ended up having Sani Food deli sammys
Sunday, February 28, 2010
ended up having Sani Food deli sammys
Saturday, February 27, 2010
We get paid 3 times during the month once at the end (which was yesterday) the bulk by the 3rd and once on the 10th. Our EOM check was $499.59 not bad for one of my part time jobs right?? Well, it's gone!! and I mean all of it LOL.
The boys have new shoes for $75 for 2 pair buy one get one half off at the Van's outlet. I figure if I got them WM shoes it would be $60 so why not spend a few bucks more and let them be shoe snobs, right?? Actually they are a better quality for what my guys are into and have lasted until they have been outgrown. Well, now they wear men's 10 and 11 so how much more can they grow!?!?
We paid $120.00 pharmacy bill-Hubs co pay.
I paid back the $50 we borrowed from one of my BFF's Gina (thank you Gina)
$100 at WalMart for groceries and household supplies for a good part of the month.
$60 for pizza we ordered last night - I know this is expensive but all we have is Round Table so we are captive to their prices. Well, there is a pizza oven in a local liquor store but they have questionable health practices and the 2 times we've tried, well, it didn't go so well.
$40 for fast food today breakfast(McD's) and lunch (Long John Silvers)
$40 in the gas tank
$10 Dollar Tree
$5 misc, soda, change left, etc...
I was very happy with our WM groceries. I did make a specific list and followed it pretty well. We definitely have enough groceries(see menu here) for 10 days and house supplies for the month. My best purchase was a frozen turkey roast for $3. My guys like those and they are enough to feed us 4 and with some instant mashed potatoes and a canned veg, that is dinner for under $5. I splurged and got us a half gallon of chocolate milk. We love that stuff! My purchase for me was a box of hair color for $2.50 on the clearance aisle. I can't wait, my wisdom is showing on the top of my head and alongside my ears. (OK, OK!! I really mean grey).
this post is linked to The Grocery Cart Challenge. Go see how great she did this week with her food dollar!! here
Thursday, February 25, 2010
1/2 C white sugar
1/4 C cornstarch
Friday, February 19, 2010
Chicken stir fry over rice wed 2/24
CP ham, oven fries & veggies Sun 2/21
Ham and Eggs on toast, fruit and yogurt smoothie Fri 2/26
Cheesy chicken, bean, and veggie quesadillas Tues 2/23
Saturday, February 13, 2010
One of the bloggers that I follow posted about making easy shortbread cookies and it got my sweets craved PMS mouth to watering so I did a bit of research and finding Joy of Baking (once again,) I came up with a easy recipe.
1/4 C cornstarch
3/4 C flour
mix these together in small bowl
cream together in another bowl
1 stick butter
1/4 C confectioners sugar (powdered)
1/2 t real vanilla
beat together wet ingredients for about 2 minutes then incorporate the dry ingredients wrap in saran wrap in a log shape and put in refer.
I am still at the refer stage. My plan is to cut into 12 then sprinkle with sugar and place in 350* pre heated oven on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until browned.
I will update my families responses after we consume.
I have linked this with:
And Baby Makes Five Colleen's Kitchen Recipe Swap, GCC Recipe Swap, Simply Sweet Home Sweet Thursday
Thursday, February 11, 2010
And here's the rolls that I chose. They were the first ones on the list when I put in Bread machine rolls at (again) Allrecipes. I also made a few changes. first I only made 8 rolls worth. Also, I added in some Italian seasoning, parm cheese, and garlic and onion powders. It is mixing in the bread machine right now. I have never used the dough cycle so this is a fun learning experience.
These rolls were a hit. I will be using my bread maker to make more rolls in the future. I want to try a sweet hawaiin type to go with some chili that is on the menu next week.
Bread Machine Rolls from AllRecipes.com
Prep Time:1 Hr 20 Min
Cook Time:15 Min
Ready In:1 Hr 35 Min
Original Recipe Yield 1 dozen rolls
**This recipe should yield 8 rolls**
2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons dry milk powder
2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon butter, softened
2/3 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
2/3 egg white
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon water
This recipe's Ingredients were scaled to yield a new amount. The directions below still refer to the original recipe yield of 1 dozen rolls, however, I chose to only make 8 rolls tonight
Place the bread flour, sugar, salt, milk powder, water, butter, and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.(I also added parm cheese, garlic and onion powders, pepper, and italian seasoning) Set on Dough cycle; press Start.
Remove risen dough from the machine, deflate, and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into twelve equal pieces, and form into rounds. Place the rounds on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small bowl, mix together the egg white and 2 tablespoons water; brush lightly onto the rolls. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.
Prep Time:5 Min
Cook Time:4 Hrs
Ready In:4 Hrs 5 Min
Servings (Help) US Metric Calculate
Original Recipe Yield 9 servings
11 ounces dried split peas
1-1/3 cups diced fully cooked lean ham
2/3 cup diced carrots
2/3 medium onion, chopped
1-1/3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/3 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3-1/3 cups boiling water
2/3 cup hot milk
In a slow cooker, layer the first nine ingredients in order listed (do not stir). Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in milk. Discard bay leaves before serving.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Well, it's time again to get my menu plan ready for this upcoming week. It is kind of a push week because we have next week off school so, many assignments need to be completed and turned in for the kids, also school library books returned etc...
I also have created my menu with spending only $350 this month on groceries and household stuff vs. the usual $500 as I am learning to live without dedicated food money. However, years of keeping a pretty good pantry will come into play this month and next while I learn more new budget options
Here is what I have planned::::::
Sun::tuna helper, fruit salad
Mon::Beef tacos and fixings
Tue::ham, stuffing, green beans
Wed::hamburger patties, fries, applesauce
Thu::French toast and bacon with orange slices
Fri::split pea soup and rolls
Sat::ham and potato casserole, fruit slices
My usual disclaimer, all items can be changed at any time for any hormonal reason.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Another great thing that happened was I got an oven. It has been close to a year since our oven went out. I changed many things, used my roaster, became friendly with my crock pot, made a cake in my breadmaker and fully utilized my 2 working stove burners. Sometimes doing all simultaneously LOL Well, now many nights will be some type of oven baked one dish casserole hope they love em"
I did go shopping this weekend also and spent about $110 for the next 2 weeks and more. I hope to have another $100 in 2 weeks because the kids will be home from school for a week the 3rd week of this month. I also need to work on my menu plan. I always struggle with this issues the first week f the month and we tend to eat out a bit more. I know this and am working on reigning this in to only 3 times a month. Hubs has a different perspective LOL
Thanks GCC for hosting this linky