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Meals/Meal Planning and an unexpected $75

June 29th, 2014 at 12:00 am

I just opened a checking account to accompany the joint household account that I have at a bank with my husband. My first direct deposit went in yesterday & I guess that they were running a special, because they gave me a 'Direct Deposit Bonus' of $75! That money goes to the Christmas Fund!

Anyway, DH went to the grocery store & I went to the Farmer's market after work. We are pretty much set for the week! I forgot to get an ingredient for sloppy joe, but will pick that up tomorrow.

Last night, we had random stuff from the kitchen. This morning, I made scrambled eggs and hash browns.

We did have lunch out with a friend, but lunch was on him as we'd done him a favor. Yummy!

When we came home, I took pork chops out of the fridge, threw chicken in the crockpot and made shredded barbeque chicken, made a side of pasta salad and made meatloaf muffins.

DH grilled the pork chops for dinner & I made baked potatoes. He also grilled chicken to be used for salads for work lunches.

I packaged the muffins into 3rds. 1 pack went in the fridge & 2 into the freezer. I split the BBQ chicken in half - half to fridge & half to freezer.

The Pasta salad is going to a friend's for lunch at their house. We are going to meet their new daughter!

We now have easy to make/put together meals for the week!

3 Responses to “Meals/Meal Planning and an unexpected $75”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    It is great that you are planning your meals...planning is the key so you don't get tempted to eat out or pick up something. You are being smart.

  2. snafu Says:

    Yeah for meal planning and 'batch' cooking with microwave defrosts as fast as you can make a salad. I don't let myself walk into the grocery without a list as it's annoying to miss a needed ingredient. So easy with cell phone, when you use the last______open the last container of __________ , easy peasy to note it in your free app. I'm impressed DH willingly goes grocery shopping, I get nervous with DH in a grocery store as he buys stuff I've never heard of lol.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Nice surprise bonus!

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