Monday, August 29, 2011

Dinner on a Budget

Today I have decided to give you all and insight to my culinary expertise.  With a family of 6 we tend to eat on a budget most of time.

Tristan my oldest is the pickiest child I have ever meet, he does not eat red meat or meat of any type unless it is chicken or fish crazy IKR.

I decided that tonight to make Baked Spaghetti, lets face it normal spaghetti just get boring there's only so many ways that you can dress it up.

This is so simple and makes more then enough

whats needed

10-13 inch pan
Frying pan
Soup pan
Cookie sheet


1 lb Hamburger
1 green pepper
1 small onion
Garlic powder
2 16 oz jars of sauce
6 TBS Sugar
1 can mushrooms
4 cups mozzarella
Garlic bread or sticks

Preheat oven to 400 Prep time 1hr

You'll need to boil your water add some salt to keep the noodles from sticking together.  Get your frying pan heated up add the 1 lb of hamburger and garlic powder to your liking.

Add Onion and Green pepper to meat and brown Once cooked drain well place back in pan add sauce mushrooms and sugar Simmer.

Once noodles are done drain add butter to keep from sticking together.

Place line layer of sauce tot he bottom of the 10/13 pan then add a layer of noodles then another dose of sauce then rest of the noodles then the rest of sauce.  Cover with foil and back for 30 min..

While waiting you can always do like me and fold some much needed laundry, Give a bath or two, Clip some coupons my new favorite love.  Learning to live on a budget =0)

OK now take the dish out of the oven remove the foil and cover with the 4 cups of cheese more or lees for your liking.  Place back in the oven for 10 min.

OK now what else can we do with the spare time, maybe cut up a salad Oh wait that is not on the list but feel to add or alter as you wish.

Times up take it out let it set for a few

Does that not look amazing and it taste AMAZING  too !!!!

I like to take the time now to bake some bread sticks to add to this BUDGET MEAL

ENJOY I know I will!!!!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just 1 of those days (If your a MAN this aint for you)

This is not a blog for most just you tired over worked mommies out there.  It seems that there is never enough time in the day or enough of me to go around and today has been no exception to that.

I am one of the many moms out there that work a full 40 with a small commute, only to start my second job that last for 16 hrs.  The weekends are another story there is no down time.

I am a bit OCD about my house being clean and admit that I bring it on myself but I do have what most would consider to be help.... HAHAHAHA do you hear the sarcasm YEP I do

So this has been my Sunday.....

Hubby did the 3 dishes that were in the sink to be done carried the laundry baskets down to the basement and oh yeah that was he contributions thus far and its 8pm so I am gonna say he is done. Here is what has transpired since

My day has been cooking cleaning and laundry not to mention during this down time for hubby he says to me the kids need baths REALLY REALLY

I am so mad that I could scream

Why do men seem so detached from the things that we do on a daily bases

I know this is a question asked by most but when is my off day when do I get to just sit and do nothing

This is why I have not been able to blog since July and the only reason I found time then was cause I just detached myself from what I knew needed to be done and maybe that is what I need to do more often...........