Grocery Shoppin…

Payday weekend came around once again, and oh so quickly! Meal Plan, Grocery List, Coupons and Ads in hand I went into the store (Costco Included!) Armed and Dangerous!!! Our Meal Plan this week

*Breakfast*
Pancake Muffins 
Oatmeal
Pancakes
Parfait
Pancakes
Waffles
Cinnamon Rolls
*Lunch*
Peanut Butter, Apple Butter sandwhiches with Yogurt
Subs with tomato soup
Mac + Cheese Bake Left Overs
Edamame + mashed Pot w/ ground beef
Cream Cheese Roll Ups
Nachos
Lunch with CJs grandparents
*DinNer*
Koonthal Curry
Left Overs
Mexican Pizza
Lunch Biscuits w/carrots + pancake cookies (gymnastics night)
Penne Primavera
Left Overs
Ratatouille
I have 400 for the Month of November to feed the fam- 116 left after this weeks shop
*item * orginal prices *my price 
# Denotes Item to last full month
Safeway
#Popcorn White (kernals) *$3.99 *3.59
Lucerne Sliced Cheese (for Jays school party) *$5.99 *$4.94
Strawberry yogurt (2) *$1.20 *$.98
Peach Yogurt *.60 *.49
Blueberry Yogurt (2) *$1.20 *.98
Key Lime Yogurt (2) *$1.20 *.98
Gingerbread Yogurt (2) *$1.20 *.98
Vanilla Yogurt (2) *$1.20 *.98
Plain Yogurt *.60 *.49
#Frozen Juice *$1.25 *1.12
#Frozen Punch *$1.25 *$1.12
#Frozen Lemonade(2) *$3.78 *$2.50
Hot Dog Buns *1.49 *.90
Denver Post *$1.50
Total 24.11
Savings 5.10 or 18%
SunFlower
Apples (4.3 lbs) $4.23
Green Onion .50
#Hemp Strawberry Granola (1.41 lbs) $4.92
Red Grapes (1.99 lbs) $1.37
#Carrots .50
Spinach $1.25
Milk $3.69
Milk $3.69
Total $20.86
Walmart
Sprite $1.48
Dr Pepper $1.48
Mt Dew $1.48
#Butter $3.28
#Picante $1.88
#Salsa $1.98
Queso Bites $4.97
After Coupons (and taxes) 19.51
#Costco
5 dz eggs (that DH LEFT AT COSTCO so now I have to REBUY them) 6.89
Potato 6.79
Lysol Wipes 11.99
Organic diced tomatoes (2) 7.69
Dog Food 24.99
Tortilla Chips (2) 7.59
Frozen Blueberry 9.29
Nutella (2) 12.98
Skippy 8.39
Syrup 6.99
Pancake Mix 6.39
Celery Stick 2.99
Peppers 6.49
Half and Half 3.99
Flour Tortilla (2) 5.98
Frozen Berries 10.99
Chicken Breast (10 lbs) 19.99
Onions 3.49
Philly Loaf (?) 7.49
 Total 177.58
Safeway
#Elbow Mac (2) $2.98 $1.42
#Angel Hair $1.49 .71
#Penne $1.49 .71
#Rotini $1.49 .71
Ice Cream $2.58 $1.78
Ice Cream $1.29 .89
Ice Cream $1.29 .89
Frzn Pizza $4.94 4.04
Frzn Pizza $6.29 $4.00
Total 15.71
Savings 8.24 or 35%
I did splurge on things that were not totally nesseccary but after last weeks cheese and bread scores (all months worth!) I couldnt help it

RockStar Review Wednesday…The Cleaner Plate Club!

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Or not so much….I have tried multiple recipes from this book, and every single one has been an epic fail! I tried the slow cooker oatmeal and it was more like liquid vomit meal, nasty! I would very much not ever, ever, ever suggest this book! In fact I am debating how it even got published 😦 
Normally I would write a review and then include a yummy recipe as my closer from the book but since I don’t actually like any of the recipes I will be including a yummy recipe not from the book!
It is massively cold in Colorado today (as in fucking snowing BRRRR BRRR BRRRR) I am not going outside, not driving to school, not doing anything. Okay well I need to feed the kids and fold laundry and shit, but what is better than cookies in snow? Nothing you say!? I agree, so try these out they are tdf yummay
from foodnetwork.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • Waxed paper

Directions

In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

Country Makes Me Cry

I put on my pandora so that I could start cleaning up and the first song on is I got Nothing…and it makes me think of a friend CJ and I have that is hurting so badly right now (P you know who you are and I know you read my blog)
This friend had someone betray him so horribly and break his heart and it just devistated me and CJ so much. He is a really awesome guy, with a heart of gold and to know that someone could take a piece of him away just makes me really want to beat them up.
Gah stupid country music
P know that we are thinking of you always and are lifting you up to God you deserve better, you are awesome
Now for all the single ladies…anyone want a good lookin’, hard workin’, good ole boy? Let me know and I will holla at P for you 😉

Monday Madness and a Menu

Sigh…Sorry about my crappy blog upkeep last week 😦 I have been sick :cough cough: )



The boys went to grandmas saturday night after the pumpkin patch and had a blast, Jayden has athletes foot, I call the swimming pool, CJ thinks the gym…either way :yuck: 


Jay has A4A today and even though I feel like shit I am thinking I am going to swing by and grab some shots for the year book, honestly, I am really excited about this and that CJ has next monday off so I can get pics of the halloween party for the year book 🙂


To be honest I am feeling not so manic or anything madness-y about this monday, the homework is done, breakfast is made and consumed, clothes are on and back packs packed…the littles and I are going to the park and library while Jay is at school…should be fun


This Weeks Menu 

Picture of a Man and Woman Eating Cereal for Breakfast
Slowcooker oatmeal
healthrounds
pancake muffins
waffle strips
parfait


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pasta w/broc pesto
pastina
hard boiled eggs with sides
leftover curry
sandwhiches
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Chicken Pot Pie
Butternut Squash Risotto
Mac + Beef Bake
Sushi
Peanut Curry w/ tempura veggies
zuch lasagna
Not a lot but we go shopping Saturday!! 

It’s All The Rage!

Fabric covered boxes that is!

Pardon my mess! This is the kids storage for homework, Friday folders, sports bags!
I went to go buy fabric boxes for my cubbies, but they were like $5+ each!!!
So, my lovely friend Becky and I got together and made these lovely boxes with used flat rate boxes (it is illegal to use new priority boxes)
First we spray painted


Then we let them dry, when spray painting do so in a well ventilated place


Grab your fabric, cut to the size you want for the front of your box, and mod podge the fabric to the front! I added the kids initials in a coordinating fabric
Here is another idea with full words


Easy, fun, and cheap!

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I had a great post but….

Then I read this  and cried like a baby. So, of course all I can think now is that I miss my daddy and I am so glad Emmy has a great dad

My little girl ❤
Now for some good eaten! I made some tdf Indian food the other night and now you can too!
 Rasa Kayi
4 oz carrots, scrubbed and cut into 1 in pieces
4 oz potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1 in pieces
4 oz green beans, scrubbed and cut into 1 in pieces
3 tbsp veggie oil
2 onions diced
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp turmeric
4 oz cauliflower seperated into florets
1/2 cup coconut milk
Curry Paste like this 
Heat oil in a large pan, add onion, cook until the onion softens. Add the carrots and chili powder, coriander, turmeric and salt to tast. Mix well, lower hear and add the potatoes, cover and cook for 10 minutes
Add the cauliflower and green beans together with the curry paste and mix well. Cook, covered, for another 10-15 minutes 
Remove the pan from the hear and slowly add the cocont milk, stirring to blend well, serve hot.
Poories
1 lb 2 oz chapatti flour or all purpose flour (I used all purpose)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp ghee or oil 
vegetable oil for ddep frying
2 tbsp vegetable oil for rolling
1 tsp carom seeds
1 tsp black onion seeds
Mix together flour, salt, sugar, and seeds in a bowl. Rub in the glee with your fingers until it is thoroughly blended
Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in 1 cup water little by little mixing to make a stiff dough, work the dough well with your hands, then cover for 15 minutes
Divide the dough into 20 pieces and cover once more with the damp cloth. Work one piece at a time, keeping the rest covered
While oil is heating in your wok, roll each piece of dough into a smooth ball: apply a little oil to each ball, using a rolling pin, roll out into a disk about 4 inches in diameter
Deeo fry the breads for 1-2 minutes per side, drain on a paper towel and enjoy 

AK out the door

Our house is normally an absolute bum rush, every man for himself style chaos in the morning, especially on days like today when we get up late and have 45 minutes to make breakfast and get 5 people dressed and out the door, not today though! Today, with 45 minutes on the clock, we had our oatmeal, got dressed, brushed teeth, scripture the whole 9 in 30 minutes! Givin me time to shower and the kids a few to play!!! There was an eerie quiet where the battle of lost shoes used to live and a smile and bounce into the truck in place of tears over missing sweat shirts! AMA zing!!! Emmy starts her board tomorrow! Let’s see how we do with a full day of pumpkin patch and gymnastics 😮

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How Did You Lose The Baby Weight?

I have lost like 15 pounds in the last bit and I get a lot how’d you lose the weight or you look like you have lost weight, whats up?
Well here are two of my favorite secrets :)….
I don’t have the time to hit the gym every day or every week for that matter (as has been proven after two week long rounds of sick kids) so I rock the Pop Pilates and I eat lots and lots of Bon Bons 😀
Okay pick your jaw up off the floor! Yes, I eat Bon Bons and I freakin LOVE them, chocolate and peanut butter…and only 15 calories hellz to the yea!

Sneaky Bon Bon
Ingredients
Topping 3 tbsp sugar

2 orange puree cubes
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup nutella
1/2 old fashioned oats

mix all your ingredients (aside from sugar) together
roll into tsp sized balls
roll balls in sugar
freeze
consume 

Mmm Meal Plan

It was pay day so I hit the g-store with my 80 bucks and I came home with $4! What What! Okay now given it will not be this way all weekend I am taking the kids to the farmer stand post nappage! Then we are going to the punkin patch!
OooooOOOooooOOO and the sunday paper had like 4 inserts :love it:

So, with the lower budget our meal plan is lookin like this for this week
Breakfasts
Blueberry and Banana Pancake Muffins
Parfait
Big City Burritos *Jaydens PTCO Fundrasier*
Blueberry and Strawberry Pancake Muffin
Waffle Sticks

Lunch
PBJ
Lunch Box Biscuits
Tortilla Roll Up
Mini Pizza on Corn Tortilla
PBJ

Dinner
Oven Baked Crispy Chicken
Khamiri, rasa kayi curry, kao suay
Spinach and Veggie Lasagna
Left Overs
Pasta Primavera

I am sure you noticed there is NO FOOD next weekend 😀 It’s because Coreys grandparents will be in town and we will be swinging the food thing by ear. I am super excited to see them and to enjoy some yummy foods this week

Orange Puree (awesome for throwing a cube in mac and cheese! Especially if you bake it, tastes just like hamburger helper, but its made from food)
1 med sweet potato peeled and chopped
3 medium to large carrots peeled and chunked
3 tablespoons of water

Boil for 20 minutes and then process carefully in a food processor until creamy, then freezer in an ice tray 🙂

AK the Right Way

I know from the title this sounds either very gun rights or elitist, it’s neither! I am doing a 6 week running journal on how the Accountable Kids program has or hasn’t worked for us.
Some back ground- I have been pseudo implementing this program for 9 months…9 months of failure…on my part and confusion on my kids part

So, I ordered a starter kit- the book and a board, the boys already have boards so I got one for Emmy because she is eager to flip cards like her brothers!

I read the book, well enough to know I may have chose the wrong career field, I had no idea kids computed things sooo differently than adults. But hey, better late than never…

Was


Now


Minimizing to start!
The boys set the table and cleared it without being asked!! They have flipped morning cards and are being much more co-operative and happy!!

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