Weekly Menu Plan 3/29

Breakfasts: Monday:  frozen waffles, smoothie Tuesday:  eggs, toast Wednesday:  cereal Thursday:  oatmeal, toast Friday:  pancakes, eggs Saturday:  puffed pancake, smoothie Sunday:  cereal   Lunches: Monday:  bagel pizzas, salad Tuesday:  sandwiches, … [Read more...]

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Soup

Because I have a household full of sick people, this is what's for dinner.  Getting it started right now!   http://www.thecookierookie.com/chicken-soup/   I plan on pairing it with this. … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan 3/22

If you are looking for guidance in how to make your own menu plan, look here, and then here.  Menu plans are a frugal girl's best friend.  Here are some other ideas on how to feed your family on the cheap, here and here. Breakfasts:  Monday:  oatmeal Tuesday:  homemade waffles using this … [Read more...]

Recipe: Cupcake Frosting

So I'm gathering some recipes together for baking this weekend.  We try to take care of most of that on weekends so that there will be enough sweets to get us through the week.  I don't know about you, but I love a good cupcake, and to me, it is all about the frosting, really. I'm not a sweet … [Read more...]

Menu Plan

I wanted to add a slight disclaimer.  As I spoke of here, we have some type of bread item at every meal to help stretch the family budget.  I generally don’t list that, because I am not sure of what bread item I will have in the house at any given time.  I am forever making some sort of bread item, … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts: Monday: ooey-gooey goodness bread Tuesday: pancakes Wednesday: cereal Thursday: oatmeal Friday:  blueberry and donut muffins Saturday: puffed pancake Sunday: cereal Lunches: Monday: mac and cheese Tuesday: sandwiches Wednesday: hot dogs Thursday: bean … [Read more...]

The Beauty of Spring

And because there is a season for everything under heaven, I'm decorating for spring this weekend, are you? … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner?

So, I'm starting a new series called, Hey Mom, What's For Dinner?!  Although I print off the meal plan and post it to the side of the fridge, I still hear this as much as if I didn't.  And since I have 6 people who can talk, I often hear this 6 times a day.  If my husband is home for dinner that … [Read more...]

Recipe: Cornbread

Chili and cornbread is for dinner tonight.  I used to always buy those Jiffy mixes for cornbread, but of course making my own is the frugal choice, and who knew it was so easy?! I've played around with a few recipes, and this one is our … [Read more...]

Recipe: Mashed Potatoes

Because we are having chicken tonight, we are also having these potatoes tonight.  These are to die for, truly.  Not the healthiest of dishes, but, there are times where healthy just needs to go right out the window.  This is one of those times.  You won't be … [Read more...]

Taco Seasoning

Taco seasoning is really easy to make on your own, and it so frugal, too.  I usually just make this when I need it, but I don't see any reason why you couldn't make a bigger batch and keep it for later use.  Either way, it's pretty simple. For this recipe you will need: 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts: Monday: Oatmeal, toast Tuesday: Pancakes Wednesday: Cereal Thursday: Cinnamon Rolls Friday: Oatmeal Packets Saturday: Puffed Pancake Sunday: Cereal   Lunches: Monday: Tuna, salad Tuesday: Sandwiches, fresh veggies Wednesday: Hot dogs Thursday: … [Read more...]

15 Frugal Tips for Feeding a Large Family

  Feeding a large family certainly means you will need more food, but it does not mean it needs to break the bank.  I have implemented some great money saving tips around my house.  I am able to feed my family of 8 (the baby doesn't count at this point) on $250 a month on average.  I say … [Read more...]

Menu Plan

Breakfasts: Monday:  cereal Tuesday:  oatmeal packets Wednesday:  cereal Thursday:  pancakes Friday:  cinnamon bread Saturday:  puffed pancake Sunday:  cereal   Lunches: Monday:  mac and cheese Tuesday:  tuna Wednesday:  hot dogs Thursday:  … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts: Monday: cinnamon rolls Tuesday: oatmeal packets and toast Wednesday: cereal Thursday: pancakes Friday: cereal Saturday: Dutch baby Sunday: cereal   Lunches: Monday: sandwiches Tuesday: eggs and toast Wednesday: hot dogs Thursday: english muffin … [Read more...]