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Freezer Cooking Day Update

Here’s what my kitchen looks like at the moment. I’ve been working pretty steadily since about 7 am, with a myriad of stops to answer the phone, put FishBaby down for nap, make sure the kids are on task with math lessons, start a history video, drink my coffee, and feed hobbits. The kitchen is […]

Planning a Freezer Cooking Day

The key to success when “freezer cooking” is planning. Sure, you can just pull things out of the fridge and pantry and start cooking. But, the point of an “all-day cooking bash” is to economize on time, ingredients, and energy. So, a plan is key. You’ll save motions and that’s important. For instance, if you’re […]

How to Cook With Kids (Or Inspite of Them) During a Big Cooking Day

Those who know us well know that the FishFam loves to eat. Everyone in the family loves good food and all enjoy cooking. My home is full of little chefs. Case in point: Saturday afternoon FishBoy7 surprised us all with a HUGE platter of PB&J — on sourdough — about an hour before dinner. At first […]

Baking / Freezer Cooking Day Tomorrow!

Interested in learning more about freezer cooking and baking? Well, this is your week! MoneySavingMom and I are going to be live blogging and tweeting our kitchen adventures on Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ve even got a Facebook Event page set up as well as a Twitter hashtag to follow (#BakingDay). (Aren’t we fancy?) It’s a […]

Meal Planning: Planning More than One Week of Meals at a Time

Once you get into the habit of meal planning for the week, you may want to get a little more ambitious and plan for a longer length of time, like a fortnight (2 weeks) or a whole month. How to Plan for a Month 1. Print a calendar – I like to print out a […]

How to Fry an Egg (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Breakfast)

Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. (Didn’t you watch those nutrition cartons in elementary school?) After a night of “fasting,” breakfast is the opportunity to refuel your body for the morning ahead. This is important for everyone, but particularly for children. Studies have indicated that kids perform better in […]

Why You Should Love Your Crockpot

The crockpot, or slow cooker, is the busy family manager’s best friend. Or at least it should be! Unfortunately, over time it’s been the most maligned kitchen appliance ever invented. This would be due either to A. its misuse — just throwing any old junk in a pot doesn’t make a good meal. B. its […]

The Week’s Meal Plan: Enjoying Make Ahead Meals

It’s been so fun to pull a few things from the freezer every few days and know that most of dinner was already prepped. Coming home from a weekend away makes these make-ahead meals all the more valuable. Makes me feel like a World Series All-Star. Up to bat this week: Chicken FajitasChimichangasPasta w/ Grilled […]