We live in a world of small families where most houses are built to house 5 people, parking spots are designed for compact cars, and it seems most families are living on two incomes. Managing our home, finances and just getting around all looks a bit different for a family with more than 2 kids! Join me as I share how our family of 10 lives the large family way in a small family world.
Well, its the last week of December. Is your refrigerator full of leftovers? Your budget on empty? It seems that no matter how well we plan, things come up and December seems to be the month that busts our budgets. January is the month for setting goals and getting back on track! This week leading up to January and the new year I'll be doing a pantry challenge (trying to cook with what I have and buying as little as possible this week). Keep reading for the challenge that will start next week and the giveaway!
With my fridge full of not only Christmas leftovers, but a weeks worth of leftovers from wonderful meals that some awesome friends have been delivering this week we may not have to cook all week!
Our Menu for the week (I've filled in some of the meals, and I'll update the rest throughout the week)
Breakfast- Pie/Christmas desert (this is a tradition in our house, the morning after the big holiday we feast on leftover desert!)
Lunch- Christmas Leftovers/sandwiches
Breakfast- We still have plenty of left over Christmas goodies/breakfast!
Lunch- Yep, still left overs!
Breakfast- Umm, I think we over did the goodies! We're still working on them!
Dinner- Sausages, vegetables (found in the freezer, I'll steam them), bread
Breakfast- Baked Oatmeal
Dinner-Pasta and meatballs and salad
Dinner- Family Movie Night! Homemade Pizza with whatever toppings we have around, salad. I'll make homemade microwave carmel corn tonight too!
Last year I was given the book Family Feasts for $75 a Week and really enjoyed it. I learned some great new tips for keeping my budget down and some wonderful new recipes as well. So...
For the challenge I'm going to try to stick as close to $75 a week as I can for our family of 9 in the month of January. I'll blog about my weekly shopping and my menu plan to keep myself accountable ;)
I'm wondering if anyone wants to join me in this challenge? Would you be interested in doing a link up if I put one up?