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Quiet/Move/Eat

Quiet/Move/Eat

  So we’re almost 2 weeks into November and I’ve gotten into a good routine that I think will get me through the holiday season feeling rested and happy rather than tired and crabby. Please note: this is the minimal effort required for me to […]

Holiday Party Game Plan

Holiday Party Game Plan

  It’s a week into December, and if you’re like me, you’ve already attended at least one holiday party and have a few more in the coming weeks. And hopefully you navigated that party easily….meaning you didn’t wake up the next morning with a hangover […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

  Yeah, I know it’s November 1st, not January 1st, but today got me thinking….. How many times have you hit this time of year, standing right on the edge of the holiday season, feeling helpless as you stare into your future of parties, gift […]

What’s In My Kitchen

What’s In My Kitchen

  It’s the tail-end of the winter fruit….soon those clementines and grapefruit will be replaced by stone fruits, and you can see the beginnings of summer with the first squash from my garden along side some tomatoes.  Oh, and that mess is what I lovingly called the “kitchen pile”.  You […]

Weekly Menu:  4/18/2016

Weekly Menu: 4/18/2016

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Short Ribs, Polenta, Roasted Brussels Sprouts Tuesday:  Southwestern Lasagna (a version of this recipe), Salad Wednesday:  Darn Good Chili, Corn Bread Thursday:  Grilled Chicken, Roasted Vegetables

Weekly Menu:  4/4/2016

Weekly Menu: 4/4/2016

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  30-Minute Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Carrots and Sugar-snap Peas Tuesday:  Sloppy Joes (similar to this), Big Salad Wednesday:  Kalua Pig (will use to make pork tacos, adding green salsa and avocado) Thursday:  Breakfast (eggs, bacon, pig-in-a-skillet from Wednesday’s Kalua Pig), […]

Weekly Menu:  12/7/2015

Weekly Menu: 12/7/2015

Monday:  Stuffed Peppers (simliar to this) Tuesday:  Sloppy Joes, roasted cauliflower Wednesday:  Braised Adobo Pork (from this book), polenta Thursday:  Grilled Chicken and Sausage, mac and cheese (from this book, again), roasted veggies Friday:  Leftovers  

Weekly Menu: 10/5/2015

Weekly Menu: 10/5/2015

Monday:  Pork Ragu, steamed broccoli, zucchini noodles Tuesday:  Vegetable Soup, Grilled Cheese (a few tips for the perfect grilled cheese) Wednesday:  Out—Homecoming Parade and Carnival Thursday:  Chili, Corn Bread, Salad Friday:  Leftovers

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread (makes 7 mini-loaves) Ingredients: 3  1/3 cups flour (unbleached, all-purpose) 1  1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking soda 3 cups sugar (I use half this amount…..I promise, it’s still yummy!) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cloves […]

Ways to Save:  School Lunches

Ways to Save: School Lunches

Ways to Save is a series of posts about how I save money, time, my sanity, or a combination of all three.  Keep in mind, some things that save time and sanity might actually cost more money, and things that save money might take more […]