Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cooking up a storm!

I have these no bake cookies cooling on the counter.

I have a very busy week ahead. I thought I would do some cooking today so we would have meals ready to go for the weeknights. I have a pot roast in the crockpot. Taco meat is ready to freeze. Gabbage and lettuce have been shredded. A loaf of bread in the oven and another dessert will go into the oven when the bread comes out.

This will all help in preparing lunches and dinners for the week.

Our menu for the week is:

Sunday - Pot roast with carrots and mashed potatoes
Monday- Make a stew out of leftover roast
Tuesday- Tacos, salad
Wednesday- Meatloaf, veggies, salad
Thursday- Chicken something or other
Friday- Pizza

This is the first time for me to really prepare ahead of time. I plan all the time, but I am bad about follow through.

We are starting a budget to get out of debt and our first step is finding ways to save money. Thus the eating out is over. This will actually be beneficial for lots of reasons. Save money, lose weight, eating healthier meals. The hard part for us is getting home at 6pm and thinking whats for dinner, so I have to plan ahead.

I have a confession to make. Up above I said the bread was in the oven? Well it was still on the counter and the timer was almost up when I noticed that I hadn't put it INTO the oven. DUH! Now it is in the oven and the timer is set for another 30 minutes.

Wasting gas is not going to save us any money!

I have to go snuggle with Coco. She was performing for us and we weren't paying attention. She is mad and holed up in her room pouting.



1 comment:

Jenna said...

Wow, you are so organized! I was reading flylady last week (I'd never checked out her site before) and the solutions she has amazes me!