Monday, August 31, 2009
This is my poor lonely recipe box where I keep all my printed out recipes in one happen little box. I keep the ones that I use daily/weekly loose in there and the other binder clipped together. I need to découpage it with some cool art sometime soon once I figure out what...
Sun- Turkey Burgers
Mon- Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls
I have been house cleaning so I have not be online much sorry for the delay ;O) Time for Spring Cleaning..
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday Junk food- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies 2 batches 54 cookies
Sunday prep items- 5 boneless chicken breasts in the crock pot shredded
Sun- Homemade Shredded Chicken Enchiladas with Mexican Rice
Mon- Leftovers of Spaghetti from Saturday night
Tue- Homemade BBQ chicken Sandwiches with French Fries
Wen-Homemade BBQ chicken Sandwiches with French Fries
Thu-Leftovers of Spaghetti from Saturday night
Fri-Meatloaf & Mac and Cheese
Sat-Meatloaf & Mac and Cheese
This week was a double recipe week double with leftovers.
I am challenging myself to save money buy rewarding myself with something..I will work on that part later. The goal is to old use what is in my house now until next pay day. This started on Friday 22nd and will go until Sept 8th 2 weeks away with only purchasing bread/milk/cheese.
Trip 1 Walmart $26.13
Trip 2 Dollar Tree $18.95
Trip 3 Costco $5.59
Trip 4 Fry's $14.10
Trip 5 Walmart $1.52
Trip 6 Lee Lee $2.64
Trip 7 Smart & Final $ 26.83
Trip 8 Walmart $ 29.64
Trip 9 Fry's $12.92
Trip 10 Dollar Store $30.15
Trip 11 Sprouts $.040
Total $ 170.87
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Got this recipe for this recipe from All Recipe.com website Homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies it turned out really well only made a few changes due to ingredients on had in the pantry.
1st change used 1/2 cup of margarine in place of shortening and only 1 cup of chocolate chips. They are a keeper. The recipe yielded 27 cookies 2 tsp of dough per cookie.
- Bought 12 boxes of mac and cheese for 4 for $1.00 . Saved $5.00
- 3 cans of albcore Tuna for my DD @ .88 cents each for her Tuna Sandwiches for lunch as she is in school.
- 18 count eggs for 99 cents for baking saved .73 cents
- 1 gallon of milk ad matched for $1.39 saved .60 cents
- 2 heads of lettuce ad matched for .49 a pieces saved 51 cents each
- Bought 5 lunch ables for .97 each saved $1.40 however this is my monthly splurge for self & DD
Canola oil for $2.49 this will last a month
Box of 4 Ranch Dressing mixes for $ 1.99 will last 1 month
2 bags of cereal $2.99 each
Parchment paper for baking cookies $3.19
Lee Lee's Oriental Supermarket 10 % discount on every order spent $2.64
2 bunches of green onions .49 cents each
1 tray of sweet basil .92 cents
1 bunch of parsley .49 cents
1 bunch of cilantro .49 cents
Monday- Leftovers from above
Tuesday- Homemade Chicken Rice Bowls with Salad
Wednesday- Taco Salad with Homemade Mexican Rice and Refried Beans
Thursday- Leftovers Homemade Chicken Rice Bowls with Salad
Friday- Leftovers Taco Salad/ Homemade Mexican Rice / Refried Beans
Saturday- Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with noodles and Salad
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus from All Recipes.com
I have attached the link to the recipe below
Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
Trying to make a few new lunch ideas and this the first idea.
It went together really quick the longest part was getting the ingredients together.
- What would happen if I had got hurt?
- Would my work cover this health costs?
- What if I had been seriously hurt and couldn't move/walk?
This got me thinking about alot of other things like what am I thankful for?
I had the best friend in the world even if it was only for a short time
I have a great daughter who is a senior this year
I have a fiancee' who loves me for me even when I am crazy or silly which he tells me I am all the time.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
With a Waffle or Pancake recipe and a little time on the weekend morning between 0500-0600 before the rest of the house gets up turn out 2-6 batches of them to freeze.
I made 2 batches this past weekend and that should last me to next Saturday however I realized if I have made more then I would only have to do it every other weekend which would save me time when I am busy on the other weekends.
This Classic Waffle Mix is very simple and quick you also could pre-make the dry ingredients in Ziploc bags & making up several bags for quick pour and whip up batches by just adding the wet ingredients.
Classic Waffle or Pancake Batter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat waffle iron to desired temperature.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla.
- Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.
- Ladle approximately 1/3 of a cup the batter into a preheated waffle iron.
- Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Serve immediately or allow to cool to freeze in Ziploc bags