Just because I’m living in an empty house and cooking with the bare essentials, doesn’t mean you are too. So while this meal plan looks SO delicious (and was designed to be frugal), I think you need it more right now than I do!
When I think of November, I think of turkey, stuffing and cranberries. And that’s about it. I tend to focus on the ONE big meal we’ll eat, and forget about the other 29 days of the month. Which means I’m usually scrambling all month long, thinking ahead to a glorious meal on Turkey Day, allClick to Continue »
Every month I write meal plans that are designed to feed the average family of four for about $350. While that number is low for many families, it’s a dream budget for others. There’s no doubt about it. The cost of food is steadily going up. Organic milk has gone up by one dollar perClick to Continue »
Pumpkin. Apples. Cinnamon. Be still my beating heart! For much of my adult life, I’ve lived where there isn’t a “true fall.” The leaves don’t turn colors and the air doesn’t get crisp (because it already is). Instead for me, fall happens in my most favorite place: the kitchen
Ah… September. The month when summer heat meets autumn cool. Zucchini mingle with squash, tomatoes hang out with apples. I think September is one of my favorite months really. Soup for dinner isn’t out of the question, but neither is corn on the cob fresh off the grill.
The month of August comes with mixed feelings and lots to do. Enjoy the last of summer, get ready for school and come up with a “new normal” for the fall season. This is just one of the reasons why I like to keep meals in August especially simple, home-y and familiar. There’s enough going on everywhereClick to Continue »
Ah, it’s finally July. Of all the summer months, this one is my favorite. My tomato plants start producing like crazy and I get to eat caprese salad for lunch as often as I want. Or make caprese pasta salad. Or grilled caprese sandwich. Maybe caprese kabobs. Or caprese pizza. Oh goodness. The deliciousness is endless!
Eight years ago my son was born and we were living penny to penny. Literally. I had quit my job to stay home and Mr. Crumbs and I were learning how to pay our mortgage, two car payments, credit card debt and normal monthly bills while still putting food on the table. We had toClick to Continue »