Monday, January 28, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Damnit! Blogger ate my post. I will try to get my Menu Plan re-typed up later.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Dh starts his new shift at work today, so we've had to re-arrange our child-care situation. On one hand, his shift is now 10am-7pm, so he is home in time to help with bed-time, we all get to see him more and he's not soo tired all the time. On the other hand, with this shift, we have no choice but to enroll Camille in a daycare. Today was her first day. The teacher in her class wrote me a little note to let me know what a sweet, snuggly little love my Milly-bear is. Ha - as if I didn't know this already.
Here's our menu plan for the week.

Monday: Parmasean crusted chicken fingers, steamed rice, broccoli.

Tuesday: Pan-seared strip steak, buttered egg noodles, sweet corn.

Wednesday: Vege-tacos with all the fixin's.

Thursday: Oven-baked jumbo shrimp, homemade mac'n'cheese, broccoli.

Friday: Breakfast for dinner.

Saturday: Free Night, no plans.

Sunday: BBQ Chicken drumsticks, garlic-buttered new potatoes, corn on the cob.

Check out Organizing Junkie's site for more menu ideas.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Menu Plan Monday (er... Tuesday)

So, I'm a day late on this, but here's our menu for the week.

Monday: Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf, mashed potaoes and green beans.

Tuesday: Lemon Garlic Talapia, steamed rice and broccoli.

Wednesday: Vege-spaghetti with a big salad and crusty bread.

Thursday: Roasted chicken, garlic buttered new potatoes and corn.

Friday: Italian tukey sausages with pasta and green beans.

Saturday: Free Night, no plans.

Sunday: BBQ Chicken, baked potatoes and corn on the cob.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

CVS Good Deal of the Day

I've recently become hooked on shopping at CVS and am AMAZED at how much money I'm saving! I know what you're thinking, CVS jacks up the prices on everything they sell. Yes, they do, but they also offer these nifty things they call Extra Care Bucks that you earn on stuff you buy that you can use for future purchases. It's almost like spending the same dollar over and over again.

Kaitlyn is sick and we're also out of Tylenol, so I head over to CVS (coupons in hand). I bought 2 bottles of Robotussin, Tylenol, Children's Motrin and Sudafed. I also added in some Palmolive dish soap. I did 2 transactions.

1st transaction: 2 bottles of Robotussin, 3 bottles of Palmolive dish soap. Total out of pocket: $1.06
Robotussin $5.99 each (on sale Buy 1, Get 1 Free)
Palmolive $1.49 each (x3) (added to bring total up to over $10)
Sub-total $10.46
$2 off $10 purchase CVS coupon -$2.00
Robotussin Manufacturer coupon -$3.00 (x2)
Palmolive manufacturer coupon -$.25 (x2 - I was short one coupon)
Sub-total after coupons $1.96
Paid with $1.00 ECB, cash (change) for the remainder/tax.
Oh, and I earned $3.00 ECB back for the Palmolive!

2nd transaction: Tylenol, Sudafed and Children's Motrin. Total out of pocket: $.97 that's right Nintey-seven cents.
Tylenol $9.99
Motrin $5.99
Sudafed $4.99
Sub-total $20.97
$4 of $20 purchase CVS coupon -$4.00
Tylenol manufacturer coupon -$1.00
Motrin manufacturer coupon -$1.00
Sudafed manufacturer coupon -$1.00
Sub-total after coupons $13.97
Even that would be a good deal, but, I paid for the $13 with ECB and just paid the change.
Oh, and I earned $10.00 ECB back to use another day.

So, I spent $2.03 out of pocket and earned back $13.00 to spend another day. Works for me!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

Yeah, yeah, I know - it's the 8th already, but I wanted to share my resolutions with the blogging world to keep myself in check.

Resolution # 1 - Lose 45 pounds. I know it's a cliche resolution, but I am putting it out there anyway. I am working on cutting out sodas and junk food from my diet completely. I am also working on upping my veggies intake, and lean towards more whole foods.

Resolution # 2 - Continue to crochet. I really enjoy this avenue of creativity, and keeping my hands busy with this hobby definitely helps with resolution # 1. I would also like to get a sewing machine and learn that as well, just crafty-creativity in general really.

Resolution # 3 - Set aside a weekly time for "Family Time." We sort of slipped out of this habit when the baby was born, but we used to play board games or hide & seek together as a family before bed-time every night. I loved that time together, no TV, no video games, no homework, no internet, no cell phone texting - just us together, having fun.

So there you have it. Any one feel like sharing their resolutions?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

What a terrible blogger I've been! Man, the last few weeks have just been a whirl-wind and I've had a hard time jsut keeping my head on straight! I need to get back into a routine, online and in real life as well.

Getting right back into things, here's my menu for the week. We have got to start eating better and having a menu always helps.

Monday: Grilled Chicken with yellow rice and black beans. Big yummy salad on the side for me.

Tuesday: Vege Tacos with all the fixin's.

Wednesday: Steaks with mashed tater's and breen beans.

Thursday: Parmasean Chicken with angel hair pasta, broccoli and garlic bread.

Friday: Grilled Cheese sandwhiches and chicken noodle soup for the girls, Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup for me.

Saturday: Left-overs.

Sunday: No plans, probably grab take-out Chinese.

For more menu plans, visit Organizing Junkie!