The everyday or almost everyday babblings of a Mama that lives along a Brook

Menu Monday

Menu Monday – 2/7/11

Well this is not the normal Menu Monday. I honestly am not sure what I want to make this week. But we decided instead of traditional grocery shopping that we would do a trip to BB’s (discount grocery store in Morgantown PA) and stock up again. We where hoping to stock up on can goods, but the selection wasn’t there so we got other stuff and I am happy with our purchase. If you click on the picture it will enlarge.

We spent $49.94 above and below is what we got and what we paid. Sadly we somehow lost a bag before we even got to the car. We think we left it at the register and well the next guy got it. It included at least $3.29 worth of items (at least 2 items that I can remember). So all the items in the above picture should only be $46.65 or less if we are missing more than I can remember. It averages $0.73/each (I used the $49.94 and the 69 items we brought home. So technically it was better. Since I can’t remember what I am missing for sure I went with the price I paid and what I brought home.)

Top Picture
Stove Top (8 bx) – 4 for $1.00
Scalloped & Julienne Potatoes (7 bx) – 3 @ $0.70/each and 4 @ 2 for $1.00
Instant Potatoes (4 bx) – 2 @ $0.70/each and 2 @ $1.00/each
Popsecert Popcorn (2 bx) – 2 for $1.00
Ronzoni Rotini Healthy Harvest Whole Grain (1 bx) – $0.60
Barilla Whole Grain Rotini (1 bx) – $0.60
Saltines (1 bx) – $0.69
Cheese It Whole Grain Crackers (1 bx) – $1.49
Cheese It White Cheddar Crackers (1 bx) – $0.50
Zatarins Crab Cake Mix (1 bx) – $0.50
Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (1 bx) – $0.99
Crystal Light Skin Essentials Drink Mix (3 bx) – 2 for $1.00
Lunch Crackers Peanut Butter (1 bx) – $0.99
Lunch Crackers Cheddar Cheese (1 bx) – $1.19

Lower picture
Minute Main Lemonade Juice Box (1 pk) – $1.49
HK Anderson Pretzel Snack Bags ( 3 ea) – $1.49/each
Brickles (like Doritos) (3 bgs) – $1.49/each
Butter Puffin Corn (1 bag) – 2 for $1.00
Grated Parm. Cheese (1 each) – $1.49
Apple Juice (1 bottle) – $0.75
Canned Peaches (4 cans) – $0.59/each
Canned Gravy (10.25 oz each) (4 cans) – 2 for $1.00
Jar Gravy (2 jars) – $0.79/each
Canned Gravy (14 oz) (2 cans) – $0.70/each
Maxwell International Coffee (2) – $0.99/each & $0.50/each
DelMonte Spaghetti Sauce (4 cans) – $0.99/each (i use when I make homemade sauce)
Whole Tomatoes (28 oz cans) (4 cans) – $0.60/each
Tomato Puree (28 oz can) (2 cans) – $0.60/each
Crushed Tomatoes (29 oz can) (2 cans) – $0.60/each

90-95% of the above is good until at least June 2011, but most is good until 2012.

We love BB’s. I can’t wait until Mike finishes my basement shelves and our plan is to then stock up of more stuff, like can goods. Our goal is to never have to shop for just the weeks menu and to always have stuff on hand to make. It might require creativity but we can do it. And we also want to be able to pass the savings along to others once we are stocked up and they are in need of some groceries. Once we get the shelves done then he needs to work on getting my freezer in my basement somehow or we need to find an inexpensive one that we can buy and then sell ours. I want to start putting our grocery savings into purchasing our meats and being prepared that way as well. And I want to be able to make recipes and freeze them. I love to put food in my freezer and the plan this year is a big garden and to put a bunch up. Now that I have a bit more time to tend a garden and to put food together I hope to have a nice full freezer and pantry to feed my family from.

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Menu Monday – 1/31/11

I am well aware today is Tuesday.  Monday was a bit crazy with accomplishing my housework and I honestly did not have a clue what to make, but late last night I realized i had a nice amount on the menu from last week we did not eat.  My job has been made easy then.  I just need to pick up a few groceries.

I have no special order to when we are having the meals, but these are the meals I plan on making this week. Any of the below that are not made this week will be added to next weeks menu.

  • Sloppy Joes with Scalloped Potatoes
  • Cream of Broccoli Soup with Italian bread and salad
  • Philly Cheese-steak Macaroni and Cheese with salad
  • Impossibly Easy Taco Pie
  • Pork Loin Roast with mashed potatoes, carrots and salad

If you want any of the recipes for above please, let me know and I will be more than glad to share.

***Note:  the Impossibly Easy Taco Pie was YUM-O!!!!  Totally on the make again list!  Thank you Kellene for the idea!  Check out her blog ‘Food to Make Your Mouth Water’ for more Yum-O recipes! </font>


Menu Monday – 1/24/11

I have no special order to when we are having the meals, but these are the meals I plan on making this week.  Any of the below that are not made this week will be added to next weeks menu.

  • Meatloaf with potatoes, green beans and salad
  • Impossible Easy Cheeseburger Pie with salad
  • Cream of Broccoli Soup with Italian bread and salad
  • Philly Cheese-steak Macaroni and Cheese with salad
  • Tomato and Corn Chowder (this was made for Sunday’s supper) with bread
  • Hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls (probably for  lunch or maybe a Tuesday supper)

If you want any of the recipes for above please, let me know and I will be more than glad to share.


Macaroni & Cheese

(casserole style)
***I will add a picture the next time I make this***

2 cups of uncooked Macaroni
.25 cup Butter
1.5 cups of Extra Sharp Cheese
1 tsp Salt
.25 tsp Pepper
2-3 cups of Milk
2 eggs
Paprika (for on top)

Preheat oven at 350 degrees
Layer half of the macaroni, butter and half the cheese in a casserole. dish.
Repeat the layer
In a separate bowl mix milk, eggs, salt and pepper
Pour over noodles and cheese
Sprinkle with Paprika
Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees


Menu Monday – 1/17/11

I have no special order to when we are having the meals, but these are the meals I plan on making this week.

 

  • Bacon & Tomato Frittata (this was made yesterday for breakfast before church)
  • Corn & Tomato Chowder with Italian bread and salad
  • Macaroni & Cheese (homemade) with Salad
  • Meatloaf with potatoes, green beans and salad
  • Cabbage Rolls with glazed carrots, corn and salad
  • Impossible Easy Cheeseburger Pie with salad

 

If you want any of the recipes for above please, let me know and I will be more than glad to share.


New Year, New Me!

It’s a new year and it will be a new me. 2010 was a good but rough year for me. I am determined to make 2011 a much better one. Last year I suffered my share of depression and had my share of feeling sorry for myself and well to be honest I didn’t like it. My husband always told me when I put my mind to something I am able to stick to it. Here is the plan, I am going to blog more about the positives in my life and my struggles, but do my best to be more positive then negative. I am going to put God in the equation. Each day will have a new theme to my blog. I am hoping this will keep it as uplifting as I can. But since I am a busy mom of two, I will not promise to post daily. I will do my best.

Here is my plan for my blog:

Sunday: Spiritual SundayThis day can contain anything God has shown me or Bible verse that stands out to me.

MondayMenu MondayThis day will by my weekly menu list.

Tuesday: Time Out TuesdaySince I work on Tuesday I do not plan to post anything Tuesday.  I am also taking this one step farther and the computer will not be turned on at all this day.

Wednesday: Wise Words WednesdayThis day will contain some wise words.  They will be anything from quotes I like from anyone or from me or from God.  Some will be serious, some will be funny, some will be sad etc… Depends on what moves me.

Thursday: Take it off ThursdayThis day will be my diet update.  I will be posting later tonight about my plans.  Trust me it will not be any crash diet deal, I plan to make it a life altering plan.

FridayFamily FridayI also work Fridays, my plan on this will be to post something positive, uplifting about my family.  It could be a story or it could be just a picture.

SaturdaySecond Look SaturdayI will use Saturday to review my week.  How did I do reaching my 2011 goals.