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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #30

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #30 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with turkey pot pie, bacon and broccoli egg bake, cheddar soup, tortellini soup, and homemade pizza. This promises to be a busy week for many of us. Either you’re hitting the road to visit family or friends or hunkering down at […]

A Printable Thanksgiving Menu

A Printable Thanksgiving Menu Life as MOM

This week’s meal plan is a little bit different. Download a complete Thanksgiving Meal, complete with grocery list and make-ahead tricks. The Thanksgiving meal is arguably the largest and most expensive meal — not to mention time-consuming — that most Americans prepare in a year. I remember celebrating Christmas in France. I’d say the meal […]

Fall Theme Night Dinners (Meal Planning)

Fresh Chive and Basil Lasagne

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 | 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 […]