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Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - December 20, 2010

Emelie and I were just talking about how shocked, yes shocked, that this Saturday is Christmas. I'm mostly ready, so it's not a stressed out state of shock. Just more like "Ummmm, isn't it still October?"

Last Friday night our Small Group Bible Study met at Pizza Hut and then toured the Frankfort park lights. An incredible display and worth the drive from anywhere in Central Indiana. We were challenging the fire codes at Pizza Hut with 56 people - 38 were our children all 14 and younger. Those poor folks couldn't keep up with all the hungry boys emptying the buffet quicker than they could fill it! I need to send them a Thank You note in hopes they let us come back next year!!

Here's a quick and yummy dish that we enjoyed for dinner last night. On the table in only 20 minutes!

Pasta Carbonara

3 cups uncooked tube pasta
6 bacon strips, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/4 cups milk
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels. In the drippings, saute garlic until tender. Add the milk, cream cheese and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and bacon; heat through. Drain pasta; toss with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Stumpf Notes: I used a 1 lb. box of pasta with the same amount of sauce. Probably not as rich, but still yummy and it fed all of us. I also threw in a handful of frozen peas when sauteing the garlic.

We'll do school a couple days this week then prepare for our Christmas festivities. This week we'll be enjoying:

Monday - Tortellini Alfredo

Tuesday - Carrot Pancakes

Wednesday - Pinto Bean Casserole (family favorite)

Thursday - Tamale Pie (family favorite)

Friday (Christmas Eve) - Cheeseburger Soup (This is sooooo good! It's our tradition to have it after going to see lights every Christmas Eve.)

Saturday Christmas Feast! 

Our menus for last year can be found at our website. Breakfast menu is here; lunch menu is here.

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