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Weekly Menu: 2/2/2015

Weekly Menu: 2/2/2015

I made two new recipes last week, and neither received rave reviews.  They weren’t terrible, just not anything I’d probably make again, at least not in exactly the same way. This week I’m sticking to some old favorites: Monday:  Bacon-wrapped chicken, roasted cabbage, sautéed greens […]

The Kitchen is Finished!!!!

The Kitchen is Finished!!!!

  After what seems like forever (I stopped counting after about 4 months of living in construction dust), our kitchen remodel is finished!  We have a bit of touch-up paint to do on the cabinets, and I’d like to change out the lighting over the […]

Our New Home

Our New Home

Cassidy and I are currently at our desks, typing furiously, trying to write posts about this week’s events…..our not-really-big but not-so-little-move (you can read his post here). It’s been about six months in the making, and we are so relieved to have finally moved out […]

O Christmas Tree

  We dragged all the Christmas decorations out of the attic a few days ago, and the kids went to town decorating the tree.  I’ve always loved watching them decorate the tree, and it’s especially fun now that they’re older and have attached their own […]

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 […]

Cherry Picking

Cherry Picking

Cherry pick: verb, to choose or take the best or most profitable of (a number of things) especially for one’s own benefit or gain:  cherry pick the best routes-–dictionary.com The point of the programming at my gym is to keep your body guessing to a […]

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Every fall, my mom would make pumpkin bread.  Lots and lots of pumpkin bread.  We always had a loaf in the fridge, ready for a smear of margarine for a quick snack. I lost count when I tried to make a list of how many […]

Paleo Challenge Recipes

My gym is starting a Paleo challenge on September 3rd.  Great timing right?  I got a week off from my Whole30 before diving back in!  I’ve had an ok week, but definitely have had some consequences after eating too many cookies one day (5?  6? […]

Tomato Sauce

This is a simple and yummy sauce I almost always have on hand.  I use it for spaghetti, spaghetti squash, chicken parmigiana, or any other italian-flavored dish.  It freezes well so I usually make a double batch. 1/4 cup olive oil 1 small to medium […]

It’s Time

We’ve been on a journey the past few years at our house, slowly but surely adding more and more fresh, whole, nutrient-dense foods to our family diet, and removing those food-products that are packaged, processed and nowhere near their natural beginnings (if they ever had […]