Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday.. Day one snow day... UGH!

School was called off  Sunday.. FOR 2 DAYS.. Frigid temperatures  and winds.. I had told  friend that if school was called off she could drop her 2 kids off with me since she would still have to work.. and I was on her way to work anyway.

So today's menu included 5 kids for breakfast and lunch!
Breakfast was 11 home made cinnamon rolls I had in the freezer from my Christmas gift making endeavors. Served with some oranges and bananas, juice and milk.

The temperature dropped by the hour today.. so I used that opportunity to bake some cookies!  I made a batch of white chocolate, macadamia and coconut bar.. SOO decadent and yummy!

I also made a batch of chocolate chip cookies with white chips and pb chips.

I cooked 2 boxes of Kraft mac and cheese and 5 corn dogs from the freezer for lunch.. offered some more oranges.

For dinner I pulled out leftovers and baked some potatoes and steamed the cauliflower in the fridge.  I also cooked up a package of bacon from the freezer to put on potatoes.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday... Snow on the Way...

Last minute plans were made and we were going to  meet grandparents for Breakfast at Bob Evans. I decided last minute to toss a pork shoulder into the crock pot to cook while we were gone. While Andrew went to the deep freeze for it I pulled out the crock and flavorings.. Worcestershire, garlic, onion S&P.. Turned it on and left.  We had breakfast, hit the toy store really quick then tried to deal with Husbands flight cancellations and rescheduling for his work this week..It was decided that we needed to get him to Cleveland ASAP to avoid me traveling in poor conditions .. so snacks were grabbed for a quick lunch while he packed.. then we left.  The roast was done when we got home so I turned it off and let it cool for a while... Shredded pork was served with some canned corn and re-heated leftover rice from the other night.. Easy Peasy.. I made a box of Cook Chocolate pudding I found in the pantry.. I know it was not old but it just did not set up or taste right.. Oh well.. that was the only one so no worries.. Maybe I am just more appreciative of my homemade pudding!

Saturday, January 4, 2014


Kids and husband had TKD today so breakfast had to be early.. I pulled some buttermilk oatmeal pancakes out of the freezer and thawed and toasted them for the kids... They had OJ with them.  Husband had a banana and coffee.. I had 1 slice of toast with chocolate almond spread and sliced banana and a grapefruit.. of course there was coffee!  
I cleaned the house and did laundry while they were gone.. Since it is cold and blustery out I decided soup and sandwiches sounded good!  I had a pouch of Lipton in the cupboard above the stove so I made that and I made a can of Tomato soup.  I made grilled cheese sandwiches and served a bowl of oyster crackers.  People who were still hungry were directed to the Fruit bowls... there are 4 overflowing bowls right now.. help yourselves!  

We were possibly going to go out to dinner with the inlaws but they never called.. (not shocking)....So when I got home from shopping I decided to start pulling together dinner.. I looked in the freezer and found a freezer bag with meaty tomato sauce from November.. I tossed that in a pan to defrost.. Served with a box of thin spaghetti and a box of garlic bread from the freezer.  I don't recall the sauce tasting THAT awesome originally.. but tonight it was so yummy!  It was just about an hour start to served for dinner...and cost almost nothing.. compared to ordering in from the pizza shop!  I LOVE not wasting things!  

There is enough pasta and sauce left for husband and I to lunch on tomorrow.. and 1 slice of garlic bread to share!   

Friday, January 3, 2014

Moving it out...

Maddie had her first friend over-nighter last night.. so she was next door this morning...The boys requested bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches for breakfast.  Easy!
Lunch was straight off the shelf.. Aldi Rings and Meatballs.. which they much prefer to name brand Spaghetti O's...
Dinner was Orange Chicken.... I pulled a package of thin cut chicken breasts from the freezer.. used a bunch of Clementines for the marinade and served with Jasmine Rice and steamed carrots and broccoli from the fridge.  I followed this recipe...

I did hit up Aldi and the grocery outlet today for a few items... Being that we have some insanely cold weather coming our way I wanted to be prepared and have some more basics and necessities on hand.. especially if I will be baking to add heat to the house!  I already have started to line up my recipes for items on hand.. I am assuming we will not be having school a few days next week.. so we will spend time making some snacks and lunch treats to use up stuff I have and help supplement the heat in the house!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year.. Let's do this for a few weeks ( days!) HA!

I am horrible at keeping up with this but I like keeping a log of what I am doing.. for a short time anyway!

Start of the year, start of the month!  Pantry Challenge!

I love this blog and I love cleaning out the freezer and pantry!
Husband and I are working towards getting back to healthier eating and back on the weight loss plan.. so I NEED to get the junk out of the house.. and I want to use up stuff around here before I shop.. especially  since my coupon holder is SO empty... End of year expiration's and all...

So for New Years Eve we have a friend and kids over.. I cooked up a box of Bagel Bites, a box of Potato Skins, Mozzarella sticks and 2 packs of frozen cookie dough!  GONE!

For New Years Day kids had mini bagels and fruit for breakfast.. Ate on the random lunch meat and chips for lunch.. For dinner I roasted a Turkey Breast I had in the freezer, cooked a jar of Sauerkraut with an apple for sweetening, steamed some fresh broccoli and we ate the rest of the non wilted salad mix.

I LOVE seeing the shelves as I empty the fridge!

Jan 2 I have a work party tonight and kids will be at TKD.. So for breakfast I pulled out my stash of frozen pancakes.. Kids had those with the rest of the fresh berries in the fridge.
I whipped up a dessert for tonight.. using the last chocolate cake mix, some frozen cooked pumpkin, the remaining pecans from the freezer and my last brick of cream cheese!  We will see if it tastes good!

Lunch will be whatever husband and I pick out and kids will get some of the frozen corn dogs and whatever fruit and chips I toss at them!