I had some thoughts on my meal plan post this weekend. It started with one of the most frequently asked questions here on Crumbs: “How do you feed a family of four on only $330 a month?” Well, that’s a loaded question with loaded answers. I’ve shared why cut our monthly expenses in half. And then howClick to Continue »
If you read yesterday’s post, you know that I’m kinda in the dog house. I blew the November budget out of the water. And NOT in a good way. We were over by $120, over a third of our overall budget for the month. Looking back over what we bought, the only things that stand out to meClick to Continue »
It’s so easy to throw healthy eating out the window this time of year. Thanksgiving and Christmas bring about the season of indulgence. Pumpkin fudge and white chocolate peppermint fudge are high on my list of favorite treats! But that’s what they should be. Treats.
Fall is in the air and everything is PUMPKIN. I don’t know about you, but I love pumpkin season. Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spiced everything! The good news is, homemade pumpkin puree is so simple to make. Which means, you can totally enjoy adding fresh pumpkin to EVERYTHING! Just kidding. (or maybe not!)
It’s another new month and I must say a four-week meal plan is AWESOME! (Find out how to make a meal plan that works!) Having the whole month planned ahead of time is a huge relief. And I know I can switch out meals during the week if our schedule changes. I like to bulk shopClick to Continue »
Today is the big day. It’s the first day of school – for everyone in the family. Mom’s first official day of being teacher, The Boy is in 1st grade and The Girl is in K4. I’ve been mentally and physically preparing for the start of school for several weeks now. In the kitchen, I’mClick to Continue »
Busy seems to be the new normal. You would think with summer in full swing that the busy-ness might subside. A chance to enjoy summer activities and relax before the packed school year. But between national holidays, family visits, and frugal vacations the summer is BUSY! I guess moms don’t get a summer break.
Do you ever wonder what to do with those random items in your fridge and pantry? How to use food scraps that aren’t quite scrappy enough for the trash? You know the ones. The handful of broken nuts at the bottom of the jar, the half empty box of pasta, the one carrot, one celeryClick to Continue »