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A Snacky Lunch – It’s What’s On the Menu

Snacky Lunch - A snacky lunch is easy. It

A snacky lunch is easy. It’s self-serve. It’s what’s on the menu. This is one of my go-to meals around here. It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s highly portable. And the kids love it. Plus, since it’s SO much like a commercial “punchable”, I can easily sway them from that section of the grocery store without […]

Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze?

Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze? Freezer meals have changed over time. Now they are diverse and versatile and super easy to make. Wondering what you can freeze? Check out this straight forward list.

Freezer meals have changed over time. Now they are diverse and versatile and super easy to make. Wondering what you can freeze? Here’s what: This post was originally published November 28, 2009. The list still works for me. Carnitas Soft Tacos with Fresh Guacamole Often when people hear the words, freezer meal, they imagine a […]

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love - Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert. When I was a kid the idea of a treat in my lunch box was a Ding Dong or a Twinkie. I think my parents only bought them that first week of school. There’s no way our budget […]

Budget-Friendly Meal Plans

Budget-Friendly Meal Plans - The free printable meal plans provide you with a road map for dinner time, including a budget grocery list, quick tips for prepping, good cheap cheats for trimming the bill, and a make-ahead prep list.

Are you looking to get dinner on the table quickly, easily, and under budget? Well, This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less pretty much fits that bill. The free printable meal plans provide you with a road map for dinner time, including a budget grocery list, quick tips for prepping, good cheap cheats for trimming […]

Make-Ahead Breakfast Meal Plan

Make-Ahead Breakfast Plan for the Week - Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day.

Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day. I’m trying really hard to get us organized for the new school year. This is our last year with all six kids schooling with moi. I’m thinking that if I can get some […]

8 Quick Meal Prep Ideas for the New Week

8 Quick Meal Prep Ideas - Want to make meal times easier this week? Check out these quick meal prep helps that will take you just an hour.

Want to make meal times easier this week? Check out these quick meal prep helps that will take you just an hour. It’s Sunday afternoon. I know that we have a busy week ahead. What can I do now to make the rest of the week easier? I can spend an hour in the kitchen. Say what? […]

Make a 4 x 7 Meal Plan for the Summer Daze

Make a 4 x 7 Meal Plan for the Summer Daze

Mom, I’m hungry? Is there anything I can have for a snack? When’s lunch? What are we having for dinner? What’s for breakfast tomorrow? Summer offers more leisure time for kids and adults alike. That means there’s more time to be hungry. I have no idea what the connection is, but it’s true. My children […]

Summer Meal Planning Tips and Tricks

Summer Meal Planning Tips and Tricks - Is meal planning a challenge during the summer? Here are some solutions to hot weather, busy days, tired cooks, and a lack of cooking mojo.

Is meal planning a challenge during the summer? Here are some solutions to hot weather, busy days, tired cooks, and a lack of cooking mojo. Summer is in full swing. Weird schedules abound. Whether it’s camps, vacations, or trips to the pool, lake, or beach, routine is hard to come by. But, you gotta eat! […]