• Prepping for Fall 2020: Recipes & Cooking Schedule

    –Updated 7/22/20 with additional recipe links– I managed and survived the trip into the grocery store (which, we all knew I would, right? It was just a matter of my own disdain for live and in person grocery shopping…more curbside pickup for this girl…for life!!!) And now there’s no other choice but to get this plane in the air. No sense in allowing fresh ingredients to dwindle in quality PLUS my garden is on the verge of booming which means I’ve got canning in my very near future! It NEVER slows down around here! I sketched out a plan to pull these 22 unique meals together (for the freezer or…

  • Prepping for Fall 2020: First Steps (Freezer Cooking Plan)

    I shared my thoughts (or, anxiety: let’s just call it what it is) about Fall 2020 in this post last week. And then I immediately set to work in the small windows of time I had available to me to start hammering away on a plan. As you know, life with little kids often means plans go to hell in a hand-basket rather quickly but I managed to squeak out the first steps of getting ready for a massive round of freezer cooking and meal prep. First I got online and cashed in some credit card points for gift cards to purchase groceries and other supplies needed to do this…

  • Thoughts on Preparing for Fall 2020

    If I’m honest, I’m nervous about what the Fall season has in store for us. It’s all a very delicate balance between promoting and ensuring safety (to the best of our ability) in the midst of a pandemic that no one seems to fully understand and allowing opportunities for the economy to stay afloat. I’m not sure anyone has the right answer(s) and it’s all a wild shot in the dark to know what would be best. I understand the need to get back to “normal” as much as possible. My heart breaks for small (and large) businesses that simply haven’t been able to stay afloat during this time. And…