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Sunday - Meal Plan, Some Frugal Stuff, Baking

November 1st, 2015 at 08:57 pm

This week's meal plan:
S - pad thai
M - white chicken chile (will make three additional freezer meals!)
T - mexican eggs and mixed veg
W - tuna melts and salad
T - risotto with peas and goat cheese and sundried tomatoes
F - baked potatoes and broccoli (save leftover mash for salmon cakes the next night)
S - salmon cakes

One more frugal thing: my rear tail light burned out, so we ordered a new bulb (about $6) and D will put it in himself. He replaces tail lights and puts the snow tires on himself, which saves a lot of money!

Oh - and I forgot - I am going downstairs to make a carrot cake in a couple of minutes. I was going to make it yesterday, but there was so much going on. Carrot cake at our house doesn't last long, but I'm sure there'll be a piece for F after school! Her soccer practice is early tomorrow due to the time change (4 pm!). I may be bringing other kids to the practice, too, since it's so early and I stop working at 3 when I go to pick F up from school.

Anything else frugal? Yes! How could I forget! I got $300 from my parents for my birthday! Once again, I am supposed to spend it on myself. D and I need a new duvet. Ours is in fine condition, but it's a full size not a queen, so it doesn't fit in the duvet cover and it doesn't completely cover us. We'll pass on the full-size duvet to F who has a full-size bed and duvet cover.

OK, down to the kitchen... I'm going to listen to the Serial Dynasty podcast while I bake.

Are you baking anything from scratch? Listening to any good podcasts?

12 Responses to “Sunday - Meal Plan, Some Frugal Stuff, Baking”

  1. greenleaf Says:
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    Your menus always sound delicious!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:
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    Happy belated birthday! The duvet sounds like a great way to spend your birthday money. Smile

  3. My English Castle Says:
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    A nice warm duvet sounds great. I've been thinking of baking pumpkin bread all day; yu my have been my inspiration to actually get it done.

  4. Buendia Says:
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    Oh, I love pumpkin bread! The carrot cake is done, but my family don't want to eat it until AFTER dinner! Ack! I could eat at least half of it RIGHT NOW!!!

  5. Carol Says:
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    Happy belated birthday! I enjoyed getting a new duvet at Christmas time last
    gear. It's funny how something practical is such a welcome present at this stage of life.

  6. starfishy Says:
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    happy belated birthday! Smile not really baking, but i made some applesauce today and made an apple crisp last week, which i'm still eating! I hope to make another at the end of this week.

  7. snafu Says:
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    SA participants are wonderful motivators for finance and even non financial projects. Patient Saver mentioned making bread pudding which reminded me how much we enjoy it on a cold, rainy day. Off I went to soak bread, raisins and make custard. It's all ready to assemble in the crock pot in the morning.

  8. MonkeyMama Says:
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    Pumpkin bread here too. I have enough pumpkin for another batch next weekend.

  9. CB in the City Says:
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    I agree with the others, your menus also sound wonderful! Happy belated birthday!

  10. ThriftoRama Says:
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    Um yeah. I would love to have the recipe for the chicken chili. I need new chicken recipes!

  11. Buendia Says:
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    Here you go!!!

    White Chicken Chili

    4 cans white beans
    2 cans of white corn (or Trader Joes roasted corn - one bag)
    3 cups chicken broth (I use better than boullion)
    2 can diced green chilies (one tub of frozen bueno if you can get that)
    2 chicken bouillon cubes (just the cubes or if you're using better than boullion, just two additional teaspoons, not mixed with water)
    1 medium onion chopped fine
    1 Tablespoon garlic powder
    1 Tablespoon oregano
    1 Tablespoon cumin
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne
    4 cups shredded chicken breasts (I use three breasts)
    sour cream

    Put everything in a crockpot (except the sour cream) - 6 hours (I cook on low all day)
    When its done, shred chicken with two forks
    Stir in sour cream to taste and some salt/pepper

    It's super yummy! We ate dinner and then had three freezer meals left!!!

  12. ThriftoRama Says:
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    Awesome. I'm totally making that for dinner tomorrow night!

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