• March Meal Plan

    March Meal Plan: Dinner

    I’m getting organized for the month ahead and here to share with you our March Meal Plan: Dinner Edition. I explained back in January when I shared our dinner meal plan for February that if I don’t have a plan, the wheels fall off….in many respects. And with a family that includes three little ones, the wheels are bound to fall off anyway. No need to tempt with yet another reason. So…. As I explained before, I’ve intentionally left one day blank. This is opportunity to clean out the fridge of leftovers, insert a family favorite, experiment with a new recipe, or give yourself a break all together by popping…

  • Dinner Meal Plan

    February Meal Plan: Dinner

    Today I share with you my February meal plan (dinner edition) because…. I admire the people who run willy-nilly around the grocery store, buying a bit of this and that. And then every night moments before dinner time they manage to pull together some delicious creation without any forethought. …I am not one of these people. My chaotic life with three little kids and all the family management responsibilities requires that I stay organized in this area. I don’t have time for meat that didn’t get thawed out or missing ingredients for a meal that requires a last-minute trip to the store. And keeping to a grocery budget would be…

  • Food Prep

    Food prep can mean a lot of different things. Preparing meals for the freezer, assembling complete meals to be warmed during the week, or getting a head start on week night cooking by having ingredients prepped and ready to go. I’m not always short on time during the week but I’m often lacking in energy and motivation at the end of a work day, and something that I generally enjoy <cooking> can feel more like a chore. I work really hard to stay on a budget, which includes the purchase of groceries as well as money spent on entertainment (i.e. eating out), and I also try to eat relatively well.…