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Menu Plan Eat out of the Pantry May 24, 2010

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Meal Plan for Week of the 24th

Monday  Broccoli and Garlic Pasta with Chicken added

Tuesday Hamburger Steaks with veggies

Wednesday  Italian Chicken, baked potatoes, green beans.

Thursday Leftovers

Friday Pasta?  TBD

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All of this is coming out of my pantry minus any last minute needs.  So yeah that much more saved for our trip.

Have a great week!




Mid Month Update May 23, 2010

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Meal Planning for May.

Well I have to admit that May’s Month started out a lot like April. 

I got an itch at a new car.  What was I thinking?  I was quickly reminded of how badly I hate dealing with car salesmen.  I got over the new car itch quite fast.   Man it’s terrible when you ball up your fist and your knuckles turn white in pure and absolute anger toward the other person you are talking too.  Thankfully, I was not in front of the gentleman.   All I have to say is answer my questions about the CAR I WANT and leave all the other hundreds of vehicles out of it.  I have done my research and these are the ones I want not that one.  OK my tangent is over (I HOPE)!  I also hope that the want for a new car goes away too…

I wanted to do some meal planning at the beginning of the month.  Well that just didn’t happen.  By the end of Week 2 I was getting antsy to say the least, so I scoped the sales and paired my coupons and went to it.   I did well.  I kept under my $50 weekly budget.  Yes I am posting this end week because I was afraid I would falter on the actual menu.  This what we come up with!

Monday           Chicken and rice dinner $2.50

Tuesday           Italian chicken, vegetable stir-fry $4.50 I had to buy the veggies.

Wednesday      Frozen meatloaf (new recipe not so good), Mac & cheese, biscuits $4.25

Thursday          Steaks from the beef we had worked up, salad and corn on the cob $3.75

Friday              Leftovers and or another vegetable stir-fry.  Should be ZERO.

My veggie stir-fry is super easy peasy.

Slice your veggies (what ever you have on hand)

Mine usually has Broccoli, potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, and green peppers in it.  Put a stick over butter over top (more or less depending on how healthy you want to be).   Place in oven at 375 for 30-50 minutes depending on how thick your slices were.

You can season this too. I have done a little of everything.   But is great just like that.  Maybe I like plain food. IDK!  This a great way to use up those summer veggies coming up too.  I could eat as a meal in itself.

By shopping the sales I was able to keep my suppers WELL under $5 a piece.  Not bad!  This coming up week there aren’t many sales that really jumped out to get me.   So I will be taking advantage of cleaning out the pantry/freezer.  I have been restocking and have lots of food hanging out.    Yes shopping the sales have really help overstock my pantry.

Do you have questions or comments?  Let me know…..I love hearing from my readers!




Meal Plan March 29 March 28, 2010

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I am looking forward to a short work week this week.  I am not sure what will be going on this weekend except visiting family.

Monday  Chicken pasta dish (if it turns out I will post recipe)

Tuesday Potato Onion Frittata-made with Farm FRESH eggs and almost FREE cheese at Kroger last week.  What is better than an almost free supper!! Hubby did some post hole digging for a neighbor of ours and they gave him some eggs. YUMMM!!

Wednesday Hamburgers and FF

Thursday Leftovers if any!

Friday TBD

More on our Monthly update later this week. We are coming along REALLY well and I am so excited. 




Yet Another Meal Plan March 23, 2010

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Well not really.  I haven’t even thought about one.  This week is running us crazy!  Not to mention I was gone all weekend until later Sunday evening.  Back to work on Monday just to start the week by getting home after dark.  I really don’t like having weeks where I am not able to do anything at home.  It really puts a damper on the happiness factor and the cleanliness of our home!

Monday Meeting at work; Boys on own

Tuesday Dentist appt and tax appt.

Wednesday Appt to refinance the house (more on that later)

Thursday Beef Pot Pie (or something similar)

Friday  Homemade Pizza

I haven’t even thought about going to my “scrap room”.  I really need to do a very special project for a dear family BEFORE Easter…




Meal Plan March 16, 2010

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Wow! What a weekend.  We had a baby shower on Saturday, and a busy day overall.  It just seemed to fly by.  But it was a really wet weekend.  We had lots of flooding around us.  Lucky for us we do live on a hill from the creek but the water rushing down the mountain behind us did get in our basement.  I am thankful that we have a drain that we opened and the water just flowed out.  Then we had to dehumidify the rest of the water out.  Yucky mess!!

I haven’t given this week’s meal plan much thought because of how busy we are going to be.  But I will jot down a thing or two.

Monday  Pork Tenderloin, Mac and Cheese, Green Beans, and Beer Bread.  The Beer Bread would have been good but you see I took it out of the freezer and toasted it and YES Mother of the Year left it in the oven.  Mind you I did turn the oven off I just didn’t get it out.  I remembered some time in the middle of night and said forget it; it was no good at that point anyways. 

Tuesday  Spaghetti with Meat sauce and toast

Wednesday Leftovers from Fridge

Thursday  Pizza

Friday Farmer on his own. 

I will be out of town at the Farm Bureau Women’s Conference.  What do you do in your life that influences someone else?  How much does the new generation really know about where our food comes from?  These women are passionate to get the word out that MILK doesn’t come from the grocery store it comes from a cow!  More later in a post from the conference.  Email me if you would like information. 




Meal Plan February 21 February 22, 2010

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Meal Plan Monday-February 21, 2010

Monday           Chicken Pot Pie (experimental recipe)

Tuesday           Layered Tacoritos (experimental recipe)

Wednesday      Hamburger Casserole

Thursday          Little Farmer’s B-Day Request Take out Pizza

Friday              Beans and Cornbread

As you may notice I have a lot of “casserole” dishes this week.  Food Lion had their vegetables on sale for $.39 a can so of course I bought some and that is helping to keep my grocery bill cheap.  Also, I LOVE BEANS AND CORNBREAD, is that a southern thang?

Have a great Monday!




Meal Plan February 15th February 15, 2010

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Monday Soup and Sandwiches

Tuesday Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Wednesday BBQ Chicken and Veggies

Thursday Leftovers/Baked Potato

Friday Homemade Pizza

As always look at over 100 menu plans here.

It is calling for more snow here this week.  I am not looking forward to it at all.  I am so ready for spring and being able to plant my garden….