Feb 23 2009

Menu for the week of 2/23

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I haven’t posted a meal plan in ages! I don’t know what order we’ll be eating these meals, but here’s what’s likely to be on our dinner plates this week. Breakfasts will be oatmeal or cold cereal. Lunches are leftovers, simple sandwiches, etc. I plan to freeze much of our leftover taco soup to add to my dwindling freezer stash.

I think this is the first post-partum week in which I’m actually intending to cook most of our meals, rather than pull something out of the freezer. These are still super-easy dishes, and with time, I might start stepping up my game a little.

  • Grilled cheese, spinach. We sometimes make our grilled cheese sandwiches with Velveeta, but our favorite way is to put a little cream cheese (try the chive flavor!) on the bread and then a slice of provalone. Then, prepare as normal. It’s delicious!
  • Taco soup
  • Bowtie pasta with sausage and tomatoes
  • Salmon with a veggie salad and potato. Last time we had salmon, I used this recipe, but I might just herb it up instead of making a sauce.
  • Chicken tenders and mashed potatoes
  • Spaghetti with meatballs – I’ve been taking the easy way out and I’ve been using frozen pre-cooked meatballs from Sam’s Club.

Head over to Orgjunkie to see more meal plans. Need more inspiration? I’ve been loving $5 Dinners and Meal Planning Mommies!


Feb 19 2009

Start your taxes now, because…

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I’m glad I started the process of filing our taxes this week. Turns out, there’s an error on Shane’s W2. One box has some numbers transposed. Lovely.

We need to get a corrected W2 and such. I hope it doesn’t take long! I want my refund already.

I’m glad I didn’t wait until the last minute before seeing this mistake. That would have been even more hassle.

Have you started your taxes yet?

Edited: I found out why the W2 was funny. Turns out, Pennsylvania doesn’t recognize bus passes as deductible (or something) and I guess the federal does? Shane gets his bus pass through work and the cost is deducted from his paycheck. Who knows. I guess I can forge ahead with our taxes!



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