Monday, June 30, 2014

Menu Plan Monday - June 30, 2014

We are eating what is on hand in the cabinet. Sounds odd, but it feels like we having nothing to eat even though our cabinets and freezer have lots in them. Might be easier if I just plan the meals and then pick which day we eat what based on what we are doing. Visit to see TONS of blogs who participate in Menu Plan Monday.

Pictured above is a Trader Joe's Chili Lime Chicken Burger, YUM!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Things I Ate This Week on Weight Watchers

In no particular order here are some of the things that I ate this week.

I roll my eyes when people say that Weight Watchers is too restrictive. Really? Cause I eat WHATEVER I want in moderation. I switch my usual ingredients for better versions, like Baked Tostitos instead of the regular kind. I eat carbs, I eat out, and I'm down 50 pounds.

Didn't hit my menu plan exactly, but that's okay. :)

  • Baked Tostitos (3p+ for 16)
  • Tostitos Queso (1 p+ for 2 T x 2)
  • Grilled onions (free)
  • Lean beef (2p+)
  • Salsa (free)
  • Taco seasoning
  • Corn (2p+)
  • McAlister's Chicken and Dumplings and Pot Roast Spud from the Pick 2 Menu (Bargain at $6.99!)

  • Ate Hazel's cereal one morning, 1 c Fruit Loops (3p+) plus 1/2 c whole milk (2p+)

  • BLT was 9p+
  • Honey BBQ Chicken (6p+, recipe link on my Menu Plan Monday post) plus a MOUNTAIN of scalloped potatoes (13p+)

  • One day I PIGGED OUT and didn't want to overdo dinner. Made this veggie soup with organic veggies. 1p+ because I added a potato to the pot.

  • Per the kids request, we had this twice this week. Mmmmmm YUM! Knorr Pasta Sides Fettuccini Alfredo (6p+) plus grilled chicken breast (2p+).
Yep, it was a week of DELISHIOUSNESS and this is only shows one of my meals each day.

Friday, June 27, 2014

$2 Kids Art Class and .99 Kids Meals at McAlister's

So we went to the $2 kids art class and made frogs, then we went to McAlister's for lunch. They have .99 kids meals! My kids had never been there, and we didn't realize they'd come with chips, so we thought we were ordering two .99 items, not two .99 MEALS! Was YUMMY!

This was mine... Caleb stole my crackers and 1/2 my chicken and dumplings. Was 16p+ BEFORE the little food thief got his nacho covered fingers on it. :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Free Kids Books at Barnes and Noble

We went to Barnes & Noble today and saw these summer reading journals. When your kids read 8 books they get to pick 1 free from the list. Our store had a little display. We filled them out on the spot, because WE LIVE at the library and knew of more than 8 books they had each read already this summer. We left with FREE BOOKS!
I HEART free books! You can also click here for the official site and to print out a reading journal before you go.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

50 Pound Loss with Weight Watchers

HAPPY DANCE! Hit 50 pounds lost. I started on October 1, 2013 and it's been 8-9 months. Feels slow, especially when the skinny girls lose 4-5 pounds a week, but I never ever thought I would lose 50 pounds EVER so I am a happy girl!

I remind myself all the time that it's better to have a slower journey than no journey, and it's a marathon not a sprint.

50 pounds! 5-0! :) :) :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Menu Plan Monday & Kitchen Baskets - June 23, 2014

It's been FOREVER, like YEARS so I participated in Menu Plan Monday over at so this post is bringing back Monday morning memories. :)

First, look at my ADORABLE cabinet baskets I bought at Dollar Tree. They had them in all different colors, but the green matched my kitchen. I bought 7, and when I get home from the store I put the items for individual meals into them. What's for dinner? I grab a basket and everything I need to feel the fam is right there. CUTE and simple!

I tried to add Weight Watchers plus points in. These are based on what I use. I get 35 points a day, plus 49 weeklies. I usually pick a veggie based on how I feel at the moment and we have that as a side.

Lunch: BLTs. I'm trying so hard to like lettuce and tomato. (9p+)
Dinner: BBQ Chicken in the Crock Pot (7p+)

Tuesday is Weight Watchers weigh in day. So far I'm down 49, hoping for the BIG 50! After I weigh in it is cheat day, so not too concerned about using weeklies.
Lunch: McAlister's Pick 2 (22p+)
Dinner: Chicken Alfredo (20p+)

Wednesday is Skating Day! I have free skating passes for the local rink.
Lunch: Grilled Cheese and Soup (12p+)
Dinner: Baked Potato Bar (10p+)

Lunch: Subs (15p+)
Dinner: Layered Taco Salad (14p+)

Friday we have FROG CLASS at Michael's. They have $2 kids art classes on Mon, Wed, and Fri, and this Friday the theme is FROGS.
Lunch: Picnic in the park!(10p+ for a sandwich and chips)
Dinner: Fajitas (10p+)

Lunch: Hamburger Helper (12p+)
Dinner: Sandwiches (10p+)

Lunch: Chicken Alfredo (20p+ I know it's on here twice, but my kids BEG for it and it is easy peasy using the pre-packed stuff)
Dinner: Baked Potato Bar (10p+)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mike's Mancrush Aaron Lewis at Billy Bob's Texas

Mike's wildest fantasies came true. It was okay lol.
I sat there sipping tequila sunrise while he drooled. He was in Heaven. in 2001 Aaron Lewis was our guy. Mike let me borrow his Staind CD and it spoke to us. Mike is still a fan, but I just can't get into his country music.
Was a good time though. A bit of a crazy night compared to our normal vanilla stay at home parenting night. Oh, and we got free beer. :)