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Updates on our homeschooling family with ten children, a handful of chickens, a couple horses, three bunnies, and six cats. Visit our website at PeacefulHome.net


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, January 3, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - January 3, 2011

Like it or not, we're back in the swing of things. That alarm sounded pretty cruel this morning. Back to school, work, and routine. OK, enough of the pity party.

Over the weekend we whipped up one of our family's favorite soups. It's quick and fairly economical. Best of all it's very warm and yummy on a cold evening!

Sausage Stroganoff Soup
1 package (12 ounces) brown-and-serve sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 garlic clove, minced
1 package (4.9 ounces) scalloped potatoes
3 cups water
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 cup half-and-half cream
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Paprika, optional

In a large saucepan, cook sausage and garlic until sausage is lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Stir in the contents of the potato and sauce packets. Add water, broth and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 14-16 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Stir in the cream, sour cream and mustard; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Stumpf Notes: We doubled this recipe which gave up some lunch leftovers. We omitted the mushrooms (no fungus-lovers here!). Instead of the half & half, I used 1 cup of milk and 1/3 cup of dry milk whisked together. When I need some chicken broth quick, I use "Better than Bullion." It can be found at Walmart next to the little foil cubes that my children have been known to try to pass off as candy to each other!

This week we'll be enjoying:

Monday -
Baked Spaghetti

Tuesday (Bryan night meeting) - Breakfast Pie

Wednesday (AWANA) - Chicken Patty Sandwiches, Chips

Thursday (Homeschool group, karate)- Mexican Casserole

Friday (Bible Study) - BIG pot of Spaghetti & Meatballs

Saturday Pinto Beans, Mac & Cheese, Cornbread
Our menus for past years can be found at our website. Breakfast menu is here; lunch menu is here.

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1 comment:

  1. I made this soup tonight- yum! We omitted the mushrooms - none of the kids are fungi lovers either. I might have cut down on the liquid - I would have liked it a bit thicker - but either way it was fantastic, I too took your milk/dry milk combo to cut down calories as well as not having to buy heavy cream! Thanks!