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Menu Plan Monday January 25, 2016 Edition

The Snowpocalypse of 2016 thankfully missed our house. The kids got to enjoy three days off from school though. They played outside and went sledding with the little bit of snow we did get.  They had lots of fun and thoroughly enjoyed their mini vacation. They were off Monday too for Martin Luther King day so they only went one day this week. Not that they were complaining by any chance!
This week’s menu features great buys that I got from Aldi’s and Kroger’s. If you have never checked out Aldi’s do so. They have a whole line of gluten free products called LiveGFree which includes frozen foods like Blueberry Pancakes, Cheese Pizzas and even Chicken Nuggets and snacks like Double Chocolate Brownie Muffins. Another line they have is called Fit & Active which is their lower fat line. We personally like the Fit & Active® Lean Turkey Polska Kielbasa. It’s great sliced into spaghetti sauce for baked spaghetti casserole.
My big savings this week was a Cook’s ham at Kroger. The ham was an eleven pound ham for a little over eight dollars that was originally listed for $22.00. I’m cooking it right now and once it cools, I’ll divide it into meal sized portions to freeze. I have a FoodSaver® 4980 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System that I picked up from Costco before the holidays started. This has really saved our family time and money since I can buy food in bulk and divide it into portions for our family.

Menu Plan for January 25- January 31

Monday
Funeral Sandwiches (recipe courtesy of Clever Housewife, http://www.cleverhousewife.com/2013/09/funeral-sandwiches-nothing-mourn/)
Dutch Apple Pie w/ Whipped Cream (Aldi’s special – twenty five cents for the pie!)
Tuesday
Baked Pork Chops
Cheesy Julienne Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Wednesday
Salisbury Steaks
Steamed Rice
Green Beans
Rolls
Thursday
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Garlic Bread
 (Darling husband is cooking tonight. I’ll be out of town with Gabriel at an appointment.)
Friday
Pancakes
Sausage
Eggs
Saturday
Hot Dogs
Macaroni and Cheese
Baked Beans
Sunday
Roasted Chicken Thighs
Stuffing
Sweet Peas
Gravy
Breakfasts: Cereal, French Toast, Mickey Waffles, Oatmeal etc
Lunches: Leftovers, Sandwiches, etc
hughes-midsummer-eve-victorian-art
I was looking for something pretty for this post and I came across this lovely painting. It’s called Midsummer’s Eve and was painted in 1908 by British painter Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914). Hughes worked mainly in watercolors and was part of the artistic movement called Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. With all the cold weather everyone has been having lately, I thought a picture of something warm would be great.
Until next time…

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Catching you all up to speed

Hey everyone! I know that I haven’t been here in what seems forever but I am going to catch up everyone up to speed.
 First news item: Dearest Husband has a job!!! That’s right, he is now doing remodeling work for a local construction company. The hours are great and we get to have him home on weekends for now. I an so grateful that God gave him this job.
Second news item: Baby Gabriel is growing like a weed. He is cooing, babbling and rolling over as well as discovering his footsies. It is so cute to watch his brothers and sisters play with him.  He has started some solid foods like organic rice cereal, pears, squash and apples. We had his dedication in January so that was a big day for us.
Third news item: We will be homeschooling in the fall. We will be doing Miss E and Mister k but not sure about Mister N (we have to see what his testing says and whether or not he is ready for kindergarten)
 I also have been reading about freezer cooking, making your own baby wipes and tons of other things. I will post about those things later.

Blessing until next time…

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