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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pantry & Freezer Storage Menu Nov. 5-11, 2012

This is a another tight week with appointments nearly every day & one I didn't even expect but if I want my insurance to continue paying for my 3 x's/week visiting nurses and the wound vac to continue I have to add in another visit to the Cleveland Clinic on top of a visit to the neurology clinic @ Akron Children's for my son plus his 2 therapy sessions later this week on top of my nurses appointments. I had hopes of stopping off in Medina on my way home from Akron to pick up a small school desk one of my online homeschooler co-op members offering- we will see....

So each meal has to be fast, easy and bc of the extra gas, co-pays, and parking fees needed this week nearly FREE. To achieve this I am trying to live out of the pantry and freezer storage I have built up & I am utilizing my crock pot to make each meal stress free!
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Sorry this won't be very adventurous, just basic stuff, but nutritious and tasty, we have to find ways to save money to make this happen. 

It was so embarrassing last week when we met with my atty and we had to borrow money for the parking, all the parking garages and lots in down town Cleveland apparently are CASH only, and with hurricane Sandy causing all kinds of power outages it was crazy downtown last week. WE have to keep a tight reign this week!

You can tell just from a few paragraphs from this post alone
I have A LOT going on in my life
  • my son's health issues,
  • applying for programs regarding my son's health situations
  • my health issues, 
  • legal issues we are dealing with, 
  • stupid insurance, 
  • homeschooling a precocious preschooler,

... Menu planning gives me 
ONE LESS thing 
I have to worry about...

On to the Menu:

Breakfast Options:
Scrambled Eggs, Toast Points, Hot Cereal, Waffles, Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage Gravy & Biscuits, Cold Cereal, Fruit, Smoothies, Kiefer, Veggie & Fruit Juices

Lunch Choices:                                 Side Selections:
Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches,  Cottage Cheese       Crackers
Chicken Nuggets,                                                  Fruit                        Cheese cubes
Peanut butter & Jelly Sandwiches,                    Veggie Chips           Carrot sticks & Dippings 
Pizzawiches,                                                            Rice Pudding          Raisins
Cheese, Cracker & Veggie Plate                           Nuts                        Applesauce
Crab Cakes                                                              Buttered Noodles    Steamed Broccoli 
Black Bean Burgers                                               Grilled Asparagus & Humus

Supper Offerings:

Crock Pot Chicken Paprikash w/Egg Noodles, & Fried Cabbage

Chicken Enchiladas, Salsa Rice, & Refried Black Beans

Crock Pot Barb-B-Q Pork , Boiled Buttered Potatoes, Super Sweet Corn Nibblets, & Home made Coleslaw  

Crock Pot Brown Sugar Chicken, Penne Aglio Et Olio,  & Grilled Asparagus

Stromboli, bread sticks, Pepperoni & Smoked Provolone Rolls, & Roasted Zucchini, Mushrooms, Red Pepper, and Yellow Squash

Creamy Mushroom Pot Roast, Smashed Potaotes, Roasted Summer Sweet Corn On the Cob   

Baked Pasta, Spinach Salad, Garlic Crescent Rolls, &  Steamed Buttered Cauliflower

Fruit, Keifer, Smoothies, Veggie & Fruit Juice Mocktails, Citrus Water Essences, Milk, Cheese & Veggie Plates, Cracker Munchie Plate, Rice Pudding, Raisins, Nuts, Granola, Pop Tarts, Cold Cereal, Cheesey Crackers, Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Applesauce, Hummus and Carrots, & Laughing Cow and Triscuits Woven Wheat Crackers. 

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  1. Wow, I am impressed with all of your options! :)

  2. LOL, ty, I had to live out of pantry this week, our food budget was like $20 this week, so thankfully I had been stockpiling the freezer with meals, SANe (Some Assembly Needed) Meals, Lunch time offerings, Had a windfall of eggs to use up... u get the idea...

    Now the trick is getting the kids to eat the healthier options, funny that @ the end of the day when all you have is healthier options, & they have snubbed their noses all day long that grilled asparagus looks better to them at supper...LOL!