Friday, June 18, 2010

Food On Fridays ~ let's talk about food

Today is Food On Fridays carnival over at Ann Kroeker's blog.  I had so many food related blog posts this week, that I figured it would be easier to link them all here before linking to Food on Fridays....

I started off this week talking about my struggles with menu planning in the past weeks.  I was even considering skipping planning a menu this week since I was having such a difficult time making a plan and sticking with it. 

I decided to not give up and tried again.  So far, I'm doing pretty good.  There's going to be a slight change in the plan for tonight, though.  I had planned Applesauce Chicken, but forgot that starting with frozen chicken is best.  Since I already thawed the chicken, I'll make something else with that tonight.  And I'll make the Applesauce Chicken tomorrow night or possibly Sunday night. 

The extra chicken meal this week, means that something else will be dropped from the plan.  Looking at what I have left on my list, I'm guessing we'll skip the grilled cheese sandwiches.  Works out great since I don't have enough cheese in the lunch meat bin.  Grace and I  had grilled cheese the other day for lunch and Joe used up some cheese on his hamburgers.  Also, I've been giving Grace a slice with her lunch or dinner.  So we went through 1/2 lb. of cheese really fast this week!  And since we already had Crunchy Tuna Salad sandwiches for dinner last night, we don't really need another "sandwich dinner" this week.  I'll serve tonight's chicken with the leftover pasta salad and macaroni salad, just like I planned to do with the grilled cheese sandwiches.  So, that wasn't too much of a change. 

Earlier in the week, I shared pictures of Grace's Sweet Shoppe Birthday party.  We had a candy buffet set up for the kids (and adults) to help themselves to some sweet treats!  I tried to include some vintage penny candy to make it fun for the adults!  What's your favorite "penny candy"? 

In my post about a FREE redbox movie rental (valid 6/21 only), I talked about movie candy.  What movie is complete without a box of Raisinets?  Or Twizzlers?  Or Snowcaps?  Or.....? 

Okay, so I guess you are realizing that I am a junk food junkie!  That secret was bound to come out sooner or later.  :)  But I do like some healthy stuff too!  Especially, when coupons are involved!  Head over to my Cheerios post to find out where to sign up to get 4 coupons for $1 off Cheerios...and to enter to win a FREE box.  This is all part of their Begin with your Heart program. 

Whew!  Now I'm hungry!  Off to grab a yogurt and fix Grace some breakfast! 

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