Menu Plan Monday: Week of 4/4/11

Last week was rough, as all four of our girls came down with the stomach flu between Tuesday and the end of the week. Needless to say, we ate a lot of really bland foods -- if anything at all -- so a lot of the items on our menu plan this week are the…

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Menu Plan Monday: Week of 3/28

I've mentioned a few times that one thing I'm really looking forward to in this new season of life is cooking more from scratch and actually having time to learn to enjoy cooking. I can honestly say that last week I had a ton of fun preparing dinner each night because I didn't feel rushed…

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Tips for Make Ahead Holiday Meals

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: There are so many things to do at the holidays -- the gifts, the decorations, the parties, the food. And the month can easily get away from us, leaving us disappointed that we might not have enjoyed the moment as much as we would have…

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Plan to Eat Online Meal Planning Giveaway (2 Winners!)

I am a big believer in meal planning to help stretch your budget and your sanity! My method usually involves sitting on the couch, racking my brain for meal ideas, and then creating a grocery list based on the meals I plan. It's not a horrible system, but it's definitely not my favorite thing to…

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Simple Menu Plans: Considering Your Options

Today we're going to look at three different menu planning systems. Remember, the idea here is not to just pick the prettiest or the simplest or the niftiest – although you should consider all of those things – but to think through which features of each system will work best for your needs so that…

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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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