Frugal Fun: Kid’s Bowl Free-ALL SUMMER!!

I was super excited about the kids bowl free program last year, and GREAT NEWS- it’s back again this year.  Registration opens March 23, 2010 and you can sign on the website for them to email you a reminder.  Also last year’s program gave you the ability to add the parents on for the whole summer for about $30 or $35 dollars.  Great family activity to keep everyone having fun and cool in the nice air conditioning!!

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My Husband Rocks Friday!!

So before I tell you all about why my husband rocks this Friday first I have to start with an explanation- so you can really get why he rocks.  Two years ago my DH (which does mean dear and not the other word some of you may be thinking) bought me my own laptop so at night we could sit together and watch T.V. and play on our laptops (he already had one he sat on at night) I was hiding out in our room (where the normal computer was at the time) and both because he knew I really wanted a laptop and because he wanted to spend more time with me he bought me a laptop.  I was super excited and happy.  Well about six months later my not knowing better I killed the laptop, I left it sitting on the couch and it got too hot (did I mention it was July!!) and it fried to death.  Shortly after he did buy another laptop to let me use- intending to resell it for extra cash, I broke that one the same way.  At thus point it was explained to me what I was doing to these laptops and I felt terrible I wasted so much money on these machines and I broke them due to carelessness.  So for a while I did without a laptop (mind you we still have the desktop.)  Well this past summer while i was pregnant and he was at his dad’s house his brother got a new laptop and DH brought me home the old one to keep.  He recently mentioned selling my used laptop for extra cash since we didn’t need two, I reluctantly agreed.  So today he sold my laptop, he left for a while do to a computer job and came home with a laptop that he bought brand new just for me!!  As I speak to all of you I am typing away on my new laptop which I solemnly sweat to never set on the couch!!  Hunny I love you— and you ROCK as a husband!!!

Super Saturday? Maybe.

So it’s been a while since ya’ll have heard from me, my house has been sick–countinually. First everyone had this bad cold that turned into upper respiratory infections. Then we all got better, thank GOD, and then we went to a fast food play place to go play and the next day starting with the 2 year old boy we all got the flu. It’s been a week everyone but my DH has caught the flu, my DH came to bed last night and said “oh no, I really don’t feel good.” About 20 minutes later he was in the bathroom loosing his dinner. I feel so bad for him, I can’t do anything to help him other then keep the kids from bugging him. There is a ton of stuff I wanted to do today, so I am left frustrated and confused as to if I should bother. GRR!!! Well either way here is my list:

Clip, toss, organize coupons (I have a small laundry basket full-it’s needs to be used for laundry)
Meijer Shopping (now I get to take all 3 with me!!)
Clean my Office (I have been avoiding this all month)
Freezer Inventory (I really don’t know what’s in there anymore, and I need to make room)
Freezer Cooking Plan’s (which is why I need to make room) Breakfast’s/Chicken/Beef
Blog about my day!!

My Husband Rocks Friday… a day late!!

My house is full of germs!! We have all had colds/upper respitory infections for two weeks. Well Thursday night my 2 year old DS got the flu!! It is now Saturday morning and we know the 4 year old DD has it and the baby might also have it. Well Friday before my husband went to work knowing I was going to have a rough day taking care of all three kids while one is very sick and needy, he went to the store to get me batteries for the baby’s swing. The baby loves his swing he sleeps in it most of the day, without the swing he insists on being held 24/7 and with two other kids that is difficult plus one being sick. My sweet husband knew I was going to have a rough day and he also wasn’t feeling good, but wanted to try to make my day a little easier went to the store and god batteries for me so I wouldn’t have to suffer a crying baby all day (or drag out all three kids) My husband Rocks for thinking of all the little things to help me!!! He loves me so much, and is a very big help as a husband I am ever so blessed!!

Menu Planning Monday

We had to skip last week because we have all been sick–we are still all sick. However I ended up eating out 3 times in the past week and we can’t have that it’s not healthy but it’s also NOT in the budget.

Lunches
Monday: Grilled Cheese
Tuesday: PBJ
Wednesday: Mini Pizza’s (on bagels with sauce and cheese)
Thursday: Fruit and Cheese
Friday: hot dogs and brocoli
Saturday: leftovers

Dinners
Monday: Steak, Salad, and sweet potato
Tuesday: Spagehetti Parmesan, bread, and salad
Wednesday: Pizza Roll (from macombmoneysavers.com site)
Thursday: Sausage in cresent’s with mac and cheese
Friday: soup
Saturday: popcorn chicken and fries

Now I am sure if you read over my menu your thinking, and she was complaining about out to eat not being healthy?? But you know what nothing here is fried, everything is baked. So we still aren’t eating the best but for us-for my family this is a vast improvement.

Freezer Cooking!!

I am so excited to say that that I am freezer cooking!! I tried freezer cooking two years ago and it turned out really bad so I gave up on it. Well for several reason’s our budget is very tight, stress on the very. Our family normally eats out several times a week, and we just can’t afford it anymore. Plus I’m sure you already know from the presvous statement, our health isn’t great and sadly that means we are teaching these habbits to our children-which we don’t want to do. So I decided I really needed to give freezer cooking another try since I also can’t afford to buy a million freezer meals from the store (which is fine cuz they are not healthy either.) Earlier this week I made 3 chicken pot pie’s- one was for dinner and the other two are now in the freezer. Tonight I made six pounds of meat into 30 mini meatloaf’s, individual portion size’s that way they can be taken out and microwaved as needed. Next up I plan to make chicken, I bought 15lb’s of chicken yesturday (and still have 5 in the freezer) I am trying to decide what I should make with all this chicken. Share any idea’s if you have them. I’ll post when I do the chicken and I’ll also post as I use the frozen meals to let ya’ll know how they turned out.

My Husband Rocks Friday!!

My Husband Rocks Friday is a chance for me to share with the world yet another reason why my husband rocks! We (like most of the US right now) have been buried in snow this past week and all sick also, my lovely husband has not complained about having to go to work in this terrible weather or that he’s been sick and miserable like the rest of us. He has even shoveled the drive way numerous times, and cleared off my mini van each morning in case I have to take the kids somewhere (ya know school, doctors, grocery store). And that is why my husband Rocks!!