Simple Menu Plans: Week of 3/30

When it comes to menu planning, I prefer to just make a list of meal ideas for the week (and I always include breakfast and lunch as well) and then grocery shop according to the list without specific days in mind. I appreciate the flexibility that this system gives me, but I'll admit it has…

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Simple Menu Plans: Thinking Through Your Needs

I'm so excited about this Weekly Hot Spot, and I can't wait to get input from each of you on the role menu planning plays in your home. This will definitely be a meaty week (no pun intended!), as there are dozens and dozens and dozens of great posts across the blogosphere dealing with menu…

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Getting the Most out of Your Pantry: Making It Last

By far, the most common answer to this week's poll question – "How organized is your pantry?" – was: I usually reorganize my pantry and/or stockpile every few months, but it rarely lasts. So how do get our pantries, freezers and stockpiles organized and keep them that way? Staying On Top Of It Taking a…

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Getting the Most out of Your Pantry: Canisters or Original Packaging?

Do you have canisters and other containers in your pantry or do you keep food in it's original packaging, maybe with clips to hold the bags closed? I've been thinking about this a lot as I get ready to reorganize my pantry (again!). Right now, we keep everything in it's original packaging. I actually open…

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Quick Tips: Making Your Pantry Work for You

This week we're looking at how an organized pantry, freezer and stockpile can actually save you money. Before we get down to the nitty-gritty of organizing them, here are a few quick tips for putting your pantry to work for you: If you're short on space – or trying to make the most out of…

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Getting the Most out of Your Pantry: Make a Plan

It's plan time! This week we're looking at putting your pantry to work for you. By decluttering and organizing your pantry, freezer and stockpile, you'll save on your grocery bill – something we could all use these days. Why? Because you will know exactly what you have. You'll know which food is getting ready to…

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