Monday, November 30, 2009

Menu Monday--

I have been trying to get a handle on the food budget. Trying to see what it really is....I am now trying to live by a menu to see if it will help calm the craziness of our lives and budget. I went shopping for two weeks worth of food for the main meals. I also got things for snacks and included some lunch things and breakfast. My grand total for two weeks is approx. $165.00 that was spent. I am also making all our breads and rolls to save $$$$. So here it is!

Menu- Nov 27th thru Dec 11th

Friday- Nov. 27th
Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

Saturday- Nov. 28th
Homemade Mac & Cheese
Salad & rolls

Sunday- Nov. 29th
Chicken Parmesan
Green Beans and Homemade bread

Monday- Nov. 30th
Swedish Meatballs over Rice
Steamed veggies

Tuesday-Dec. 1st
BBQ Chicken w/ baked Potatoes
And Corn

Wednesday- Dec. 2nd
Sloppy Joes
Baked Beans & mixed veggies

Thursday- Dec. 3rd
Pork Chops w/ mashed potatoes
And carrots

Friday- Dec. 4th
Chicken Enchiladas
w/ rice and beans

Saturday- Dec.5th
Shredded pork burritos
w/ lettuce and tomatoes

Sunday- Dec. 6th
Clam Chowder w/ Homemade bread

Monday- Dec. 7th
Spaghetti w/ salad and rolls

Tuesday- Dec. 8th
Beef Stroganoff w/ green beans

Wednesday- Dec. 9th
Meatloaf w/ Roasted Potatoes and Salad

Thursday- Dec. 10th
Corn Chowder w/ Homemade rolls

Friday- Dec. 11th
Grilled chicken w/ Parmesan noodles and spinach

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Adventures w/ Miss C

We put up our christmas tree on Friday...Miss C slept through alot of it but when she woke up this was her reaction. She had a grin on her face from ear to ear and wouldn't stop smiling....I think she is going to love Christmas Day!

Friday, November 27, 2009

November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Didn't get to post anything yesterday because my computer was sick. Thanks to Troy it is up and running great! Thank You! Hope everyone had a great day. My family had a great day and their tummies were very happy. Just want to tell everyone that I am so thankful for my family and friends. I am extremely thankful for my mom and so glad Heavenly Father decided she needed to stay with us longer. If all of you didn't know....This is the one year anniversary for my mom and her 4-way bypass surgery.

Love to all and Happy Thanksgiving,


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I know that it isn't Christmas yet....But I starting to it early this year. It gets me in a happy mood and I actually want to clean my house. So here is my favorite list of songs just a few days early.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Today I have been busy filling orders for bread and rolls. After a lot of mishaps yesterday in bread making it is going quite well today. The total count for bread is 14 loaves and 6 dozen rolls for the last two days. Then tomorrow I will be making desserts for Thanksgiving. Hopefully I will have my computer up and running w/ photos for next week posts.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Our Ventures on the Farm.....

It all began....With these cute little guys!
As they grew they got uglier and fatter. The guys favorite thing to do beside eat was to torment the dog.

Now this is what happen today! Now we are ready for Thanksgiving this week!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chicken Tractor

My mom came up w/ a great chicken tractor for me. It is made out of 2 old baby cribs and she used rain gutters for the feeder and water. She is very creative....When Grant was looking at it he said " Now I know where you get it from!" I just laughed and Yep maybe so will you! Thanks mom for all your hard work! Love ya!

Free Find.....

This is the latest addition to my house. I found it on Craiglist for free! It took about an hour to clean but it turned out great. I just love getting a good deal!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tips of the day!

1. So my new favorite thing is All purpose Holy-Cow Cleaner(it is the pink cleaner in the photo)! It takes out spots in the carpet and in clothes perfectly! Along with being a great cleaner for the kitchen and bathroom. I have also used the window cleaner before and it works great, too!
2. My second tip of the day: when making bread instead of using all honey in the recipe switch out and use half honey and half molasses. It save $$$$ when honey is so expensive. Today I bought 2 lbs of honey for $5.49 and Molasses for $2.50 for a bottle. So it is a good thing to try!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Forrest!!!

Happy Birthday Sweetie! I love you even more now than I did 17 years ago. Your the best husband and father in the world. I love you!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Well I found a new recipe for meatloaf a few weeks ago....It is a total hit with the family. So here it goes!

Meatloaf Recipe

2 pounds ground beef
1 box of stove top stuffing mix
2 eggs
1 cup of BBQ Sauce( whatever is your favorite)

Mix it all together and put it in a 9x13 pan in the shape of a loaf and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

For the side we always have either mashed potatoes or baked potatoes. If it is baked potatoes we put them in at the same it w/ the meatloaf and set the timer and walk away!

Hope you enjoy the new recipe!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Caroline was a fairy!
Mathew went as Indiana Jones.
Grant went as Napoleon Dynamite.

Ella was the classic Ballerina.
Anna went a Strawberry Shortcake.

Our final stop is our yearly tradition of Trick or Treating to Uncle Jerry and Aunt Karen. We have been doing this classic stop since Grant was a baby....That year he was a ghost. Our kids had a great time w/ U. Jerry and A. Karen. Thanks for all the good candies!!!

This are the pumpkins the kids carved....The morning after!!!!

Their final resting spot is a black barrel on the side of the house.

Dear Pumpkins--Thanks for doing you job!