This Weeks Menu
With the kids in school now for a few weeks we have had so many things going on! Add to that list both littles being sick and you have a recipe for disaster when it comes to effectively planning meals. I tend to rely more on soups and stews when there is more than one sick little in the house. Soups and stews, if made with loads of veggies, can really speed along the healing process. I have several on the menu this week along with other quick to make meals. Loading up on fruits and veggies can also keep the mom from catching the littles ickies!
Meal #1 Chicken soup with rice
Meal #2 Asian chicken with brocolli and rice
Meal #3 Tostadas with beans, ground beef, lettuce, tomato, and cheese
Meal #4 Beef stew with potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, and lima beans, I like to add ketchup in the littles
Meal #5 Beef roast with sweet potatoes and cauliflower
Meal #6 Leftovers
The littles have really been taking the same things over and over when it comes to their school lunches. I have found they are liking bagels, peanut butter and jelly, sun nut butter and jelly, boiled eggs, fresh or canned fruit, carrots with ranch, snack crackers, pretzels, apple sauce squeeze pouches, and yogurt. This makes for really easily prep the night before. Keeping ingredients on hand to make quick lunches and snacks means the littles get nutritious food for lunch and can avoid the lunch lines at school!
Getting out of debt update!
So a while back I posted that we were working to get out of debt. There have been setbacks for sure! I have continued with a savings plan and allotting a specific amount every 2 weeks to go straight to savings and I have to tell you that it is nice to see that amount growing. That being said, we haven’t made as much progress as I would have liked in paying down the debt. When I talk about debt I am not referring to a mortgage! I am referring to things like credit cards and student loan debt. These are the most common types of debt that a lot of people struggle with.
There is one thing that you can start doing to begin your journey of getting out of debt and it is quite simple. Do not add to the debt you currently have! It is really one of the best ways to begin to pay off debt! This sounds like something everyone should already know. I have seen individuals struggling to pay just the minimum on their revolving credit cards yet still charging every month! Lock the cards up somewhere; in a safe, in the freezer in a container of water, in a safety deposit box, anywhere but where you can access them quickly. Once you stop charging the payments you make will really start to chip away at the balances.
As far as our journey, I will be posting some progress updates as soon as there has been progress I promise! I have seen a lot of other posts online and people have actually set a date to be debt free and I might have to look into a realistic date for us. I am hoping with a more clear goal in front of us we will be able to have something tangible to focus on!