Tired of Cooking Already!

I must confess, after Thanksgiving and Christmas, I’m a little tired of cooking. But, that makes having a meal plan all that more important. If I don’t feel like messing in the kitchen, then it’s so helpful just to look at my list on the fridge and make whatever it says. Just obey the list. […]

New Year’s Feasting

New Year’s is the perfect combination of events. New Year’s Eve represents a chance to look back on the past and all that we have to be thankful for. We get to see all the ways in which we and our families have grown. New Year’s Day is the opportunity to celebrate a fresh start. […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Hamming It Up

Got leftovers? If you’re like me and you bought a ham at a great price ($.77/#), you may have enjoyed it for Christmas dinner and now find yourself with leftover meat. Waste not, want not. But what to do with it all? Sandwiches are a great way to use up the rest. But, depending on […]

Food and Clean Underwear

The new normal has been rather elusive this year. Survival is the name of my game these days. And, I think I’m okay with it. Food and clean underwear – if we’ve got those, we’re okay. But, I know from experience that if I don’t have a plan for food, we’ll be eating way too […]

Kids in the Kitchen, Joy or No Joy?

My mother-in-law was a big fan of including the kids in kitchen activities. She was always braver than most when it came to giving them jobs. And she always had a great attitude about it. So, as I think of ways to honor her, I’m particularly pleased to have today’s guest post, written by Jenna […]

Easy Meals – FishMama Style

I didn’t plan it this way. But, when I looked at our menus this week, I realized it’s going to be a pretty simple and easy week in the kitchen. I am thankful to have a plan because that makes for one less thing to think about. And since I feel as if I am […]

What’s Cookin’

While I’ve approached meal planning in a number of ways in the past (here, here, and here), lately I am enjoying this plan out a whole month at a time. You can see my December Meal Plan here. I brainstorm all the different meals that I could make with what’s in the cupboard or what […]

Home Ec 101: Soup from Leftovers

Soup is a wonderfully frugal, potentially delicious meal to serve your family. And it can successfully be made from leftovers. What a great way to exercise the “waste-not-want-not” mentality that will keep us all in the black these days. Now, don’t go thinking you’re gonna throw everything in a pot, Pippi Longstocking-style. There’s a method […]