Eat Leftovers and Save Money (Frugal Friday)

How to Make Stone Soup

If you eat what you have, you’ll save money. One of the biggest wastes of money is when we throw away food we could have eaten. That happens more than I would like around here. Probably does at your house, too. But, making a point to eat at home can make a huge impact on […]

Serve a Breakfast Bar to Save Time

Serve a breakfast bar copy

Set up a breakfast bar before you go to bed to save time in the morning. A few years ago I realized how very much my children enjoyed the breakfast bars at hotels. There they encountered an array of options, all pretty much self-serve, and they were in heaven. In heaven. Enter the breakfast bar. […]

Get the Morning Beverages Ready the Night Before

Set up the morning beverages to save time

This is Day 16 of 31 Kitchen Time Savers. Go here to see the tips you’ve missed. Just as making dinner in the morning will help your evening, getting your morning beverages ready at night will help your morning tomorrow. Funny how it works that way. Doing things in advance helps you out. It’s a […]

Make Dinner in the Morning to Save Time Later

Make dinner in the morning to save time

If you make dinner in the morning when you have a spare minute, you’ll save time later in the evening when you don’t. Saturday evening was full of hockey games. Full. In two cities. At dinner time. I spent Saturday morning in the kitchen, making breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was brilliant, if I do […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #27

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #27 | Life as MOM

Looking for some tasty meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with chicken & bean burritos, chicken pot pie, Italian sub sandwiches, beans & rice soup, and vegetable beef minestrone. Chicken Pot Pie Anyone else feeling the frenzy of afterschool and evening obligations. I’m trying not to let the appointments and practice […]

Slow Cooking Saves Time in the Kitchen

Slow Cooking Saves Time

Make your slow cooker do the work for you! It will save you much time in the kitchen. When I was a newlywed (circa 1994), slow cookers were not cool. They were the small kitchen appliances that grammas used or that gathered dust on the shelf. They had weird, outdated illustrations on the side. They […]

Shop at One Store to Save Time

shopping at one store saves time

It’s true that you can save money by buying only the best priced items at each store. It’s called cherry picking, and it’s one means that I’ve used over the years to stretch a buck. I have a list of go-to items for Costco, Walmart, Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, and Sprouts, my five main stops. However, […]

Lunchbox Love

Lunch Box Love | Life as MOM

The school year is well under way. Now that we’ve all got a month or so under our belts, it can be easy to fall into a humdrum existence. The days start to blend into one another. Each school lunch looks like the one before. And the one before that. Liven up the lunchbox instead. Surprise […]