Monday, September 14, 2009

Menu - Sept 14th

Ham and Pineapple Kabobs
Seasoned Rice

We have a potluck so I'm toting along these two dishes:
7-Layer Taco Dip and Tortilla Chips
Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Spaghetti & Meatballs
Garlic Bread

General Tsao's Chicken (Thank you Iron Chef sauce.)
Steamed Broccoli

Baked Potatoes

Homemade Pizza

Easy Slowcooker French Dip Sandwiches

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Friday, September 4, 2009

FREE Chocolate Friday

What better way to celebrate Friday than nabbing yourself some free chocolate? Go here to get a Mars coupon for free chocolate. But hurry, it's only the first 250,000 each Friday!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Free Magazines

Thanks to Money Saving Mom, I ran across some more great freebie magazines. Now I'm all set to drool over fabulous garden designs while the cold descends upon us here in the Midwest! Enjoy.

Monday, August 31, 2009

September Eating at Home Challenge

Lately, we've found ourselves wandering into restaurants and passing through drive-thru lanes much too frequently. All the usual excuses - we're too busy, it's easier, we're going to be out all day, etc. - are ever ready. But the truth, I suspect, has more to do with habit than anything else. In an effort to break that habit, we've decided on a challenge: No eating out during the month of September. No exceptions. No drive-thru coffee or oops I forgot my lunch and have to eat something stops. In the first case, we'll have to suffer through a caffeine-free morning if we don't make it ourselves. In the latter, a quick stop at the grocery store to nab an apple and cheese will be just as quick.

Hopefully, this coming month will not only break us of this bad habit, but also pad our savings account a bit and lighten our waistlines. Anyone want to join us in our new September = Eat at Home Month challenge?

Menu - Aug 31

Monday -
Fierro Chicken (using fresh green chilies)
Seasoned Rice
Green Beans

Tuesday -
Meatball Subs (Using meatballs & sauce from this recipe, I layer provolone cheese over three hot meatballs per brat bun. Spoon a bit of sauce over each. Then toast under broiler until browned and bun is toasted.)

Wednesday -

Grilled Pork Chops
Home Fries (I throw in diced onion and bell pepper.)

Thursday -
Taco Salad

Friday -
Baked Potatoes w/chives

Saturday -
Homemade Pizzas

Sunday -
Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs (This is a new recipe I'm trying out this week.)
Grilled Veggie Kabobs (seasoned zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, and cherry tomatoes)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hy-Vee Coupon Matchups

As I was browsing Hy-Vee's website for their weekly ad, I stumbled on a new (at least I've never noticed it before) feature: a coupon matchup. Check it out here if you're interested. Very cool!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Menu - Aug 17th

Teriyaki Pork Kebabs
White Rice

Grilled Chicken
Fettuccini Alfredo

Shredded Beef Tacos
Mexican Rice

Breakfast for Dinner
Scrambled Eggs

Bacon Cheeseburgers *
Potato Salad
Honey-Glazed Baby Carrots

Tomato Basil Soup
Grilled Turkey/Provolone Sandwiches with Tomato Slices

Marinated Steak
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Country Green Beans

* Just a quick note about my new love: bacon cheeseburgers. There's a little joint here in town that makes divine bacon cheeseburgers. Unfortunately, no one else ever wants to eat there because it's 1) a loud sports bar and 2) packed with college kids. So I set out on a mission to recreate that little slice of heaven. The key is Hy-Vee's double-smoked bacon (for perfect bacon, bake in the oven for 20 minutes instead of frying), sauteed onions, and bbq sauce. Keep the ketchup, mustard, and pickles for those ordinary burgers! Yummmm.

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