Monday, June 28, 2010
Here's what we'll be eating this week
Breakfasts: cracked wheat hot cereal (tried this morning, not bad!), oatmeal, cold cereal, eggs
Lunches/snacks: leftovers, green smoothies, fruit, cereal,
Monday: Having dinner with our old fellowship group from our home church (oops...already started beans in the crockpot for dinner!)
Tuesday: Chili in the crockpot
Wednesday: Hamburger Helper (got 6lbs of ground beef for $6 and have a tiny freezer...lots of ground beef meals this week!), carrots and bell pepper sticks
Thursday: Spagetti w/ marinara and meat sauce, broccoli
Friday: Hot Dogs, pork n beans, Kettle Chips, raw veggies
Saturday: Mexican egg scramble (veggies mixed in) with refried beans on side
Sunday: Bringing baked spaghetti to 4th of july picnic!
What's on your menu this week?
Saturday, June 26, 2010
$17 approx for all the below...Safeway, QFC and the milk was free at Walgreens with Renu overage.
Here's the deal if you have a QFC nearby and like Grape Nuts: they are on sale for $1 this week and there are coupons printed inside marked packages for $0.75/1! So after buying an inital box with the $1/2 coupon, I got a second box for only $0.25! That's a great deal on Grape Nuts if you ask me:)
Also picked up a whole chicken at $0.79/lb, grapes at $0.99/lb, bananas, green peppers 2/$1, more cocoa pebbles for $0.50/box (dessert!), organic whole wheat pasta for $0.25, cranberry juice coctail for $0.50 each after coupon found in cereal box last year!, 2 lbs cheddar $3.45 after real california dairy coupon and sale, cheeze nips $0.99, spinach $0.99, diced tomatoes $0.89, whole milk $1.99 (Walgreens).
I plan on buying icecream, hot dogs, Sweet Baby Rays, and a couple other very unhealthy things at Albertsons for close to free tomorrow:)
Here's what we are eating this weekend:
Breakfasts: cereal, oatmeal, eggs, milk
Friday: Lentil Veggie Stir fry (the girls ate mac n cheese...not proud of that but oh well....)
Saturday: Taco Mac (going to cook ground beef with some onions, cook up some whole grain pasta and mix all that with pinto beans, salsa, cheese and a little sour cream. Sounds yummy in my head at least! We'll have a large green salad on the side.
Sunday: whole chicken in the crockpot, leftover pasta, asparagus, leftovers for lunch.
Friday, June 25, 2010
This was dinner, a yummy stir fry with fresh veg from the CSA goods my parents got along with a few other random veg, lentils, ground beef and satay sauce. Yum. And if you are reading Tami or Sharon, there are garlic shoots in there!! Remember those nummies from our trip to SE Asia?!? Wish I knew how to prepare them like that!
Here is what I bought at QFC for $26.xx yesterday:
I brought two little boxes of non-perishables plus some veggies from my parents' house but needed quite a bit to start out here (we'll be here almost a month if things take as long as we think!). Great deals on Post cereal ($0.50/box), Mac N Cheese (5pack for $2.99 plus free Capri Sun), fresh broc ($.99/lb), Kettle Chips ($.67), eggs and sour cream for $1.00 each, La Victoria Salsa for $1.67 plus $1.00 off the ground beef I bought,marked down Fresh Express salad mix for $1.00, Ronzoni Smart taste for $0.75 after blinkie coupon,peaches, organic carrots, fleishmans' olive oil spread, angel soft tp, pork N beans, chocolate milk for coffee and marinara sauce round out the trip. Pretty good for $26!
What did you buy this week?
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Just having weaned my 13 month old (happy 13 months Liv!) is throwing me off too. So with the nice(r) weather I am determined to get back into exercise consistently (especially now that the girls both enjoy stroller rides) and to cut back on the sweets and high calorie treats.
Here's to getting back on the healthy bandwagon!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I went to Albertson's, Walgreens and Target while mom watched the girls at Coffee Cabin. Mom, you rock. I had a GREAT time all by my lonesome.
I spent $45 give or take a dollar and $15 of that was a hair straightener from WAGS. I am determined to not live the rest of my life with really awful looking hair (if I can help it:).
The cool part is that for next week I have $7.50 to spend at Walgreens, $5 for Target, and $5 for Albertson's.
Walgreens: Lots and lots of hair stuff, including 3 John Freida products for $2 after RR. Excited to try these! Plus 4 boxes of medium brown hair color for my mom and I, whole milk, more body wash (2 free!).
Target: Free Razor, several trial sized goodies and 10 SOBEs for $3.
Albies: Lots of yogurt, cheerios, Hamburger Helper, $0.38/lb bananas and market down lean ground turkey.
If you notice the lack of fruits/veggies, well that's because we have a CSA order of veggies coming tomorrow and a ton of fruits and veggies leftover from Jon's rehearsal dinner to use up still.
What did you buy this week?
Grandpa Blake and the girls on the deck
Taking care of dolly
Taking a rest after hard work
Livvie girl in the stroller with her babies
Swing fun (got this for FREE last summer at a garage sale!)
goofy grin on the deck
pushing dolly on the swing!
Alice and the looking glass:)
They are getting so big!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Here's our partial menu for this week (until we travel to the Puget Sound on Thursday):
Breakfasts: M: oatmeal T: oatmeal pancakes and eggs W: oatmeal Th: muffins and eggs
Lunches/snacks: leftovers, green smoothies, fruit
Monday: Steak leftover from father's day, steamed broccoli, sausage pasta casserole, other leftover sides (potato salad and ??)
Tuesday: Taco Salad (using the lettuce from CSA, pinto beans, ground pork, salsa, tomatoes, sour cream
Wednesday: Roast turkey (leftover from rehearsal dinner) grilled sammies with leftover taco salad, and possibly another cooked veggie side w/veg from CSA order we'll get that day
Thursday: leftovers...we'll be on the road to Puget Sound and dinner will probably be a Caesars pizza until I have a chance to shop for groceries there.
What's on your menu this week?
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
#1 trial run on the checked baggage
#2 get dinner prepped
#3 clean out fridge and do preliminiary organization of cupboards (after #2 is done!)
#4 take another box of giveaways to "boutique"
#5 take final books to library
#6 write last few thankyous to people here
#7 sort and pack up our "office" and decide what Daniel will take, what I will take and what has to go
That should keep me busy for quite awhile!