We had a wonderful time up in the mountains with my family over the weekend. We are so blessed to live an hour away from the mountains and a couple of hours from the coast- both places that we love to visit.
It snowed almost the whole time we were there and we enjoyed snowshoing through the fresh snow and watching the kids sled. There was a beautiful view of the lake too, which we could see the storms come in across.
Our daughter sculpted this cute little dog from the snow on Saturday morning and he guarded us the rest of the weekend from the balcony of the cabin. Totally made me smile every time I looked at him.
So now we’re back to a regular week, with about a week and a half left of the month. A month in which we’re eating from our pantry (for the most part – buying mostly produce, dairy and such) in order to get “back in the black” from a very red November and December.
Will we make it? I shopped this last week which provided us with fresh items that should last us through the end of the month. It left a little over $12 in the food budget. We will need milk, and maybe eggs…
I think it’s doable, don’t you?
Monday- Roasted chicken, potatoes, and vegetables; green salad
Tuesday- Muffin tin meatloaves, barley pilaf, sauteed green beans, chopped salad
Thursday- Spaghetti Feed for our Life Group: we’re providing the spaghetti- made with Roasted Tomato Sauce, of course!
Friday- Baked salmon, brown rice pilaf, steamed broccoli
Saturday- Hamburgers on Quick and Tender Homemade buns, oven fries, carrots
Sunday- Baked ham (bought during the holiday sales!), slow-cooker scalloped potatoes, Baked Grated Carrots, salad