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Menu Monday!

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Good morning! I hope your week is off to a great start. It's time for another week of menu planning and cooking.
Last week went pretty much as planed. The only recipe I didn't make was the chicken bacon spaghetti. We finished up our leftovers instead. So that meal will make an appearance this week.
Monday: Pizza and salad. I have a pizza crust in the freezer from the last time so it should be quick to put together. I have some Jimmy Dean sausage in the fridge that I'm going to use with this along with chopped onions, pineapple, olives and anything else that sounds good to me :).
Tuesday: Fish sticks & tater tots. Both of these will be cooked in the air fryer because that thing is amazing for cooking things like this. I'll serve a salad along with this.
Wednesday: Chicken bacon spaghetti, french bread, salad. I'm sure I'll have leftovers and enough for at least a couple individual freezer meals.
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Red lentil soup, sala…

Grocery Haul for Two and My 26 Week Average and Questions! :)

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Good morning friends! I hope your week has been going great. At the end of this weeks haul I am posting my weekly average and I have a few questions for you on groceries and your budget. I'm very curious to see what people spend on food and how many they are feeding. 
On to this weeks shopping. My first stop was Winco.. 


As you can see I remembered my half & half this week! Ha, ha.. I purchased milk, sour cream, an 18 count eggs, some sliced montery jack cheese and tater tots (potato rounds is the generic version).


I needed to restock my pantry with some canned items. I got diced tomatoes, the generic version of Rotel tomatoes, green chilies, crushed pineapple, a big can of tomato soup, chili beans, and canned milk. I also picked up mustard and caeser salad dressing, 2 Powerades, bbq chips and some dried tortellini cheese filled pasta..



I will be making some beef tortellini soup and the recipe I was loosely following called for a package of frozen tortellini. I had sticke…

Wednesday Snap Shot

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Good afternoon! My weekly post is out late today. This morning I headed into town with my hubby. He was taking our van to pick some things up at Home Depot and I had some things to pick up that required the van so I went along with him.
It's such a beautiful fall day today! The sun is shining and it's warm out with just a little fall time nip in the air.
My week has been busy. We have a vacant rental that I am working to clean up in preparations for the next tenants. Hubby has had some repair work to do as well. So I try and get over there as often as possible and plug away at the cleaning. I've gotten the kitchen done and all the windows cleaned. The windows were pretty bad so it's taken a long time. I finished cleaning the laundry room area on Monday.
Aside from a couple other trips to town I've been working on going through more of the things that have accumulated over the 20+ years we've lived here. I did this a few years ago and it's time…

Menu Monday!

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Good morning and happy October 1 st! I'm trying to wrap my brain around the fact that it's already October!
It took a bit longer than usual to figure out the menu this week. Everything I thought of was just.. ok.. but not really sounding good. Eventually I got it figured out. Hopefully it will be a week of yummy food! :)

Monday: Tomato soup and grilled ham & cheese sandwiches. Monday is going to be a busy day so I wanted something simple to make when I came home. I'll serve a nice big salad with this meal. 
Tuesday: Chili – I'll make it in my Instant Pot for a quick and easy meal for another planned busy day. I plan to serve either corn bread or chips & salsa on the side and of course a nice big salad. 
Wednesday: Leftover chili – I always seem to make enough for at least a couple meals and any leftovers go in the freezer in individual servings for use later on. 
Thursday: Freezer meals. I have a nice collection of freezer meals building up so I'm mak…

Grocery Haul for Two and Baked Spaghetti

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Good morning and happy Friday! Hope you've had a great week. I had a fun time grocery shopping with my daughter and grandchildren this week. I love spending time with them. I was happy that despite the sweet distraction of 4 little ones talking to me while shopping I only forgot 1 item. But it was my half & half! Ha, ha!! but I'm surviving with whole milk and some non dairy coffee creamer. So all is well. :)
My first stop was Costco...



I needed to restock my cheese. I was planning on pizza and needed more mozzarella cheese and I was out of cheddar. I also purchased an Asian Cashew salad kit that was sooo good! If you shop at Costco I recommend it. I also bought romaine hearts, mayo, flour tortillas and sausage patties. 
And I seem to do this often.. I'm putting away the groceries and realize I forgot to add something to my picture. It was coffee, must have my coffee! :)

My total for Costco this week was $70


The next stop was Winco..

I purchased the regular apples…

Wednesday Snap Shot

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Good morning! It's a crisp cool fall morning here and it feels so nice. The sun is shining and it's going to warm up a bit today. Loving the change of seasons this year.
Today is 3 weeks post-op from my eye surgery. I'm healing up great! Aside from occasionally feeling my eye itch or a little muscle soreness I'm not feeling anything else. The best part for me is that I can drive again. I've had a loving, generous family that has had no problems helping me out over the last couple of years when it comes to needing to go places. And it helps I'm a homebody and love being home. However, when you loose the freedom to do things you want, when you want, it's tough to handle. I'm so grateful to the Lord to be on the other side of this now.
I've had a few drives locally and yesterday for the first time, in a long time, I was able to meet up with my daughter and grandchildren in town. We had the best day together. We stopped for coffee, and apple juice…

Menu Monday!

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Good morning and happy fall!  I hope your week is off to a great start. It seems crazy to me that this is the last week of September already!  Since my surgery the time feels like it's flying on by. 
Last week I had a coupe very busy days and the planned meals did not get made. Instead I pulled out some Costco orange chicken and we had that with potstickers for 2 nights. So this week has a couple repeats in the line up.

Monday: Pizza and salad. I'm planning on making some homemade pizza. I'll make my recipe for 3 pizza crusts and put the dough for 2 of them in the freezer.  I did that the last time I made pizza and it was so nice to have on hand. I'll make a salad to go with this. You can find my pizza crust recipe HERE.  
Tuesday: BBQ – Even though fall has officially arrived the weather is still in flux here and a we're supposed to be having a hot day. I'll let my hubby decide if he wants burgers or steak. I'll add some appropriate sides depending on wh…