Freezer cooking is one of my favorite things. In fact, my Freezer Cooking Club met last Saturday so now my freezer is full of great meals I can just thaw, cook and serve. Could anything be more wonderful? Except for one thing…last week my menu plan had Bolognese Sauce on Sunday. I was all ready for this. I pulled it out of the freezer, thawed it, and then Sunday morning I dumped it in my slow cooker before I left for church. When I put it in my slow cooker I thought it looked funny. What I thought was Bolognese Sauce was actually Super Sloppy Joes. Whoops. All of this could have been prevented had I just printed my friend Emily’s Freezer Meal Labels. Hop on over and grab your copy. Maybe you’ll thaw the right thing when you look at your menu plan.
It’s that time of the week again, where we plan our menu, write a grocery list, and set ourselves up for success, right? Well, I guess it’s always good to have goals. This week’s menu plan will help you save money, eat healthy, and stay focused. I hope you are able to grab a few ideas and plan along.
Here we sit at the beginning of a new year. Otherwise known as at my house as get back in a routine. There will be no more Boiled Custard or Homemade Cinnamon Rolls or Chex Mix or Macaroni and Cheese. Bummer. All good things must come to an end.
For the last little bit, I’ve been posting a monthly menu plan. But this year, I’m trying something new. I’m going to start posting a menu plan each week. I’m hoping this will help me stay a little more organized and a little more on budget. We’ll be eating at least once a week off of the 25+ Budget Friendly Dinner Ideas. Everything will stay pretty simple. Here goes…
How does December get here so quickly each year?!? I mean, I turn around and I’m buying presents, decorating a tree, and attending
57 parties and programs. I must say, the main thing that helps me keep my sanity during the month of December is having a plan…especially a menu plan. I am glued to my calendar this month. Oh, and it seems someone is trying to mess with me because amidst the chaos of this month, guess what came in the mail??
Well, we’ve blinked and it’s September. September is always a tricky month for me. It’s technically time for fall, but the weather in my neck of the woods stays confused for the entire month. This is what I’m going to tell you though…I don’t care if it’s 95 degrees outside still. I will have Morning Motivated Mom’s Pumpkin Bread and I will decorate my house for fall. Yes, I will. Heck, I may even eat the Pumpkin Bread while decorating my house. Well, that’s winning all the way around.
Before I decorate for fall and eat Pumpkin Bread, I’m going to take a few brief moments and look at some options for my menu plan. I hope you’ll plan along with me. It saves time, money, and sanity. Grab some ideas below and plan with me!
Well, hello August. If I’m being honest, I’d have to say that August is my least favorite month. We go back to school and we’re never ready. It’s SO hot here. So hot. But…BUT…we do celebrate the birthday of two of my favorite fellas, so I guess it evens out. One of those fellas will celebrate his 40th birthday and the other will turn 14…and start high school. Sniff. Sniff. [Read more…]
Where has June gone?!? I feel like I say this every month, but really I can tell you where it’s gone: Vacation Bible School, Little Kids Camp, soccer camp, basketball practice, basketball games, haircuts, dentist appointments, etc. Basically I’ve spent the month of June as a glorified taxi driver. Anybody else?!?
Seriously though, I wouldn’t have it any other way. With one entering into high school and morphing into a man, I’m daily reminded that these days are fleeting. July promises to be much of the same, but with a few family getaways that I’m really looking forward to. Oh, and family pictures…but we’ll keep that between us. Our boys will NOT be thrilled with family pictures. Onward to this month’s menu plan…