Menu Plan Monday ~ The Good, the Bad and the Week of Easy Meals

Our week has started with this Due to a freak hide and seek accident my daughter, and number one right hand gal is now my left hand gal. Her right arm is in a splint and sling until we visit the orthopedic clinic later this week to determine if it is broken. (This is not an actual picture of my daughter, she is pretty banged up so I didn't want to put that picture all over the … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Week of August 31st

Do you struggle with menu planning? I struggled for years, but once I realized how much money I could save by planning our meals, I found a system that worked for our family. If you are looking for menu planning help join my Menu Planning 101 challenge so you can start planning and start saving money. This post explains the assignment for week three. I am getting a little tired of not using the … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Week of August 10

My turn off the oven week went very well. It has now been 2 weeks since we used our oven. I can only hope our electric bill shows our efforts this month. The grilled pizza was a huge hit and has now found a spot in our weekly menu rotation. This is a crazy week for our family. We have one birthday, a visit from my brother and his wife, and two extra kids for the weekend. I have a few carry over … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday ~ Turn Off the Oven Edition

The contest has ended. If you are interested in signing up for the Stolen Moments Menu Planning service, I have a discount code available here. I am so excited to guest host Menu Plan Monday for my friend Laura. Laura's site was one of the first blogs I read when I started writing The Happy Housewife. Her Menu Plan Monday meme motivated me to plan and publish my menus each week. Having a … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday ~ Clean out the Freezer Edition

We have an upright freezer in our garage. I rarely open it because walking through our garage is like running an obstacle course. I was a bit surprised a few weeks ago when I went out there and found all the shelves completely covered in ice. It is time to defrost the freezer, but first I have to do something with all the food. There are several packs of ground beef, a package of chicken, and a … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Week of May 17th

This is a busy week at our house. Starting on Thursday, family begins arriving for my husband's promotion on Friday. Friday night we will be hosting a dinner party (in the form of a bbq) for about 60 people. Since I am cheap and apparently insane I have decided to make the food myself with the help of my mom who is in town for the next two weeks. I will also be blogging about my kitchen this … [Read more...]