Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shopping trip for this week

Walgreens (deals good til' Sat. 4/10)

1st trans.

U by Kotex $3.49
used $1/1 All You magazine
total=$2.49 and get a $2.50 RR back

2nd trans.

Quaker oats 2/$3
used $1/1 coupon from Quaker (online)

3 Mars candy bars .39 with in ad coupon
used buy 2 get 1 Free coupon (Sun. paper)
total= .78/3

6 Piliot pens/highlighters $1.19 each
used $1/1 (takes off $6) coupon out of April Walgreens book (located at checkouts)
total=.19 each and get $4.50 back for mail in rebate when you buy 3 Pilots

used $2.50 RR
total=$1.42 and get back $4.50 rebate

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Menu Plan

Often I get asked "Do you really menu plan for a whole month?" I do menu plan a month at a time because it helps me stay organized and provide healthy homemade dinners for my family. Monthly menu planning is not for everyone but, it works great for us! Each day of the week has a theme at our house. Mexican Monday, slow-cooker Tues., pizza/pasta Wens., leftover Thurs., breakfast Fri., soup/sandwich Sat., and grillout Sun. I leave veggies and fruit blank b/c I like to buy fresh each week. I get what is on sale that week and add it to our meals.


1 leftovers
2 omlets/hashbrowns/whole wheat toast, fruit
3 grilled ham/swiss sandwiches, tomato soup
4 Easter at friends
5 chicken/red bean burritos, veggie rice
6 crockpot cordon bleu, baked potato, veggie
7 hawiian pizza
8 leftovers
9 french toast, turkey sausage, strawberries
10 french dips, soup
11 steak, potato, veggies
12 nachos with everything
13 slow-cooker chicken parm., veggie, garlic breadsticks
14 chicken alfredo with broc., leftover breadsticks
15 leftovers
16 waffles, strawberries
17 beef stew
18 grilled chicken, pasta salad with veggies
19 chicken and cheese tortillas, salsa, sour cream, corn
20 BBQ ribs, potatoes, veggies
21 baked ziti, garlic bread, veggies
22 leftovers
23 Bacon, eggs, toast, fruit
24 grilled blt's, soup
25 cheddar bacon burgers, homemade fries, veggies
26 chicken tacos, lettuce, tomatoes, toppings
27 Chef salad
28 homemade mac 'n cheese, salad
29 leftovers
30 breakfast burritos