Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015


My husband put the last of the pork roast we had in the crock pot with some onion and BBQ sauce. He made BBQ pork sandwiches and steamed some corn. That's all. I'm leaving for work in an hour and need to get ready.

Friday, March 13, 2015

dinner tonight...

Home made meat balls, veggie garden sauce, green peas...DH and the kids can have some penne pasta. I'm opting out of the pasta, since I'm trying to improve my eating habits.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

What's been

I put a beef chuck roast in the crock pot this morning. I bought it at Aldi last week for 4.99 lb. It was 2 and a 1/2 pounds of red meat. Well, we have about three slices left of chuck roast. I simmered it in the crock pot with cut up carrots, five small potatoes, a half of an older onion, and two teaspoons of jarred garlic and Worcestershire sauce. My husband made a small salad, steamed Brussels sprouts and green peas. I passed on the potatoes.

It was heaven. We have a small amount of veggies left, three slices of roast, and a cup of beef stock for the freezer.

Last night, we had some left overs. The choices were taco meat with cheese, lettuce, tomato, taco sauce, chopped onions, brown rice with black beans, On Tuesday evening, my daughter made pork chops, green peas, corn, and a small salad.

Work is going well for the most part. I've cut down on the overtime. YEAH!! I started a new medication for anxiety, and I'm only one day three. My husband said he thinks I am smiling more. That's kind of nice to hear. I have been going to the gym and working with a trainer. It's expensive, 150 dollars a month for 30 minute sessions once a week for the trainer. The gym costs 14.99 a month for the machines, and full access to the gym. I've met the trainer twice so far, and been using the machines and elliptical 7 out of 9 days so far. I like the gym and I do consider it "hard work". I've also been working on my eating habits. I'm working to incorporate more protein into my diet, less carbs, and more veggies.

Friday, March 6, 2015


Steak strips, fresh veggies, turned into steak fajitas, with brown rice and black beans.


One slice of Aldi cheese pizza, two tangerines, and a salad with romaine lettuce, roma tomatoes, and cucumbers with French dressing!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

march 5th dinner

I finally figured out how to take pictures from my phone to my blog. I passed on the potatoes tonight.

March Menu

March 1st- ordered pizza from Little Ceasers

March 2nd- penne pasta, using frozen from scratch garden veggie spaghetti sauce I had in the freezer, topped with Parmesan cheese, and salad.

March 3rd- I put a pound of kidney beans on top of the stove to soak overnight (last night), and my husband said he was going to make chili in the crock pot. We do have some colby and cheddar cheese in the fridge, and I will make another salad to go with our meal.

March 4th-  chicken thighs, carrots, brown rice, broccoli, salad. The recipe is here:

March 5th- pork roast, potatoes, steamed vegetables

As of March 5th, we have zero left overs in the fridge.

March 5th

Our dinner is a simple one. We have a thawed pork roast in the fridge. I put it into the crock pot with a couple of potatoes that I peeled and cut small. I added a couple of teaspoons of chopped garlic I had in a jar, a couple of mushrooms (the end of a fresh package I had in the fridge), some sage, onion powder (I am out of fresh onions), and a can of mushroom soup. The crock pot is on low, and will cook all day. I will steam some frozen veggies I have in the freezer to go with our dinner.

I have a running list of pantry items and household goods that need to be replenished. I got paid this morning, wrote out all the bills (my student loan, electric, water, pest control, equity line (snowball payment), June's mortgage, doctor bills, cable, cell phones, and a payment to my tuition at Walden.

My savings is intact, but I haven't made any deposits in the past two months. The last deposit was made January 21, 2015.