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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

Funeral Sandwiches (recipe courtesy of Clever Housewife,
Dutch Apple Pie w/ Whipped Cream (Aldi’s special – twenty five cents for the pie!)
Baked Pork Chops
Cheesy Julienne Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Salisbury Steaks
Steamed Rice
Green Beans
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Garlic Bread
 (Darling husband is cooking tonight. I’ll be out of town with Gabriel at an appointment.)
Hot Dogs
Macaroni and Cheese
Baked Beans
Roasted Chicken Thighs
Sweet Peas
Breakfasts: Cereal, French Toast, Mickey Waffles, Oatmeal etc
Lunches: Leftovers, Sandwiches, etc
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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Another Twitter Party!!

That’s right I’m inviting you all to another awesome Twitter party! If you got a chance to attend yesterday’s that was sponsored by #Pampers Baby Dry diapers you got a chance to get some great idea on helping baby go to sleep, win great prizes and take a break for a little while.

Tonight’s party #EverydayEffect Twitter Party is sponsored by Procter & Gamble makers of products such as CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene, Bounty, Dawn, Febreze, Swiffer and Tide. If you’re like a lot of people you might not have associated those products with P& G.

We ‘ll be giving away some awesome prizes including a Whirlpool High Efficiency Washing Machine! Yep one luck party goer will win a brand spanking new washing HE washing machine. Believe me this is one prize that would be getting a workout in my house.

Of course you can’t forget about our party panelist who worked hard to get this party together for us. So show some “twitter love ” and follow these gals on Twitter:@Zipporahs, @StacieInAtlanta, @LisaSamples, @MommyBlogExpert, @WiCProject, @MommaDJane.

Our great party host is @SheSpeaksUp .

This great soiree is sponsored by @ProcterGamble

A quick detail list with links to make it easier to find us tonight:
When: Thursday April 11 at 9pm ET
Where: Twitter – follow hashtag #EverydayEffect
Custom TweetGrid:

And if this is your first “rodeo” to quote the expression here’s a link to some Twitter Party tips and hints. It basically covers the basics for Twitter partying. It’s like being at a “real” party- be nice, thanks your host

I look forward to seeing everyone tonight at 9pm ET. Oh and if you’re a guy don’t feel like you can’t join us. Guys cook, clean, do laundry and all sorts of things.

Until tonight…


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**Freebie Alert** (Mini Blog)

Back in September JCPenney offered free kids haircuts to kids grades K-6th grade. Well it was so popular now on every Sunday JCPenney salons are doing free kids haircuts! You’ll need to call you local JCPenney salon( to find your local salon) to set up your appointment but with the average kid’s haircut costing about $15.00 this is a great way to save some money.
Until next time…

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