Thinking of Thanksgiving: Hosting a Big Dinner

Many of today’s women don’t know the ins and outs of home making. Most schools no longer teach home economics. And if your own mother worked outside the home, chances are you may not have grown up with much teaching in the way of housekeeping and meal preparation. These are not obsolete skills. It’s good […]

Meal Planning: So, What’s For Breakfast?

Multi-grain Blueberry Pancakes My children are always hungry, veritable hobbits, I tell you. And so, I have to stay a few steps ahead of them or I will spend all my days in the kitchen. Last week I planned out a month of dinners and followed it up with a 2-Day Cooking Bash to fill […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping for Freezer Cooking

OK, I promise this is the last time I’ll talk about freezer cooking for at least a month few weeks. I regularly report about good grocery deals, but this week I don’t have any to report because I didn’t go shopping. Since my freezer is packed with most of a month’s worth of food (except […]

Frugal Friday: Freezer Cooking on the Cheap

This week I spent a few days in the kitchen. I was on a mission to fill my freezer with homemade “convenience” items. Rather than start from scratch each night at dinnertime, I will be able to draw from a storehouse of “freezer meals.” Almost all of this month’s meals have been pre-prepped in some […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Make Ahead Meals

I don’t have enough time, arms, or sleep. Such is the life of a mother. So, in order to make my “life as MOM” as pleasant as possible, I’ve been trying to develop ways to save time. More than two arms would look weird, and sleep will come eventually. Over the weekend I put together […]

Freezer Cooking Day #2 – The End Result

Very cute cookies, thanks to FishBoy8! Oh, I’m tired. Two days in the kitchen all the while juggling the running of a full household can be fatiguing. But I know that this will be worth it throughout the month. I think this counts as “working hard during the week in order to enjoy family time on […]

Freezer Cooking Day: Mid-Morning Update

I bought myself sometime this morning by letting FishBaby play in the cupboard. It’s not my favorite trick for cooking with kids, but it sure did make her happy. She’s now snoozing in her bed, so it’s time to book it. Right now the kids are enjoying applesauce hot from the crockpot. FishBoy7 peeled the […]

Freezer Cooking Day #2

I went to bed exhausted last night. But, since I’m getting a good habit going this month, I was in bed by 10:30 instead of my usual 1 am. I feel rested and ready to take on the world — or at least my kitchen. Yesterday I got quite a lot accomplished. Remember my list? […]