Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
This is our list.
5 Minutes until Evacuation
Cell Phone Charger
Pet Emergency Kit
10 minute until Evacuation items: * add to 5 minute items
Case of Bottled Water
Cold Weather Clothing- if applicable
30 minutes Evacuation List * add to above items
If you have a few hours or days, add these items to the above
5 Gallon Containers of Gas
Canned Food Supply for 7 Days
Clothing- 7 Days Supply
Cooking Utensils and Pans
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The Beagles are doing much better.
Molly was pretty much back to normal the next day except for the 10 stitches in her head! And that didn't slow her down any!
Mandy was a little slower to recover but she had 7 teeth pulled. We have been feeding her soft for the past couple days but she is back to eating the hard food now.
They are both on antibiotics and will get their stitches out on Thursday.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Close your curtains-block out the sun's heat by closing your window treatments on the south side of the house during the day.
Open your windows- Open you windows at night when the temperatures are cool. Then close them in the morning to seal in the cool air for the day.
Turn up your thermostat- set thermostat between 74 and 78 a degrees for comfort and energy savings. Resist the urge to drop the temp for a quick cool. It just taxes your system and wastes energy.
Schedule heat producing periods- Use the dishwasher, oven and dryer during the early morning or evening instead of during the heat of mid day. For extra savings, Use your grill and microwave instead of your oven or cook top to prepare meals.
Clear out yard waste- remove shrubs, plants and flowers that block airflow from around your A/C unit
Thursday, May 21, 2009
We have to think about traveling and containment for the Dogs.
Victory Garden Posters was part of the publicity for a brilliantly mounted campaign to encourage the use of homegrown foods during the World War II. Because commercially canned goods were rationed, the Victory Garden became an indispensable source of food for the home front. The Victory Garden was a household activity during the war and one of the most well received of all home front chores. At its peak, it is estimated that nearly 20,000,000 gardens were grown and about 40 percent of all vegetables produced in the U.S. came from Victory Gardens. By the end of the war the Department of Agriculture estimated total home front production of over one million tons of vegetables valued at 85 million dollars.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Mandy had to have 7 teeth removed. Mandy also had a cyst on her neck that they removed. She has 5 stitches in her neck.
Molly did well with her teeth cleaning but she had a large knot on her head that they removed. She has a shaved head and 10 stitches.
They are both pretty pitiful.
And then they have to go back in 10 days to have their stitches removed and get all of their shots!
On the bright side, we found a really nice Kennel we are going to use while we are on Vacation this year. I was very impressed with it.
Here is a link to their website and pictures: http://countrylanekennel.net/11.html
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Chicken Tetrazzini and Garlic Bread
Beef Burgundy with Egg Noodles and Green Beans
One Dish Chicken Meal and Salad
Crustless Spinach Quiche, Garlic Bread and Salad
Sloppy Joe's Carrots and Dip and Chips
Next week is going to be Left Over Week.
All though I use the Meal Plan for 2, We still have left overs.
I have been freezing the left overs for later use.
It will be nice not to go to the Grocery Store next week. That will save me some time and money! And isn't that what meal planning is all about?!?!?!?
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I followed the shopping list pretty much to the letter, just picking up a few extra items that we needed and the bill was about $70.00 cheaper than my normal bill.
Here is this week's Meal Plan:
Breakfast Pizza with Mandarin, Apple Salad
French Dip Sandwiches
Apricot Chicken with Rice and Yeast Rolls
Crock Pot Tortellini, Garlic Bread and Italian Salad
Italian Dijon Tilapia, Garden Herb Rice and Lemon Butter Broccoli
I am going to try and remember to take pictures of each of the Meals and post them for you too see!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
We’re all concerned about the news headlines. But the best way to protect yourself and your family’s health isn’t to panic—it’s to get prepared.
Click on the link below for important tips to keep your family healthy, watch our video and find out how to put together an emergency preparedness kit for your home:
Prepping an emergency preparedness kit for your home is important all year long, but it’s particularly important in outbreak situations like the swine flu. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do right now to prepare in case the worst happens in your area. If the illness becomes widespread, you should limit your exposure to it by staying close to home. That means stocking up on food, water, and other necessary supplies.
Gradually purchase these foods in bulk as they go on sale.
Use and rotate these foods in all your daily cooking.
Constantly replenish the stocks of these foods as they go on sale again.
Don’t forget to include non-food items in this step as well.
Get a 3 month supply of NECESSITIES such as diapers, medications, toilet paper, toiletries, etc.
Benefits include: saving money by buying foods on sale and having foods you normally eat in times of economic or any other type of hardship.
Our 3 Month Food Storage saved us when we had a few months of no income from me. We were able to make some basic meals and didn't have to spend alot of money at the Grocery Store at that time. We only had to buy milk and eggs for the most part.
I always try and catch meat when it goes on sale.
(I forgot to take a picture of our full Freezer. It is a little weird but it gives me joy to have a full Freezer.
We are slowly getting our 3 Month Food Supply all stocked up again. I am still working on getting our stockpile built up from that time. I buy 2 or 3 of most stuff when I go to the Store now.