Tuesday, September 29, 2020

5 Budget Friendly Family Dinners #Recipes

1. Aldi frozen lasagna
This is my go to meal if I don't feel like actually cooking! 
Aldi frozen lasagna is one of my kids favorite meal's! This family dinner cost less than $10 total. The Aldi lasagna will feed 4 people and cost less than $5. The canned pea's are 50 cent also from Aldi and the garlic cheese bread is from Walmart $3.


2. Chicken Fajitas
This family dinner cost less than $10 and it is so easy to make! I use Tyson frozen chicken strips from Walmart ($5 for a big bag that will make 2 dinners) and frozen stir fry veggies from Walmart ($1) and I also use Old El Paso chicken fajitas seasoning ($1)  and Old El Paso soft shell flour tortillas. To make this meal I cook the chicken in a separate frying pan and I cook the frozen veggies in a frying pan. *Be sure to drain the water from the veggies prior to adding the chicken* Once the chicken is cooked I add it to the veggie frying pan and I also add the fajita seasoning packet. This takes about 5 minutes to cook. Easy peasy! My kids love this meal also! I also add some shredded cheese to their fajitas.
Chicken Fajitas are so easy to make!

3. Chicken Enchilada's
This family meal is super easy to make also and my kids love it! Very few ingredients and costs less than $10. Ingredients: Chicken breast, soft shell taco's, 2 lb bag of mexican shredded cheese, Old El Paso red enchilada sauce. 
To make this I use a casserole dish. Cook the chicken breast in a frying pan. Then place them in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove and let cool. Then using a fork pull the chicken apart. Add 1/2 the can of sauce to the casserole dish. Then place the soft shell taco's over the sauce. Add shredded chicken then cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle 2 lb bag of mexican cheese over the top. Bake 350 for 30 minutes.

Delicious!



4. Frozen Crispy Honey Chicken & Rice

Yummy Chinese Honey Chicken & Broccoli & Rice

I purchase this frozen meal for $7 and a box of white rice ($3). This is another super easy meal and my kids love it! Cheaper than ordering Chinese food and you could also add frozen egg rolls to make this a bigger meal. 

5. Spaghetti

My kids absolutely love spaghetti! Sometimes if I haven't had a chance to go to the grocery store and we don't have any ground beef I will just make spaghetti noodles with red sauce and no meat. Either way the kids love spaghetti and this is my go to meal. They could eat spaghetti every single night if I made it! I also usually add garlic bread or croissants and pea's to this meal. Spaghetti is such an affordable budget friendly meal too! I buy a huge pack of spaghetti at Aldi for just $1.50 and it will last for at least 2 weeks. 




Sunday, September 6, 2020

Great Homeschool Curriculum For Elementary Students + How To Get Started #Homeschooling

It's that time again, back to school time is upon us! I know a lot of my friends have decided to switch over to homeschooling this year due to covid-19 school closures and opting out of virtual learning. Today I am going to share with you some really great homeschool curriculum for elementary pre K- 5th grade.

ABCmouse.com
If you want a super easy option that doesn't require you to purchase a ton of curriculum workbooks and supplies then I would recommend ABCmouse.com This is recommended for children ages 2 - 8 years old. I'd recommend trying the free month trial and seeing if you like it first. The monthly subscription is only $9.95/month after the free trial. ABCmouse offers over 2,000 printables too which is great! I really love the fact that they have over 450 books available. My kids really love the interactive zoo and the aquarium. 
     

The Good and the Beautiful
Another great homeschool curriculum that I love that incorporates the Bible is The Good and the Beautiful
The Good and the Beautiful is a faith based curriculum for grades PreK-8 and high school. They have great 'electives' also such as a Nature Notebook, Creative Writing Notebook, Creative Arts & Crafts to name a few. I really love that they offer Language Arts curriculum that requires no daily prep time. Simply open the workbook and get started! Here's a great video to watch all about getting started with homeschooling: How To Get Started Homeschooling 

 

Here is a really great video sharing a homeschool room makeover! I just love this homeschool room!! 

   

For more great information and tips on homeschooling check out some of my favorite homeschool blog Mom's: 
http://alwayslornamarie.com/    Super creative diy Mom of 4. Full time RV family. Great tips for organizing too!
https://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/    Great printables!! Great curriculum resources!
https://www.instagram.com/shantripp/     Great homeschool info, parenting advice, CPR course
https://herheartshomeschool.wordpress.com/    Great homeschool info, curriculum, diy
https://www.instagram.com/faith_and_nature_homeschool/  Great homeschool info, curriculum, montessorish