I have a few orders to pack up and get to the post office and some household chores to do and with the help of my two youngest children we are going to tackle some weeds in the garden this afternoon. As I was weeding the other day I thought to myself.. isn’t it funny, I have to nurture and take great care with my veggie plants, protecting them, feeding them and helping them along while the weeds (if left to themselves would destroy the garden) need no help at all to cause havoc.. I had to laugh a bit.. vegetable plants and weeds really paint some interesting life pictures. They could be compared to our own lives or raising children (nurturing and protecting) and the weeds themselves can be compared to sin in our life (if left to themselves the weeds destroy, with diligence the weeds are destroyed).. Aww the quiet moments to think when doing tasks such as weeding! ~smile~
I have not been too good at menu planning lately. We have had a several things come up that have made our life quite busy and dinner seems to be an afterthought. I even forgot to post a July
Menu Calendar and had several people email me to remind me.. LOL.. So I finally got that posted a couple weeks ago as well as the August (you can find my menu planning calendars here: http://thefamilyhomestead.com/menuplanningcalendars.htm . One thing on my to-do list today is to get that menu calendar filled out! When life gets the busiest that is when you really NEED to be working with a good plan.
Now to come up with a few new and interesting meal ideas. I actually am not a real fan of variety and trying new things in the kitchen. Not because I don’t like doing that (I do!) but because doing what I know and am familiar with is way more efficient for my time and money. When I repeat a lot of the meals we eat I know what to shop for and what I need to do.
All that to say when life gets busy it is not the time for me to play around in the kitchen too much.. but a little is in order to keep things interesting. I always love finding some good tasting, frugal, healthy meal combination! That is a hard category to fit food into nowadays! If I come up with anything real yummy I will share it with you! :)
So far tonight’s menu is pizza. I have not made homemade pizza in several weeks and my son Jacob requested it and tonight seems like a good night for it.
Printing Coupons On Line
Does anyone do this? I just recently tried it out. I had to download a little coupon printing program which took about 10 seconds and then printed my coupon. Typically I really honestly don’t find a lot of stuff that I want when I look through coupons. I don’t buy pre packaged foods and it seems like there are a ton of those coupons out there. I don’t buy things like napkins, paper towels, Kleenex, etc.. So often it is a waste of my time to coupon shop.
However the other day I found a great coupon on line that gave me $5.00 off some Scrubbing Bubbles (I would give the link but the coupon expired).. The product cost $6.44 from Walmart and I used my coupon. I was pretty pleased with what I got for $1.44. Because I make several of my own cleaners often those types coupons don’t apply either, but gee.. $5.00 off was just a deal I could not pass up. But I started using Scrubbing Bubbles for my bathroom tub and I am amazed at what a fantastic job it’s doing.
Now I have a couple more coupons I printed from Targets website this morning so we will see if I actually remember to use them when I go shopping.. LOL.. a Coupon Queen I will never be.. :)
That’s all from the
today.. hope you all have a great Wednesday! Homestead