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Menu Monday: 1/21/12

It’s (finally!!!!) a beautiful day here in North Texas and I have a few windows open in an attempt to air out my germ-infested home……would you believe I still have sick kiddos?  Just as I get one back to good health, another one goes down. […]

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Sunday

My mom cooked dinner pretty much every night of the week.  Even if only a few of us were going to be home for dinner, she’s whip up a casserole (she was the Queen of Casseroles!), a veggie, maybe a side salad, and open a […]

Menu Monday: 1/14/13

I’ve talked a bit about why I meal plan before, and soon I’ll talk about how I meal plan. But today let me just say that meal planning has saved my life the past week or so, and looks like it’ll be my hero this […]

Menu Monday: 1/7/2013

Happy New Year! It wouldn’t be January without a nutrition challenge at CrossFit DFW, so I am in full planning mode, ready to clean things up after a December filled with a few too many treats. ***Note:  because I’m participating in a Paleo challenge, all […]

Cumin Pork Tenderloin and Sweet Potatoes

Cumin Pork Tenderloin and Sweet Potatoes

This recipe is a True Winner, which means it meets my top three criteria for week-night meals: 1. It’s all real food. 2. It’s less than 15 minutes of hands-on prep time. 3. Most (meaning 3 out of 4) of my kids eat it without […]

Menu Monday: 11/12/12

Oh my, it’s been a long time, hasn’t it?  I’ve been planning my weekly meals, just haven’t gotten around to posting them. The weather here looks to be more fall-ish in the coming days so I’ve got stew and a few soups in the plan. […]

Menu Monday: 9/24/12

Last week got away from me.  I had a plan, posted it on my fridge, then stuff happened…..good stuff, but stuff that messed with my plan.  So the plan was ditched and we kind-of rolled with the punches. This week I’m planning to stick with […]

Menu Planning: Why and How

First off, let’s tackle the why part of menu planning: First of all, eating a home-cooked, nutritious meal with my family most nights is a priority for our family. When we started our family, my husband and I decided that for us, eating at home, […]

Menu Monday: 9/10/12

We missed a few dinners last week so there’s at least one repeat for this week.  My youngest starts school Tuesday so I’ll finally have all four kids in school, at least for two days each week.  I’m looking forward to settling into our school […]

Menu Monday: 9/3/12

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Garden Meatballs, Spaghetti Sauce and Roasted Spaghetti Squash Tuesday:  Balsamic Pork Chops and Cauliflower Rice, Steamed Broccoli Wednesday:  Bacon-wrapped Chicken Thighs, Steamed Brussels Sprouts Thursday:  Crazytown** Friday:  Leftovers and Big Salad **Thursday is Crazytown because I am supposed […]