Tuesday, December 23, 2008


We did our OAMC again on November 8th. This time I recruited my sister, Nikki to do it with me. And of course, she loved it and has been asking me ever since, if we could plan another cooking day.

Here is Nikki cooking. We sure did make a mess that day. But messes are easy to clean up. I could not believe t he amount of food we cooked. Lets see if I can remember some of the stuff we cooked (its been well over a month since our cooking day)

Chili - 4 ziploc bags each
beef stew - 3 bags each
chicken roll ups - 12 each
breaded chicken breasts - 15 each
dump swiss steak - 2 bags each
meat loaf - 2 loaves each
meatballs - 18 each
marinara sauce - 3 bags each
seasoned green beans
mashed potatoes
in total we got 18 main meals each and 6 side dishes. So we ended up spending about 7.80 per main meal. That is for a family of four or five. My sister has a family of five, so when we filled all the baggies, we made sure to put enough in for a family of five. That comes out to 1.56 per person. WOW, that is amazing to me. I love it!!!!

I am so thankful my sister enjoyed the cooking day. Cuz, I am totally addicted to it. We are going to try to do another OAMC day the second week of January.

I had to add this pic of my boys, Justin and Jason. They were at the house all day while we cooked. And they were so well behaved and such good helpers. Thanks boys!!

Have a blessed day,

Monday, December 1, 2008

Menu Plan Monday Dec 1 - Dec 7


So I haven't posted my meal plans in a while, but my laptop is in the shop getting a new mother board. And I am posting on my hubby's PC, which is so much different from my laptop. But thankfully I have this to keep me two 5 year olds don't keep me busy enough. I still menu plan, even if I don't post it here on my blog. Yeah, I know Nikki (my sister) I am a nut case for doing all this menu planning, but it sure does keep me organized. I will have you converted one of these days.

Monday -

Bfast - cereal

Lunch - noodles, muffins and pudding

Dinner - beercan chicken (this is my first time trying this) roasted potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts

Tuesday -
Bfast - waffles & strawberry jam, oranges

lunch - PB&J sammie, celery with PB and grapes

Dinner - cheeseburgers, garlic fries, corn on the cob

bfast - smoothie and cereal bar

lunch - cheese quesadilla and oranges

dinner - meatloaf, mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, corn

bfast - eggs, bacon and toast

lunch - mini pepperoni pizza's and grapes

Dinner - not sure yet

bfast - pancakes with blueberries

lunch - chicken tenders, chips and fruit

Dinner - order pizza

bfast - cereal, fruit, yogurt

lunch - blt sammies, homemade garlic fries

Dinner - Asian pork tenderloin, fried rice and broccoli


bfast - egg and breakfast meat casserole

lunch -

Dinner - pasta, chicken parm, salad

If you want to get some great ideas on menu planning, check out

Have a blessed week!!

So bummed

I miss my laptop!!! I had to take it in to be repaired and I am missing her desperately. The guy at the Geek Squad desk said he thinks the video card in the mother board went bad, so the mb will need to be replaced.

Thankfully it is under warranty, get this....I only had 16 more days left on my warranty. WOW, I would have been really bummed if my warranty was up and I had to pay for it myself. I might be paying for an extended warranty because I have had so many problems with my laptop. And I don't want to be in this situation in the future and not have a warranty.

So, now I wait and in the mean time I am using my hubby's desk top. I am thankful to have this, I cannot even imagine what I would do without any computer at all. I wonder what we did, back in the day, when we didn't have the Internet. I guess we kept ourselves busy doing productive

Those are my thoughts for the day!
Have a great one.