Archive for the ‘Menu’ Category

Flylady and the Grocery Budget

February 2, 2010

Have you read Leanne’s Food for Thought: 10 Food Budget Ideas? I was so excited to see that we consistently practice 9 of them. The only tip that I haven’t used regularly is to eat beans and greens one night a week. And wouldn’t you know, Leanne provided that Crock Bean Soup with Kale recipe. So…I think I’ll pick up some kale and try out the new recipe for church potluck this week.

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New Menu

January 5, 2010

I’m working on a new month-long menu since the one that dear, sweet Amelia made for me 1-1/2 years ago was based on a different inventory of meat available in our freezer (for example, we had our pigs processed into more pork chops then). I realized again how much I LOVE Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly. Amelia’s menu was crock pot-based and it really worked so well for us that I wanted to use mostly crock pot recipes again. Last night, for example, we had a mandarin orange chicken dish that utilized inexpensive thighs and drumsticks. Everyone seemed to really like.

Since I follow the South Beach Diet guidelines, I didn’t eat that particular recipe, but I am satisfied when everyone else enjoys the meal!