Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Edition

Christmas has really creeped up on me this year. I knew that with Christmas Eve being on a Friday, our usual shopping day, I probably will not make it to the grocery store before the big events. I didn't have a whole lot of extra money to put towards holiday food. I ended up spending about $65 before tax, which I think is pretty good. That being said, I found myself wishing that I had about half of the next 8-10 weeks budget available to me so I could stock up on non-perishables and send my husband to the store once a week for perishables until we have this baby. I'm having a VERY hard time keeping up with the duties of my normal life. Adding Christmas on top of it has just about done me in!

For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I'll be making a new broccoli cheese rice recipe, Red Hot Jello and a birthday cake for Jesus. As far as the rest of the week is concerned, I think I'll make Chicken and Rice at some point and also Mexican Crockpot Chicken. We'll fill in the gaps with turkey sandwiches, bagels and cream cheese, fresh fruit, etc.


  1. Sounds yummy, I remember sending the dh shopping it always cost more but not having to leave the house after a baby it was worth it.

  2. I have a simple recipe to share. It's my 14 year olds favorite right now.....course that could chagne tomorrow!!! I small package chicken breasts, 1 can rotel and 1/2 package taco seasoning. Throw in crockpot and cook til chicken is done. One daughter loves it on a tortilla and the other likes it plain!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    JRFrugalMom from
    Frugality Is Free