Monday, October 8, 2012

Menu Monday

It's been a busy few weeks at our house and I haven't had the time to come check in.   We knew the day was fast approaching that our oldest would get his license so we've been car shopping for a few months. The plan was to hand down our sturdy reliable Volvo to our driving kids and then Mama gets a new car!  Woohoo!  Our budget was super tight because we weren't going to go the traditional finance route.  But we finally found a great deal with low miles and the ability to seat all six of us if we need to.  It's the first car we've bought since 2001!  We like to use 'em up around here.  So now we are a family of three cars and three drivers.   

Our second oldest just started Drivers Ed this week too and by March we'll be a four driver family They will share the Volvo  to get them to work and college classes next fall. 

In the meantime we've been chopping wood and getting the house ready for winter.  We've also been working on our budget to incorporate increased expenses with another car and new drivers.  And of course working on fall menu plans. 

Here's what's cooking this week. 


Oatmeal, fruit, or  Crumb Topped Banana Muffins,


Easy Way Lasagna
TGIF's Black Bean Soup
Shepherds Pie
Egg Salad Sandwiches
Stir Fry
Leftover Buffet

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