Menu Week of May 30

This holiday weekend has been a busy one for us. We have been doing things around the house, taking advantage of the good weather. It has been quite windy but also quite warm. School is now out for the summer which means my girls are home (15 and 13) and Joe will soon be on […]

Tracking Food Spending for June

I’ve done the bulk of my grocery shopping for the month and wanted to share it with you. Our food budget for the month is $505 and our month runs from May 23 to June 22 to coincide with my husband’s once a month pay. I’m starting the month with a fairly decent freezer stock […]

Chicken Fry

I love a good Chicken Fried Steak. I love the crispy coating covering the meat. And I really love to make it even better by serving the steaks with mashed potatoes and country gravy. YUM. Of course, for years I didn’t eat or cook Chicken Fried anything because of the fat. Now that I […]

Tuesday Twister May 25

Tuesday and time to see a few highlights of what’s been Twisting in my kitchen this past week. Wardeh at Gnowfglins hosts the Tuesday Twisterwhere we can share what we have been working on. I love these recaps. It is a great way for me to look back and see how we are doing […]

Menu Week of May 23

Christopher and I left for town this morning shortly before 9. It appeared to be a beautiful sunshine day. Fairly warm so we just wore light jackets. We were doing our errands and went into a building to renew our vehicle tags. We were in there maybe 10 minutes. When we came out it was […]

Taking Inventory

This is the post you have been waiting for! It will be the most exciting post ever. I am going to tell you about all of the food stuff that I have in my freezers and pantry. Okay, so maybe that is not very exciting. But since I am going to start sharing our food […]

Tracking Food Spending

For awhile I was posting about my weekly grocery shopping and keeping the running total for the month. I liked the tracking in some ways because it helped me to stay accountable but I didn’t like it in other ways because I often felt that I would buy or not buy something because of the […]

Design a Meat Salad


I like having formula’s for basic meals ideas. It helps me to use up things that I have on hand without making a special trip to the store (the store is about 15 miles away) and helps to keep our food budget in check. I’ve posted before about my formula’s for muffins, casseroles, […]

Navajo Tacos with Sourdough Fry Bread

I love finding new ways to use my sourdough starter. When Joe mentioned that it had been awhile since we had Navajo Tacos, I decided that it was time to play with the Fry Bread recipe that is the basis of these tacos. Have you ever had a Navajo Taco?

The Fry Bread is the […]

>Tuesday Twister May 18

> Last week a few of our meals were based on a pot of pinto beans. If you have ever taken a look at my menu plans we do have legumes on a regular basis. They are a great way to stretch a tight budget while being a good source of protein and minerals. I […]

>Menu Week of May 16

>After snow last week, we’ve warmed up and had spring like weather. I’ve been working on the garden to get it ready for planting and do have one box of early stuff put in. Joe is still working long days and it is beginning to take it’s toll. Especially since the weekends are full too. […]

Sourdough Pizza Crust

A few years ago, we started enjoying homemade pizza. At first, I was a little intimidated to make a pizza, crust and all, from scratch. But our budget was taking a beating on things like dine out pizza. Once I started making it, I became addicted to it. The pizza was very good, surprisingly easy […]

>Tuesday Twister May 11

> Last week was a pretty good food week. We enjoyed delicious Spinach Crepes Bernoise. I can not say enough about these. If you would like to add organ meats to your diet these are a wonderfully flavorful way to do it.

We are still eating soups. The weather continues to be on the […]

Menu Week of May 9

Wow. What a week last week was. Joe has been working 10- 12 hour days while his co-worker is out on medical leave. When the weather permits I’m working on getting our garden ready. Speaking of weather, we’ve still been chilly here and had some snow last week with the possibility of snow this week. […]

>Update on 2010 Goals

>At the beginning of the year, I listed a few food related goals that we have for 2010. Now that we are 5 months into the year I thought I’d do another update.

Cut down on sweets.

This goes well in stages. At the moment I can smell the chocolate pudding that Kiki just finished […]