Wow, another new week is here. This is the week I have decided I have to start getting myself together. I have to say I have been battling a little depression for the past few weeks and this week I have decided I have to really focus on getting myself back. After the loss of my mother, I did quite well for a while but it really seems to be hitting me hard the last 6-8 weeks. After reading Crysstal’s Book the Money Saving Mom’s Budget in December I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish and yet have done very little to acheive them. I have been praying and thinking and praying and thinking some more, so I decided this would be the week for progress forward. This week is my week to really start purging around the house and getting back on track. I will be resuming my scheduled posting this week and will be sharing what I have started already with downsizing toys in my sons room (BIG FEAT)!
This week is my first week I am attempting to try to plan out all three meals everyday, it has always been a little daunting to think of planning out all three meals in the past. I think it will help me be more focused and not fall into the rut of feeding us the same old thing. I will let you know how it goes. I already have everything on hand with the exception of the cream for the alfredo sauce that I will get on Tuesday with my fresh milk, so other than fresh fruit will are good to go!
Breakfast-Chocolate Banana Bread, Oranges
Lunch-Potato Soup, Cheese Toast
Dinner-Chicken Stir Fry, Sauteed Cabbage
Breakfast-Breakfast Sandwiches, Blackberries
Lunch-Salad, Hard boiled eggs, Cheese (PB&H sandwiches for the kids)
Dinner-Beans with Ham in Crockpot, Corn Muffins
Breakfast-Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal (will share if success), Oranges
Lunch-Baked Pasta Casserole, Steamed Broccoli
Dinner-Chicken Spinach Alfredo Pizza, Salad
Breakfast-Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Cheese, Peaches
Dinner-Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Tortillas
Breakfast-Leftover Oatmeal, Bananas
Dinner-Augratin Potatoes with Ham and Corn, Green Beans, Salad
Breakfast-Applesauce Struesel Muffins (new recipe to share)
Dinner-Vegetable Barley Soup, Homemade Rolls
Breakfast-Buttermilk Waffles, Peaches
Lunch-BLT Sandwiches on Homemade Rolls, Leftover Soup
Dinner-Chicken Fried Steaks, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob (frozen from last summer), Salad
Honey Fudge-Addie requested “CHOCOLATE” so I think we will try out a fudge recipe!
Today I registered for the free for life subscription to Food on the Table’s meal planning service. I thought it was really cool! First you need to register through this link and use code FEBFREE to receive the free for liafe servioce (you don’t have to put in any payment info this way). Then you can select your local store you shop at the most. From there you can select which types of foods your family eats and if you have any dietry allergies or special needs. Then you can scroll through a list of meals, selecting which you would like to try, even adding your own to the list.
They will also generate recipes based off of what is on sale that week from the local store you selected (cool, right). Then they will give you a shopping list based off of what you selected. If you need some help getting started or simply need some inspiration for new ideas then head over and try out the free service that Food on the Table is offering, it’s totally free if you register during the month of February!