Monday, February 22, 2010

What's Cookin'

This week's menu:

Mon~Marianted steak with onion, potato wedges, spinach, carrots
Tues~BLT melts, salad
Wed~Sloppy joes with homemade buns, chips, carrots
Thurs~Chicken pot pie, applesauce
Fri~Ham and cheese turnovers, corn, applesauce
Sat~Breakfast for dinner
Sun~Beef stew, bread

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Walgreen's Customer Service

I stopped by Walgreen's 3x this week to get some of their Huggies which were on sale with a $3 RR. They were out every time I went in, so the 4th time, I called first and they were still out and I was told they weren't getting any more in this week. So I shot an email to customer service on stating my concern and the next morning the manager of my Walgreen's called me! I totally thought it was a shot in the dark to try and send an email, but he called and apologized and said the clerk was misinformed and that they had Huggies diapers on the shelves now. He even held two packages at the photo counter for me so that I could come pick them up whenever I was ready. Now that's great customer service!

Side note: Do not take husband into store when you are doing multiple transactions with coupons and RRs. He becomes frustrated and embarrassed of his wife. :-) But still happy deep inside that I'm saving him money!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

3 Boys In a Crib (or How Daddy Keeps the Boys Warm After Their Baths)

First boy out of the tub...
2 boys out of the tub...

3 boys out of the tub!

Happy brothers!

BBQ meatballs

I absolutely love the Pioneer Woman's website! This is what I'm making tonight. I was reading her recipe index this morning and salivating. I hope to try this soon. I would highly recommend any recipe on her website. Picture of tonight's dinner posted soon!

First, a couple of hams...
with the king of the hams...

and the leftovers from some of the best meatballs I've ever made.

My Two Babies

My two babies. Andrew was napping, Joel was done with his nap, and I don't think Noah napped!

Joel brings this hat up to me so I put it on and he still had it on a few minutes later.

Something he has never done before. I have found the other two boys sleeping in different places, but never Joel. Today he seemed really quiet so I went to check on him and he had fallen asleep in his pack n play. I put him to bed and he slept for almost 3 hours! Go Joel!

What a sweetie!

Monday, February 08, 2010

What's Cookin'

Mon~Oven-baked burritos , salad
Tues~Ranchero black and white beans with ham, carrots
Wed~Worcestshire chicken, potatoes, green beans
Thurs~Pancakes, bacon, fruit
Fri~ Kids get mac and cheese, mom and dad are going to Mol's couple's night out
Sat~Sesame pork tenderloin, wild rice or potatoes, veggie saute, something delicious for dessert (we're having friends for dinner)
Sun~Veggie beef soup, bread

Friday, February 05, 2010

Kraft Cheese coupon

I was able to print two more $1 off 2 Kraft cheese coupons here this morning. Use these this week at Meijer to get 4 8 oz. bricks of cheese for $3.34. Some of you are probably wondering what we do with all this cheese. It gets eaten, believe me. :-)

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Cookies=Happy Boy

The instigator...

the eater...
the two culprits together.
I asked Andrew to give Joel a cookie and he gave Joel three cookies! Joel thought it was wonderful! I did take one away from him. :-)

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

My Meijer Deals

*Kraft Cheese
On sale 3/$5, when you buy 3, you automatically get $1 off. I had two coupons for $1 off 2, so I bought 4 bricks. Total: $3.34 for 2 lbs of cheese

*Nabisco Wheat Thins
On sale for $1.88. I bought 3 boxes and used Meijer Mealbox coupon for $1/3 and will save my receipt for the Kraft/Nabisco Rebate. I still have to buy 3 more boxes of crackers or cookies to reach my total, but I have until June 30. Total: $4.64 for 3

*Eckridge hot dogs
On sale for $1.25 each. Used Meijer Mealbox coupon for $1/3. Total: $2.75 for 3

*Philadelphia cream cheese
On sale for $1.25 each. Used $1/3 from Meijer Mealbox. Total: $2.75 for 3

*I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
On sale for $1.50, used $1 off coupon. Total: 50 cents

*Aunt Millie's Healthy Goodness Whole Grain White Bread
Buy 1 loaf, get 2 free. Total: $2 for 3 loaves

Monday, February 01, 2010

Ultrasound and Birthday

No pics, but thought I would give an update. Last week on my birthday I had an ultrasound (I am 21 weeks) and everything looked good! They couldn't see everything so I have to have another one the beginning of March, and also my glucose test. I'm trying to be really good before my glucose test because I do not want to have gestational diabetes again like I did with Noah, but its really difficult! Self-control is definitely something I have to work on. :-)
So, Chris told me he had taken the day off for my birthday and there was a restaurant in Newaygo he wanted to take me to. So after the ultrasound, we drove up to Newaygo. The whole way there, I'm thinking, This had better be a really good restaurant since we're driving so far away! We pulled up to this place called The Shack where there were only like 3 cars in the parking lot. Chris goes in to see where the restaurant was and comes out with a room key! He had surprised me by arranging babysitters and keeping it a total secret from me. I was blown away! It was a great birthday surprise. I would highly recommend going to The Shack. It was very comfy and the bedtime banana splits can't be beat. :-)
I came home to happy kids and a clean house thanks to my sisters-in-law. It was one of my best birthday memories and I am so thankful to Chris for arranging it all and surprising me!

What's Cookin'

Tonight we had meatball hoagies (which were excellent!) with spinach salad.
Here's the rest of the week:
Tues~Orange chicken, rice, corn, salad
Wed~Eggs and toast (don't think Chris will be home)
Thurs~Tacos, salad, chips and salsa
Fri~Cousin's Night Out-I have to bring a dessert and was thinking of making cheesecake.
Sat~Frozen pizza, salad
Sun~Beef Vegetable soup, bread