Fall Theme Night Dinners (Meal Planning)

This post was originally published on Sept 18, 2011. The habits described here run deep in my soul. Many of my meal plans for this week follow these themes.  Last year I posted some fall theme night ideas that served us well twelve months ago. As our days start to fill up and fall into […]

Planning for Thanksgiving

Planning for Thanksgiving | Life as MOM

Now that November is here, it’s time to start thinking and planning for Thanksgiving. Don’t go all nutso on me, just spend 20 minutes thinking it through. 1. Think through your Thanksgiving. If you’ve never served up a Thanksgiving meal before, take some time to consider how you want to plan a big dinner and […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #29

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #29 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with pasta with red sauce, chili, broccoli & cauliflower soup, chicken enchilada casserole, and chicken with mashed potatoes. This past week our family kinda played “pick-up” when it came time for supper. Since I threw my back out early in the […]

Buy Things Pre-prepped and Save Time

Buy Prepped Ingredients

You know that I’m a DIY girl at heart. I know that homemade is better and often cheaper. I also know that buying convenience items can help you out if that’s the season you’re in. Let me tell you, with my back in as bad of shape as it’s in, filling the freezer with TV […]

Make Lunches Ahead of Time

Make Lunch in Advance to Save Time

This is Day 30 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. We’ve talked about making dinner in the morning and prepping breakfast the night before; you should not be surprised to hear me recommending make-ahead lunches. By making lunches ahead of time, you avoid that last-minute rush before shooing the kids out the door in the morning […]

Mom Food: Start the Day out Right

Mom Food Breakfast

As moms, it’s so easy to get caught up in the rush of the mornings and focus on our kids and neglect ourselves. Don’t forget to start the day out right and feed yourself! Here are a few Mom-friendly breakfasts to give you the fuel you need to get your day moving in the right […]

Have a Backup Plan & Save Time in the Kitchen

Have a Backup Plan to Save Time in the Kitchen | Life as MOM

Today is Day 28 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. Check out the series and find out how you can get in and out of the kitchen. How many times has your dinner plan backfired on you? For me, at least once a week, if not more often. What I’ve found is that one of three […]

Build Your Meals from Like Ingredients to Save Time

Use Common Ingredients  to Save Time | Life as MOM

One of the easiest ways to make good use of your time in the kitchen — and maybe reduce it — is to build your meals from like ingredients. That means you might cook a huge batch of chicken one night and serve it as a main dish. You might make Flautas with some of […]