Happy New Year!!!!
This month, let’s have some more participation from you wonderful people. If you try a recipe and like it, come back and like it on the blog! If you made some changes when you made something, leave a comment and let us know what you did to improve it. If you find something you really like, please share it on facebook or pinterest! Spread the word! Once I get 100 followers, we’re going to have a give away. Let’s see if we can hit that this month 🙂 You guys are awesome. I hope this blog helps lighten your load a bit and saves you some moo-la.
Also I’ve made a change on the calendar! For those of you who have bigger families and don’t have enough leftovers to do 2 additional dinners, I’ve added an optional 5th meal to the week. You’ll find these on Saturday and marked with an *. The shopping list for these additional meals can be found at the bottom of the regular list. I won’t be making these as part of my meal plan so they aren’t included in my $100 a month budget. But in case you need them, here they are!
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|1 Happy New Year!||2 Grilled Chicken
|4 Left Overs OR Chicken Lo Mein*|
|5 Family Dinner||6 Loaded Baked
| 7 White Bean,
|8 Left Overs|| 9 Ham Broccoli
| 10 Chili & Corn
|11 Left Overs OR Teriyaki Chicken & Rice*|
|12 Family Dinner||13 Beef Noodles||14 Chicken Noodle Soup||15 Left Overs||16 Bean Burritos||17 Garlic Chicken Pizza||18 Left Overs OR Sloppy Joe Sandwiches*|
|19 Family Dinner||20 Split Pea Soup with Ham (SC)||21 Swedish Meatballs||22 Left Overs||23 Breakfast for dinner||24 Taco Roll Ups||25 Left Overs OR Cowboy Casserole*|
|26 Family Dinner||27 Italian Casserole
|28 Cheesy Southwest Egg Bake||29 Left Overs||30 Oven Baked Tacos||31 Spicy Chicken Pizza Roll Ups|
Have you noticed that New Years just isn’t that great when you have children? Where we live, once the clock hits midnight, people are out doing fireworks, shooting guns, yelling, and banging on pots. I have 2 little kids that go to bed at 8:30 and all of the racket wakes them up. Ya. So NOT cool. Just once, I’d love to retaliate by waking up at 6 AM and going outside banging on my pots and yelling “Happy New Year!!” Just to see how they like it. I mean, it’s just as much a new year at 6:00 in the morning as it is at midnight, right? 😉 Anywho, now that you all know that I’m the grinch of New Years celebrations, let’s move on…
What an amazing year! We were so blessed (especially to have such a healthy, happy new baby!) and I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings. One big thing for this year is that my husband will graduate with his master’s degree. (Only 131 more days! You can do it, Honey!!!)