Thursday, July 22, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Here are the meals that I have planned for July.
Chicken & Turkey (the turkey is leftover from a turkey I cooked earlier this year and froze the leftovers)
Grilled Chicken Salad
Turkey Mushroom Tetrazzini
Garden Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad
Chicken Apple Salad Sandwiches
Chicken Stir Fry
Chicken in Sour Cream
Honey BBQ Chicken Leg Quarters
Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken & Rice)
Chicken & Egg Noodles
Turkey & Bean Tostadas
Meatballs & Gravy
Pizza Casserole (I made this for a church potluck and got rave reviews!!)
Sausage & Zucchini Skillet (over rice, not mashed potatoes as shown in the linked post for this recipe)
Honey Garlic Shrimp
Pasta Scallop Casserole
Crispy Mustard Pork Chops
Apple Pork Kebabs
Mu Shu Pork
Family-Size Baked Burrito (with pulled pork instead of chicken)
Spicy Tex-Mex Beef Roast
Slow-Cooked Beef Tacos
Creamy Beef Over Noodles
Pineapple Beef Kabobs
Grilled Steak Salad
Perhaps I should call this one Menu Plan Thursday! haha Better late than never. :)
Here's the plan for this week:
Monday--Meatballs & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday--Apple-Cherry Stuffed Pork Chops, French-Style Green Beans
Thursday--Spicy Tex-Mex Roast & Vegetables
The kids have been attending Vacation Bible School at their grandparents' church this week and their program is this evening with a hot dog supper afterwards
Saturday--Slow-Grilled Pork Picnic, Fried Eggplant, Stewed Okra & Tomatoes
Breakfast: Fresh Cherry Muffins
Dinner: Salad Shrimp & Orange Salad
Make sure to visit Laura at Org Junkie for over 300 menu plan options!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
For this week's sales ad, visit the Carlie C's website.
Here's what I found to be the "best of the best" and worth investing my money into.
my Carlie C's purchases this week, total cost $27.83 after coupons and before tax--not too bad! Oh, and do you like my new counter top? It is soooo much better than the fake wood laminate I used to have!
Deals That I Bought
17oz Cinnamon Toast Crunch $3.15/ea
print two $0.60/1 coupons
Final price: $2.55 ea
5.4oz Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers $2.14/ea
print one $0.50/2 coupon
Final price: 2/$3.68
20oz IGA Squeeze Mustard 2/$1
14.5oz IGA Canned Tomatoes $2/1
The ad says "Diced" tomatoes, but stewed and whole tomatoes are also included in the sale
9.8-10.9oz Totino's Party Pizzas 4/$5
print two $1.00/2 coupons after referring 3 friends when you Share & Save
Final price: 2/$1.50 or $0.75 ea
6oz Assorted Breyers Yogurt 3/$1
Carlie C's also has "bonus" cups of yogurt that are 6oz+10% free or 6.6oz so you can really maximize the savings
7.25oz Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad $1.77
print one $0.50/2 coupon
Final price: $1.47 ea
25ct Finish Gel Pacs BOGO Free
print two $1/1 coupons
Final price: $2.49 ea
4-6oz Colgate Toothpaste 2/$5
print one $0.75/1 Colgate Total coupon
Purchase one box of Colgate Total paste 6oz+1.2oz Free
Final price: $1.75/1
1lb Oven Fresh Bread $0.99 ea
Other Great Deals (I did not buy any of these bought thought they were really great bargains)
24pk 12oz cans Coca-Cola Products $5.00
36oz IGA Squeeze Ketchup $.88ea
100oz Better Valu Liquid Laundry Detergent $1.99ea
Pork Picnic $1.18/lb
50ct IGA Foam Plates 5/$5
16oz Blue Bonnet Margarine Quarters $0.58
Kiwi Fruit 2/$
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Like sweeping and mopping the floors. More often than not, I sweep then mop, and admire the shine of the floor surface and the fresh clean scent. And the next day, the floor's dirty again. So rather than clean up the dirty floor, I prefer to ignore it at least a few weeks, knowing that to clean the floor would again cause it to get dirty once again.
I guess that's how me and blogging have been lately. I've been really bumming with working super long hours the past two months. Within the last few weeks, I've been working 10-11 hour days, sometimes longer, without the luxury of a lunch break. I finally broke down and told my boss today that I need to get a company laptop so I can work from home in the evenings. Not the preferred choice for me, but a necessary thing so I can at least be at home with my family.
As much as I have wanted to blog, it's been soooo hard to get the motivation! I'm afraid to commit to it again, knowing how tied up work is keeping me. This has been weighing on my mind more than you might believe. I really miss blogging! But I'm trying to maximize the precious few minutes I have with my family each evening.
So I have to make some changes in the blog. No, I'm not quitting. (hooray!!) I've been weighing my options, debating and arguing with myself, adding to & crossing off my list of ideas. There have to be changes so I can keep my sanity and my commitment to my family.
I'm going to keep blogging really simple, posting recipes here and there, but probably not every day. I do have a freezer menu for July that I've been working from and I will I'll try to get it posted for you all.
I have a lot of friends in my area that constantly ask me, "How do you do it?" when it comes to grocery sales and deals. So I've set a goal to match the sales & coupon deals for the local grocery stores and post those in the blog. I'm hoping to have a weekly post for this, but again that will depend on how I'm able to balance work/family.
I really want to keep this blog going strong and stay in contact with all of my readers. It has certainly been a struggle for me to figure out how I'm going to do this. As much as I want to do a daily post, it is next to impossible given my work and family schedule at this time, so I have to keep things real.
All part of the Balancing Act! Thank you to each of you for your patience as I try to iron out all the kinks! :)
- ▼ July (7)