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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 […]

Three Simple Rules for Menu Planning

Three Simple Rules for Menu Planning

image: Modern Mommy Madness It’s funny, because it’s true.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve planned the perfect menu, filled with wonderful, healthy, perfectly-balanced meals, containing a variety of colors, textures and flavors each and every night, only to crash and burn by […]

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 […]