Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stay Focused - To Do List

Stay Focused. That is Hubby's most famous line ... and everyone laughs when he says it to me as generally, it's because I've gotten off task, be it cooking for a group of friends or shopping for food. I DO have a tendancy to 'wander off' track!  But it's just funny because he always says "Stay Focused" ...

So, I thought, what the heck, let's Stay Focused and put together our To Do List ... yup, I am a list lover, we all know that and nothing is more satisfying than checking off that stuff!!

Here's what I have on task for the week ahead:

Cleaning:

Clear out cabinet underneath stove. Umm, this has really become a mess. I need to declutter and minimize, obviously.

Drop off Goodwill bag and get receipt.

Clean bottom 2 drawers of guest kitchen.

Clean, organized and inventory guest freezer.

Clean master bedroom walk in closet. Yes.

Finances:

Call Tmobile and rework bill.

Budget for November. We have property taxes due, trip to Chicago and NW Indiana and Thanksgiving. Big month ahead.

Gas up the Hemi out west on Tuesday after the VA visit ... try to use WD Gas Reward card for discount.

Food Related:

Get menu together for Friday night.

Start food list for Thanksgiving and NW Indiana trip.

Personal:

Get out Halloween costume stuff and determine plan for Friday.

Hit gym TWO times, minimum.

Walk one night or morning (weather is getting so nice right now!)

Make hair appointment for 2nd week in November.

Of course, there are all the usual things that need to be done, laundry, ironing, menu planning, cooking, keeping the house picked up, etc., but these are things that I'd like to stay focused on and get done.

What's on your To Do List this week??

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Menu Plan Monday #96 - Using What We Have

Halloween is coming!!!

That is my favorite holiday ... sadly, we've not celebrated it with a big house party in quite a few years, instead, opting to be the gathering spot for everyone to hook up and walk north to our favorite party ... used to be Shooters, but they renovated and went all upscale-like, so Paul and Young Ron are taking the party one block north to Bokampers ... so excited to see how this goes this year! So, needless to say, Friday night will be snack night ... but knowing Hubby, he will probably put some big @ss snacks on the plan ... just the way he is ;-)

I've got a fairly steady schedule this week in the office ... not to mention a half day with my dad on Tuesday for doctor, blood work and eye glasses.  I'd like to take the whole day off but think I should hold off and see if I can't skip out early on Friday (which IS the last day of the month so I could be busy at the office, we will see) ...

Costco shop on Saturday afternoon (for our anniversary dinner that we both completely forgot about!!) so hoping to avoid the stores for the rest of the week!  Watch for the post of what I got and how much I spent this time around (hint: it's not frugal!)

Sunday morning, I got up bright and early (um, 9am??) and immediately cut 3 seedless cucumbers and a bunch of celery and put them in their own glass bowls (the lovely glass snapware, my new favorite kitchen item! Thank you Costco!). There. We got some veggies out of the way! I also did the yummy apple treat and put that in a nice glass bowl too. I just love the smaller honey crisp apples!


Then I pulled up the Chili recipe and got that cooking. I am bound and determined to be healthy this week, leading up to Friday. Hopefully by then, I will be full steam in to taking a little better care of myself and be a good girl ;-) Uh huh, sure, right?


Here's what we are planning on:

Sunday - 3 Way Chili ... chili is being made Sunday afternoon with ground beef from the freezer and balance of ingredients in pantry. Pasta in the pantry and cheese and onions in the fridge.  I will also offer some hot dogs if anyone wants to go the coney dog route to boot. Have hot dogs and buns in the freezer too. Feeding 6

Monday - Hubby out of town, I'm at the gym. Will have a bowl of chili and maybe a small salad to go along with it. Chili from Sunday, salad stuff in the fridge. Feeding 3

Tuesday - Hubby back home! Looking to set up the crockpot in the morning for some Damn Fine Chicken with boneless skinless thighs this time. Chicken thighs in freezer, balance of ingredients in the pantry and fridge. Will offer rice for those who want with steamed broccoli and cauliflower (freezer) on the side. Hopefully the b/s thighs will be just as good, although, NO skin to crispify at the end so we will see. Feeding 4


Wednesday - I'm at the gym, Hubby should be shopping before his $154 Mens Warehouse bucks expire ... looking at soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. I really need to get my soup stuff going! Bread in pantry, cheese in fridge, soup ingredients are in pantry/fridge. IF I have time, I'd like to try a new, from scratch, tomato soup but we will have to wait and see. Feeding 6


Thursday - I'm at the gym, hopefully Hubby will join me too ... making this a simple night yet again, Steak Salad. Steaks (beef strips) from the freezer, salad stuff in fridge. Hopefully the avocados will live that long and I will have to skip out on the mangos (UNLESS the frozen ones defrost ok. IF I have leftover pasta, will toss some noodles in the Princess, BF and Hubby's salad ... feeding 6


Friday - Boo ... Halloween! Snacks and appetizers. I will put together a cheese and cracker tray (using the cheese I picked up from Publix a few weeks ago during a wine and cheese sampler they had going on ... crackers in pantry. Also, do Hubby's Ranch Dip with Pretzel Rods ...and maybe some wings (if I remember to set them up on Thursday night!) ... and maybe some snausages? I've also got the italian bread and will offer that with the bread dipping oil (ahhhh...everyone will love/hate me that night but at least the garlic will keep the vampires away!)


Saturday - Hubby is insisting that we go boating this day (I think he's saying that NOW so that we won't over do it Friday night) ... so it's really up to him what he would like to make ;-)

What ARE you planning to make this week??

Looking forward to linking up with Organized Junkies Menu Plan Monday Party and The Menu Party ... go check them out!

Frugal Activities #35

I really like doing this post each week ... I think it keeps me a little more accountable and does make me think twice about some things...

This was a really odd week ... probably because Sunday ended with me getting home late after having to run to the emergency room for my dad ... fortunately, he was released and doesn't seem to be anything "serious" but really, have YOU ever coughed so hard that you passed out? I haven't.

Any way.

The week went by real fast, I think ... and some things were frugal, and others, not so much. I did have a moment of self indulgence (I deserve it, damn it! Anyone? Raise your hand!) but otherwise, not a very bad week!

Here are some of the Frugal Activities we did:

1. Avoided Costco, yet again! Eh, I do plan on going today though as it's our anniversary (whoops, we both totally forgot about it, is it the 24th or the 26th??) so I want to buy some nice rib eyes (not going to the $26 per pound place, sorry).

2.  Shopped at Aldis ... still spent $80 BUT it was because they had the chicken breakfast sausage that Hubby loves ... $2.99 for 7 links, a little pricey BUT it's a good, healthy alternative breakfast meat ;-)

3.  Only ate out once this past week, me and Hubby on Thursday night. Long day for both of us and we were just lazy. With tip, $50. The key here was we each had ONE drink only ;-) Finally, after all these years, we admit the bar tab is what eats up our dining out budget!

4.  Menu Planned ... stuck with it somewhat. I had taken the ground beef, chicken thighs and bratwurst out on Sunday so that helped me to cook what I had planned. FYI ... bratwurst in the crock pot were NOT all that and more. Most likely because of the apple juice instead of the beer. I had read somewhere that you shouldn't use alcohol in the crock pot since it doesn't evaporate but I need to re-read that tip again.

5. Booked the hotel room in downtown Chicago for the Friday we are there (Hubby's birthday, we will drive to family on Saturday) using Hubby's account number for the chain (Embassy Suites) ... pretty excited to see that he's racking up the points towards another trip to Nashville for F R E E! Why am I saying that this is Frugal (room was $219 a night) ... because, we got ourselves a corner room for about $50 less than normal because he signed in to his account to book ... plus he's eligible for an upgrade ... not sure if he took that.  I am looking (not) forward to the Ledge experience (petrified of heights!) and the trip to see the Bean (Millennium Park) ... having a hard time locating cool bars and places to go Friday night so if you are from Chicago and can make some recommendations, let me know!

6.  Finally dropped Princess from my T mobile account ... she's had her own phone service for a month now. This will save me $25 a month on the phone bill.  Need to go back and re-do Hubby's plan as he just forwards his phone to his work phone so he's not carrying two phones (don't be one of those DUDES, Hubby!). His data plan cost about $40 a month so I think I will have it knocked down to a basic line for $10 a month instead. I just need to be careful as T mobile no longer offers or even recognizes my current plan (which is why I couldn't buy a new phone) and they most likely will try to get me to change my plan. If they push too much, I might just look elsewhere for cell service.

7.  Was pretty pleased to see that the gym has NOT charged me the additional monies for the small group training that I had originally signed up for ... whew. Yes, that's FRUGAL because I haven't been doing those classes and was freaking out about the waste of money!

And of course, full disclosure on our NOT so Frugal Activities:

1.  Friday night manicure and pedicure. Went with the spa treatment. $80 after tip.  But boy, they look and feel great!

2.  Food waste ... I had forgotten about some bibb lettuce I had stashed in the garage fridge and of course, it was history by the time I found it. Honestly, if that's the extent of the food waste in THIS house, I'm thrilled!

3.  Cleaning girls = $120. Not a frugal thing, more of a desired (highly) need ... punished myself and paid cash.

4.  Shopped online for a few new pieces of work clothes ... 4 pairs of pants, 3 tops, a few new undergarments, grand total with discount was $254. Uggg. 3 pants went back for $108 (at the store) and then I spotted the clearance racks. What I was really looking for was cooler weather clothing but of course, grabbed a ton of short sleeve and sleeveless tops for average of $15 a piece ... This, hopefully, will make me clean out my closets a little sooner than anticipated.

What kind of Frugal Activities did you do this past week?

Looking forward to sharing over at the Money Propeller and The Prudent Homemaker ... go check them both out!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Menu Plan Monday #95 - Using What We Have

I'll be honest, even though we ate all 3 meals from home for 7 days last week, I didn't follow the plan. There were some nights where I just had a cup of yogurt, a handful of chips and guacamole, etc. BUT at least we stayed away from eating out ;-)

This week, I really really need to get focused and get to the gym at least TWICE (Monday and Tuesday) minimum! I'm paying big bucks for that special training classes and not using them ... time to step up and just do it!

I've got a few things going on at work, but nothing that should lead to too much stress so the gym thing should be just fine. NOW I just need to prep a little in advance for dinner ... hence, the Sunday afternoon batch cooking and a crock pot meal or two! Some of the batch cooking stuff will be salad prep (romaine lettuce) along with pre-cutting the veggies.  I will cook chicken Sunday night when we are grilling already. I will also do some eggs in the rice cooker and maybe, make a batch of rice too. Plan on making a batch of honey mustard dressing too. NOT a single one of these things happened as life interrupted (my dad, again).

I had stayed out of the store for 11 days ... and then made up for it with 2 stops at Publix and 2 stops at Whole Foods ... I stayed away from Costco, thankfully, even though it was on my list of places to get to soon ...

Here's what we are planning for the week:

Sunday - Burgers and Brats ... both from the freezer. I had picked up buns at Publix the other day.  I've got fries in the freezer if anyone wants some of those too ... lettuce, tomato and onions are available too. NOPE ... Dad issues ... kids ordered pizza, I had a slice when I got home late. There were 5 people eating at the time.

Monday - gym night ... YES, I really did it!  Cobb salad for Hubby and I made myself some deli roll ups ... have lunch meat in fridge, will use eggs from Sunday's batch cooking. Salad dressing was made on Sunday too. I added a half avocado to my roll ups ... it was pretty tasty! Feeding 4 ... the other 2 ate leftover pizza





Tuesday - Taco Tuesday night again. I did 2 pounds of beef last week and that gave us quite a bit throughout the week to make salads for lunch and such.  Beef from freezer, shells in pantry, fixings are in fridge. Need to stop and get more lettuce ... might make a batch of salsa in the Vitamix. Did NOT make my black bean soup last week, might do that this week! All ingredients are in the pantry to make same. Feeding 4



Wednesday - Fingers crossed that I can make it to the gym again ... Cashew Chicken with veggies and rice. Thighs from freezer, balance of ingredients in pantry, veggies from freezer and rice from pantry. Not sure if I want to make this a crock pot meal or not, to be honest. New recipe ... hopefully it's better than my last new crock pot recipe ;-( Feeding 6 ...

Thursday - GYM NIGHT! I need to cook up the bratwurst and think I will try them in the crock pot (whoa, 2 crock pot meals in a row!!) Honestly, I might make these Wednesday and eat them Thursday ... will post recipe if it works out well in the crock pot. Feeding 6 ... may have to add in some dogs on the grill or something?

Friday - Hubby's choice ... feeding 6 to 8

Saturday - Hubby's choice ... feeding 6 to 8

I have so many things I want to try and make, new recipes, things that we haven't made in a while but time just isn't on my side lately, so it seems? Anyone else have that issue?? It's really bringing me down!

*As to my dad, he apparently had a pretty bad coughing spell while waiting for dinner, to the point where he passed out. They rushed him to the ER and shot him up with steroids and such thinking it was pulmonary issues, but that's not what it is/was. I spoke to some of other more alert residents and they all said it was not the same situation that he's been having. I'm thinking (honestly) that he choked on his own spit and just panicked? I don't know and he can't tell me and the ER doesn't really show anything conclusive.  Just not the kind of stuff I need to deal with on a Sunday night ...

Looking forward to linking up with Menu Plan Monday! Go check it out!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Frugal Activities #34

Hubby's back home which means, it was sort of a frugal week ..

I'm doing a different set up this week on the post as I'm a little short on time!

We sold the living room furniture and the dude will come pick it up on Sunday ... $400 which isn't so very bad in the end. I had offered to have the Boy deliver it for "free" (I was going to pay him $50 to do so) but found out Friday that the dude and a friend would pick it up ... even better in the end!

Been a real quiet week, busy at work for both Hubby and I ... shopped at Whole Foods twice and Publix twice. Spent about $280 between the 4 stops. More than made up for skipping the stores last week ;-(

We are heading out on the boat today and will have a good time, I know. I'm always crabby when we first head out (before we leave the house) because I have SO much to do that I hate giving up my 8 hours for a boat ride ... but within 15 minutes of being on the water, all that anger, frustration, whatever it is (sense of responsibilities??!) just fades away ... uh huh. It is really good for me to do it ... of course, come Saturday night/Sunday morning, everything is STILL there waiting to be dealt with ;-) but that's ok! I had bought 3 lbs of good lunch meat for this purpose but Hubby NOW wants to cook on the grill while out ... so I grabbed a few chicken sausages from the freezer and a package of buns (freezer) to take along. Will also take some frozen grapes, apple treats and a small bag of chips. Using What We Have ...

Will empty out the 2 ice makers for the cooler on the boat. This will annoy Hubby but I get even more annoyed that we spend MONEY on ice when we have 2 ice makers (one is a commercial grade so it makes lots of ice) ... they should replenish throughout the day, I'd think!

I need to fund my cash envelopes for the balance of the month, including entertainment. Halloween is on a Friday this year and well, I LOVE Halloween! We used to do the Shooter's Halloween party but I think this year Paul & Young Ron have relocated to Bokampers (still within walking distance) ... and that's where we will be. I need to fund $200 for the next 2 weeks of groceries and $100 for dining out and $100 for entertainment/bar hopping. Those last 2 categories will be saved for Halloween night.

At Whole Foods, I had picked up 12 cups of Stonyfield Greek yogurt as they were on sale for $1 each ... I asked the cashier at check out if they were eligible for the case discount (10%) ... she said yes, so that knocked each one down to 90 cents each. Not a HUGE difference, but 10 cents is 10 cents at the end of the day!  I need to remember this in the future. One of the girls that lives down the street (a familiar face dog walker) is a manager at that store and I need to remember to pick her brain next time I'm getting my dog fix with her baby ;-)

Put $50 worth of gas in the Hemi ... gave me almost a full tank (and I was low with the dinging sound and flashing light on the dashboard). Glad to see the gas prices are falling, just wish the premium grade would fall faster!

Ate every meal from home, all 7 breakfast, lunches AND dinners this past week. Believe me, Thursday I was begging Hubby to take me out ... good for him for being too tired and not wanting to go. We ate the leftover taco meat that night as I just had no motivation to cook.

I need to get back on the advance food prep on Sunday. It really helps A LOT for dinners during the week.

Got the American Express bill. See the $99 gym charge for the additional training I am NOT using. The guilt factor hit me hard. Add to that the visual I still have of me in the dressing room a few weeks ago and I really need to get my butt in gear and just do the classes. Granted, the one really really hurt me but that's my own fault for saying I can do it! Yup, you sure can, but not quite at that intensity, not just yet!

Ok, gotta run ... need to load up the cooler and get my bikini on ... chubby old lady or not, I still sport one, like it or not!

Looking forward to sharing over at Money Propeller and The Prudent Homemaker! Go check them both out!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pumpkin Pancakes - Grain Free

*It's October and time for the annual pilgrimage of pumpkin recipes ... so here's a re-post of one from last year!

I can't believe it's FALL ... I mean seriously, where has the YEAR gone already?

I have a confession ... I'm not a big pumpkin lover ... sure, I'll eat them yummy pumpkin bars with the creamy cheese frosting slathered all over the top ... but other than that, no thank you, very much.

Until I made this recipe last September when Hubby was traveling ... and I had made it a few times since then ... but it's been a little while now ... so in honor of FALL arriving, I am re posting the recipe and making this as part of the Sunday morning breakfast for Sonny Boy before he heads back home ...

The original recipe is from the Practical Paleo cookbook.


I've been picking up the pumpkin at ALDIS because it's 99 cents a can and it's all pumpkin ...



Oh ... I just remembered, it's time for Pumpkin head beer (and the newest one we tried, UFO Pumpkin Beer) ... and really, I know it's not "pumpkin" so to speak, but still...it gets my FALL vote!

Ok, so here's how I did it ... you want the real recipe? You will have to buy the book ... this is real close though!

3 eggs, lightly whisked, I used 3 because mine are extra large Costco size eggs :)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs maple syrup
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 pinch of ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbs melted butter

Ready?

Whisk eggs so they are broken down and add in pumpkin, vanilla and syrup. Whisk til mixed well and add in dry ingredients along with melted butter, whisk til all incorporated



Grease a skillet and heat over medium heat. Scoop mix out using 1/4 cup measure and allow to cook til a few bubbles appear on surface, flip and continue cooking til done, just like regular pancakes.

Serve with a dab of butter and some sliced bananas on the side. Or just overwhelm the plate with bananas :)



This was good. Hubby most likely will think it's too egg-ish but I like it. I think Sonny Boy will like too since he's gotten into the more healthier eating too (requested I get more coconut oil and almond butter for him)

My first time making these, I had a few issues ... started out with the teflon griddle and a little butter ...




I switched out to my super cool non stick pan with LOTS of butter for round 2 which is how I got 4 PERFECT cakes ...



Do you like FALL and are you even ready for the switch from Summer to Fall? How about pumpkin? Yea or Nay?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

An Apple Treat

The kids are back in school, it's fall time AND Honey Crisp Apples are making their annual appearance ... yahoo!!

This is a GREAT snack to offer up to the kids, family, friends, even strangers!  I have not been able to eat an apple any other way since trying this the first time and I make this at least 4 times each month ...

Having a brunch (or in my house, just a bunch of people leftover from the previous night)? Serve up some apples!

Need a healthy snack? Serve up some apples!

Seriously. These are so yummy ... all the "kids" (who are in their early 20's) and adults (my friends, 40s/50s) love these things!

So here you go, a repost of the original post from a while ago ... go ahead, give it a try!


I had this pinned for a little while and kept thinking, I need to give this a try ... I mean, heck, it's super easy and sounds GOOD, so what took me so long?


Them apples are called Pink Lady ... 

The thought of cutting up the apples into these thin slices.

Yes.

I have one of them apple corer/slicer thingys ... AT WORK. See, when I turned my boss on to Honey Crisps (it was the LEAST I could do for him) I sort of donated my apple slicer/corer thingy to the office ...

So finally, I stopped at got me another one the other day. $9.99. Forgot my stupid Bed Bath & Beyond 20% off coupon ... but I also found out I can take the receipt back with the coupon and they will give me 20% back ... excellent!



A few days later, I was still looking at the apples I had picked up earlier in the week and said, I need to just make this... and, um, YES, you should too! It's good ... and well, heck, loaded with vitamin C and all natural ingredients ... SCORE!!




All you need is TWO apple (or ONE would do if you wanted, but really, you will WISH you had two!), ONE medium size lemon (I had Costco sized, so I used half) and ONE orange (I had a smallish orange).

Slice the apple as thin as you can. Place apple in a sealable bowl. TIP: Use glass if possible, makes them so much colder.




Juice lemon and orange into small bowl or measuring cup and then pour directly over the apple slices. I've got one of these gadgets that works great on lemons and limes, and even smaller oranges.



Pretty nifty ... do yourself a favor and buy the metal one, skip the cheaper plastic one ...

cool gadget, make sure you put cut side down in the bowl part. Hubby still forgets!


juiced and ready

a few lemon seeds caught!



Toss the container in the fridge for an hour or so (you can go longer, I did)

Eat. Enjoy. BE PREPARED TO SHARE if someone takes a slice to taste ... ahem, that would be the boss :-)



Seriously, this is really really, REALLY good ... even my finicky receptionist who will eat nothing but her own home prepared food tried these and said "wow" ... I made this 4 days in a row last week to take to work and now I'm thinking these may be making an appearance at some poolside parties this summer!

Yes, the lemon and orange juice keep the apples from turning brown ... beautiful! 

Enjoy!!

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