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Menu Monday: March 28

This is the final week of the regular basketball season for Josh’s. He has a game on Tuesday and practice the rest of the week. They’re preparing for the tournament next week.

Next week brings the tournament and track so it’s going to be a busy couple of weeks and months to say the least. LOL

Here is our meal list for the week. They’re pretty simple due to the games and practices but that’s ok. Sometimes it’s nice to have those.

Monday – Dorito Casserole
Tuesday – Taco’s
Wednesday – Bakes spaghetti
Thursday – BBQ chicken
Friday – Bacon cheeseburgers
Saturday – Patty melt
Sunday – Turkey dips

So what do you have on the list for dinners this week? Please share with us in the comments below.

Mozzarella Beef Roll-Ups Recipe

This is a recipe that we really enjoy. It comes from the Busy Family Recipes edition of the Taste of Home magazine.

Ingredients

* 1 pound ground beef
* 1 medium green pepper, chopped
* 1/3 cup chopped onion
* 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
* 28 slices pepperoni
* 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
* 6 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
* 6 pieces (1 ounce each) string cheese

Directions

* In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the pizza sauce, pepperoni and oregano.
* Spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture off-center on each tortilla; top with a piece of string cheese. Fold one side of tortilla over filling and roll up from the opposite side.
* Place seam side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.


Photo Courtesy of Taste of Home


Taste of Home has tons of good recipes. Check out their recipes here.

Grocery Shopping and a savings

I have tried to do the coupon thing and checking ad prices from other stores, but the problem I run into is time. It takes a lot of time to go through and print coupons for everything I’m going to purchase. It also takes a lot of time to put the items that are priced differently into another cart and then deal with it at the check out lane. In Casper Walmart requires you to show them the item in each ad before they give you the lower price.

grocery-store-picture


While I know this is the way to go, it’s very difficult. I decided to try something a little different two weeks ago. It worked really well and I figure I saved approximately $35. I was so happy with it, that I decided to try it again. This time I figure I saved $44.

So here is my little secret. I’m hoping to continue this streak and make it even bigger each time.

My secret is a little one, but when you save between $35 and $44 at the store, it’s huge.

My secret was the meals I planned. I looked at the items we had left over and planned my meals around that food. Out of the 13 meals I planned, six meals we completely had the stuff needed and four of the meals only needed one or two things.

I was so proud of myself over this. It’s something I had heard of people doing, but never thought to try and do myself. I really got the idea from Jenn’s blog. You can check it out here. I’m wondering how it will go in two weeks when we go again. I already have one meal that will be complete with nothing needed and one meal that will only require cubed steaks. We’re off to a great start so we’ll see if I can work on more. I’m wondering if at some point my food bill will go up a little so I can stock pile on things so I can do this again. I guess the coming weeks will tell.

If you need to save money on your grocery bill using coupons, store ads, and planning meals around food you already have are the three ways I suggest. You can work all three together or try them separately. Once you find something that works, stick to it.

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My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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