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Ways to Save:  Chop the Whole Onion

Ways to Save: Chop the Whole Onion

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 […]

Weekly Menu:  9/21/2015

Weekly Menu: 9/21/2015

Monday:  Chicken Enchiladas, Spanish Cauliflower Rice Tuesday:  Sloppy Joes, Roasted Broccoli, Sautéed Corn (using frozen corn) Wednesday:  Chicken Bites, Salad Bar Thursday:  Grilled Flank Steak (using a version of this marinade), Roasted Veggies Friday:  Leftovers Prep for the week: Made a frittata for breakfasts (a version […]

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 […]

Weekly Menu: 9/7/2015

Weekly Menu: 9/7/2015

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Pork Ragu, garlicky cabbage noodles, steamed broccoli Tuesday:  Grill (probably burgers), salad, roasted veggies Wednesday:  Sautéed Chicken (similar to this), Mac and Cheese (a simpler version of this), sautéed spinach Thursday:  Chicken Taco Salad Friday:  Leftovers

Weekly Menu:  8/31/2015

Weekly Menu: 8/31/2015

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Chicken with Artichokes and Tomatoes in Creamy Mustard Sauce (from this book), steamed broccoli Tuesday:  Enchilada Stuffed Peppers, carrots Wednesday:  Breakfast Burritos Thursday:  Grilled Flank Steak (using a version of this marinade), roasted Brussels sprouts, baked potatoes Friday: […]

Weekly Menu:  8/24/2015

Weekly Menu: 8/24/2015

It’s the first day of school!!!!! I realize some of you are crying tears of joy, some of you, tears of sadness.  However you’re feeling, there’s no denying that school has started and it’s time for more routine, regular schedules, and more things that Must. […]

Weekly Menu:  8/3/2015

Weekly Menu: 8/3/2015

It’s nearing the end of summer vacation, and while I’m not quite ready for school to start, I am ready for a bit more of a routine.  In July, the kids’ changing schedules and a road trip meant I was winging it most nights for […]

Weekly Menu: 6/23/15

Weekly Menu: 6/23/15

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Balsamic Pork Chops (subbed white wine for the balsamic….yum!), roasted green beans Tuesday:  Steak Tacos/Salad (flank steak and a jar of salsa in the slow cooker all day.  easy-peasy) Wednesday:  Leftovers Thursday:  Chicken Soup, salad Friday:  Grill (most […]

Weekly Menu:  6/8/2015

Weekly Menu: 6/8/2015

I have to admit, my menu planning fell apart during the last month or so of school.  For all intents and purposes, I was done with the school routine.  My poor family and I limped through the last few weeks of school eating mostly eggs […]

Weekly Menu: 5/11/2015

Weekly Menu: 5/11/2015

Monday:  Chicken Cacciatore (no link, because it wasn’t great), zucchini noodles (similar to this) Tuesday:  Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Vegetable Soup Wednesday:  Stir-fry (haven’t picked a recipe yet…..any suggestions?) Thursday:  Chili Verde and cilantro-lime cauliflower rice Friday:  Burgers and Grilled Sausage, roasted veggies