Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dinner 7/26

Dinner tonight will be left over chicken from Wednesday. I will warm up some cream of chicken soup, add the left over chicken to this, and serve it over white long grain rice. There will be a package of frozen veggies that will be served with this.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dinner 7/25

Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast....quick easy and a crowd pleasing meal.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dinner 7/24

Breakfast for the kids, "captain Crunch" cereal at 0.99 a box from Sharp Shopper. Dinner tonight is a whole chicken in the crock pot, with five potatoes, poultry seasoning, parsley, garlic, onion powder, and thyme. We are also warming up a package of frozen veggies.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Today, 7/23/2012

This morning, my husband and I had tomato sandwiches. My kids had a banana, and two scrambled eggs each with melted cheese. Dinner tonight, is a half a opened package of waffle mix, made Belgian waffles with pancake syrup.

Dinner 7/22

We went out for dinner at Golden Corral.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Breakfast 7/22

my son had two bowls of 0.99 cent cereal from Sharp Shopper. I had a cup of tea, with sugar and skim milk, and two pieces of pepperidge farm swirl toast.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dinner 7/21

Gary made cheese pizzas, using a refrigerator crust, with whole wheat crust, the left over mozzarella cheese, some deli cheese ends grated, and some deli meat ends sliced was awesome.

Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20th

Brautworst, pan fried, with corn on the cob for dinner.

Broke down...

I went to Sharp Shopper yesterday and bought 112.00 worth of groceries. We were out of a few things, and needed some snacky stuff. I bought the following:

2 lb bananas 0.49 lb
1 quart strawberries 1.99 a pack
2 lb peaches 0.49 lb
6 corn on the cob 12 for 2.50
2 lb cherries 1.99 lb
1 lb pears 1.19 lb
two beefsteak tomatoes 0.99 lb

a gallon of milk 3.99 (expensive)
10 yogurts  10 cents each.
a pound of deli cheese ends 3.19
one package of fish fillets 1.49
one package of corn dogs 1.50
one lb of deli meat ends (for homemade pizza) 3.00

3 pepperidge farm breads 1.50 each
two jugs of fruit juice 0.50 each, half gallon
two pizza crusts 0.50 each
ketchup 0.79

12 five pks of oatmeal 0.25 each
2 boxes of cereal 0.50 each
one adult cereal 1.49
2 lb pasta 0.79 lb
12 cans of tomato soup 7.99
12 cans of chicken noodle soup 7.99
two 32 oz ravioli 1.39 each
one 64 oz peanut butter 4.99
two 36 pk water 4.99 each
3 packages of jello 0.33 each
2 jello temptations 0.50 each
hershey kisses 0.99

one bag of oyster crackers 0.79
hot chocolate 0.99
12 pk popcorn 1.39
2 four pk pudding 1.00 each
another two boxes of cereal 0.99 each

tortilla chips 1.50
container of salsa 2.00
one pumpkin pie
frozen yogurt 0.99
two bags of frozen sweet potatoes 1.00 each
lb of butter 0.89
two crash and burn butter finger bars (in freezer for kids) 0.79 for two.

I know that this has brought me over my grocery total for the month. But it was really needed. 
We had to fill in gaps in the pantry and the kids were starting to complain. This list is in addition to the updated list of what I currently have. See my updated pantry, freezer and fridge list in addition to this for the rest of the month and part of August.

The highlighted items are not longer available, updated as of 7/21/2012. Updated again as of 7/21. Updated as of 7/24....Updated 8/29

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dinner 7/19

I took out two chicken breast with bones, and skin. Placed them in the crock pot with five carrots, quartered, some parsley, poultry seasoning, onion powder and garlic powder. This will cook all day on low, added to it will be a half package of egg noodles.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Our day 7/18

Breakfast for the kids: choice of scrambled eggs, oatmeal with skim milk, and toast with peanut butter, butter and cinnamon.
Breakfast for Gary and I: Grilled cheese and tomato (from our garden).
Lunch: Canned tomato soup, chicken noodle, or cream of chicken soup (got to get rid of this), along with crackers, or grilled cheese (no tomato).
Dinner: Brautworst pan fried, with onions, mustard, on hot dog rolls, the last of the potato salad from Sunday, sliced oranges.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dinner 7/16/2012

Dinner tonight consist of Oscar Meyer wieners, potato salad, apple in a few hours.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

my cooking

The potato salad is finished, using ten potatoes, four eggs, a few spices (onion, garlic, parsley, celery, paprika), and some's smooshing in the fridge. I just took the carrot cake out of the oven to cool. It's going to be a great day!

Today's cooking

The two crisps are cooling on top of the stove. I decided to make some potato salad and a carrot cake using  flour, sugar, carrots, vanilla, cinnamon, 4 eggs, veggie oil, baking soda.

Meal plan for 7/15

I don't usually make a weekly menu, but decide that day in the morning what we are going to serve for meals. So, to make this easier, I will break it down into breakfast, lunch and dinner in one post.

Breakfast: usually scrambled eggs with cheese (using american sliced cheese), maybe toast (butter, jelly, peanut butter, or cinnamon sugar).
Lunch: english muffin pizzas (Using the can sauce I bought yesterday, a frozen package of English Muffins that need to go, and the 1/4 package of mozzarella cheese that has been lingering in the fridge).
Dinner: Breaded chicken strips, long grain rice, a frozen veggie, apple and cherry crisp. (Using canned cherry filling, and apples that are going soft, cinnamon, sugar, granola, butter).

Saturday, July 14, 2012

dinner 7/15

Took out five boneless chicken breast that are thawing in the refrigerator. With this, I will slice and pound thin, add some egg, seasoned bread crumbs, and bake in the oven. I also have some white rice (not instant) that will be cooked on the stove. Veggie remains to be seen, I have several packages of frozen veggies available. I'm going to make cherry crisp, and apple crisp for dessert. (This is canned cherries I bought a long time ago, topped with granola and baked. The apple is three apples, cinnamon, sugar, butter and granola, baked in the oven).

Food Lion

Stopped over to Food Lion to pick up some cat litter and milk. I had a coupon for 2 dollars off a ten dollar purchase. I bought 14 lb cat litter, a gallon of milk, a box of raisin bran, two containers of spag sauce, and 18 ct eggs.

Total 15.00.
left to spend for the month: 28.00

Today's plan

I took out a lb of kielbasa (smoked sausage), and ten potatoes. I'm planning on sauteing the kielbasa, and making home made french fries using sliced thin potatoes, slicing them, and then fry in veggie oil. I have three cucumbers from our garden that I can slice and use as a veggie on the side.

Breakfast for the kids...

Today, the children have the choice between having oatmeal with skim milk, generic mini wheat, or scrambled eggs.

Breakfast for the adults

Grilled cheese using butter, sliced cheese and home grown tomatoes....the best.

Friday, July 13, 2012

July Shopping

I went to CVS, had two coupons and needed shampoo. I bought two bottles of head and shoulders. The one coupon I had was BOGO. The other coupon I used was a 3.00 of care bucks from CVS. The shampoo was 5.99 each. If you bought one, you received another for 2.99.

Two bottles cost: 8.98, minus 3.00=5.98, then minus the BOGO= Free!!

Then I went to Target to buy pet food. Two 6 lb bags of Purine Naturals, one 6 lb bag of dog food, and 32 cans of Friskies....also a pair of sandles for my daughter. She broke them in the store. 56.00.

I had 99.00 out of 300.00 left to spend, after today, I have a total of 43 for the month left. I only need milk.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dinner 7/11

We took out the nine containers of "unknown" out of the freezer to thaw. Two of the containers have about a cup of chili in each. My husband warmed these up, made grilled cheese sandwiches, and that's what was for dinner!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dinner 7/10

We are having left over spaghetti with meat sauce that we made yesterday.  I picked three tomatoes from my garden this afternoon.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday 7/9

Today, we are going to have spaghetti with meat sauce. Using the left over meatloaf from Saturday, an opened jar of sauce in the fridge, and some ground Italian sausage, add an onion and garlic, this will become pasta with meat sauce!!

Our Sunday

We spent yesterday taking my daughter to Radford University. In our long day of adventures, we ate out for lunch and dinner.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

After dinner...

I took out the frozen banana bread that can be offered as a snack when the kids want a munchies snack later. The kitchen is closed now. The leftover meatloaf will be put aside for use in another meal.

Freezer Offerings as of July 7th

3 bean dip
various popsicles
3 lb smoked kielbasa- We used a pound of this today 7/14.
two packages of turkey lunch meat
2 whole chickens using one 7/24/2012.
2 lb kielbasa
one frozen banana bread
five pounds of ground beef
ten chicken breast  We are using 5 chicken breast tomorrow, 7/15/2012.
two packages of split breast
two pounds of beef stew
2 lb brautworst
four packages of cookies
8 hamburger buns
loaf of bread
two packages of english muffins
2 packages of hot dogs
four packages of tortilla shells
nine containers of "unknown" 

the yellow highlighted are used items, no longer available. Updated as of 7/9/2012.
We are down to seven unknowns...Updated as of 7/11/2012.
The "unknowns" are gone, ended up feeding them to our dog, Sadie. Updated 7/13/2012
The chicken,english muffins, kielbasa has been updated as of 7/15.
Updated as of 7/20. Updated again, as of 7/21/2012.

Fruits and Veggies as of July 7th

four apples
two oranges
1 lb carrots   used 1/2 pound of carrots 7/15
five pounds potatoes We have 3 lb left as of 7/15/2012.
4 onions
one clove garlic
two bananas
 1 lb peaches (frozen)
1 lb mixed berries (frozen)
1 lb brussel sprouts (frozen)
1 lb beans (frozen)
1 lb corn (frozen)
1 lb broccoli (frozen)
1 lb Peas (frozen)

The yellow highlighted items are gone, and not available to use in our pantry challenge. Updated 7/9/2012.
We ate the blackberries. Updated 7/13/2012.
updated 7/20/2012.
updated as of 7/14/2012 taken into account what we are serving for dinner tomorrow.

Fridge Offerings as of July 7th

2 dozen eggs
6 english muffins
one bagel
half a loaf of bread
6 yogurts
2 packages of lunch meat
2 packages sliced deli cheese, cheddar and muenster
3 lb butter
shredded mozzarella cheese
garlic and chive cream cheese
taco sauce
opened spag sauce (being used 7/9)
opened Hershey syrup
opened thousand island dressing
opened ketchup
opened mayo finished as of 7/15 for salad.
grape jelly
opened ranch dressing

The yellow highlighted items are currently used. Updated 7/9/2012.
Highlighed more items, not available on 7/11/2012.
The cheese was used for grilled cheese sandwiches at lunch time. updated 7/13/2012
This has been updated as of 7/15. We only have one opened package of lunch meat in the fridge now.
Updated as od 7/20. Updated as of 7/21/2012.

Pantry offerings as of July 7th

one box of generic mini wheat
Quaker stove top oats
2 boxes of pancake mix  
2 pancakes syrup
10 packages of instant oatmeal
1 container of granola
2 lb flour  We have one pound left. 
3 BBQ sauce
cake mix
muffin mix
1 box crackers
3 lb rice opened
panko opened crumbs
one box scallop potatoes
10 lb sugar  finished off one 5 lb bag today, 7/14.
6 popcorn packets   We have three packages of popcorn left.
5 koolaide
1 lb pasta
1 garlic herb marinade
2 packages of chocolate chips The children have opened these. 
tea bags
1 lb peanuts
two seasoned breadcrumbs
4 peanut butter
one jelly
one package of ten hot cocoa  We have four packets left as of 7.15.2012.
mayo  opened 7/15
cinnamon chips
brown sugar
powder sugar
baking soda, powder
can cherries
1 tomato soup
1 chicken noodle
3 various cream soups
two cans mushrooms
one sauerkraut
one spag sauce
one kidney beans
one package of saltines
veggie oil
parmesean cheese
bottled water

The highlighted yellow items are used and updated 7/9/2012. They are no longer available for our pantry challenge.
We opened the pancake mix. Updated 7/13/2012.
This list has been updated as of 7/14/2012. Updated as of 7/15/2012.
Updated as of 7/20/2012. Updated as of 7/21/2012.

Dinner 7/7

Today, I'm making meat loaf, suing 2 lbs of ground turkey, an egg or two, various seasonings, and for breadcrumbs, I have some "get balance" fiber cereal that has been hanging out that needs to be gone. I will crush this cereal, add the seasonings and spices to it, in place of breadcrumbs. I do have seasoned breadcrumbs that are not opened, but the cereal is one of those things that has been in the pantry forever. Using it in meatloaf will disguise the "nasty yuck cereal", and get it used in a nice manner. My other alternative is to throw the cereal away, and I hate to put food in the trash. With the meatloaf, I'm planning on making scalloped potatoes (box mix, been lurking) and steamed veggies. I'm trying to use what has been hanging out, and incorporate the new in.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Dinner 7/6

Cleaning up the kitchen, and looking through the fridge, I found four ears of corn that need to be eaten. With the corn, we are going to have Oscar Meyer Wieners (1.49 package of ten). the corn will be simmered on the stove, the hot dogs will be cooked on the hot plate, with onions (for those who want them), topped with ketchup. We have two half packages of hot dog rolls that need to be used also.

Today's plan 7/6

I worked last night, went to bed at 8, and just got up at 1:45. The kids had a can of tomato soup, and chicken noodle when they were hungry. When I got up, they told me that they were hungry, so I fixed them some scrambled eggs (2 each), and some toast (1 each) with butter, cinnamon and sugar.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


We washed a total of four loads of laundry (in cold water, with on sale soap), and hung outside to dry. It's 90 plus degrees, so this shouldn't take long for the clothes to dry in the sunshine. The dinner is done, we used two big chicken breast (bought 0.99 lb), for a total cost of 2.16, five carrots, several onions, garlic, and bouillon. Cooked the last half of a package of egg noodles, and added some asparagus. I took what was left over, about two servings full, wrapped it up and put it in the fridge. I'm waiting on the stock to cool off, and then store this in the fridge. I will let the fat solidify, then scoop it off to dispose of. The stock will then be placed in the freezer to make soup, or flavor some white rice.

Dinner 7/5

Yesterday, we went to a party, had lots of party type foods.
Today, we are having whole chicken in the crock pot with frozen asparagus, the last of an opened package of egg noodles, cut carrots, and various spices!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Leftovers 7/3

We have lots of left over taco stuff from yesterday to have today for dinner. Happy day!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Dinner 7/2

Using 2 lbs of ground beef, some lettuce, tomatoes, and a taco kit, that's what's for dinner!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dinner 7/1

Tonight is french Toast, made with milk, several eggs,cinnamon, and bread ends that I had in the freezer. We are also going to have Italian sausage..

Dinner 6/30

Using a pound of ground beef, three cans of lingering kidney beans, one tomato, one can of diced tomato, and pepper, onion, garlic, and chili spices...we made a crock pot full of chili.