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Watch Sami on Talk of the Town: 9/8

Make sure to catch Sami on Nashville’s Top Rated Talk Show, Talk of the Town, Tuesday, September 8th at 11am CST!

This time she’ll be highlighting Cost-Effective Family Meal Planning. If you don’t live in the Nashville area, check back later Tueday for a video link and a summary of the tips she shared.


Monday’s Menu Plan: September 7

Happy Labor Day!
I know many of you will be celebrating with family at BBQ’s and cookouts – enjoying this holiday that signifies the end of summer. My hubby is working, so while we won’t be eating the traditional hamburgers and hotdogs today, make sure you make enough of whatever you’re creating so that there are leftovers to share or turn into a second meal later in the week.

I’ve linked to a couple recipes for our dinners, but that doesn’t mean that I follow those recipes exactly. For example, I like doing the penne on Sunday with just green beans and I even throw some Feta cheese into my pesto to add another layer of flavor and creaminess. With the chicken rollatini, I like to put sundried tomatoes, feta and spinach inside (can you tell I like Greek food?!). As always, use this plan as an inspiration, not as a boundary.

I’m also realizing that as we’re still getting used to an everyday school schedule, cereal, yogurt, and/or oatmeal are becoming are weekly breakfast staples. However, don’t let that limit your morning creativity! (Plus we’re still stocked on free yogurt from last week!)

If you’re looking for more of my tips and tricks when it comes to Family Menu Planning on a Budget, be sure to turn into Talk of the Town tomorrow (9/8) at 11am CST on Nashville’s NewsChannel 5.

Monday Cereal & Yogurt   Salami & Cheese sandwiches   Spinach Salad with Strawberries
Tuesday Fruit Oatmeal   PB&J, apples   Rotisserie Chicken with roasted potatoes & veggies
Wednesday Cereal & Yogurt   Chicken Noodle soup & crackers   Cheesy Taco Bake with salsa fresca
Thursday Cheese Toast & berries   Ham & Cheese roll ups, applesauce   Chicken rollatini with sauteed spinach & garlic
Friday Cereal & Yogurt   BBQ sandwiches with chips   Homemade Pizza & green salad
Saturday Eggs in a Nest   Sandwiches   Chicken Vegetable Stew over egg noodles 
Sunday Pancakes with PB & Syrup   Nachos   Penne Pesto with Green Beans and garlic bread

*Click HERE to see more of my favorite recipes or get new ideas for your menu plan this week!

Watch Sami on Nashville’s Talk of the Town! – Updated with Video

Did you see Sami on Nashville’s Top Rated Talk-Show, Talk of the Town?
To see the show online, click HERE and click on the number 2 on the video gallery.

I taught viewers how to do Disney on a Dime – showing that even in this economy it’s possible to have a fun and frugal Disney vacation! I only got to share a FRACTION of my tips, so be sure to check out my entire page on DISNEY for all the deals, like:
-FREE multi-day passes for active and retired military
-FREE Disney Dining Package
-FREE admission in 2009 on your birthday

and a few others that expire this week, including free flights from Southwest Airlines and deeper discounts on Disney Resorts!

Free Disney for Kariss’ Birthday!

Forgive me from taking a break from my normal “Saturday Shopping Deals” post today – we had a wildly successful and wonderful Ariel birthday party for my little girl who will turn 5 tomorrow! It was so great to be able to reconnect with family and friends in Florida, so I appreciate your understanding as I take some time away from the computer. We’ll be celebrating her actual birthday tomorrow at DISNEY (remember, it’s FREE on your birthday this year). So the posts will be light tomorrow as well.

In the meantime, if you didn’t think you could afford a family vacation this year, check out my DISNEY page and be sure to tune in to News Channel 5’s Talk of the Town on Tuesday, August 4th at 11am CST (Nashville) for my “Disney on a Dime” segment!