Monday, September 13, 2010

I feel like an idiot!!!! But I am trying to save $$

I was trying to be super savy and buy two used books of of amazon! Well, I found them at great prices and added them to my cart. Then I must have not been paying attention b/c somehow I hit next day delivery and checked out! Then I was like what is my total? It never gave me one so I was sure once I hit checkout it would give me a total. Nope, it just told me that an e-mail was sent with all my info. Yep, then I found out that my books total was 15 and shipping and handling was a WOPPING 30 something dollars!!!! I freaked out and then tried to go back and edit my order.....no such luck. So girls take it from me...pay attention when you are ordering online. Don't be like me and be clicking and watching the cutest little boy in the world!!! I am so bummed b/c I am on this whole new save money kick and I just did a careless move and waisted money!!!

Speaking of the whole saving money train that I am currently on. Today I bought groceries and got enough to make three meals for the week. The meals are:
  1. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cornbread
  2. French onion chicken, cornbread dressing, green beans, and english peas
  3. Chilli with cornbread and shredded cheese
I went ahead and made the chilli today and froze it for the weekend. Then I went ahead and go the meatloaf ready and the potatoes peeled and chopped up. Now tonight all I have to do is pop the meatloaf in the oven, put the potatoes on the stove to boil (then later mash em up),  and cook the green beans and cornbread. This meal will last us for two or so days!

On Wednesday we are going to church and usually eat out. We are cutting back on eating out so this will be the only time we eat out for the week.

Then on Thursday, which is Todd's off day, I am cooking the chicken. I didn't prep it yet b/c Todd will be off and he can watch little bit while I am cooking. I swear I  have NOT been able to cook with him. It is hard and when I tried I was worried that he would get some hot grease popped on him so I had to stir from far far away :D

Then Friday I plan on getting the chilli out and heating it up and making some cornbread to go with it. We can eat on this all weekend and it will be good if the fall weather we are having today stays around through the weekend.

I also bought some turkey for sandwiches throughout the week and some salsa and scoops for snacks :D I am hoping this helps us cut back and are able to start working on paying off our debt :D We want to do it Dave Ramsey style but we are starting things slowly!!!

I eventually want to spend a day (when Todd is off) and make tons of meals to freeze for the month. So if you have any good casserole dishes you would like to share pls do!!! Happy Monday to all!!!!

P.S. My Uncle Jimmy is working on a men's ministry at his church. He has made a website about his cross ministry. Basically the church makes little white crosses and anyone that wants one can get one....for free. Then you put it out in your yard near your mailbox. The theme is 'a quiet, yet powerful statement'!!! We put our football and american flags out, why not our crosses! And if someone asks you who died there....say JESUS did!!!! Check out his site and if you want to get on board let me know :D His site is THE CROSS MINISTRY.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Hashbrown Casserole is one of my hubbies favorites
(its also toddler friendly when Noah is ready for big boy food)

4 cups frozen shredded hash browns
3 tablespoons veg oil
1 pound ground beef
1 cup water
1 packet dry brown gravy mix
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

2 cups frozen mixed vegtables
1 can French fried onions
1 cup shredded chedder cheese

In bowl combine the potates and oil. Press into greased baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degress for 20 min.

In a saucepan cook beef and drain. Stir in water, gravy mix and garlic salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 min. Add veg; cook and stir for 5 min. Stir in half of the onions and cheese.

Pour over potates. Bake for 5-10 min. Sprinkle with remaining onions and cheese;bake 5 min longer. Yum!!!