This Week's Menu

  Sooo…  I’m back.. from a rough few days..  that flu bug was something else!  Had me down for the count for a couple of days and honestly I can’t remember the last time I felt so sick.  But I’m now on the other side of it and grateful to be feeling like my old self again and to get back to the business of my home.  So much falls apart when a mom gets sick.  First and foremost my cupboards are looking a bit bare, so top on my to-do list for today is grocery shopping.  I have some new meals on my menu this week and a couple freezer cooking ideas to share with you over the next few days among other plans.  For now I will leave you with my menu for the week….

Meatballs & gravy over mashed potatoes, salad
Stuffed manicotti covered with spaghetti sauce (recipe to be posted), salad
BBQ beef (crockpot freezer meal) over noodles, salad
Ranch Baked Chicken, cheesy brown rice (recipe to be posted for both these dishes), salad



  1. So glad to know you are feeling better. I've heard the flu is quite aggressive this year in the US.

    1. Ha! Well it certainly has been at our house this year.. :)

  2. Crystal ,
    Do you have a dollar amount you try to stick to for your family food budget? Is so would you mind sharing it to give me a idea what this menu might cost for a family ? Thx, Stef

    1. Hi Stef.. Well.. I use to spend about $600 a month for food, but the cost of food has gone up so much it is scary! I'm spending about $800/850 now a month for 7 of us.. I feed 2 boys, ages 14 and 18 (that KNOW HOW to EAT!! LOL), 3 daughters ages 20,21, and 16, and Tobin and me.. We pretty much never eat out (it's a very rare occasion when we do) and we don't eat fast food.. I pack Tobin's lunch every day for work so he does not eat out either..


  3. I am sorry you were sick. I know thinking about food must have been hard. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks Sherri... Well I could not wrap my mind around a menu or grocery list until last night!! :) It is nice to be back to normal now.. :)

  4. Thank you Crystal .Glad to know someone else is near my budget . Stef

  5. Crystal,
    I'm sorry you have been so sick. Glad to read you are feeling better. Praying for you my friend.
    Always love reading about your days.
    Love ya,

    1. Thank you Cathy :) and thank you for the prayers.. love you too my sweet friend.. Crystal :)


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