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Meal Planning: Homemade Convenience Foods
Posted By Jessica Fisher On March 7, 2010 @ 4:22 pm In Good Eats,Meal Planning | 25 Comments
All of a sudden, life seems to have imploded on me. My trip early last month took a week of planning and a week of recovery, and I’ve been racing to catch up ever since. But, time waits for no mom. Life continues: laundry piles up, schoolwork needs to be assigned and corrected, and my days are just chock full.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like feeling overwhelmed. Thankfully, I have a husband who’s great at troubleshooting. We put our heads together and decided that adding some convenience items back into our life is a good thing for this season. Freezer meals , baking ahead of time , homemade baking mixes , sandwiches at lunchtime , and breakfast from a box  have been ways we’ve chosen to lighten my load as a homemaker so I can spend time on other things.
And a few paper plates never hurt anybody either.
What’s cooking ’round here this week:
Chicken w/ Tomatoes and Feta Cheese Sauce (new recipe), steamed asparagus, brown rice
Grilled Tri-Tip, Mashed Potatoes, Veg
Chicken and Wild Rice Bake , Salad
Pasta w/ Red Sauce, Salad, Focaccia 
Pizza , ChiChi’s Salad 
BRC Burritos (beans, rice, and cheese)
Lasagna , Salad, Cornbread
How do you make life easier at your house?
For more meal planning ideas, visit I’m an Organizing Junkie. 
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 Basic Homemade Pizza: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/07/basic-homemade-pizza.html
 Freezer meals: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/freezer-cooking-the-weekend-update-2.html
 baking ahead of time: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/freezer-cooking-wrapped-up.html
 homemade baking mixes: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/11/ultimate-recipe-swap-make-ahead-meals.html
 sandwiches at lunchtime: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/02/lunchtime-an-ultimate-recipe-swap.html
 breakfast from a box: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/finding-convenience-in-the-good-ol-cereal-box.html
 Chicken and Wild Rice Bake: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2010/02/chicken-and-wild-rice-bake.html
 Focaccia: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2010/01/garlic-focaccia.html
 ChiChi’s Salad: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/10/chichis-italian-salad.html
 Lasagna: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/01/recipe-swap-in-kitchen-with-kids.html
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