Saturday, December 28, 2013

Menu Planning

Meal planning is something I need to do.  I am a working mother of two teenage girls and one hungry   Mr.  I am not an expert cook in any shape or form. However, cooking is my favorite chore.  In our house, food on the table and snacks in the kitchen make a happy home. 

 I receive a text every day at the same time wanting to know what we are eating for supper.  Many days I don't even know and this text is very frustrating especially since this is the time I am getting off from work.  However the Mr. does not mind cooking supper if he knows what to do.  Dear daughters also need to learn to cook a meal or two.  So... I took to Pinterest looking for an idea that may help me.  I found numerous examples of a menu board.  I am hoping this menu board makes my life easier and saves me a little money on groceries too!

This is mine:

BTW-- this little project took me all day.  But done is better than perfect and it will serve a purpose.  However I am sure that crooked recipe box will have me fixing it tomorrow.  It is driving me crazy.  However, the best part is that I used supplies I already had in the house.  So this project only cost me time.

Anyway, I am going to try to post my meal plan every Friday because I usually purchase my groceries on Saturday. 

What is your tried and true recipe? 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Where has the year gone?

Wow!  I have not posted in months.  My job is kicking my tail.  It is also making me rethink what I do for a living.  Oh well that is a topic for another day.  In thinking back, 2013 has been the worst year of my life.  I won't go into details but you can rest assured that I am going to do everything in my power to have a great 2014 and bring back joy to my family.  

My goals for 2014 are:
Menu plan (to help save money on groceries)
Complete the 52 week money challenge
Work on the 40 bags in 40 days challenge (to declutter my home)

I will do my best to keep you updated and we will see how it goes!

Know of any blog challenges for the year?