Freezer Cooking: Noontime Update

My big morning of freezer cooking has gone off with fits and starts. I haven’t made as much progress as I hoped. But, you knew that would happen, didn’t you? A few things to report: Don’t EVER try to cook a turkey on a rimmed cookie sheet. I almost attempted it because I couldn’t find […]

My Freezer Cooking Life for Today and Tomorrow

my helper and me, bedheaded and ready to cook up a storm You knew I was a crazy woman, right? Just thought I’d put that out there right now. I’ve been planning and shopping and scheming for how to fill my freezer. I filled out my Freezer Meal Worksheet this weekend because I know I need […]

4 Helpful Freezer Cooking Cookbooks

I love me a good cookbook. Last time I checked I had three shelves full of them. And counting…. I think it’s time to purge.   Or not. I could spend hours in a book store, especially if it’s the cookbook section. It’s a family obsession really. Even FishBoy5′s eyes light up at the sight […]

Get a Good Habit Going Challenge: How Did You Do?

Well, how did you do? About a month ago I challenged you and me to get a good habit going. And did we have the best of intentions, or what? Honestly, I thought I was going to transform my life, get my household running like a well-oiled machine. While I didn’t quite achieve that lofty […]

Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze?

Often when people hear the words, freezer meal, they imagine a cold, hard slab of a casserole covered in ice crystals. Ick. Makes freezer cooking sound unappealing, doesn’t it? How about this instead? Carnitas Soft Tacos with Fresh Guacamole That puts a new look on a frozen dinner, doesn’t it? Carnitas are easily prepared ahead […]

Frugal Friday: Savvy Shopping on Black Friday

So, today’s the day. The biggest sales day for retailers across the country. The day after Thanksgiving, traditionally known as Black Friday, is the day that merchants hope to find themselves “in the black.” They want your money. It’s Christmas, anyway. Why not? Go spend. It’ll help the economy, stupid. Well, before you do, I […]

Whatcha Doin’?

This week is full of plans for people. Maybe you’re putting together a big Thanksgiving feast. Or getting ready to shop ’til you drop? Perhaps you’re heading out of town on a family road trip. The FishFam? Well, we’re hitting the open road at the crack of oh-my-gosh-it’s-too-early-to-be-alive. We haven’t seen the paternal grandparents since […]

Shop Wisely! Black Friday Deals

Shopping from home last Christmas. I think I’ll do it again! I have always loved the day after Thanksgiving — for the leftovers and the great deals to be had. In years’ past I’ve often hit the stores on Black Friday without a clue as to where I was going or what I was getting. […]