Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Spreading Some Christmas JOY!!!

Even though the weather wasn't the best, I headed out this afternoon to spread alittle Christmas joy!! Well my first stop to a neighbor of mine, an elderly woman with no family, I took her alittle gift along with some hot chilli I made today and our family Christmas card.. All went well until I tried to leave the drive and I was stuck!!!!! After some trying of my own I had to call my father in law to come rescue me. Well he didn't have his 4x4 but we tried using some carpet scraps another neighbor was throwing out to get some traction. They worked some but I still couldn't back over the patch as of ice. Anyway another neighbor went by as saw I was stuck and pulled me out!
Next stop was to drop the kiddos off so I could go do some shopping for groceries I needed. Drop off was successful and shopping was also!! I decided to stock on a month or so worth of meals this time around. I thought since the weather has been so yucky lately and I wanted to get back to meal planning..I thought I would make this a BIG shopping trip.

Here is what we are planning on eating the next 30 days or so.

Tatortot Casserole, Bake Beans
Chilli, cheese sprinkled on top, crackers, and rolls
Lasagna, homemade garlic bread, green beans
Scalloped potatoes and ham, sweet potatoe casserole
Spaghetti Bake, Corn
Crescent roll Mexican casserole
Meatloaf, bake potatoes, (topped with broccoli and cheese for those who like it)
Ham and Bean soup, corn bread muffins
Veg. Soup (with sausage, potatoes, green beans, corn)
Boneless skinless chicken breast cooked in homemade spaghetti sauce then put on top of long grain white rice, served with either corn or green beans
Chicken, green bean, potatoe mix ( concoction I came up with it has spices and several things added in)

These are not in the order we will have them..really there is no set order I just choose off the list each day,because I know I have the ingredients on hand. Coming up with the ideas is 1/2 the battle!!

All said and done I spent less than $200 for all those meals and ingredients, plus I bought lots of stuff for baking cookies and banana bread and pumpkins bread. Not bad!!

Well I love recipes with 5 ingredients or less and they take 15 minutes or less to prep..Do you have any you can share with me??? I would love to hear them!!


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