Sunday, October 16, 2011

Some Routine

In my last blog I mentioned that I would bringing some routine back in to my life. This week is still up the air as far as my husbands work schedule goes. He may be working third shift, or he may be working first. We aren't quite sure. Either way, I am going to be prepared. I made a list of meals for the week and bought my groceries accordingly. Being so organized with meal planning and grocery shopping not only helps our waistlines, but it actually saves us money, too! I bought groceries for the entire week at only $54. I even threw in a couple of things that weren't on the list. This is a huge improvement because before we could have spent anywhere from $125-200 a week on groceries just because we didn't plan ahead. Making a list and sticking to it is the way to go!

Dinner Plans:

Sunday: "Poor Boys"
Monday: Steak w/ Beans and Broccoli
Tuesday: Cola Chicken w/ Rice
Wednesday: Chili
Thursday: Creamy Chicken and Pasta Bake
Friday: Fish w/ Rice and Broccoli

I'm making "Poor Boys" for dinner tonight. It's my moms recipe, which means that its easy, cheap and yummy! If you're looking for a healthy meal, you may want to turn away now.

Poor Boys
Servings: 4
Nutrition per serving: 490 calories; 18 carbs; 34 fat; 28 protein

1 lb. Ground Beef
4 slices American Cheese
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 large Potatoes
Tin foil

Parboil potatoes. Split ground beef into four equal patties. Spray four sheets of tin foil with non-stick spray. Slice potatoes, place on tin foil sheets, equally. Add beef patties to tin foil, top with cream of mushroom soup. Fold up tin foil around food and place on the grill for 15 minutes on med-high heat (or until meat is browned). Add slice of American Cheese to each. Grill on low for 5 minutes.

Like I said, easy, cheap and yummy! Not exactly the healthies option, but then again, this is a recipe from my mom. I like to use it at least once every month or so.

Plans for today include cleaning, laundry, cooking and well... more cleaning! I love starting the work week off with a clean house. Nothing beats coming home on a Monday evening with not a thing that needs cleaned! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone!

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