Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Weekly Plan

Once again I am late with posting my menu plan for the week. Monday was my son's 11th birthday and also his middle school orientation so it was a busy night.  We did his birthday meal on Sunday night since Monday was so busy. I always let the kids pick what they want for their birthday dinner. His choice Lasagna. 

This week's plan.

Sunday: Lasagna
Monday: Left overs Lasagna / Chicken from previous week.
Tuesday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches from last week.
Wednesday:  Goulash
Thursday: Chicken in the Crock pot
Friday: Baseball Game so Sandwiches.
Saturday: Leftovers.

With spending so much time on the weekends at the baseball field I have started dividing up my cleaning a little bit.  Also, kids are helping more now.

Tuesday: Dining Room. - Our table becomes a catch all for everything.
Wednesday: Bathroom
Thursday: Living Room
Friday: Gone all evening
Saturday: Kitchen - Kids are responsible for Dishes so this is just moping the floors and making sure the appliances are clean.

See you next week.


Friday, April 12, 2013

5 Things I Did That Were Frugal This Week

Melissa over at House Full of Searls does this every week so I decided to play along this week.

1. I made a meal plan using items I had in the freezer and I stuck to my meal plan. I only had to buy a few items to fix this week's meals.

2. I took my lunch every day this week even though I really wanted the Chinese food for lunch on Thursday.

3. I used my Silhouette and scrap paper I already had to cut out items for my son's school project instead of buying them. 

4. I combined my errands to save gas.

5. I froze leftovers for future use instead of throwing them out.

I didn't get all my to do list done this week as I have had something come up every night. I will see what I can accomplish on Saturday.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Meal Plan Monday

This week kicks off baseball season for my 10 year old.  Our first game is Friday night.  At the beginning our game days are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  About the middle of May we start having Mid week games.  My meal planning usually goes out the windows during these week because it gets so hectic. I am going to try and plan ahead this year and have freezer meals ready to go.We usually have to be at the ball diamond at 4:30 during the week so dinner will be sandwiches. I am going to make up BBQ Pork and BBQ Chicken for sandwiches to make things easier.

Here is what I have planned for this week.

Monday: Chicken Penne Pasta Dish  - This is new to us. I am using up some leftovers.
Tuesday:Pork Chops on the Grill: Love Grill weather.
Wednesday: Tater Tot Casserole
Thursday:  Homemade Pizza Night
Friday:  Sandwiches - Ball Game night.
Saturday: Steak Fajitas
Sunday: Leftovers - Ball Game Day.

Weekly To Do List:
  1. Cook / Shred Chicken and Pork for Sandwiches. - Separate into meal size bags.
  2. Plan Memorial Day Cookout Menu - This is also a 8th Grade Promotion party for my Daughter.  I am hoping if I plan ahead I can start watching flyers for deals.
  3. Monday: Clean Bathroom
  4. Tuesday: Clean / Pick up Dining Room
  5. Wednesday: Dust/Vacuum Living Room
  6. Thursday: Clean Kitchen 
  7. Saturday: Pick up Bedrooms/ Do remaining Laundry. I try to do Laundry throughout the week but Saturday is my catch up day.

I am linking up with Organizing Junkie Meal Plan Monday  

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Weekly Menu

I never seem to get this posted on Mondays anymore. I am going to start posting on Sundays when I make the menu.  This week is pretty simple. 

Monday:  Eggs/ Bacon/Toast - My family LOVES Breakfast for dinner

Tuesday: Spaghetti / Garlic Bread/ Salad

Wednesday: Mac & Cheese / Hot dogs - This is for the kids. Hubby and I get to eat out at work dinner. We get Smoked Salmon and Stuffed Pork Loin. Daughter will be fixing supper for the boys.

Thursday: Chicken and Noodles / Mashed Potatoes- Chicken will be done in the Crockpot and using home made noodles.

Friday: Hamburgers on the Grill / Baked Beans  - First time grilling out this year. :) Forecast is calling for 60 degree weather this weekend . I can't wait.

Saturday: ??

Sunday: Dinner at my Moms with my Brother and his family. We weren't able to get together for Easter.

Hope everyone has a good week!