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Who Am I? Family of 3 adults plus 1 pet kitty on 1 income trying to live like I have an unlimited budget & I have to STOP!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Homemade Almond Joy :O) Yummy


I found this recipe as well on www.allrecipe.com I found that if you mix the coconut batter first freeze the batter to make it hold together better then roll in the melted chocolate . I made the mix first tried to roll it it was VERY soft/gooey.

Chocolate Chip Cookie


Found this recipe on All Recipe.com for a quick cookie recipe I had all the ingredients and it went together quickly This however was my 2nd batch had to make more since the first batch was for Xmas and none were left The recipe yields 50 cookies depending on the size you make them.

Cookie Recipe



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Time

Currently been working on holiday gifts every year I make crochet kitchen tea towels for my mom. This is what my grandma use to make my mom every year. However years ago she passed away so I took up a crochet class just to learn to make this gift for my mom every year at Christmas time.

I am currently using this example pattern & instructions from
Crochet Spot as the pattern book I purchased I have misplaced.

I also recently found another crochet pattern & instructions from another place & I have been working this concept out I had to change a few things but will post one of mine soon..but here is a link
Cocoa Cream Craft Closet

I loved this idea and it was simple enough I could do it however I found that the ring got limp/stretches out too easy so with the assistance of a bracelet I was able to crochet around it and make this project really quick.

From Walmart I purchased 20 metal adult bangle bracelets that I got for $6.00= 30 cents a piece is not bad I don't think...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Menu for 24 Days

  1. Burgers
  2. BBQ Chicken & Grilled Cheese
  3. Jiffy Jambalaya & Tuna Noodle
  4. Cranberry Pork & Chicken Thighs
  5. Spaghetti & Sausage
  6. Pizza
  7. Lasagna
  8. Pork Meat & Tuna Noodle
  9. Meatloaf w/ Stuffing
  10. BBQ Shredded Chicken
  11. Enchiladas Shredded Chicken
  12. Rice Chicken Broccoli
  13. Taco Soup with Shredded Chicken
  14. Sloppy Joes
  15. Burgers X 3
  16. Ground Turkey X 5
The ground turkey can be made into any creative meal we decide later this month. Some days show 2 food items because I don't eat beef or pork and my family does.

Food Budget Deals

Got paid & hit the locals stores yes I said stores I have found around here hitting more then 1 get better deals on discounted items.

At Fry's this morning I got the following deals Saved $34.69

3 packages of 3 lbs each of ground Turkey for $2.79 each regularly $5.89 saved $9.30
4 packages of 4 burgers for $1.49 each regularly $5.89 saved $23.59
2 gallons of milk clearance for $1.29 each right now milk is $ 2.19 a gallon

Fry's also had a few good deals on their weekly ad...For a $1.00
  • Brown sugar 16 oz
  • Flour 4lb bag
  • Chocolate Chips bags
  • Sour Cream 8 oz