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January 4, 2016

Are You Looking to Earn Extra Income in 2016?



Are you looking for...

Extra Income?
Recognition?
Free Vacations?
Truly Natural Products?
Girl Time Out?
Your Own Business?

Informational call tonight, January 4th, 2016.  
For questions or to join after the call you can contact me at www.lemongrasswithapril.com

Now is the perfect time to learn more about Lemongrass Spa!


December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


Wishing you many blessings in the coming year!


December 18, 2015

Recipe: Easy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli



I have a VERY easy recipe for Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo and my very first vlog!  Check it out on my You Tube Channel.

Butter...

Cream Cheese...

Pasta...

Need I say more???



EASY Chicken Alfredo (THM S Note Below)
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast (or more) (or less)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 oz package low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk) (or 1/4 c half and half + 1/4 c water)
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb Fettuccine or Penne Pasta
Cube and saute chicken breast in pan.  
Add butter and cream cheese to chicken and stir until melted.  
Add milk of choice and parmesan cheese.  
Stir to combine everything and your sauce is done!

While making sauce cook 1 lb of fettuccine or penne pasta.  
Rinse pasta and put back into pan.  
Mix Chicken Alfredo sauce with pasta to coat.
Add a side of steamed broccoli and ENJOY!



**Trim Healthy Mama Note**
Before you mix everything together place that amount of broccoli you will be eating in a bowl and add the Chicken Alfredo sauce on top.  This is an "S" meal.  YUM!








December 15, 2015

Last Minute Frugal Christmas Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

I have been doing a lot of online shopping this year.  If you are like me you are still picking out those last minute items.  I wanted to share some ideas for those last minute stocking stuffers, gifts for neighbors, postman, or friends!


Lemongrass Spa is a newer to me company but I am SO excited that I have found them!  I like the ingredient list and the prices.  Here are some last minute gift ideas to help you finish up your Christmas shopping.  *Important Note: You must place your order by tomorrow in order to insure delivery by Christmas!!*

Gifts Under $5

Break up the set to have individual gifts for 
$4.25 each

Great stocking stuffer for 
$3.75 each


6 pack of Body Icing (1oz each) for $20

$3.33 each


Gifts Under $15






There are many other products that range in price that would make wonderful gifts!
Holiday Products $4.60-$39
Gift Sets $29-$39
Soaps $7.50-$27
And Many More!

As you finish up your shopping and picking out those special gifts, I hope that the idea of breaking up gift sets helps you to be able to purchase quality products at a frugal price range!  Whether it be from our new sponsor Lemongrass Spa or another company I hope you are taking time to enjoy this time of year with your friends and family!

Remember if you do choose to order from Lemongrass Spa, your order needs to be placed by tomorrow, Wednesday, December 16th.  Make sure to find out any other companies shipping policies as well to make sure to receive your gifts by Christmas.

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I will receive a small commission if you choose to purchase something through these links.
Thank you for supporting, Moments with April!





December 7, 2015

Meal Planning: December 2015


I talked about some different questions you can ask yourself to try to figure out the best way to meal plan for your family.  At this time I have decided to make one long list of meals for the month that I can choose from.
I did take some time to come up with a loose structure for each day of the week so that I am not having to look at thirty meals each day and make my choice.  One thing I have learned about myself is that I am indecisive so I don't want too many options.  I've also learned, as I've said before, I like to boycott my plan so it can not be too structured.  Taking my particular faults quirks into account this is how I am meal planning.

Steps To A Monthly List of Meal
First, I take the meals I know will be made on certain days of the week.  For our family these include:
  • Pancakes, Yogurt, Applesauce (Tuesdays - Date Night Mom & Dad)
  • Popcorn, Cheese sticks, Carrots OR Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, Fruit or Veggie (Sundays)
I now make a list of all the meals I am coming up with for the month.  This month I tried to come up with 5 weeks worth.  I take into account company, holidays, and any other family commitments throughout the month.  Also, if there are leftovers that I froze for a freezer meal or things I need to use up in the freezer I make sure to try and remember those too.
Next I figure out what types, or themes, of meals our family will be eating for the month and fit them into the other five days of the week.  So it looks something like this:
  • Sunday - Popcorn, Cheese sticks, Carrots OR Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, Fruit or Veggie
  • Monday - Soup
  • Tuesday - Pancakes, Yogurt, Applesauce (Date Night)
  • Wednesday - Meat & Potatoes, Veggie
  • Thursday - Pasta
  • Friday - Other Option (These meals didn't fit nicely into a category for me.)
  • Saturday - Pasta
I purchased at the back to school sales a marker board that just fits on a wall by my kitchen.  I write my monthly meals on there so that in the morning or...at 5pm I can see what I should hurry up and make.

As you can see on the picture I list out the meals that I plan to repeat so that I can erase them once I have cooked them.  I'm very visual and this helps me to see what my options are and what I need to use up.  I noted which day of the week that meal is an option for.  I do have this cute weekly fridge cling-on that I also wrote the daily theme on.  There are a few chores I write on here as well.

You can also see in order to figure out how to get the bulk of my food once a month we eat the same lunches every week.  There seems to be enough variety for us even with the limited options.  We are currently having:
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly (on homemade bread - 5 loaf recipe coming soon!) 3 X a week
  • Homemade Macaroni & Cheese (recipe coming soon!) 3 X a week
  • Frozen Pizza 1 X a week  This may not be frozen convenience for too much longer...my children alone polished off 2 whole pizzas, a piece of fruit each, and 1/2 a bag of baby carrots themselves...it may become homemade pizza from now on...
  • Hotdogs 1 X a month 
I don't have breakfasts written down but we pretty much follow:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Eggs & Homemade Toast with Jam
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday - Oatmeal with Berries
  • Saturday - Pancakes (The kids really like whole wheat pancakes around here!)
Hopefully this gives you an idea of how you can have a meal plan that is both structured and flexible at the same time!
Let me know if the comments if you have any questions or feel free to email me at contact@momentswithapril.com.