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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Wow! What a week it's been! Getting ready for Christmas and Santa in addition to just getting back into frugality! I didn't realize I had bought groceries for 2 weeks when I did last weeks grocery shopping, so this week, I was able to spend just a few dollars to get what we needed for meals this week. I took advantage and got a few things that will carry over for next week.

So, you will be happy to know that the 10 pounds of chicken leg quarters I got were only $5.90. I put all of the chicken in my crock pot on Thursday and cooked it on low all day. This was perfect because the girls and I decided to have leftovers instead of our chicken that night. So yesterday, I pulled all the chicken off the bone and saved the broth for later this week. We were able to split the chicken for 4 meals! I thought I was only going to get 3 out of it, but there was more than enough.

So, this weeks meals are:

Friday we had BBQ chicken with mashed potatoes.

Saturday I am making Crock pot chicken and rice burritos and homemade refried beans.

Sunday the girls asked for breakfast for dinner, so we are having sausage gravy over biscuits with eggs.

Monday I'll be making a pot of beans and cornbread

Tuesday we are having home made chicken and rice soup.

Wednesday we will do Sloppy Joes with French fries.

and Thursday is our spaghetti night.

Its sure to be a yummy week here!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

saving pennies at the table

it's been a while since I was here but I will be doing my best to update regularly with deals I find and the like. I will be adding a few fun things over time, the first is my menu. Each Saturday morning I will be posting what we will have to eat that following week. These will be under $50 for a family of 4. I will have leftovers for use in other meals, this is an amazing savings in and of itself. I shop for my groceries at aldi for the most part. I get my ground beef and chickenn leg quarters from save a lot, and anything else I may need comes from WalMart.

so, for this week, starting with Friday, we are having:

Friday is taco salad
Saturday is thanksgiving leftover pie
Sunday I am making a pot of beans and cornbread
Monday we will have beef stroganoff with peas and mashed potatoes.
Tuesday its potato soup
Wednesday we have a pot of chili
and Thursday its salsa chicken with refried beans left over from our Sunday dinner.

in total we might use $20 of what we bought Friday, and it sets us up for some great meals for next week!

if you would like the recipes I use, comment below! With enough comments I will start posting the recipes on a daily basis! Until next time,lots of frugal lovin and merry Christmas!