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 »
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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!
Part of my “get back on track plan” after a rather unseasonable couple of months is to start every week with a meal plan. Time and time again, it’s been proven that if I don’t have one, the week goes nutso in a flash. No meal plan? Laundry doesn’t get done. No meal plan? I forgetClick to Continue »
May the is the time of year when I start to fall off the wagon with meal planning. School is ending, Summer weather is peeking around the corner, and we are itching to get outdoors and explore. It’s so easy to throw a meal plan out the window and just go with the flow! ButClick to Continue »
I think that in order for any household or grocery budget to work, there must be a meal plan. Whether it’s a full month, perfectly typed out and framed in an 8×10 hung on the kitchen wall, or just a sticky note with random chicken scratch ideas jotted down – a plan is a planClick to Continue »