Saturday, July 9, 2011

"Mom! There is nothing to eat, only ingredients."

My son, the Mad Scientist, is known for scavenging in the pantry and saying those exact words. If I had a nickel for every time I heard that phrase, I could buy a lot more groceries!
Our budget is having a rough week. We had some unexpected car repairs that ate into our budget. Both cars have needed work over the past two weeks and wiped out our "emergency fund". Thank goodness we had some money set aside, but we are going to have to tighten our belts for the next few weeks to get by with no wiggle room.
That means it is time for Mom - that's me - to get creative and use what we have in our pantry and freezers.

I will post our menu plan as well as some recipes over the next few days.

Would you like to join me and plan a menu for your family?

For Nicole, Jennifer and Mandie

At the urging of some girlfriends, I am resurrecting my blog...again.
In the past 7 months, my life has been crazier than normal - whatever that is!
I went back to work full time in December. The same week, my father suffered a stroke and heart attack. My husband and I almost lost our home due to financial constraints. Add in the holidays, three kids, 2 dogs, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, homework, housework, a quadruple bypass (for Dad, not me), a weight loss challenge and all the other randomness of life, I have let things slide, a lot!
So starting this week, I will try and blog at least once a day, whether it be a picture, a recipe or just a brain dump.
Can you stand the excitement?