Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hello again

 Hi again all, It's not like I have any time for blogging since I have gone back to finish up at least one of my started degrees lol but alas I need to get back into better meal planning not only to finish up this semester but the holiday season as well!! This page is a work in progress so please bare with this bear while I re-learn some lost  planning skills as well as the few blogger ones I had once possessed.
So lets start with what's on the table tonight.....Spaghetti soup and rolls easy, cheap, and in my crock as we speak.
This week should go something like this to finish out our months groceries
Sun :: beef broccoli stir fry over rice
Mon:: hot dogs and beans (dads cook night)
Tue:: meatloaf and mashed pots with canned veg
Wed:: meatless spaghetti, canned peas, herb garlic crescents
Thu:: pork goulash in crock - new recipe
Fri:: beef tri tip again with mashed and corn
Sat::Shopping so probably $5 pizzas
Obviously, we are beef and meat heavy because that is what is available in my pantry/freezer and my next shopping trip is next Saturday.
I may list this with we'll see if I get to it as Mondays are my busiest days!! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hi all were back online again WOOHOO!!!

Hey people were finally back online at home so I can start documenting my menus again - for the least LOL -- plus my youngest is at it again doing online homeschooling as well I am considering some adult education - Anybody ever use Penn Foster??
OK well this week, my menu is going to run from Monday 2/13 through Sunday 2/19 I will most likely be linking it with organizing Junkie on Monday

Saturday:: Potato ham casserole - need recipe
Sunday:: Grilled cheese and cream of chicken soup
Monday:: Chicken and gravy over mashed, pears
Tuesday:: Beef and Broccoli over rice, mandarins
Wednesday:: Taquitos, mango slices
Thursday:: Stew and garlic bread
Friday:: Shrimp egg rolls, fruit salad
Saturday:: Hamburger gravy over steak fries, green salad
Sunday:: Chicken, mac and cheese, pineapple

Thanks for reading me hehehe. Hey Im having trouble getting a clip art to uploas - is this anything new here?? Again, thanks.....Julie

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hi, If you read this suprise your still here LOL. I do not have a computer at home so I am never here Hope that changes soon!! Julie

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Review of Short Straight Skirt

Originally submitted at Roamans

Woven cotton/spandex twill. Machine wash. Imported.

  • Side slash and back patch pockets.
  • Button and zipper closure.
  • Back vent.
  • Abt. 24".

Love It!!

By mom2priceboys from Podunk, CA on 12/29/2010


5out of 5

Fit: Feels true to size

Waist: Feels true to size

Length: Feels true to length

Pros: Nice Fabric, Nice Color, Easy Care, Body Hugging, Figure Flattering

Cons: I had to go up a size

Best Uses: Wear To Work, Special Occasions, Casual Wear, Christmas

Describe Yourself: Casual Dresser

Comfort vs Style: Comfort Driven

I did order up a size based on reviews I am glad I did. This skirt is great I wore it with a brown sweater and my new slouch boots and tights for Christmas,Totally cute. I am job hunting this would be a great outfit for that. This skirt lools and feels superiorly made. If there were more colors I would buy more. I washed and hung dry - some wrinlkes but not too many. It is a nice basic wardrobe piece for all seasons.


My Review of Double breasted skirt suit

Originally submitted at Roamans

Woven polyester. Machine wash. Imported.

  • Double breasted skirt suit.
  • Shawl collar jacket, princess seams & mock pockets. Abt. 30'.
  • Back slit skirt with elastic waist; abt. 29'.

Plus size suits - double breasted skirt suit in size...

lightweight material and runs small

By mom2priceboys from Podunk, CA on 12/29/2010


3out of 5

Waist: Feels too small

Sleeve Length: Feels too short

Chest Size: Feels too small

Pros: Versatile, Attractive Design

Cons: Cheap Fabric

Best Uses: Interview

Describe Yourself: Trendy, Stylish, Practical, Budget shopper, Comfort-oriented

I bought for my 17 year old as she has several college interviews this spring. I have to return it because it is too small in the jacket It seems like I should have order 1 or 2 sizes bigger than usual. Material is very lightweight but that should be OK for spring/summer uses.Price was great. I also wish the jacket welt pockets were real pockets.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Review of Perfect knit tunic by All American Comfort®

Originally submitted at WomanWithin

Perfect plus size knit tunic flatters with ruching details at the V-neck...lengthens and slims with a fabulous fit.

  • Short sleeves
  • Straight hem with slits
  • 30" long
  • Washable cotton jersey knit, made in USA

Perfect knit tunic by All American Comfort®

Wardrobe classics

By Mom2priceboys from Podunk, CA on 12/21/2010


5out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size

Pros: Great Color, Versatile, Figure Flattering, Quality Materials

Best Uses: Going Out, Casual Wear, Work, Outdoor Activities, Travel

Describe Yourself: Stylish, Trendy, Comfort-oriented, Practical

These are the choice this year for the daily driver t's. The are nice and roomy, the classic fit I would like them a bit longer but they are long enough to cover the flabby part of my abdomen and while they are new I am wearing them as a tunic over leggings tucked into boots.
The v is deep but I am older so my chest has traveled south enough for it to be appropriate without too much cleavage.
I have washed both my white and black but did hang dry them to keep them nicer longer by the summer I will put them into the dryer for a more casual wear.
I would like to buy more colors and would recommend to a friend however, this item is already sold out.



My Review of Drawstring jeans

Originally submitted at WomanWithin

Drawstring jeans guarantee that you get a perfect, comfortable custom fit. We provide the finest plus size jeans, plus size denim and plus size pants for the price.

  • Back elastic waist
  • Front slash pockets
  • Drawstring
  • Topstitching
  • Ea...

My goal is to present an upgraded image

By Mom2priceboys from Podunk, CA on 12/21/2010


4out of 5

Waist: Feels true to size

Inseam: Feels true to length

Pros: Flattering Fit, Comfortable, High Quality Denim, Stylish, Versatile Style

Cons: Irregular Fit

Best Uses: Wear to School, Casual Wear, Wear To Work

Describe Yourself: Eclectic, Bargain Shopper, Casual, Classic, Career, Trendy, Sexy

I;ve been a stay at home mom who worked in my kids' school now it's time to get a "real" job so I needed to upgrade what I had economically. The jeans are a thinner cotton but comfortable. The black twill also comfortable OK for North CA winter but run a bit smaller than the jeans. I am 5'8 equal porportion usually wear size 24R but the twill I would order a 24T.I cannot wear heels with these but I don't wear heels so it's good on the inseam. Black twill needs ironing after washing and line drying the jeans do not yet they were dryer dried.
I will be ordering these and the shorts style again


Thursday, November 25, 2010

That smell

Can you smell it yet? Your turkey cooking in the oven? I am starting to. I love this smell it evokes such nice, warm, family time memories. It does make me miss my Mom and Grandma because we used to spend time with my Mom's family at Thanksgiving. We would run around between my Grandmas and Aunt's houses carefree and knowing that food would be plentiful.......Julie

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Turkey week menu plan

Well, we don't actually get to the turkey until the end of the week but it's all good LOL!! I can't wait for the sammy's. I even have a spare can of cranberry sauce to go inside the said sammy. YUM!!!
My proposed menu for this week is below but I do expect some changes mainly because we are on vacation this week and also I expect a few grandkids and my boys' friends to want to spend a few weekday night since we are on vacation.

eggs, sausage, pots, F&Y smoothie
Clara's, fruit salad
shrimp stir fry over rice
Turkey - Traditional Menu
Beefy rice, fruit slices
mixed tacos and go alongs
turkey casserole creation (1 dish wonder)

So, with my above statement, all item (except Thursday) are subject to change but also as usual they will not change much since I do plan for a month in advance since I mostly do big box store shopping once a month then using my local grocery store (Sani-Food - they have a great meat counter!!) a few other times during the month.
I have linked this with MPM I'm #148 along with over 300 other persons/families who are also planning their menu for health, finances, and convenience.
What is your reason for meal planning? Please leave me a comment on your plan and how you came to your plan this week as well how and why you came to meal planning in general. I'd love to hear from one and all, Thanks.....Julie

Monday, November 15, 2010

Whats for dinner November 15 - 21, 2010

It's Monday again already,time to get my menu together. We'll see how much we follow through this week.
As usual I will be updating daily with what we did eat. Also, I will be linking this with MPM along with over 300 other meal planners.'s my menu plan for the week.....

TV Dinners, grapes
as planned - easy
BBQ Chx sammys, cole slaw
also as planned - YUM!!
mushroom ravs with meat sauce, green salad
also with garlic parm sourdough bread
mixed tacos and go alongs
big box of helper
middle school grand kids over
shrimp stir fry over rice
patties, scalloped pots, applesauce, apple pie
have 2 of the girl grandkids
chx legs,potatoes,green beans
chx legs, stuffing, green beans, pineapple
still 2 girl grandkids here fall vacation
eggs,pots,sausage and F&Y smoothies
for sure this menu item will change
still deciding what to make as I have several choices
shrimp stir fry over rice, pot roast with pots & vegs, chicken taco soup

Monday, November 8, 2010

2nd week of November 2010 meal plan

I know I'm a bit late but I got the rest of my month together as well as my weekly plan. Things should be eaten as planned but everything is interchangable just in case palates or plans change

fast food
rotisserie chx, stuffing, peas
helper, green salad
helper, pear slices
rotisserie chx, stuffing, green beans
rotis chx burritos and fixings
soup and sammys
chx veggie soup and sammys
fast food for kids
parents going to a wedding
pot roast w/pots&vegs
as planned

My plan is to be updating daily with what we do actually eat. Also I will link this with MPM. Come on over and see what others have going on over there.

Happy and healthy eating and please leave a comment that you were here.....Julie

What cooking in November 2010

This is my Whats available for dinner menu for November 2010.

It should stay in this order for the most part but everything is interchangable except for the BIG dinner on the 25th and the LO's it provides on following days..

fast food
helper, green salad
rotisserie chx, stuffing, green beans
veggie soup and sammys
pot roast w/pots&vegs
mixed tacos and go alongs
chx legs and pots
shrimp stir fry over rice
TV dinners, fruit slices
BBQ chx sammys and cole slaw
ravs with meat sauce, green salad
eggs,pots,sausage and F&Y smoothies
chx legs, rice, peas
helper, corn
beans, rice, fruit salad
Turkey - Traditional America Menu
beefy rice, fruit salad
Clara's, fruit salad
turkey casserole (1 dish wonder)
chili, rice, mandarins
pizza, busy green salad

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Grocery List to finish October 2010

My Grocery Cart Challenge is creating a list and following through with the priority items
For the rest of the week we could use closer to $70 but I expect to have more like $25 so.....

at least a gallon of milk, $3* or $6
a box of cereal, $3*
a box of flavored oatmeal, $1.50*
a box of popcorn $2*
at least a loaf of bread $1.50* or $3
a package of lunch meat $1** up to $5
peanut butter $2* or 3
fruit snax $2 or $4
lunchbox goodies $2* up to $5
fruit/veggies $2** up to $10
bug spray $10
cash for lunch card $4*
* means priority ** means double it

November is upon us and I have to remeber to budget to have the kids home for an entire week at the end of the month along with the visiting grandkids I should expect almost daily and maybe a short visit from a few of the grown kids on a day or so that they have off from work and are not visiting their SO's families.
I did it!! I got my needed groceries for less than $25 to fill in for the rest of the week,till payday.
Hubs caught our 13 year old eating breakfast at school today after he ate breakfast at home 20 minutes earlier LOL Feeding teenage boys is busy work!!
I have linked this with GCC.

Rest of Oct 2010 menu plan

What I have left for dinners this last week of October 2010::Pretty much in this order but this is blogosphere not stone so things can change.

Claras, apple slices
chx legs, rice, green beans
peperoni pizza, busy green salad
pozole, cheesy tortillas
chx veggie fried rice
fast food
chicken veggie noodle soup, garlic bread
Halloween Pizza??

I hope to be able to get Papa Murphy's Pumpkin Pizza for Halloween and I suspect that we will go out to eat either fri or sat. If the paycheck is big enough I would like to do Casa Ramos Fajita Platter instead of fast food burgers.Or, If I get to WM for some groceries I might buy some shrimps and make our own fajitas! That actually sounds even better, and cheaper!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

A month long absence

Hi all, I realized I've been gone from here for a month. In this month I became ill, ended up in the hospital for several days, then after my release, while still recuperating, some of my test results came back and they were not good. They showed bladder cancer cells.

I go to a Dr on Monday in Napa CA and I suppose at that appointment we will decide further testing.

Upon the results of those tests/biopsies we will decide what treatment is necessary, if any.

I will update as I can.....Julie

Monday, August 16, 2010

Rest of August available menu

This is actually a working list of what we have available to eat for diner the rest of August 2010. We are trying public ed again (until we have another failure). I know why predict failure, well, past tells the future right???
For the ease of us to get back into school I expect this plan to stay in place. However, as always, I reserve the right to alter any menu at any time for any reason
17 Turkey roast, oven pots, green salad
18 Clara's and cantaloupe
19 Egg Sammy, cantaloupe, sugar cookies self decorated
20 Impossible Turkey pie
21 Dad's Helper
22 Chicken stir fry with rice
23 Hamburger patties, scalloped pots, peach slices, brownies
24 Pot stickers, re fried rice, shrimp patties
25 Chicken taco soup
26 Fast food or LO's
27 spaghetti, garlic bread
28 Honey mustard Chicken rice helper. pears
29 Turkey gravy over pots
30 Chili and cornbread
31 Turkey soup or ??

It's been over a month since I posted my menu because during summer we found we had different dinner needs that were too variable to document other than the whole month of available menu items. We often ate big early in the day then had lunch items for dinner. Hope your summer went well also.....Julie
PS:: I have linked this with MPM

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Follow me Friday

OK so let me understand this, we just make this post then link it back to Still on the Verge and then people will come back to read my blog?
So people, if you do come and read my blog, please leave a comment of your blog name and where you come from.I want to return the favor......Thank you.....Julie
PS:: This week is FMF#8 and I'm #33

Meals for week July 12 - 18

Getting my menu ready for this upcoming week. I have had to change some things from my original plan because we altered some menu plans last week LOL. As we already know I reserve the right to change any menu for any reason at any time.

Mon 12 Clara's Poormans' meal, fruit salad
have you seen this video? She's a hoot!!
Tue 13 Beef and Bean Nachos, fixings, grapes
Wed 14 Turkey and gravy over rice or casserole, green beans
Thu 15 Hot dogs, can beans, corn on cob
Fri 16 CP BBQ chicken sammys, KFC coleslaw
Sat 17 Hamburger helper, green beans
Sun 18 Frozen Pizza, Hearty Green Salad

I will be linking this with MPM at orgjunkie. Come over and read what several hundred other families are preparing this week. This week, I'm #173. I also try to update this daily after we eat or while I'm preparing

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Menu for the first full week of July

This is the plan so far, I am working off the month menu from here that I created after we did our mass shopping last week. As usual all things are subject to change at any time for any reason, I hopefully will update daily.
Also as usual, I am linking this with Organizing Junkies MPM. This week I'm #223. Come on over and read what several hundred other families have planned to eat.

Sun 4:: TV Dinners and FFYS
ended up at BBQ at friends with mudslides (yum)
had TV dinners for lunch 7-5-pizza and pudding is our fav
Mon 5:: Beef and Bean Nachos, fixings, fruit slices
meatloaf, potato wedges,corn on the cob
Tue 6:: Turkey and gravy over rice, green beans
chicken nuggets, sweet pots, watermelon
Wed 7:: Hot dogs, can beans, corn on cob
Thu 8:: Pozole, cheesy tortilla chips
Fri 9:: Hamburger patties, mac& cheese, steam broccoli
guys on own so expect as planned
Sat 10:: Chili cheese fries, can mandarins
guys on own so expect as planned
Sun 11:: Chicken Italiano, egg noodles, green salad
expect as plan:: to make when I get home

Getting to know you from MannLand5

Hi All I'm doing the "Getting to know you" post over at MannLand5 blog. It looks like fun!! Come see what other people said about themselves

1. What do you look forward to the most on the 4th of July? Having someone else man the BBQ all I have to do is eat. And no house mess, we'll take it with us to the BBQ party
2. Are you a hugger? YES!!! Just ask my embarassed tweenage boys
3. What is your favorite BBQ'd food? Ribs and zucchini
4. Do you like to watch parades? Macy's thansgiving is my all time fav that one I would love to see in person otherwise it's just too darn hot unless my kids are involved!!
5. Who has stinkier farts..boys or girls? Hate to admit this but I think girls when hormones are involved LOL
6. Vampires or Werewolves? Werewolves
7. Do you read your horoscope? When I see it I do
8. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Chocolate Brownie