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Menu Plan Monday - Week of February 22, 2015

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We're super cold again this week.  Brrr!   And, of course, we have a ton of things going on this week. John has night meetings, Lenten worship, and lessons out our ears.  * SIGH*  Anyway, easy sometimes wins the race and we've got soup in the freezer for a long time and my beloved crockpot so here's what we're eating:

Sunday, February 22:
    Breakfast:  Oatmeal Muffins, Bananas
    Lunch: At Church after painting the Youth Room
    Snack: Homemade Soda Crackers (thought I'd try these!)
    Dinner: Blue and Gold Scout Banquet  (bring cookies - I'm making pressed sugar cookies)

Monday, February 23:
     Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Diced Sweet Potatoes
     Lunch: Apples with Peanut Butter, Yogurt, Cut Veggies, Cookie
     Snack: Crackers and Cheese
     Dinner: Chicken Fingers, Oven Fries, Tossed Salad, Pineapple-Strawberry-Melon Salad

Tuesday, February 24:
     Breakfast: Oatmeal with Almonds
     Lunch: Leftovers
     Snack: Fruit
     Dinner: Venison, Potato…

Super Savings Saturday - $23.39 shop and a review of last weekend

Well, just when I thought we were getting into the swing of things here, we came right into Lent with a stomach bug for all four of us!  Yippie.  Or NOT. 

I don't like being sick and we were all sick - John and Buddy Sunday/Monday/Tuesday and Missy and me Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.  I was so sick I had to cancel all of my classes, which hasn't happened in a few years.  I won't tell you what the house looks like or what I still need to catch up on, just that we're FINALLY back to as normal as we get and I am completely grateful!

Last weekend we took the money we hadn't spent the last month or so and a few other odds and ends we had floating around in drawers and under couch cushions and went to Sam's Club and bought a few things, including our normal weekly shopping.  Here's what we bought:

Pork Loin
Flour Tortillas
Sweet Potatoes (Yams)
A Pineapple (which wasn't ripe yet)
36 Ct Eggs
Rice
Vanilla
Bread Flour
2 Gallons of Skim Milk
Lemonade Drink Mix

Ho…

Menu Plan Monday - Week of February 8, 2015

Hello all.  I haven't forgotten you! :)  Really.

It's just been that busy around here and I'm trying to keep my head above water.   And do all the things I have to do - like cooking, cleaning, laundry, grading, and teaching!   We also had a problem at work that means we actually "skip" a paycheck at work for me - which means I've gone from December 19th until February 20th without any income other than my husband's Vicar salary, which doesn't quite cover our medical insurance (hey - it's an internship!).  So we've been trying to stretch the budget as far as we can so we have money for things like the mortgage, utilities, and that pesky medical insurance!  If we had known about that extra two-week period, it would be fine, but since we didn't know until the middle of January, it was impossible to plan for those two weeks.

I ran to one store on Saturday and spent $32 and change on some groceries.  John and I inventoried the freezers as well…