Saturday, May 31, 2014
2 bags frozen peaches
1c brown sugar
Qtr c flour
2 tbs cinnamon
Combine all ing. in a bowl . Then add a qtr c of cornstarch . Mix all into peaches.
1/2 c almonds
3 qtr c oats
1 c flour
Qtr c brown sugar
Qtr c reg sugar
2 tbs nutmeg
1 stick softend butter
Work together until all blended & crumbly . Put peach mixture into a baking dish , add topping . Bake @ 350 until done .
Turkey burger ( from last weeks purchase ) $3.99
Black beans $1.89
Kidney beans $1.89
Stewed tomatoes $1.39
Onion / G.pepper I had from last week .
Cook turkey burger with onion and green pepper . Until brown. Add beans and stewed tomatoes . Sprinkle in chili seasoning . Simmer for up to 8 minutes until mixture is thick . Spoon into bowls . I use cottage cheese in my chili .
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Lately I live for the 2 days off I have a week . I like all the OT I have been getting from work but it drains me . Saturday I caught up on house chores , reading and sleep . I love to read ! It relaxes me too . Sunday I went for a ride about 10 miles away . ( didn't waste any gas ) . Then I went online and started getting ideas from Pinterest for the outfits I'm going to wear this week . ( I've come up with all kinds of different outfits lately right from my closet . I look like a million bucks and only paid $20 to $5 for the whole thing .) I made my meal for the week , watched some DVDs , went through old clothes to sell , and researced some credit issues online . I looked at the calander and made a budget of what needs to be paid .
Monday is Memorial Day , but I volunteered to go to work . To make extra $$$ and no one is usually around to bother me . So I can get extra work done and get time 1/2 . Plus holiday time .
Cucumber dill dip
1 qt plain yogurt
1/2 c chopped fresh dill
Add 1/2 of a chopped cucumber
Add a pinch of coriander
1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
Mix all together . Put in a bowl , serve with veggies.
1 pkg of dried wild mushrooms
2 c white wine
Heat up in microwave . Let mushrooms soak up wine.
Then scoop out mushrooms and put into a food processor . Drain 1/4 c of left over wine . Make not to get grits in. Mix .
In a pot combine I can mushroom soup , 1 tsp tarragon, 1 container of cream cheese , 1/2 c sour cream and 1 c shredded mozzarella . Combine all in wine mixture and blend until all combined . Serve with bread or pita chips.
Spinach ricotta dip
Add olive oil to a warm pan and pine nuts. Chop onion and garlic , then add to pan. Cook until brown.
Next in a food processor add a bag of fresh spinach , 1/2 c ricotta and the onion mix . Blend all together .
Put into a bowl . ( can also be used over pasta).
Turkey burger / hamburger
( top with broccoli slaw , red wine vinegar or Italian dressing. And homemade bread)
T burger/ hamburger
Sweet & sour sauce
T burger/ hamburger
Lipton onion soup mix
What I bought
Turkey burger $3.99
Cube steak 2.37 ( 2 big pieces that I can half to make 4)
Turkey bacon 2.79
Steak cutlets 1.19 ( 4 pieces)
I generally don't eat beef , but lately have been craving it . It pays to stock up around holidays because it's at a low price and you can get more out of it .
1 pkg lime jello
1/2 c boiling water
1 Tbs lemon juice
Mix & chill until starting to set .
Add 1/4 c finely chopped celery
1-8oz can crushed pineapple w/ juice
1/2 c sour cream , cherries , nuts & mini marshmallows . Put back in fridge to set more.
Summer Squash Casserole
6 c sliced zucchini & summer squash
1/2 c onion
1 can mushroom soup
1 c sour cream
1 pkg herb stuffing
( I add chopped chicken )
Cook squash / zucchini and onion in water for 5 min. Drain well. Add sour cream , soup , and shredded carrot . Combine stuffing & chopped cooked chicken. Mix all ingredients together , put into a casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 25-30 min
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Bake something ( I will spend days cooking with family . I've made several batches of donuts, sticky buns, cupcakes, cream puffs, etc. then I dispurse my creation to other family members or give it to my co-workers)
Watch a movie
DIY mani / pedi . I find cute inspiration online .
Organize your closet / home
Read ( I Love to read !! I can spend all day at Barnes & noble just sitting with a pile of books . And I don't have to buy a single one. )
Garden/ weed it
Look for things around the home you don't need anymore . That you could sell of donate
Play Nintendo / board games
Hike / swim/ kayak ( since I live in VT there are many places to do things outdoors for free)
Have a picnic with stuff you have from the pantry
Visit a neighbor or close friend ( try not to use your vehicle )
Make up a scavenger hunt . ( my Dad used to do this when I grew up, he would draw a map of the items hidden and we would look around the house to find it )
Attend community events . Most community activities are free . And it gives you a chance to participate in your town or meet new neighbors .
Have a yard sale
Refurbish old furniture / find something you can make a project out of later
Make new outfits from the items in your closet ( look on my older post on how I do it )
Wash your vehicle
Listen to music
Set a list of goals / inspiration ( I do this a lot just so I will stay positive )
Homeowners always have something to do . Paint the outside trim / mow the lawn / landscape / pick the flowers you planted / etc.
Catch up on sleep ( I do this on the weekends . My week is usually crazy so i don't get much sleep in. )
Find change around the house and put it into a savings jar
Shampoo the carpets ( only if you have a shampooer at home , rather than renting one )
Sign up for freebies
Hope this helps
In October ever year there is a deal on meat at a local little supermarket . I spend $127 or so on enough meat to run through the winter ( winter in VT last up to 7 months) . I buy enough for myself and my family members . If you can find good deals like I do it pays to pile up.
I buy bulk items : like toliet paper , pasta, body wash, shavers or laundry soap . Buying bulk items saves from going to the store all the time & coupons help save even more $$$. Laundry soap I find is the cheapest along with pasta.
Clearance items . These sections of the store are priced way down and it helps me stock up on almost anything for a few bucks . The best is I find stocking up the medicine cabinet on clearance racks is super inexpensive . I found band aids before for .75c .
As I have said before it always pays to research and find deals to make the dollar go even farther .
I bought Turkey burger ( it's cheaper than hamburg & healthier )
Everything else I already had .
I'm going to make baked ziti & meatloaf with rice and peas.
Baked Ziti : ziti, half of the turkey burger, diced tomatoes , spaghetti sauce , cottage cheese & shredded cheese. ( spaghetti sauce & shredded cheese not in photo)
Corn muffins with strawberry cream cheese filling .
A quiche ( put whatever you like in )
Bacon / sausage
Build your own pancakes / waffles with fixings
Corn beef hash
Drinks ( coffee/ tea/ juice )
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
I just called my insurance company to ask if I could move my payment. As I was on the phone the lady reviewed my policy. She told me that if I signed up for paperless bills I can receive a discount and save myself $100 a year. Simple as that. Call your insurance company for discounts.