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A mom to 12 kids tries to feed her megafamily with today's prices on yesterday's budget. A place to keep track and talk about the budget, menus, shopping lists and recipes with an occassional rant thrown in.

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Latest Blog Posts for Growlies for the Gang

  • Going grocery shopping tomorrow
    on Sep 27, 2012 in Musing
    Things have been tight around here lately so grocery shopping has been very planned.   I've been thinking back on my old shopping trips and lists...wondering how much more it costs then in previous years.    So this week I'm hoping to...
  • Banana Bread
    on Jun 30, 2012 in Bread B
    Cream together1 cup butter 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 4 eggs  24 oz overripe bananas  (4 2/3 cups)Add4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt mix until  well combinedPour batter into 2 gre...
  • Anniversary Cupcakes
    on Jun 10, 2012
    Yesterday was my parent's 50th wedding anniversary.  My sister, brother and I threw them a reception.   I volunteered to make the cupcakes for the party.   We had....Lemon Lovers White Chocolate CupcakesChocolate with Raspberry Fr...
  • Well I MADE a menu.....
    on May 9, 2009 in Shopping cost menu
    It was midweek by the time I got it figured out, I just never posted it here. Wednesday.... Pizza, veggies and dipThursday.... Spaghetti with Italian Sausage, garlic breadFriday.... Ham and bean soup, cheese biscuitsSaturday... pork loin roast, ma...
  • The rest of the week
    on May 6, 2009 in cost
    This weekend was pretty simple in terms of meals. Friday night was the lite fare. There was just me, Tom, Eileen, Olivia, Danielle and Sean for dinner. Val and Michelle are in NYC/NJ until today. The rest of the kids went out to eat with the yo...
  • Quick run through the stores
    on May 6, 2009 in Shopping
    Carrie hurt her elbow this weekend so into the dr's we went to get it checked out on Monday. Xrays say it's not broken, only bruised. We needed to get some essentials so ran to Walmart after a quick run through the dollar store...Dollar store3 8oz...
  • Some catching up to do....
    on May 1, 2009 in cost
    It's been a busy week. It's been nice to know what's for dinner and have that decision off my mind. Although I have to remember to make sure I can make what I plan since lack of ingredients mucks up the plan.Monday was sloppy joes...$8 ($6.50 3#...
  • A few shopping trips.
    on May 1, 2009 in Shopping
    Last Thursday I ran through BJ's quick. I don't have the receipt but I think I can remember everything I bought. 11.00 - 2# bag of shrimp 8.00 - bag of pepperoni 9.00 - 4# bacon 8.00 - 48ct cheese sticks 8.00 - 4# box of cheese slices 6.00 - 2 cani...
  • Weekend update
    on Apr 27, 2009 in cost
    I almost forgot what we had for dinner on Thursday. Luckily I had my meal plan made up and had stuck to it. :o) Although I tweaked it just a bit. I knew I wouldn't have time to make dough on Thursday so the regular pizzas turned into bagel pizza...
  • Menu... April 26 - May 2
    on Apr 27, 2009 in menu
    Sunday... Drew's birthday...steak, salt potatoes, cakeMonday... Sloppy Joes, pasta saladTuesday... Liz's late dr appt... Cowboy beansWednesday... Luke dentist appt probably not home for dinner... Chicken nuggets, canned veggies, mashed potatoesTh...
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