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Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

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Good deals this weekend

Sunday, November 23, 2008

$5 of $50 purchase at Kmart

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Friday, November 21, 2008

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Let's Talk Potatoes

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mmmmm spuds.

My dad grew up in a tiny town in eastern Idaho. I lived there for the first ten years of my life too. The tiny town is known for its potatoes. They are not just any potatoes they are the BEST potatoes in the world. They grow in rich black volcanic soil. They are one of the things I missed most living in Alaska. Potatoes from anywhere else are just not the same. Every year dad travels back to purchase a winters supply. Usually he gets them from here. I think he got over a thousand pounds this year for friends and family. He brought me 100 lbs to Boise, even knowing that we would be moving soon. We actually went trough quite a few, and passed along the rest. The other thing is that they are CHEAP. The price went up this year to $8.50 per 50 lb bag. even with the raise in prices it is much cheaper than the grocery store.

The thing is in the past I have had lots left over in the spring when they start to sprout. This year I want to make a concerted effort to use them up. I will be doing a potato dish at least once a week, actually my goal is one new dish a week and one standby, but I don't know that I will always make a new one. Keep me on my toes and I will!

The #1 question I get asked if I mention having that many potatoes around is how do you store them? There are a few keys to keeping them fresh.

1. Cool location
2. Dark location
3. Air circulation

Typically I store mine in the garage. It is not as dark as a closet, but it takes care of the cool part best. The paper bag helps keep the light out and also better circulation than a plastic bag. These potatoes are unwashed, this also helps them to last longer.

This week my challenge is Potato Salad. I've made it before, but never seen to get it quite right.

Menu November 17-23

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A lot of things got pushed back last week so they will be on this week's menu instead.

The ads here come out on Tuesday afternoon and start Wednesday morning. This is a new schedule for me and will take some getting used to. I'm going to go ahead and make a menu, based mostly on what is in the freezer, but I may have to update later in the week. Kevin also starts swing shift so he will be needing his big meal at lunch time. Perhaps this will motivate me to get started on dinner before 4:30, 5 o'clock.

Monday- Pork Loin, Jello, Baked Potatoes

Tuesday -White Chili

Wednesday-Hamburgers, potato salad

Thursday- Lasagna

Friday-Dill Chicken Sandwiches



Shopping list
cottage cheese
Sliced Italian bread
mozzarella cheese

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Menu Nov 7-13

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday -Ward party, our family is bringing dessert to the potluck. Cookies!!
Saturday- Happy Birthday Mom!
Sunday- Roast, and the fixings for Sunday dinner
Monday- White chili
Tuesday- Pork loin, ???
Wednesday- Spaghetti
Thursday- Dill Chicken sandwiches

Shopping list
Pork loin (on sale this week)

White Chili (for Kirk)

ummm now I have to remember..... Problem was I didn't follow an exact recipie.

So I made a white chili on a cool day this spring and Kirk came over to help with one of our house projects. He has been asking for the recipe ever since. It has been too hot though to cook chili! Now that fall has come around again I am cooking this type of stuff again. I will try to recreate it this week. In the meantime, here is a start.
This was the base for the recipe, only instead of the cream of chicken soup I made a roux with butter and flour then added chicken stock.I also used cream instead of regular milk. I also made it with chicken, but I will probably make it with turkey after Thanksgiving to use up leftovers.