Meal Planning from the Sales

Coupons? Organizational system? Shopping list of sales matched with coupons? Now it’s time to figure out how to take these deals and make them work to feed your family. See those beef tacos? Bargain meal. ‘Tis true. Remember this worksheet? I explained a few weeks ago how I go about planning my shopping trip. I […]

What’s Cooking This Week

Since we’ve been gone all weekend, it will probably take me a week to recover and catch up on my laundry and sleep. Thankfully, I bought ahead in terms of groceries. I am not desperate to do a big grocery trip. Instead, we’ll stock up on milk and produce and enjoy some simple meals this […]

Teriyaki Chicken (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Camp Food)

Summertime is the time to pack up your stuff and head out to the great outdoors. Camping is one great way to do that. I personally am looking forward to beach camping this summer. I don’t know that I can make camping with a toddler and a baby a habitual thing, but I want to […]

A Snacky Lunch – 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 lunchable, I can easily sway them from that section of the grocery store without a fuss. If I throw in a small sweet and some juice, they […]

What’s Cooking Around Here

This past week was such a nice reprieve from doctors and dentists. The entire family enjoyed a relaxed, we-don’t-have-to-be-anywhere week. And although we had some fun invitations, we purposely declined to keep the week free. FishPapa calls this, “circling the wagons” and it’s a great way to relax and reconnect with the family. As a […]

Frugal Friday: Fillet O’ Chick

One of the easiest ways to save money is on food. There is such a range in food options as well as a range of prices for those foods. For our family, using coupons is one great way that I can save some of our hard earned money. But, I try not to stop there. […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Time to Picnic

Picnics are fun affairs. I love to pack up a lunch and eat outdoors, and so do my children. One of my favorites is the impromptu affair with In-N-Out Burger. But, if I have time to plan, then here’s what we might pack – my recipe for A Great Picnic: tablecloth (and tablecloth weights or […]

Oh In-N-Out Burger! How I Love Thee!

If you live somewhere other than California, Arizona, or Nevada, and have never eaten a Double-Double, I’m sorry. You’re so missing out. Get thee on a road trip and make sure you stop at In-N-Out Burger. It’s one of the fast food joints that I missed the most when we were in Kansas. And, yes, […]