Menu Plan Monday

>> Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday: Pork Roast with a garlic herb wine marinade

Tuesday: Homemade lasagna from a freezer cooking on Sunday

Wednesday: Tilapia

Thursday: Pork Chops

Friday: Tacos

Note: I had a successful freezer cooking day on Sunday. I made and froze:

4 Party sized lasagna {great for unexpected company}
4 Party sized Penne noodles with homemade sauce topped with Provolone {also great for unexpected company}
5 packages seasoned ground beef


Mrs. Field's New Referral Program

>> Friday, August 27, 2010

Mrs. Field's has a new  referral program.
  Refer email addresses and you could get FREE cookies.
  Check it out here for all the details!  
If you decide to sign up, please send me your email first and I will send you a referral! 
Thank you!!!



Welcome to our new blog!
This blog will be collaboration between my husband and me. We both really enjoy cooking & baking whenever possible and try to always cook from scratch (with work, a 2 hour a day commute and a family, I do sometimes cheat!). I look forward to posting my hits and misses and I hope you will interact with us! Which bring me to my first question posed to my new friends…

As we will be doing a freezer cooking day this weekend, I would love to know YOUR favorite tried and true freezer recipes! Hope to hear from you!!!


Win a Blog Design!


Enter to win a new blog design over at Sevin Family! Look at how great her blog looks. That is the style I really like. Classy & clean! She is really skilled and I would LOVE to win a blog makeover for this blog! 


About Me

>> Tuesday, August 24, 2010

About me:

I am a married, a mom, nd work full time.We are very close. I saw a family motto on someone else’s blog (I wish I could give credit, but I cannot remember who’s blog) that best describes my feelings on my home and family:

No empty chairs.
Little Man:

PhotobucketHow this all got started:

He is the light of my life! I am probably like most of you, where I want “things” but have no “extra” money. Our circumstances may just be different. My husband and I both work for a Fortune 500 company that has also been listed on Fortune’s Best Places to Work, repeatedly. Due to the economic crisis, those who didn’t lose their jobs in layoffs were forced to take pay cuts, lose merit increases, stop of profit sharing, and no bonuses.

We were forced to change the way we lived in order to pay for basic necessities.


A friend came into work and said she saw a program on TV where someone went shopping and got her groceries close to free. Well, that’s all I need to hear and I researched. We started couponing to make our dollar stretch. We learned quickly that we can save a lot and sometimes get everything almost free! It helps us out and helps my kids out.

Crafts & Home Decor:


I want to challenge you like I do myself. When you go to a store, look at how something is made. Think to yourself, is this something I can copy? This way of thinking can be applied to a lot of items. Clothing, furniture, crafts, etc.



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