Showing posts from April, 2011

Menus for April 24 - April 30

Well I am trying not to go to the store anymore this week since we ran to Krogers Easter Sunday for Sparkling Grape Juice. I have enough milk and bread for the week so I am not counting on going until Friday (payday) earliest.

choice of cereal, toast with peanut butter, eggs, bacon and toast or oatmeal

choice of sandwiches, mac and cheese or leftovers


Easter Sunday - ham, mashed sweet potatoes, asparagus, snow peas and honey bread bunny
Monday - chicken, red potatoes and broccoli slaw
Tuesday - ham, sweet potatoes and green beans
Wednesday - spaghetti and green salad
Thursday - sloppy joes
Friday - date night for dh and I, dd will have leftovers
Saturday - chicken, red potatoes and carrots

popcorn, chips and salsa or cookies (maybe later this week)

I have everything I need for this menu. Right down to the frozen cookie dough for the cookies. I plan on making the hamburger buns for the sloppy joes on Thursday or gather what is in the house and just use that.

Rain, Rain and More Rain

This spring is promising to be one of the wettest ever. We got our spring garden in late due the excessive amount of rain. We got broccoli, cabbage, red leaf lettuce and kohlrabi. Now I am praying that they don't drown. We have so much work to do outside and it rains every other day recently. It doesn't really get to dry out a little bit in between. The first good weekend we will all be outside working.

We have been working on inside jobs for now. The bathroom is coming a long with the wall speckled and painted. The storage box that will be beside the sink has been built and installed. This weekend the tile floor will go down, Lord willing. After that we will install the new cabinet and sink, place the toilet in place and hang the new mirror. I can't wait until it is done as we are all sharing the master bath right now.

I need to start my spring cleaning. I am going to start this weekend in the kitchen as it is the busiest room in the house. So much to do and …

Menu Planning

Here is what I plan to fix the week of April 11 -17

Monday - Breakfast - scones and milk
Lunch - sandwiches and slaw
Dinner - beef stir fry with noodles

Tuesday - Breakfast - pancakes
Lunch - sandwiches
Dinner - chicken thighs, corn and carrots

Wednesday - Breakfast - cereal. milk and bananas
Lunch - sandwiches
Dinner - sloppy joes, slaw

Thursday - Breakfast - waffles
Lunch - sandwiches or leftovers
Dinner - spaghetti and texas toast

Friday - Breakfast - hard boiled eggs and toast
Lunch - sandwiches or leftovers
Dinner - date night

Saturday - Breakfast - eggs, toast and bacon
Lunch - grilled cheese and soup
Dinner - chicken, peas and carrots

Sunday - Breakfast - cereal and milk
Lunch - homemade pizza
Dinner - hot dogs and chips

April's Goals

I know that it is the 11th but at least I will have them posted.

1. continue to lose weight

2. keep food budget to $75 a week

3. go through master bedroom looking for yard sale items

4. inventory deep freeze, pantry and refrigerator

5. start sewing

March's Goals

Time to take a look at March's goals and how I did.

1. Remove junk food from house - for the most part I got this done

2. Lose 5 pounds - I think I lost 3 so I was close

3. 30 mins of activity daily - did not get it done daily and it is most likely why I only lost 3 pounds

4. check sugar at least 3 x daily - also had troubles with this too

5. Read up on Byette - I read but I don't know how I feel about it yet.

6. Finish FAFSA for Rachel - I am pleased to say that I did get this done.

This has been an up and down month for me. A lot of pain and struggling with finances - not a good combo. I hope to do better next month.