January 30, 2011

January Daily: 30

Jon and I had a busy weekend. We headed up North to spend time with Jon's brother and some of his friends. It was nice just relaxing and catching up with what is happening back home. Sometimes it is nice to just go an hour away from home just to get away and be with family and close friends.

Then this morning Jon and I headed to see his dad and my mom. We headed back home around 2 this afternoon. We picked up our quarter of our cow. I am so excited to start cooking with ground beef again.

I started to plan what we were eating for the week and planned my grocery list. I spent a little more than I thought I would this week but that is ok. I did have a gift card to lower the price as well. So that helped. I ended up spending around $74.00 this week. Not bad for a whole month we only spent $129.00 on groceries. I think that has been my best so far. I had budgeted $50.00 a week to equal $200.00 for a month. So I am under budget. YEAH!!! For once!

For dinner tonight I made Orange-Chicken Rice Bowl from Kraft. It was tasty. Jon is taking the rest to work tomorrow for lunch. Tonight was the first time that I boiled a bag of rice. In the past I would have used the microwave but since ours does not work I had to buy the ones that you can boil in a bag.

Here is our weekly menu for dinners this week. You can also find the menu in my tabs at the top called "Meals this Week". I am going to try to post new recipes that I find to try out and if anyone wants to know where they are from please feel free to contact me. I will try to include a link but in case I forget just leave a comment.

Well it is almost time for Jon and my show to come on The Wild Within on the Travel Channel. I hope that everyone had a good weekend!