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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 […]

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? […]

Menu Monday: 8/27/12

It’s the first day of school for my three oldest kids…..yay!  While I really enjoyed having my kids home this summer, and it really did fly by for all of us, I think we are all ready for a new routine. Meal planning is even […]

Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

(Chicken Taco Salad Bowl, my fave) We love tacos at our house and they show up almost weekly on our menu.  I’ve shared my steak taco recipe before…..below is its close cousin, chicken tacos.  Yum! Ingredients: Boneless, skinless chicken breast (4-6, or enough to feed […]

Easy Chili

Easy Chili

This chili makes a regular appearance each fall and winter at my house, both for dinner and in my kids’ lunches.  It’s easy, can sit in the slow-cooker all day, and can be changed up to suit your tastes. Plus, it’s served with Fritos and […]

Day 30!!!

I did it!  Today is the last day of my Whole30 challenge.  Yay me! I asked my husband last night if he truly thought I could do it.  His response:  I knew you could, I just didn’t think you would. And he was right.  The […]

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 […]

Menu Monday: 8/20/12

The new recipes from last week were a hit, even with my visiting nephews….yay!  I’ll post them soon. This week we’re gearing up for school starting so I’m working on a list of things to cook ahead and have on-hand for school lunches and snacks. […]