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Month: April 2018

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday (4/30/18)

This week was quite a stock up week.  We really only had sausage and rice to use in meals!  Not even enough to make PB & J sandwiches.  So, it was off to Aldi and a local grocery store to sock up.  Here is what’s on the menu this week: Breakfast Egg, cheese, bread, bacon […]

Family Money Savings Travel

Money Saving Tips for Travel

Our family loves to travel and we try to do it a few times a year.  It doesn’t really matter if it’s a quick trip overnight in a nearby city or hopping on a plane to Florida to visit family – we just like to get away.  Over the years we have found ways to […]

Money Savings Tip Tuesday

Money Tip Tuesday

Time for another tip!  Another simple tip, but it is definitely something that has gotten a lot of us in debt or something that keeps us in debt. Wait before you buy. Before making a large purchase (think $100+), wait.  I say wait at least a week.  If you’re looking at a purchase that is […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday (4/23/18)

Our food piles are looking pretty bare at this time of the month!  I do have a little grocery money left that I will use to pick up some staples, like bread and eggs.  Here’s what I’ve come up with for the week by shopping our pantry first: Breakfast Breakfast tacos (If you don’t know […]

Food Recipes

Gluten-free (nut free) Waffles! 

There’s nothing I love more for breakfast than a good waffle (or pancake, or croissant, or cinnamon crunch bagel or any other yummy carb loaded piece of heaven)!  I am not strictly gluten-free, but I do try and limit my wheat intake.  I was determined to create a gluten-free Belgian waffle that the whole family […]

Tip Tuesday

Money Tip Tuesday

It’s that time again.  Time for another money saving budget tip!  I know many people loathe meal planning and grocery shopping, but I love it.  Today’s tip relates to the meal planning part of feeding your family: Shop in your pantry before grocery shopping. The first thing I do before starting my meal plan is […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday (4/16/18)

This is what’s on the menu this week: Breakfast Oatmeal Pancakes Eggs, sausage, smoothies Lunch Leftovers (I made double dinners last week so we had plenty for leftovers.  It worked really well and I plan to do it again this week) Dinner Spaghetti and meatballs Homemade pizza (we’ve been liking this dough recipe) Shrimp, baked […]

Food Recipes

Healthy Pumpkin Oat Cookies

I have been working on decreasing the amount of sugar our family consumes, but sometimes you just need something to satisfy that sweet tooth!  I came across a recipe over a month ago for pumpkin oat cookies and have been tweaking it ever since.  Yes, I have made these cookies more than a couple times […]

Tip Tuesday

Money Tip Tuesday

Give yourself an allowance. Yes, you read that right.  I know we’re not six anymore and buying penny candy at the pool, but it makes sense.  Instead of keeping track of what everyone in your family spends on personal purchases every month, give yourself an allowance.  At the beginning of every month, my husband and […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday (4/9/18)

This is what is on the menu for the week: Breakfast Scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, black beans Berry smoothies Pancakes Lunch Leftovers (I am planning to double all of the dinners so we definitely have enough for lunches) Dinner Beef barley vegetable soup Chicken stir fry over cauliflower Sausage, caramelized onions, broccoli Chicken salad lettuce […]