Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bullet Point Sunday and a Menu for Monday

I am copying b.e.g.'s post from last week in keeping with the bullet point post. Thanks, b.e.g.!

*I totally went "coupon shopping" yesterday and got a lot of stuff. Victoria's Secret panties 7/$25, New York and Company 30% off, Old Navy 10 % off, plus all their cute a** shirts were $4! (I got 13 shirts for 87$). This was necessary since I just had a baby and have muffin top and must hide it. Don't tell husband about the shopping.
*We are starting Weight Watchers this week.
*Emma got totally spoiled by her grandparents this weekend-her Granny FeFe brought her sooo many clothes! This is her crib, full of the clothing.
*I heart my "Chile's Salsa" recipe-that is better than Chile's. No offense Chile's.

*Today is the first day I have had to really grocery shop and menu plan since Emma has been born. Yikes-the fridge looks like it's been on restriction. I have to go to he** (Walmart) to grocery shop-GUN.NOW.
OK, here is the Chile's Salsa recipe (Edwards style)-cause I know my mom will ask for it.
1 14.5 oz can mild Rotel
1 14.5 oz can whole tomatoes (plus the juice)
1 jalapeno-diced-I seed it-the first time I made it I didn't, and it was hot as he**
1/2 yellow or sweet onion, diced
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp sugar
some cilantro (probably about 4 sprigs) chopped-we have this growing outside thanks to my dad
1 lime-juiced
In food processor, place jalapeno and onion and process for a few seconds-to "dice" it. Add both cans of tomatoes, salt, sugar, cumin, cilantro, and lime juice. Process all ingredients on pulse until well blended. Do not puree. Place in covered container and chill. Serve with your favorite chips!
I love the blue corn Tostitos, but they are sooo not lowfat. Now that we are on WW, we will be eating baked or fat free Tostitos. This salsa would be good on top of chicken or anything else that needs some flavor.
Finally, as started by Mrs. Newlywed, here is my Menu Monday for the week. I know it's not Monday, but I roll out on Sundays with my planning and shopping.
Monday-Beef and Sausage Kabobs with Veggies and Rice
Tuesday-Neely's Chicken Salad with Broccoli and Yellow Rice
Wednesday-Spicy Bean and Cheese Burritos with baked chips and Chile's salsa
Thursday-Poppyseed Chicken with Brown Rice and salad (friend may come over and bring dinner, so this is already made and frozen)
Friday-Thursday's dinner if friend comes, if not, Ranchero Onion Burgers* with vegetable medley (broccoli/carrots/snap peas) and green beans

*Ranchero Onion Burgers (from Incredibly Easy Weeknight Meals)
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 C salsa (we will use homemade Chile's style)
1/2 C shredded monterey jack cheese
1 1/3 C French's onions-divided
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Combine beef, salsa, cheese, 3/4 C onions, garlic powder and pepper in large bowl. Shape into 4 patties. Grill 10 minutes over medium heat, turning once. Garnish with additional salsa and top with remaining 2/3 C onions.
We also add some cheese to the top-and we don't use buns. This is very healthy if you use lean ground beef and serve with vegetables. Yum!

BartMatchmaker trying to make a match and thinking his mother is a lunatic-
What? You know you do things like this to your dogs too!

Peace people, I am off to hellWalmart.
Also, I have tried 229 times to space this post out and it's not working! Rah! Sorry that it looks like it's 2 miles long.


  1. Oh wow, serious shopping lady! I am kind of jealous! Like, really jealous! I will have to save your salsa recipe, my husband and I loveee salsa and chips with some beer!

    Menu Monday looks great & good luck with WW this week!! :) Let me know if you need anything via email!

  2. Your coupon shopping is seriously inspiring!

    They do the Monday Menu plan as well! I also have a couple of coupon saving sites that always have great deals and some of them of for Moms and have tons of children coupons! My dog feels your dogs pain!

  4. I would like individual pictures of the new clothes!
    Also thanks for the recipe cause I was gonna ask for that too!
    BArty pictures are hysterical!

  5. Awesome shopping! Let's see pictures of the purchases!

    Your salsa recipe sounds's always sooo much better than canned stuff! I'll be posting my menu monday today - good luck with yours! :)


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