Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Morning visitor

This was in our backyard this morning.  Tried to get closer, but it flew away.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Latest FDA cost of food figures out

The "Thrifty" plan for my family would be $767.76.  WOW!  I don't come close to that each month.  I am always surprised when I see the latest figures.  It does help me appreciate how well I do keep our costs down, even when I am having a "bad" month with the budget. ;-)

Here is the link:  USDA food costs

First day of Summer

What are your plans?

I hope to stay home and NOT go anywhere. LOL

It's only 11:14 am and it is already 93 degrees outside.  It is gonna be a scorcher!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Menu time

Today:   Country style ribs, corn, and veggie
Mon:       Beef and Broccoli over rice
Tues:        Salad night
Wed:        Red beans and rice
Thurs:       Leftovers
Fri:         Baked Burritos
Sat:        ??? Not sure yet.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Garden is doing very nicely.

DH enjoyed some peppers and onions from it with dinner tonight.  I also have some green tomatoes on the vines and am waiting impatiently patiently for them to turn. LOL

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oh well

So much for posting daily. I will try and finish the month with daily postings. Life happens, but since it is summer I should have more to post about.

Girl with gun

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Menu Re-do's

Got halfway through the day, yesterday, I realized I forgot to put dinner in the slow cooker. LOL  So, things got changed a tad. LOL

I made tacos, so I need to change things around to fit what I had planned for the week.

Tonight will be hamburger and hot dogs, and then Thursday will either be salad or I will put the slow cooker on that morning.  Haven't decided yet.

Good thing about having a weekly menu, I can change it around if I need to. :-)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Menu Monday

Tonight:         Salad night
Tuesday:       Fiesta Chicken
Wednesday:  Taco Night
Thursday:      Hamburger and hot dogs on the grill
Friday:          Salad Night
Saturday:      Grill
Sunday:        ???
Monday:       Crockpot stroganoff
Tuesday:       Salad
Wednesday:  Red beans and rice
Thursday:      Beef and broccoli
Friday:         ????

(Yes, I realize I already missed a day.  Yesterday was just "one of those days.")

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 2 of my June Challenge

Today was a very busy day!

My 5th grader had her race today.  What race do you ask... well, 5th graders get to pick "clubs" for Friday resource time and my daughter is in the STEM club. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)  For the past two months they have been building a raft from completely recycled/recyclable items for a raft race today.

There were only 4 rafts entered in the contest.  Two middle school clubs and one other elementary school.  Their raft came in last, but that was because they tipped and insisted on swimming in while pulling their raft.  One of the middle school groups won, but our class got an award for having a raft that was 100% recyclable and as the judge announced "for showing true valor and dedication" for being determined to finish the race.

Those kids were thrilled!  After the race each of the kids in the club took turns rowing the raft in the shallow end of the lake and had a great time.  We will be placing the award, plus their banners in the school lobby for all to see how great they did and how well they represented their school!

Friday, June 1, 2012


I am going to challenge myself to blog every day this month.

Girl with gun