Saturday, January 31, 2009

I forgot to post my plan last week and even though I had actually written one out on paper, I found it harder to stick to it. So, I am hoping that by getting it posted this week I will be more successful.

I must say that I am a little bit in shock that it is now February. Ummmm.....excuse me but didn't we just celebrate Christmas like a week ago?? Is is just me or did the month of January drag on and on when we were younger?

Anyway, on to the plan. I am trying to trim down the budget a bit. Things are really tight for us. Kerry has lost almost all of his overtime, something we have depended on for many, many years to see us through each month. I am very thankful we both still have jobs. Anyway, I can usually get my dinners simplified i the cost department, but it is the convenience foods I purchase for lunches and snacks for those teenage boys of mine that is killing my food budget. Any suggestions for some healthy cheap snack ideas for big kids???

Click on each highlighted item to find the recipe and a picture.

Prosciutto Pasta Toss, Bread Sticks, Green Beans

Hearty Penne Beef, Biscuits, Peas, Baked Peaches

Chicken Tortilla Soup, Cheese Quesadillas

Church Supper

Hamburger Stir Fry, Egg Rolls (from favorite Chinese restaurant) Mandarin Orange cups


More menus can be found at I'm An Organizing Junkie!

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Karen said...

I was just thinking the same thing about January. Isn't it the month that usually takes forever to get through? And here we are, February already!

I would be interested in some cheap snacks, too. My kids like tortillas with peanut butter spread on them. I buy the small ones and they put pb on them and zap them for a few seconds. My daughter loves fruit, but those little Clementines, as delicious as they are, get expensive when the kids have two or three at a time!

Joyful Days said...

I see the writing on the wall...This will be my dilemma soon.

Hard boiled eggs are very filling. Ramen noodles are very cheap. Rice,stir-fried or plain, buttered noodles/pasta. My friend does the 99 cent pizzas (but my boys are really picky about that). Soup--homemade is cheaper in my opinion. If they eat beans, those seem to go a long way.

Sorry for Kerry's OT loss. My husband recently went full time after being a contractor. We were blessed by the chance for full-time (that illusion of stability) and the benefits helped. But it was a noticeable pay cut. But just to have work right now is a blessing.

The menu looks great!


Rhondi said...

Hi Kim
I just wanted to make sure you knew that I've included you in tomorrow's thankful Thursday.
Hugs, Rhondi