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An Accomplishment and Meal Plan

November 15th, 2015 at 07:38 pm

For her birthday last June, we got F a new bike because her old one was sooooo small. She rode it once, and it scared her a little bit because it was bigger and had hand brakes and gears. All summer we kept suggesting bike rides and she kept saying no. Then she learned to ride a unicycle, but the bicycle was still too scary (???).

Yesterday she said to me, "I want to ride my bike." We have a river trail a block away (wide and paved), but she wanted to go to the park where there is a narrow circuit of sidewalks and ramps. OK. When she sets her mind to something, she usually achieves what she wants, so we put the bike in the car and went to the park.

She did it - and she was great! We were there two hours and went back today. Now she is really good on her bike, and I said that we could ride the river trail to the park (1 mile) or to downtown (3 miles). I'm so happy for her!

That's my good news for today... It's frugal news, too, because that is a great zero-cost thing to do on the weekends when there isn't snow on the ground.

And here's the frugal meal plan for this week:
S - to a friend's 50th birthday party (not sure if it'll be enough for dinner; if not then home for soup and garlic bread)
M - chicken shepherd’s pie (Rachael Ray recipe that makes enough for lunch the next day)
T - tuna melts and green beans (because when D made the tuna melts last time they weren't that good, and F and I have been craving them ever since)
W - potatoes dauphinoise and broccoli (having these because I won't be making them for Thanksgiving, and they're so good!)
T - frito pies (a Santa Fe specialty! - beans all piled on top of fritos or tortilla chips but fritos are better even though they're kind of gross), cheese, chile not chili, sour cream, lettuce, green onions)
F - pasta with zucchini and goat - yummy recipe with a goat cheese sauce and lemon zest
S - freezer and salad (I have white chicken chile in the freezer)
M - friends coming into town, so probably out to dinner (we have enough money in our "dining out" category)

6 Responses to “An Accomplishment and Meal Plan”

  1. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    Great! Awesome that she road her bike.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yea for F! I remember my girls being scared soon after learning too.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Hey, great news she is comfortable on her bike!

  4. pjmama Says:

    Mmmmm. I agree with you - Fritos are so gross, but simultaneously so delicious, particularly in dishes like that!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Long ago, I used to make a casserole called Pedro's Special, that was made with fritos. Haven't thought about it in years! I can't eat it now because of the beans.

    I remember well receiving a bike for my fifth birthday and having not the least interest in learning to ride it. I only learned after my little brother started riding it, so I took it back! I think bike riding is definitely a readiness sort of thing.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good for F being brave and conquering the bike!

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