Monday, September 29, 2008


It's Monday again. How did that happen? I keep meaning to post and compose one in my head at a soccer game or girl scout meeting or... you get the idea. Anyway here's this week's

Most of this will be based on our Angel Food box we got on Saturday

cheerio-like cold cereal
blueberry and corn muffins
monkey bread
pumpkin pie (hey, it is too a vegetable)
french toast
hash browns&sausages

breaded tenderloin sandwiches and french fries
chicken breasts, rice, broccoli
beef pepper steak, rice, mandarin oranges
macaroni&cheese, brats in buns, apple salad
roast pork loin, baked potatoes, carrots
pizza rolls, ice cream
pork stew, corn bread

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Got Popcorn? Plea to the Relatives

It's Cub Scout popcorn time. You can order it online and have it delivered to you. I have a special code so my F gets credit.

Monday, September 22, 2008


cocoa and toast
raisin bread& sausage

Mon-busy day so milkshakes and peanut butter sandwiches
Tue-hamburger stroganoff, green beans, grapes
Wed-tacos,corn, orange wedges
Thur-mac&ch, hot dogs, apple salad
Sat-breaded chicken patties, french fries, banana pudding
Sun-roast, carrots, potatoes, apple crisp

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Last Day of Summer

A wonderful day today. Phil and I took L, F, and Mel to the reservoir swimming since it was about 80. They had tons of fun digging in the sand and splashing. F made friends with some little boys who didn't speak english and yet all 7 yo boys seem to know the rules of their obscure games. Testosterone knows know language I guess. I sat in my lawn chair and soaked up the sun and breeze. It was darn near a perfect day. Afterward we stopped by the root beer stand and got coney dogs and root beers. Ah, the last gasp of summer. And no, I have no pictures because I was too busy enjoying the day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Is It Just Me?

So, I made a flying stop at a Big-Box mart the other day to pick up a few items. Like the items I was supposed to bring to the party I was attending in 10 minutes. I'm looking up at the signs to find my items I notice this store carries...wait for it, wait for it....FROZEN ICE CREAM. It said so right above aisle 3. And I wondered, somewhere in this giant mega store is there unfrozen ice cream?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Making Do Monday

It's clear out the freezer week here so

french toast
blueberry muffins&canadian bacon
egg casserole

Mon-popcorn chicken, hm baked fries, orange slices
Tue-spaghetti, green beans, garlic bread
Wed-beef&bean burritos, corn
Thur-mac&cheese, hot dogs, peas&carrots
Fri-grilled cheese or grilled peanut butter, apples&grapes
Sat-ground beef&potato casserole, broccoli
Sun-chicken&noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Obvious

It seems frugality has become a fad. At least I was on the leading edge of this one. Of course I'm going to hang on to it long after it has passed. I get that the economy has converged with simplicity which has converged with the internet to create what I think of as 'frugal mania.' I don't think there is anything wrong with that. I am just flummoxed at the things people don't know. I see tips and think, um well duh! So in no particular order the things people say that just amaze me. And if these were new to you, I want to be you!

1) Save first-yes, if you don't save you won't have extra money.
2) Eat at home-check the price of a whole chicken, even pre-roasted at the grocery and compare to a McChicken sandwich.
3) Turn off your lights-even my dad was hip to this one in 1976.
4 ) Don't drive so much-why yes, that would reduce gas usage. This of course doesn't take those of us who live 20 miles from
anything (including my kids school) into account.
5) Use the library-I lurve my library. I probably have an unhealthy relationship with my library, but considering the number of
books I could be buying, I'll risk it. That doesn't count music, movies, kids programs, all for free.
6) Disposable are expensive-mop heads, diapers, plates. All of the above. If you buy it to throw it away you'll be hard pressed
to get a deal. Now I have used all of the above when dictated by the situation, but hey, I knew it wasn't cheap.
7) Bring your own coffee-They charge $5 for sugary milk coffee. Bring your own, it tastes better. If you crave the flavor buy a
bottle of flavored syrup.
8) Water-use the tap. A close corollary of #7.
9) Try used-yep, when people can't afford their stuff they'll sell it to you cheap.
10)Try store brands-that's why they list those prices there on the shelf.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Memory Lane

So yesterday I was going through old cassette tapes. Yes, I still had them. And I have vehicles old enough to actually have tape players but I've decided to get rid of them. Anyhoo, going through them I was reminded of all the songs I used to love. This was one of my favorites and when I played it for the kids they said it should be my theme song so.....(and just an aside, how did I get such rule abiding children?)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Is Bigger Better?

OK, get your mind out of the gutter. I'm talking family size Everyone should do what they deem best, but don't let your dreams be squashed by 'the norm'.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Menu Monday Again

cinnamon rolls
french toast
hash browns & canadian bacon
eggs & toast

Mon-spaghetti & meatballs, hm garlic bread, salad
Tue-corn dogs (fake), hm baked fries, fruit salad
Wed-baked chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots
Thur-tuna casserole, peas
Fri-chili, corn muffins
Sat-chicken tetrazzini, corn
Sun-swiss steak, rice, broccoli

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Kinda Late

Mel's first day of preschool on Wednesday.
Just stinkin' cute and playing coy.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Menu Planning Tuesday?

Ok, it's really Tuesday but, it seems like Monday

monkey bread
chocolate chip muffins
ffys (fend for your self)
hashbrowns and fruit

sandwiches, leftovers,

Hamburgers, fried potatoes, green beans
pork&noodle casserole, corn
Italian sausage pie, broccoli
cheese pizza
scalloped potatoes, peas&cauliflower
roast, potatoes, carrots