Menu Planning Monday - August 31, 2015


I try to always use up my leftovers so I do not have to throw anything out. Usually we eat leftovers for lunch the next day or I try to work it into a meal within the next day or two. How do you use up your leftovers? If you are looking for some meal inspiration head over to Orgjunkie and see what everyone else is making this week. 



~ Monday ~
Pork Chops
Grilled Onion
Cauliflower 
Salad

~ Tuesday ~
Shepherd's Pie (from last week)
Salad 
~ Wednesday ~
Baked Pasta
Salad
~Thursday ~
Chicken
Rice
Veggies
~ Friday ~
BBQ burgers
Potato Saald
~ Saturday ~


~ Sunday ~
Hamburger Steak w' Onion Gravy
Potatoes
Veggies


~ Baking this week ~
Rice Krispie Treats
Oatmeal Cookies




What is on your menu this week?


Never to Late to Start Saving for Someday #RESPwithRBC

Sixth grade is almost upon us here at this house and I can not help but think about my daughters future and what she wants to do with her life. She has a great love for children even at her tender age and would love to work with children in some capacity. 

Saving for Someday - I want to support and help my daughter attain everything she has been dreaming of. I know that her dreams will change over the years but I also know first hand the cost of post secondary education can be astounding. So if I can help ease the burden even just a little bit I plan to do so.



Did you know saving for your child's future can be as easy as contributing $25 per week and you can watch the money grow into $50,911 in 18 years. That is not all the Government of Canada also contributes a percentage to the RESP - can we say FREE MONEYCheck out the RBC website for more information about RESPs.
FLEXIBILITY - What happens if your child doesn't attend a post secondary institution? The money can help your child do an college, university, apprenticeship, non-credit courses etc., and if your child doesn’t use the funds, you can use your contributions and earnings to fund your RRSP!

You decide how much and often you are able to contribute to the RESP weekly or annually what ever works for you. Not only that but relatives and friends can contribute to your child's RESP what a great birthday and Christmas gift idea. 




CONVENIENCEEven small contributions add up quickly with an RESP-Matic: Set up regular contributions and see your savings add up!

Book an appointment with an RBC advisor to open up an RESP.

TWITTER PARTY ALERT!

Date - September 17, 2015 at 9pm EST
Prizes - Participants of the party can win one of 6 $150 Visa gift cards.
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What do your children want to be when the grow up? Did you put aside money for your children s education?


Disclosure: I am part of the RBC RESP blogger program with Influence Central and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Potato Bake Cassserole (Video Included) | What's Cooking Wednesday?


I love being able to make my dinner a head of time. And now with my work schedule it is very important to have healthy good dinner ready for when my husband comes home from work. I am done work before he is so I can turn the oven on and get this cooking so that when he comes in the door dinner is done and ready to go on the table. 

potato bake casserole


Potato Bake Casserole

1lb Ground Meat (chicken, turkey, beef or pork)
1/2 Onion, diced 
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Salt
to taste Pepper
2 cloves Garlic (minced)
3 cups Frozen Vegetables (Corn, peas, carrots or a mix)
1 TBSP Butter
1 TBSP Flour
1 1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Cheese (shredded)
1/2 cup Sour Cream
6 Medium Potatoes (cubed)

Preheat over to 400 degrees

Prepare a 9x13 baking dish. 

Heat in a large skillet over medium heat - ground meat, onion, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook stirring often and crumbling the meat until the onions are tender and meat is cooked through. Stir in garlic and frozen vegetables and continue until vegetables are heated through. 

In a smaller pan melt butter and then whisk in flour until smooth. Continue whisking as you add in milk slowly to keep mixture smooth. When mixture has come to a slow boil remove from heat and add in cheese. 

Stir in sour cream to meat mixture and spread meat mixture into prepared baking dish. Arrange potatoes in an even layer over meat mixture before pouring sauce evenly over the potatoes. 

Bake in a preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until your potatoes are browned to your liking. 








Happy Cooking!                                            


*** It's just my life... was supplied meat and cookware from www.ShopeaseFoods.com. The recipes, video and photos are my own. The opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. ***





TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Dinobots!


“TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Dinobots!


On DVD August 25, 2015!



For all my Transformers loving friends or with children who love Transformers. Today in stores you can find Tranformers Rescue Bots, Dinobots! Spend some times watching some of your favourite dinobots today! 

Synopsis

More fun with everyone’s favorite Dinobots! Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder are back for more rescuing adventures in Griffin Rock! This time, their adventures are going to be huge — and prehistoric! That’s right! The Dinobots are back and they’re bringing big fun back to Griffin Rock! 

This heroic collection of Transformers: Rescue Bots will be released on DVD on August 25, 2015 from Shout! Factory Kids, in conjunction with Hasbro Studios. Featuring five exciting episodes that the whole family can enjoy, this DVD is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $14.93.



My Rating: 3.75/5


** Disclosure: Posted by It's just my life... I was provided promotional material by the manufacturer or a representing PR agency. Images, information and prize provided by PR agency. The opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. **

Menu Planning Monday - August 24, 2015


Living on a budget means I have to get crafty with our meals. I find it a challenge to make our budget go as far as possible and I have decided to make this week one of those weeks. If you are looking for some meal inspiration head over to Orgjunkie and see what everyone else is making this week. 



~ Monday ~
Chicken
Rice
Veggies

~ Tuesday ~
Pasta
Garlic Buns

~ Wednesday ~
Shepherd's Pie
Salad

~Thursday ~
Pork Chops
Roasted Potatoes
Veggies

~ Friday ~
BBQ Hamburgers
Potato Salad


~ Saturday ~
Breakfast for Dinner

~ Sunday ~
Hamburger Steak w' Onion Gravy
Potatoes
Veggies


~ Baking this week ~
Brownies
Cookies




What is on your menu this week?