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Friday, March 8, 2013

themed meal planning

I was watching the Today Show this morning and watched a great piece on a family that survives on $14,000 a year, yes I said $14,000 a year.  I am not sure about surviving on that but if we had to I guess we could do anything we put our minds too.  She does a lot of planning, thrift store shopping aka Urban Treasure Hunting and just uses plain common sense.

 When I decided to stay home 4+ years ago we definitely made adjustments.  I am quite sure I would not want my life any different these days.  I have learned so much over these last four years.  Every day I continue to learn new ways to "trim the fat". 

The main piece I picked up from this family in the piece was from her blog.  She uses meal planning which I have already been using but she bases her plan off of a theme for the week or I should say days of the week.  Here is what I came up with for Green Acres along with our menu for this week.  I am off to make a list and hit Costco and Trader Joes.

{themed meal planning}

Sunday: Grilling in Warm Months/Soup in Cool Months
Monday:  Chicken Night
Tuesday: Mexican
Wednesday:  Beef Night
Thursday: Pasta Night
Friday:  Seafood Night
Saturday:  Leftovers

Chili, Carrot Stix, Corn Bread
Oven Fried Chicken, Broccoli Salad, apple sauce
Tuesday - Book Club
Mexican Pizza, Salad
Meatloaf, Green Peas, Mashed Potatoes
Thursday- Bunco
 Mac n Cheese, Hot Dogs, Broccoli
Fish Fry at STM

Hope your weekend is full of many blessings.  We have a busy one with a Wedding on Saturday,  the 2nd Rite of Scrutiny in our RCIA process and Cameron will be marching with his Scout Troop in the Marting City Irishpalooza on Sunday.



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