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Week 35 Menu Plan - Using What We Have

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Entering Week 11 of the Unemployment Adventures. NOW things are starting to get a little exciting around here ... might just be because the vacation is over and now reality is setting in?

Anyways ... it's back to me & Hubby for the most part at dinner ... occasionally Princess will show up, but she is generally working evenings. This means I can pretty much plan whatever we want to eat!

So.

Grocery shopping wasn't over the top this past week ... Publix one day for $25, another day for $30, and then Costco for $400 (but I had paper products, cleaning supplies, etc.) and then Aldis fro $50. Ok. So it was a lot, afterall.

Hubby is still on the quest to clean the freezers. I really wanted to get at least one organized over the weekend, but that didn't happen ... maybe this weekend coming up (3 day weekend!)

Here's what we got planned:

Sunday - turned into a lazy evening and we ended up eating leftovers, and black cherry frozen yogurt.

Monday - Tuna salad in baby romai…

Costco Time!

I tried to get Hubby to go with me on Friday night after I got off work.

He declined. I told him it would be F U N.

Apparently we have different ideas of what fun on a Friday night really are. Not to mention, he was working on the boat and I was still at the office when I called him at 7pm.

So here it is, 11:15 and I'm typing up my Costco trip and he's in the kitchen putting the chicken and spinach from dinner away. Hmm...I think I see a slight reversal in the household roles going on :-)

I was instructed to GO TO COSTCO but to make sure nothing came home that needed put in the freezers since Hubby is bound and determined to clear the freezers out ... I admit it, they need it! So I had my handy dandy list and off I went at 7:15 pm on a Friday, ALONE ...

Here's how it panned out:

2 containers of peanut butter filled pretzel bites $7.69 each (one is for the office and I 'could' get reimbursed if I asked)
1 pkg of "oh yeah" protein bars $17.99. These are H…

Week 34 Menu Plan - Using What We Have

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We are finally back from our two week road trip ... what a blast Hubby and I had! I think it's what we both needed ...

All I can say is I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK TO NASHVILLE!!!!! But it is so good to be back home!

Sonny Boy headed back to Orlando for school. So we can get back to the real way of eating (seafood stuff) ... AND we are now entering week 10 of the unemployment adventures. I will need to really crack down on spending as that great city we stayed in for 3 days was a little on the expensive side. (well, it wouldn't have been, EXCEPT we did quite a bit of bar hopping) ... so I need to try and be conservative with the grocery shopping. Of course, I have NO idea what's in the freezers and pantry as I told Sonny Boy to grab anything and everything he desired to take back with him ... but do know that we have some snapper, shrimp and mahi mahi ... and since we are now in Week 10 of the Unemployment Phase, I am very focused on using what we have ...

So here's…

Stuffed Peppers - Philly Cheesesteak Style

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These are everything and more ... I promise!




Hubby has requested I do this again ... he liked that they were flavorful and healthy ... only requested that I cook the peppers more next time (they were firm and crunchy still)

It's pretty easy ... and now I want to make them AGAIN ... but need to find an alternative to the roast beef.  I figured this recipe, that fed the two of us for dinner only, cost about, oh, $11 or so. Yeah. Not frugal whatsoever. My latest quest is to find a roast beef recipe that will have the same characteristics as deli roast beef ... wish me luck and offer up any suggestions you might have!

So here we go ...

2 larger green peppers, cut in half and de-seeded
12 oz or so of roast beef, cut into thin strips
8 slices of provolone cheese
1 large sweet onion, thin sliced
1 pkg of mushrooms, sliced.
1 clove of garlic, minced

Saute the shrooms, onions and garlic for about 20 minutes, season with salt and pepper.



While these are cooking, toss the peppers in the oven and allow…