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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of September 22, 2014

    The last couple of weeks have been crazy hot, to the point where I didn’t turn on the oven at all. {Thankfully, I can bake in my toaster oven!} The next week is supposed to be cooler, so maybe I will be able to bake extra and freeze some goodies. I’d also like to get some meals in the freezer so that some nights can be super easy. And, I realize I need to use my slow cooker more too!

    I promised Jan an update on last week’s Cauliflower Fried Rice: It looked fantastic, but I wouldn’t say it tasted good. It was definitely edible, but we didn’t save the leftovers for the next day’s lunch, like we usually do, which says a lot.

    So here’s what I’m thinking for this week:

    Monday – Dinner out {girls’ night for me, boys’ night for the hubby and sons}

    Tuesday – Mac & Cheese, some kind of vegetable

    Wednesday – Bean & Cheese Enchiladas {I’ll make two or three meals’ worth and freeze the extras!}

    Thursday – Roast Cooker Shredded Beef {I’m going to get a big roast to make sure there are lots of leftovers}, Baked Potatoes, Garlic Bread, and some other kind of veggie

    Friday – Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms, maybe some fruit or a fruit-y dessert

    Saturday – Dinner out {I’ve been asked to bring vegetables, so I’ll roast some cauliflower and I’m also thinking I’ll make this meatless polenta entree as a side dish}

    Sunday – Leftovers

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Evening Roundup: Free Bloomin’ Onion, Sensodyne deal & More

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    – New printable coupon for $0.35/1 FLAV-R-PAC or WESTPAC Product

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    Review and Giveaway: Good Cheap Eats by Jessica Fisher

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    Review of Good Cheap Eats - chieffamilyofficer.com

    I’ve been a big fan of Jessica Fisher for a number of years now – she’s smart, practical, funny, and seems like someone I could easily be friends if only she lived down the street instead of in San Diego. You might know her as the voice behind the popular blogs Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats. She’s also written a couple of cookbooks, and I’m thrilled to have been asked to review her latest cookbook, Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less.

    The book is just what it sounds like – full of recipes for delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals. Jessica promises that every meal in the book feeds a family of four for $10 or less, and there are over 70 two- and three-course meals with 200 recipes, including:

    • Tortellini-Chickpea Pasta Salad, page 268
    • Classic Sauteed Peppers and Onions, page 166
    • Monkey Salad, page 249 {there’s no monkeys in it, but they might like to eat it!}
    • Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup, page 284
    • Garlic Herb Soft Pretzels, page 286 and 287
    • Poor Man’s Caesar Salad, page 294
    • MinTea, page 297
    • Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies, page 299 (recipe here)

    I made the Skillet Poached Eggs with Spinach (page 246) and Oaty Maple Breakfast Cake (page 248) for dinner, although I couldn’t make the Monkey Salad that’s part of the menu since it has cashews and we avoid all nuts. My husband and I really liked the eggs and spinach, while the kids both had second helpings of the maple breakfast cake (which I had for breakfast the next day!). I loved how easily the recipes came together. And of course, like all of Jessica’s recipes, the ingredients were easily found and the directions were clear and easy to follow.

    Even more than I love the delicious recipes and menus, however, I love the 100+ tips she sprinkles throughout the book like little treasures. For example, I never thought to freeze dollops of yogurt on a baking sheet to preserve them before they go bad, and then to use them for baking and smoothies – that’s just brilliant! And so Jessica. So are these suggestions:

    Good Cheap Eats tips - chieffamilyofficer.com

    Good Cheap Eats is a great book not just for families, but for anyone who could use some great recipes for great food while also learning some basic frugal-living tips.

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