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I am a momma of 6 :) I have one grand-daughter who is 2 and a half and one who is 9 months!!...my youngest son is 6 months younger than the older one and 1 year older than the baby :) We homeschool and we are always on the go! I like to joke and say we are "addicted to chaos"! Long story short - we are parents of kiddos every age imaginable (almost) and like everyone else...We're learning as we go along! Thank the Lord...He's forgiving and LOVING - 'cause we're truly undeserving of all the wonderful gifts He's given to us!

Friday, November 4, 2011

for us....the economy = beans and rice!! :) How 'bout you?

Well - the economy. Hmmmmmmmm. BLAH!

How are you doing?

Are you preparing for tough(er) times? Are you already prepared?
Do you store up extras? Shop sales?
I was extreem couponing for awhile - but they never have coupons for what we REALLY need - fruit, veggies, meats etc...usually it's on extra stuff that we can do without.

Lately I have been PINCHING pennys and have been making all our breakfasts/lunches ahead on the weekend.
Last weekend I made 2 doz egg burritos.
4 doz blueberry muffins
20 twice baked potatoes
24 mini pot-pies
12 cheese & bacon biscuits
24 cheese cornbread muffins (to go with soup cause...well they're DRY! cough sputter!)
24 fruit and yougart roll ups (which I thought would NOT go over - but evidently the little ones LOVE them!)
Waffles and pancakes (to pop into the toaster in the mornings)
and...... I think that's about it.
This weekend I'm hoping to make up some apple cider carmel muffins (YUM!)
and go shopping for a few thermos containers so the guys can take soup or beans & rice to work.

I haven't gotten to where I make dinners ahead of time....but I can't tell you HOW lovely it is to just go to the freezer in the morning and not be RUSHED or feeling guilty for having cold cereal AGAIN and wishing I could be a better mom. (that mom guilt is something else huh?!)

Do you cook ahead? Buy in bulk?
Have any great ideas?

Ya know....I was so proud of myself - I had pre-bought about 25 pounds of rice (because it was on sale!!) and then last night I noticed it has meal bugs in all of it. :*( WAAAHHHHH!!! Some days I feel like I'm moving backwards on family preparedness stuff!

I look forward to hearing about your ideas!

With all my heart -


  1. yum rice and beans, we makes ours spicy and the kids love it!!!

  2. Hey darlin', This Ozark Farm Chick is just helpin' Grammy Girlfriend out.

    Now, push the furniture back and do a big old happy dance here...you won over at her place.


    Yep, to contact her with your address email her at annah99@aol.com to collect your beautiful ornaments sweetie!!!


    God bless ya from the happy hills and hollers of the windy Missouri Ponderosa!

  3. Oh BTW: I so cook in bulk, my family calls me the 'Freeze Queen'!

    It all began when I was teachin' and learned I could freeze the entrees ahead. When I returned home all I had to do is add a baked potato and toss a salad and wha~la!!! It was soooo easy I've just continued it.

    Pop over to my place if ya get a chance... I'm hostin' a giveaway and love to have you enter!

  4. Oh honey, I've got that economic belt reigned all the way 'till it hurts 'in'!

    I just wanted to thank you for droppin' by with your sweet comment and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride!!!

    God bless and in the words of that wild and crazy Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now....ya hear!!!" :o)

    Have a great day sweetie!

  5. I'm so sorry, it's me again. Teresa over at Grammy Girlfriend just contacted me and said she never got an email from you with your address so she can send you the ornament giveaway you won over at her place.

    Her blog is.. http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com

    Her email is...annah99@aol.com

    She wants to send you your goodies ASAP

    Have a great evenin' sweetie!