This Week’s Menu, February 11, 2018


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Menu for the week of February 11, 2018

Breakfast: Waffles
Early Dinner: Soup

Breakfast: Bagels with a schmear
Early Dinner: Baked chicken and roasted veggies

Breakfast: Leftover waffles
Early Dinner: Leftover soup

Breakfast: Migas (recipe)
Early Dinner: Skillet lasagna

Breakfast: Sausage and eggs
Early Dinner: Cheeseburgers

Breakfast: Toast and juice
Early Dinner: Beef fajitas

Breakfast: Homemade egg McMuffin
Early Dinner: Buffalo wings and salad

I can’t believe it, we ended our No Spend Month on January 31st. 11 days into the new month and we still aren’t spending money–other than food and gas. Part of the reason is with this flu scare, we’d just as soon stay home. I have ordered a couple of things online, but I had some credit banked on Amazon so it still cost me nothing.

It’s gotten cold again too. It’s not the kind of weather for frolicking outdoors. I really hope that flu dies off soon. So many people have died from it already. It’s scary.

Are you taking any extra precautions?


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  1. Congrats on doing so well with your budget freeze! I think it’s a marvelous habit to get into any time during the year. To steal a little of your idea I’m having no market-shopping weeks, which forces me to use up the food in the freezer.

    I skipped our annual art festival because of this year’s flu. With 250K people funneling through it over two days chances of infection seemed high. I might do the same with the annual quilt festival, or go later in the day when there are fewer attendees. I hate to miss it as it’s the only one I go to every year, but health is more important than the hobby.

    • Lynn: Yup. This is not the time to be in crowded enclosed spaces. That’s just asking for trouble. I find myself constantly washing my hands and watching what I touch.

      I’m sorry you’re missing your festivals, but it’s the smart choice under the circumstances. Hope you get to go later in the year.

  2. Maria happy to hear the “no spend month” worked and at 11 days into February it is continuing to work using “credits earned” instead of charging something on a credit card.

    Our preparation of staying home only applies to Mom and myself since my other half still works. Around the 16th or so of January we were infected because said other half brought Type A flu home and gave it to us both, he already had the virus full blown but since he had other issues at the same time blew off the body aches and pains thinking it was that.

    Too many have died from that cotton picking flu and so glad we were not one of those unlucky souls.

    By the end of January we had all gotten better of course but since the cedar count keeps creeping higher in our area Mom and I are still having sinus problems and a dry hacking cough from the drainage that just won’t dry up.

    I am hoping that at some point the weather makes up it’s blooming mind and either stays cold or warm because it is hard to get better when one is unable to regulate a constant temp inside or outside thanks to Mother Nature.

    • Jackie: Oh, Jackie, that’s awful. You and your mom of all people can’t afford to get sick. I’m glad you recovered.

      re: cedar
      I never used to be affected by cedar, but alas, the body has decided it is now allergic to it. Arizona is starting to look better. 🙂

      • Recovered well actually Maria but it was scary for me for a few days as Mom just got so much sicker than Karl or myself was afraid she was getting pneumonia.

        Now she and I are sick of the cedar based sinus problems we just cannot shake. I agree about the allergy not affecting us either until these last few years, now it is every year without fail giving us both sinus infections that just never seem to clear up before getting one again. Arizona is not even a possibility for us, living and dying in Texas has always been the plan.

  3. Angela Brown

    Three cheers on doing so well with your No Spending. With a trip to a ranch in Bandera, TX planned for spring break, the kiddo and I are having to tighten a few things as well regarding the whole spending money thing.

    As for the flu, I keep hand sanitizer in my purse, keep tissues at my desk, and Clorox wipes nearby. The kiddo and I both got the flu shot this year. With this strain that is going around, there’s very little comfort that the shot we got protects us from it. The darn virus keeps mutating and strengthening each season.

    • Angela: Hope it’s not a crowded affair.

      I was depressed because we had planned to go to the Mother Earth News Fair in Belton, but my brother called and asked if he could visit. I said yes before I realized it was the same weekend as the fair. In the end it was probably for the best because it is so crowded.

      Maybe next year.

      Have fun at the ranch. Do a blog post on what you did there.

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