer was 20 months old) out back with my fancy soap that works miracles... I will work on it more on Thursday... I also washed a few windows... The weather here is beautiful... I also knitted a bit on Engineer's hat... It's slow going... I hope to have it finished before his big day in a couple weeks...