Menus

This morning finds me sitting here

Week 2, and I’m still going strong with my new year’s resolution!

I got my laptop, cookbooks, morning coffee <with Italian sweet cream; not my favorite but I got to drink it up so I can try/get another one>, and my breakfast which consists of whole wheat toast w/ butter and cinnamon. Lately I’m in a “Try putting cinnamon on it” phase. J Oh, and my cell phone for good measure.

I decided to start creating a menu this year for plenty of reasons-

  1. It will help me with my grocery shopping so:
    1. I’m not buying access things we don’t need to spend the money on
    2. And it will organize my shopping so everything I buy WILL <hopefully!> get used in the week; especially thinking of fresh items here.
  2. So I won’t be standing in my kitchen at 4pm and wondering out loud to myself, “Self, what are we going to make for supper!!!” <true scene>

    Can I get a witness!?

  3. And we would like to start budgeting our money and monitoring our spendings more tightly. This includes keeping all HEB receipts…
  4. And, I’ve been inspired by a book I’m reading right now, Marital Bliss With A Kiss of Reality by Michele Beachy and Christy Smucker. <To learn more click here>

     

    ♣   For some help from ya’ll, I found 2lbs of ground turkey in my freezer… <I’m thinking I bought it my mistake thinking it was hamburger or it was part of our newly wed grocery shower gifts>… and I’m not sure what to do with it…

    Any suggestions? ? ?

    Leave a comment!

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7 thoughts on “Menus

  1. Hey lady,
    Love to read your updates. The “can I get a witness” made me laugh. And believe it or not that still happens at our house after 10+ years of making meals. 🙂 I’m into the couponing thing … definetely a hobby but sure helps with our budget too. 🙂
    about the ground turkey? use it like ground beef and feel healthy. 🙂
    have a fun day. You inspire me to make menu’s for the week.
    Joann (kauffman)

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  2. I use Ground Turkey all the time. Don’t even buy hamburger. You can use it for anything that you would use hamburger for. Make turkey burgers. Make spagetti. Make . . . anything you would use hamburger for. Taste’s a bit different then hamburger, but it’s healthier. And you just inspired me to start doing menu’s again. Sigh. It’s so much more fun to be impulsive about it. I know I cook better when I plan ahead, though.

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  3. Oooh! I’d like to think I bought the ground turkey thinking I was being all healthy! Bummer! I just revealed my ignorance a little bit here!

    Joann – Thanks for the reminder on coupons! We don’t get a newspaper so I tend to forget they exist! I have heard about coupons.com though…

    Lucy – You’re good a being impulsive! Making menus had made me feel much more organized mentally. It’s like a sigh of relief right now. Especially with getting ready to go back to school and knowing that I”m gonna be much busier and need help in the cooking department

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  4. Here’s a good ground turkey burger recipe that we like.

    Skinless Ground Turkey burgers
    1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 egg
    1/2 c. bread crumbs
    1 tsp. salt
    1/8 tsp. pepper
    1/4 c. ketchup
    mix ingredients and form into patties and place in a shallow baking dish. mix the following ingredients to make a sauce and spread over the patties.
    3 tbsp. brown sugar
    1/2 tsp. dry mustard
    1/4 c. ketchup

    bake at 350 for 1 hour

    I like to use turkey burger because it’s healthier. Sometimes I use half beef and half turkey.
    I would love if you would post your menus. 🙂

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    1. Wow! Thanks for the recipe 🙂 I’ll have to try it! It looks like it’s small enough for the 2 of us too!
      As far as posting menus. . . well. . . that would be really exposing! They are nothing great.
      But since I have a request now. . . 🙂

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  5. I like the picture, and I’d want to see menus, too. Ours are never great, either, and it’s always nice to get new ideas when you’re uninspired.

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