Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Works for me Wednesday: Greatest Tip edition

This week we were asked to submit one of our greatest tips and here is one of mine! I use this all the time It helps save time and money so that makes mama very happy :)

Hello. My name is Summer and I am a......stockpiler.

I admit that when I see a next to nothing deal, I grab it. Or two or three or a dozen.

I just can't help myself. If I have 3 coupons for an item, its a manager special and it's $.20 for a bag of frozen broccoli, you bet your tushy I buy 3 of them.

I get alot of sighing and looks from my hubs but he rarely says anything because he has seen the power of the money savings. I get the looks because it is his job to go out to our chest freezer and find a spot for all the deals.

There is only one itzy bitzy problem......... I forget what I have out there. I could go out there every Sunday night and see what I have before I do my menu planning. I tell myself, however that Sunday is supposed to be the day of rest, right?!?! I know, however that I just don't want my hands to turn blue as I dig through the Mary Poppins bag of freezers.

So...... I have come up with this.

I found these magnetic whiteboards at a store for $1. I love that I can simply write what I have in my freezer, erase when I no longer have it, post dates of casseroles and baked goods and add as I go to the grocery store. It actually saves me money because we are using the things that I have gotten the deals on and nothing goes bad and gets wasted.

And that works for this mama...who would rather play games with her kidlets than dig through a freezer!

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Menu Plan Monday: Healthy eating !

So I found out this week that I have gestational diabetes. Which is the pits. (Like when you want some Oreos and you can't have them.) So I have just dove in and embraced a diabetic diet, which turns out is a really healthy way to eat. It has resulted in both my husband losing weight and our whole family feeling really good. So.....for the next eight weeks or so I will be featuring some diabetic recipes. I hope you find them as yummy as we have!!

Monday: Roast turkey with gravy, green beans, corn

Tuesday: Angel hair pasta with spicy shrimp, spinach salad

Wednesday: Leftover buffet- if it not movin....

Thursday: Grilled chicken and cheese whole wheat quesadillas with salsa dip

Friday: Pizza night (with large salad)

Saturday: Club sandwiches on whole wheat toast and beef vegetable soup

Sunday: Shepherds pie, broccoli