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Bye bye cornsHello space for Fall crops. My old bed after the corns were removed.

Or umm, maybe it’s time to trim some things back. Do you do that in gardening? Anyway, these corns turned out  a little strange Freak of nature mini corn. I’m not too sure if they were on the stocks to long or not long enough. More picture of the weird mini corns Is it just because it was planted to late or didn’t have enough soil to grow in. I planted them just like Mel told me too. Well he didn’t actually tell me, his book did. But now I found out that out here in So Cal, we need at least 8 inches of soil because of the heat. I suppose that makes sense. Now that the corn is gone, I guess that leaves me with 33 more squares to tell you about.

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Not a bad shopping trip considering I only spent $70.82 total. Also I forgot to include a picture of the 2 packages of bacon I bought. Had I not used coupons and bought items that were on sale I would have spent at least $94.29. I have to say at least do to the fact that Walmart does not tally up at the end of the receipt to show you how much you saved. I am really starting to dislike Walmart. I never seem to save as much there as I do when I shop at the regular grocery stores. Our brand new Winco is opening up Monday!!! I’m so thrilled. Can’t wait to see if it’s really a great as I heard.
 
The reason I only spent half of what I normally do is because do to some recent events, we have made some budget cuts. The grocery budget is one of the easiest expense to cut and so it was one of the first to be cut. So my new budget for this month is $75.00 a week, total. That includes all food, HBA, and diapers. I think it is still pretty comfortable, so I’ll be shooting for $60.00 but this way I have a little extra just in case.

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mpmpencilI plan on taking it easy this week. Here’s what the plan is.
 
Weekend Breakfast:
Pancakes and waffles    
 
Weekend Lunch:
Sandwiches, quesadillas or leftovers
 
Dinners:
Saturday:  Giant Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Sunday: Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Monday: Meat Loaf
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Leftovers
 
I’m going to attempt to post the recipes for this meal plan during the week as I make them. In the event, but more likely when, things change, I’ll let you know what’s getting the boot from my menu. If you see a recipe that you’re absolutely dying for and it doesn’t get posted, just shoot me and e-mail or leave me a comment and I’ll be more than happy to give it to you.
 
For more Menu Plans, check out orgjunkie.com! 

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Enchiladas

Last night dinner, my plate.

Uuuummmm, elotes. These are the best things I’ve ever had in my life. I guaranty that anyone you feed this too will love them as well, even if they don’t like the ingredients. My Hubby and me could have just eaten this for dinner by its self. For those of you who don’t know what elotes are it’s a popular street food served in Mexico. They roast the corn, brush mayo on it, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and top off with a little chile powder. They are fabulous, trust me. One bite and your hooked.

Enchiladas

The enchiladas were great. I had made a double batch quite some time ago and froze them. The Hubs was gone yesterday evening, and my Little Booboo did not want me to cook. So the meal plan got a little shifted, oh well. I just took these out of the freezer, baked it a 375 for about 30 minutes. Then I topped it with a little shredded cheese and back into the oven to melt. Done. It was that simple. The only thing is that they didn’t hold up very well. I turned out more like a casserole. No big deal, they still tasted great and were super easy.

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Menu Plan Monday
I’ve decided to change my Menu Plan day. Saturday suits me better seeing as I usually do my grocery shopping on Friday. I hope i’m not breaking the rules,is it okay to change? Anyway, here’s a look at the upcoming week.
Weekend Breakfast:
Pancakes and waffles    
 
Weekend Lunch:
Sandwiches, quesadillas or leftovers
 
Dinners:
Saturday: Puffy Ground Beef Tacos
Sunday: Enchiladas
Monday: Leftover Tacos
Tuesday: Leftover enchiladas
Wednesday: Pot Roast
Thursday: Leftover pot roast
Friday: Tostadas
 
I’m going to attempt to post the recipes for this meal plan during the week as I make them. In the event, but more likely when, things change, I’ll let you know what’s getting the boot from my menu. If you see a recipe that you’re absolutely dying for and it doesn’t get posted, just leave me a comment and I’ll be more than happy to give it to you.
 
For more Menu Plans, check out orgjunkie.com! 

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SFG Update 3, Square 3

Cucumbers!Baby Cucumber Plants.

As you can see these guys were the first to go into the ground. Now look at them.

 Cucumbers 20 days later. This picture is only 20 days later. I planted Burpee Tasty Green Hybrid. So far they are doing quite well. I had pretty good luck for a while with the last ones that I planted in July, but then they died. I’m hoping these ones will do okay in the Fall. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see. Only 30 more squares to go.

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Square Foot Garden Update 2

It’s Fall! I have big plans for fall too. Just take a look at my new addition to the garden.

.My new 4x8 box! 

This is my new 4×8 box complete with a high rise and built in trellis. I’m so excited to plant some fall vegetables. I plan on growing everything from a seed this year.  That picture was taken about a month ago. The next picture is of the hubs, putting up my new canopy to keep out the hot sun. It’s still pretty warm around here this time of year.

My new canopy

Do you see my Little Booboo trying to help his dad? The next picture is of the first crop that is taking off in my new box.Green Beans!!

Green Beans! Yeah, look how good they are doing. I planted Burpee Stringless Green Pod beans. I started them from a seed, in a peat box a few weeks earlier.  They sprouted in about to days. I was using the peat box before I desided to just plant directly into the soil outside.Peat BoxHere’s a picture of the peat box. If you look closely you can see the cups in the background that I planted the seedlings into once they go to big to be in the box.

Well, thats all for right now. I plan on posting one square at a time to keep you in suspense. Isn’t anticipation fun? Check back soon for another square foot of my fall garden. Only 31 more to go.

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