Now that all the dontations are collected and sorted and the baking is (probably) done - now all that is needed are shoppers! Please stop by the sale and say hi - and pick up a few things too!
Get all the details HERE.
Not only that, but the last year has brought a lot of joy to my non-blogging life. I just surpassed going from working full-time outside the home to working only part-time two days per week. I started blogging as a way to fill up all the time I seemed to have when I was home. Now I can't believe I thought I had so much free time!
This year it has also been fun to see my husband transition into our "new" lives together. Instead of the weekends being rush, rush, rush we have enjoyed doing family activities together. I still don't think he is used to having dinner on the table when he gets home (almost) every day!
In the past year, my kids have grown so much! They have gone from this:
4 gallons Milk - $6.72 ($1.68 each!)
2.5#ish grapes - $2.48
bulk Parmesan cheese - $1.59
1 pint heavy cream - $1.43
2.9# bananas - $1.38
1 artichoke - $.68
2 2# blocks cheese - $7.96
5# red potatoes - $2.98
1 Breyer's ice cream - $2.78
1 wedge Parmesan cheese - $2.39
bulk Fetuccine noodles - $.94
bulk Great Northern Beans - $1.01
bulk cocoa - $3.13
3#ish onions - $1.62
Pork roasts - $8.68 ( I think there are about 4-5 boneless pork roasts in this big bag - it was $1.28/lb! Score!)
Net OOP: $48.52
About the bag of ice...as I was walking out of the store, a gal offerred me this 1/2 bag of ice that she couldn't fit in her cooler. Who am I to turn down a freebie? I'll figure out a use for it.
How about you? How did you do this week?
Last year in September I bought a TON of soup from Albertson's on a great sale. I was sad to see that I pulled out the last can of Cream of Chicken soup to make for dinner tonight!
I still have quite a bit of Cream of Mushroom and Tomato, but I'm hoping for another great sale in September...I know to buy more chicken and less mushroom!
I love this movie!
Is anyone else wondering what happened to July? It is almost over! I am getting back into the swing of blogging after about a week off. I needed the break, but not planning my menu wreaked some serious havoc on my life! Never again! I love this planning thing too much - even though there are plenty of weeks I don't stick to it. It helps so much.
Here is the plan for this week:
Monday - Turkey sandwiches, pasta salad
Tuesday - Quick creamy Italian chicken (a version of this, but on the stove with cooked cubed chicken breast - I think it will turn out fine!), pasta, broccoli
Wednesday - Pork ribs in BBQ sauce, red potatoes, zucchini (I have some in my garden that are almost ready!)
Thursday - Busy Day Ham Bake (I'm trying a new recipe, so I'll post it on the Recipe Swap if it is any good!), rolls
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Hamburger helper, green beans
Sunday - Chicken Crescent Bundles, veggies
There you have it. I think it will be a pretty good week! Want to see some more menus? Visit Orgjunkie!
I like to serve this with Cesar dressing, Italian dressing, or Ken's Greek dressing (YUM!).
Have I mentioned that I LOVE this salad? I hope you do too!Enjoy!
What about you? Where do you get your Freezer Cooking recipes?
I hope you enjoyed this series on Freezer Cooking as much as I enjoy doing it!
Now go have a great time and enjoy the holiday with your family, friends, and loved ones!