Monday, January 30, 2012

Menu Plan Monday and weekend in review

What a weekend. It seemed to go by in such a blur. I'm trying hard to remember what we did that made it seem so busy and I can't!

Friday evening, after work, I went shopping to get the contents for my Champions for Kids Abbott Snack Pack mission. My daughter and I had a good time picking out the products to share. Then, we tried something new for dinner - Buffalo Chicken Rolls. They were tasty and really hit the spot.

Saturday started with an early morning basketball game for my son. I think the rest of the day was spent at home relaxing! The kids went out to play in the snow - there didn't look like there was much snow and it was really wet snow, but there must have been a good amount, because they built a fort of 4 or 5 large snow balls. After lunch, the kids went to play in their room - forced downtime. I spent the time assembling the Snack Packs and doing some blogging. Then, after stumbling upon a recipe for Mountain Dew Cupcakes, I whipped up a batch. They were very tasty - the flavor being more citrus than Mountain Dew. Dinner was Tilapia Vera Cruz - such a simple recipe, such tasty results.

Sunday we were without milk, so I headed off to Acme to pick up milk and some of the 2-day specials. I bought more than I expected, as the limit of 10 was not in place for the Smart Taste and San Georgio Pasta at 88c / box. I snatched up 24 boxes - that should last us for a few months! I also grabbed some Lean Cuisine meals on sale 3/$5. Some Ragu on sale at 4/$5 and some salad dressing on sale for $1.50. I spent $51 and essentially only stocked up, but it is stock ups like this that allow me to spend $50 other weeks on a basket full of produce, dairy and meat. I might need to stop midweek for some fresh fruit, but we still have a few apples, clementines and bananas, so I skipped them (my Acme doesn't have the best looking produce - the one a few miles down the road has an awesome produce section). After lunch, we headed to my son's school for an open house and then did a little shopping. At Walmart, I noticed that they had school uniforms on clearance. I couldn't find any pants, but I was able to get three long sleeve shirts for my son at $1 each, 4 short sleeve shirts at $5, and 2 shirts for my daughter at $5. Feels good to have some of the school clothes set aside for next year. The long sleeve shirts were tagged at $3, so I was pleasantly surprised when they rang up for only $1. Sunday evening, I went to dinner with a friend and the family enjoyed a Turkey Roast.

How was your weekend?

The Menu:
Turkey Roast/Sushi!



Cube Steaks

Chicken - bought a new Kraft Fresh Take when I was shopping, I'll let you know what we think.

Carnival Food

Pork Chops

Breakfast is cereal or oatmeal each morning, although sometimes at school my daughter will have pancakes or french toast. For my son, lunch is either the menu item at school or a packed lunch with some type of sandwich. Lunch for my husband and me is typically sandwiches, frozen meals or leftovers.

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Amy W. said...

I'm going to have to check out my Walmart's clearance section. Hope I can find a couple of the long sleeved shirts. Thanks for posting!