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Another meal at home!!!

November 18th, 2008 at 05:18 pm

For the second day and night in a row, I have not spent any money on take out! This is a huge deal for me, as my previous posts suggest. I am so excited and proud of myself.

Meal Planning Update

November 18th, 2008 at 09:07 am

I went through my kitchen this weekend and found all sorts of things! I was able to make breakfast for my son and friends with just what I had! I found sausage in the freezer and had biscuits in the can. Scramble some eggs and call it done! I was tempted to purchase something for breakfast while at the store Friday night, but chose not to. Good call!

Sunday night, I decided what we would have for dinner on Monday. it was a snap to put the ham(already cooked) in the microwave and heat up some veggies. I had the afternoon off, so I was able to actually prepare before our evening activities.

Last night, I decided that we are having chicken parmesan tonight.(probably not the traditional version, but that is what I call my creation). I set out everything that I could on the counter last night. now when I get home, it is all right there and all I have to do is mix it up. The thought process is all taken care of.

I Need Help Planning Meals

November 13th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

I am trying to avoid eating out so much and I have problems with meals. Okay...I have never been accused of being a good cook. I have a few basics that it seems we eat often. I need to add variety but it needs to be simple. Mondays and Thursdays we don't get home until 9:00. Throw in Tuesdays every other week not getting home until 8:30 and you will begin to see my problem. I have always heard that you shouldn't eat so late, but we don't really have a choice. Coming home before these activities isn't an option as we live 15 miles in the other direction from ANYWHERE!

I have tried crock pot meals and most of them turn out pretty good. But some of them get overcooked because we leave at 7:00 in the am and by the time we get home, they have been cooking for 14 hours!(Yikes, am I really away from home that long in one day???) My son is at home most of these nights and can start the oven or the meat, but it needs to be extremely easy for him to grasp(typical teenager!)

Any ideas you guys can help me with would be great!