Groceries, menu planning, freezer management, recipes, etc.
Now that does appear to be an oxymoron if i ever heard one. However, if done right, and treated right, it can work!
This morning I had a great sustaining breakfast. It's 1 hr to lunch and I'm not having and hunger pangs, which has been unusual for me to make the morning without needing a snack.
I had a Banana muffin, made from the WW cookbook, it is amazing, the best banana muffin I've had, they all are rubbery, this one tastes and feels like it came from a bakery. Amazing,
Updated 01-12-2009 at 01:10 PM by mommy4ever
(changed my mind)
After reading Hollyhills blog on her budget feeding 3 preteen/teens on $200 per month. I'm rising to the challenge!
Now I'm feeding a few more, 5 days a week I have to feed 8 kids, plus friends, and us 2 adults. The other 2 days it's just 4 kids.
This month I had allotted $600. But, since my pantry is some what well stocked, and meat in the freezer. I'm going for $400, and if I can do it lower, I will. And from there, I'll see what I can do for next month! Maybe I can
Food seems to be the a huge focus in our lives. With 6 of us and 4 rentals, plus the kids food, it seems I'm always feeding SOME ONE.
I've done various things. OAMC(once a month cooking), extensive menu plannings(since I'm home this one works out great), and Big Cooks.
The big cook is great. It's just like OAMC, but skip the cooking. Freeze it raw, but prepped cook on the day you eat it.
Sweet and sour chicken.
- 1/2 cup french dressing
Updated 12-19-2008 at 03:04 PM by mommy4ever
I just finished transferring $260 onto the next CC to pay off. On the weekend I hope to transfer another 500. That will be the first time the balance is under $4000 in years! And to think after the first it'll be under $2000!!!! That is incredibly exciting.
We'll see. I need to maintain enough to cover for a 2 days off that dh is taking next week. That won't be until the 2nd that we feel that. T
I spent a good chunk on groceries yesterday. I was nearly out of all meat in
Last night while ds played hockey, I went shopping. I did stockpile building.
I'm insanely jealous of the US sales and coupons, but hey, nothing I can do about it, I'm not on the border, so I can't cross without a 10 hour drive, not practical.
I did hit a dollar days here, so I did pretty good. Some were better yet. So I did ok.
~ 10 boxes of mac n' cheese
~ 24 cans tomato soup
~ 24 cans cream of mushroom soup
~ 8 cans of
Updated 12-13-2008 at 10:52 AM by mommy4ever