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Old 12-27-2011, 01:13 PM   #31
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Today we went food shopping and had a budget of 160$ for 4 adults and two kids
I spent 156$ but that included my dh birthday dinner of a 47$ prime rib. Not too bad.

Tonight will be home made Mac and cheese with broccoli.

Tomorrow morning I am making waffles from scratch with my new waffle iron
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:22 PM   #32
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Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a great Christmas (we did) I am here to get back on track and get the goodies out of the house and start eating heathier again Jan 1st! (WW Points plus but I can't afford the mtgs so I'll do it myself)

Monday - 6" veggie delight subway - DS had hockey from 3 - 8
Tuesday - Pork Loin in Crockpot, leftover mashed and sweet potato, green beans and beer bread from Christmas dinner
Wednesday - Leftover Ham from my mom's Christmas dinner, FF (Reg & Sweet) cold veggies on the side
Thursday - Hot Chicken Sandwiches using the leftover chicken, gravy , stuffing, cranberry & rolls from our Christmas dinner
Friday - Chicken pot pie for Hubs and Parmeasan Tilapia (frozen) for Me
Saturday - Happy NYE carry out - our Fave Chinese food, buffalo chicken dip & crackers and cheese
Sunday - Stuffed Shells

I also am a planner and have my menu done thru March 24 - 12 weeks (I made 6 wks of menus then started again a week 1 - 1,2,3,4,5,6,1,2,3,4,5,6 ) Of course its flexible should things come up but being a sports mom and have a working HS senior at home I have to have a plan or else they'd put me in the poor house eating out all the time. LOL
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:24 PM   #33
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Today we went food shopping and had a budget of 160$ for 4 adults and two kids
I spent 156$ but that included my dh birthday dinner of a 47$ prime rib. Not too bad.

Tonight will be home made Mac and cheese with broccoli.

Tomorrow morning I am making waffles from scratch with my new waffle iron
LOVE when Hubs makes us homemade waffles!!! YUM YUM
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Today we went food shopping and had a budget of 160$ for 4 adults and two kids
I spent 156$ but that included my dh birthday dinner of a 47$ prime rib. Not too bad.

Tonight will be home made Mac and cheese with broccoli.

Tomorrow morning I am making waffles from scratch with my new waffle iron
Our boxing day big family get together was last night and Prime Rib was also on the menu. I don't even want to know what my dad spent on that cut of meat. It was enough to feed 22 people though.

I have to get my menus for the next few weeks together. In fact, I like your idea of planning weeks and weeks ahead and just rotating the menus bigsis1970.
Christmas is over and we are now is full press budget mode for the upcoming Disney trip in May. Eating out and take out are off the agenda for the next few months. It's an easy category to cut out and save a lot of money for Disney fun!
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:50 PM   #35
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Our boxing day big family get together was last night and Prime Rib was also on the menu. I don't even want to know what my dad spent on that cut of meat. It was enough to feed 22 people though.

I have to get my menus for the next few weeks together. In fact, I like your idea of planning weeks and weeks ahead and just rotating the menus bigsis1970.
Christmas is over and we are now is full press budget mode for the upcoming Disney trip in May. Eating out and take out are off the agenda for the next few months. It's an easy category to cut out and save a lot of money for Disney fun!
Thanks - it also helps that I have labeled my week like this: big dinner sunday, ground beef mondays, chicken tuesdays, breakfast for dinner wednesday, pasta thursday, whatever friday and Pizza night saturdays, then i just filled in our favorite meals for the 6 weeks (altho I'll look in some of cookbooks and see if i can change a meal here or there so we don't get to tired of our faves.)
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:55 PM   #36
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I'm still working on getting the next semesters meals in order, but I am lacking the energy to deal with it. I've been spending my winter "break" babysitting my friends kids since school is out. HOLY MOLY! I think I want another baby, but maybe I'm a one kid kind of mom. These kids are driving me nuts!

M - Leftovers. We went to four different Christmas/Eve dinners. I'm pretty much over food
T - Sticky chicken, brussel sprouts, and rice
W - Chili - even though it's hot as heck out
R - Baked potatoes with leftover chili
F - Steak quesadilla
S - Some apps and fried rice
Sun - I don't really know. I might go with breakfast for dinner or pasta. We leave on Tuesday, so I don't want to go to the grocery store for much.
M - Dinner out for my daughter's birthday.

I'm also making sandwiches and broccoli cheese soup for lunches, and english muffin bread and pumpkin cinnamon rolls this week for breakfast.

All told, I should be able to make it out of the grocery store for less than $50. We'll see!
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:32 PM   #37
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Hi all!

I've been reading the old thread for quite a while, but never posted on it.

Since we want to eat cheaper (and especially healthier) beginning Jan. 2, I'm want in on the action.

We have tons of leftovers from Christmas and tons of appetizers in the freezer from Christmas eve (DD was sick, so we never made them), so we'll mostly just be eating those for the next few days.

12/31 - Turkey BBQ (pulled pork style) for party at my sister's, various apps, etc.
1/1 - Pork and Sauerkraut (tradition around here), mashed potatoes
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Hi all!

I've been reading the old thread for quite a while, but never posted on it.

Since we want to eat cheaper (and especially healthier) beginning Jan. 2, I'm want in on the action.

We have tons of leftovers from Christmas and tons of appetizers in the freezer from Christmas eve (DD was sick, so we never made them), so we'll mostly just be eating those for the next few days.

12/31 - Turkey BBQ (pulled pork style) for party at my sister's, various apps, etc.
1/1 - Pork and Sauerkraut (tradition around here), mashed potatoes
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:05 PM   #39
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Plans changed. We are still cooking the soup but my mom is going to have that tomorrow night because I am going out to a movie with my Aunt and cousin, with dinner afterwards.

Tonight I am making spaghetti carbonara for the first time. Wish me luck
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I have only had carbonara at Olive Garden and it was tasty. Wish you luck making it. Let us know how it turns out!
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Have followed this board forever, rarely post. I actually do a good job of menu planning but need to drastically cut our food expenses as we have a contract on a new house and expenses related to that are high. We eat out 1-2 a weekend and with 3 kids and husband, just pizza or mexican out costs us $50 with tip. One of the reasons is that we usually don't buy soda at home and it is considered a treat when we eat out. But with 5 of us that is over $10 at 2.29 a coke. Crazy! Need to break this habit and buy a $1.29 bottle of root beer for home instead and let that be the treat one night. I currently spend over $900 a month for toiletries and groceries. I admire everyone that is keeping such low food budgets. Our grocery budget is so high because I love to cook, buy a good bit organic, and pack lunches for the kids. My goal is to cut this down to $500.00 for January and only eat out 1-2 times in January. I know that is still a high budget for many but for us it will be a big change. Will post my spending on the January no buy thread.

So for this week:
Tonight- Fish sticks, mashed potatoes, green beans
Wednesday- French toast, sausage links and cantelope
Thursday- soup/sandwiches, fruit
Friday-Fettucine Alfredo, salad, fresh fruit, and garlic bread(first time making this)
Saturday- attending New Years Eve party for the whole family-bringing a dip
Sunday- Grilled Chicken taco's, Amy's refried beans(amazing if you have not tried them) and rice.
Monday- Pioneer Woman's sloppy joes, fries, corn, and cantelope
Tuesday-grocery shopping. will post later.
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I have only had carbonara at Olive Garden and it was tasty. Wish you luck making it. Let us know how it turns out!
It turned out really good. I used this recipe from Emeril Lagasse and it was very quick and easy.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/e...ipe/index.html
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Have followed this board forever, rarely post. I actually do a good job of menu planning but need to drastically cut our food expenses as we have a contract on a new house and expenses related to that are high. We eat out 1-2 a weekend and with 3 kids and husband, just pizza or mexican out costs us $50 with tip. One of the reasons is that we usually don't buy soda at home and it is considered a treat when we eat out. But with 5 of us that is over $10 at 2.29 a coke. Crazy! Need to break this habit and buy a $1.29 bottle of root beer for home instead and let that be the treat one night. I currently spend over $900 a month for toiletries and groceries. I admire everyone that is keeping such low food budgets. Our grocery budget is so high because I love to cook, buy a good bit organic, and pack lunches for the kids. My goal is to cut this down to $500.00 for January and only eat out 1-2 times in January. I know that is still a high budget for many but for us it will be a big change. Will post my spending on the January no buy thread.

So for this week:
Tonight- Fish sticks, mashed potatoes, green beans
Wednesday- French toast, sausage links and cantelope
Thursday- soup/sandwiches, fruit
Friday-Fettucine Alfredo, salad, fresh fruit, and garlic bread(first time making this)
Saturday- attending New Years Eve party for the whole family-bringing a dip
Sunday- Grilled Chicken taco's, Amy's refried beans(amazing if you have not tried them) and rice.
Monday- Pioneer Woman's sloppy joes, fries, corn, and cantelope
Tuesday-grocery shopping. will post later.
aboard! I ope you reach your goals for January!
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It turned out really good. I used this recipe from Emeril Lagasse and it was very quick and easy.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/e...ipe/index.html
Charming, thank you so much for posting the recipe!! I'm going to make this.
Glad it turned out good for you.
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I am making tamales tomorrow. I have to go get more corn husks tomorrow morning though. I made the meat tonight. I hope to make about 6 or 7 dozen. It sounds like a lot but they really don't last long lol I froze our ham leftovers and may make a soup next week.
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