300 a Month, Menu, & Goals

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Where oh where does the time go, I can’t believe it is already the middle of June. Although I am ready for June to be done, I am pretty sure it is the busiest month of the year around here.

Joleen turned 21 the other day (seems like yesterday she was 1) we had a surprise dinner for her at a local Mexican Food place. It was a lot of fun and she was very surprised, 5 uncles and their families, two cousins and their families, plus a couple friends so there was several people.

This weekend we will do a big Family dinner here for Father’s day, My Dads, Joleen, Katie, and two nephews Birthdays. After the dinner some of the girl’s friends will come over and we will have a 2nd party. So I am busy trying to get the yard and house ready.

300 a Month

I spent a lot this week, Pineapples, Mangos, Cheese and, Raspberries were all on sale so I got enough to put in the freezer for the rest of the year. I also got two rotisserie chickens that were marked down to 3.48 each for a whole chicken I will take the meat off and make stock out of the bones, some frozen chicken, salad stuff, green beans, grapefruits, eggs, turkey lunch meat, sour cream and bananas.   

I spent 155.50 so add this to the 95.58 for the month for a total of 251.08 which leaves me with 48.92 for the month. Add that to the year’s total of 1356.14 + 155.50 for 1511.64 spent for the year, so I have 2088.36 left for the year.



I got 7 quarts of dog food, 20 half pints of strawberry puree/ syrup, canned, 8 gallon bags of strawberries in the freezer, Yogurt started, a gallon bag of meatballs in the freezer.Made bread and a peach cobbler. This next week I will get the pineapples, raspberries, and mangoes in the freezer, I would like to get more dog food canned but with trying to get ready for the party I don’t know if I will get the dog food done.

Sewing table,

Once again I didn’t even get to sit down to it, I still need to mend Joleen’s pants.

Fiber arts,

I was gifted 4 ½ large bags of wool (super excited about that). I only have about 5 rows left on Katie’s afghan to finish that I have to get done this week so I can give it to her for her Birthday.


This is where I have spent most of my time, Got most all of the garden put in. I am redoing the back yard play area for the kids, I am adding a lot of different things, super excited to get it all done I think they are going to love it. I did get a little done in the front still have a lot more to go. I redid the walk way to the back yard I laid ground cover and cover it with mulch. Got a lot of flowers planted. I want to have all the back yard (play area, side walk, and patio) by this week end for the party. Will have pictures as soon as it is all done.


As I mentioned before we really haven’t had a set schedule this summer yet. After I get the party over with I am going to try and plan a weekly theme, and do things related to these.



  1. Cream of Wheat
  2. French toast
  3. Cheese omelet
  4. Oats
  5. Pancakes

To these I will add toast or fruit.


  1. Mac & Cheese
  2. Pizzas
  3. Chicken Potato Soup
  4. Grilled Cheese
  5. Mac & Tomato

To these I will add  fruit, crackers, or something as a side dish.

Andy will have leftovers from the night before.


  1. Tacos
  2. Pork Chops
  3. Swiss steak
  4. Stroganoff
  5. Cheeseburger soup

To these I will add a vegetable or appropriate side. One weekend night we will have leftovers.

Kids Snacks

  1. cereal
  2. Applesauce
  3. Fruit
  4. Graham Crackers
  5. Popsicles

Andy’s snacks

  1. Bannana Cream Pie
  2. Peach Cobbler

Andy takes a snack to work every day (breakfast) to eat at break.

So what are your goals for the week?


Have a great week.