Archive for February, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: salmon fillet, leftover from freezer minestrone, steamed veggies, and sweet potato rolls

Tuesday: chinese chicken and broccoli with rice

Wednesday: ground beef tacos (using this taco seasoning mix, fresh veggies and dip

Thursday: spaghetti and steamed veggies

Friday: ham and green beans, leftover sweet potato rolls

Saturday: leftovers

Sunday: leftovers or pita bread pizza

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February 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment

Shady Maple Deals

Shady Maple has some good deals, available through tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1.

1 lb California strawberries: $1.50

California orange navels: 9 for $2

mangoes: 3 for $2 or case of 9 for $4.99 (very good, we got a case last week)

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (2.5 gal): $3.99 (flavors are Peanut Butter Cookie Dough or Maple Blondie)

Hunt’s Ketchup (24 oz): $1 (no high fructose corn syrup)

Del Grosso Spaghetti Sauce (26 oz): $1 (several varieties, all natural, only uses olive oil for the oil) for every jar of spag sauce, you will receive $.03 off each gallon of gas when using your Shady Maple gas card)

February 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: salmon patties and fried rice

Tuesday: chicken teriyaki and steamed veggies

Wednesday: spaghetti and fresh veggies and dip

Thursday: eggs and maybe french toast, fruit

Friday: pita bread pizza and fresh veggies

Saturday: leftovers

Sunday: sandwiches

February 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm 1 comment

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: quick chicken cordon bleu with green beans

Tuesday: Trader Joe’s Hofbrau Brats (sausage), baked potatoes, and steamed broccoli

Wednesday: stroganoff, steamed veggies or salad

Thursday: salmon patties on hamburger rolls, fried rice, salad or steamed veggies

Friday: pizza quesadillas (never got to these last week), fresh veggies and dip

Saturday and Sunday: leftovers

February 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm Leave a comment

Works for Me Wednesday – Finishing a Tube of Toothpaste

Our family normally uses two different tubes of toothpaste, one in our son’s bathroom and one in our bathroom. I have noticed how frustrating it is for my sons to try to get the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube. So instead of having them try, get annoyed when they cannot get anymore out, call me, and then wait for me to help them, I have come up with a solution!

When I notice the toothpaste is getting low, I will take the toothpaste out of my son’s bathroom and replace it with a new, full tube of toothpaste. Then I use that almost empty tube of toothpaste until I cannot get anymore out, then I throw it away. This allows me to make sure it’s completely used up. I also usually take the toothpaste my husband and I share and put it in my drawer when it’s getting empty, so he doesn’t throw it away before it has been used up. Of course, I do get out a new tube of toothpaste for him. So now my family doesn’t get frustrated when the toothpaste tube is almost empty, and I can make sure that only completely empty tubes of toothpaste get thrown away.

February 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: new potatoes with peas and ham (More with Less, page 140)

Tuesday: leftovers

Wednesday: spaghetti and salad

Thursday: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Friday: going out to eat

Saturday: pizza quesadillas and fresh veggies or salad

Sunday: leftovers

February 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment


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