• Prep for Fall 2020 Phase 1: Freezer Cooking Complete

    Oh what a relief it is to have 24 meals prepped and ready for my family this fall!! No matter what comes our way, we will be prepared….at least for a few weeks where dinner is concerned. I attempted to follow the schedule (see that schedule and the recipes: link here ) for pulling all this together as per written, but I also chose a week that wasn’t probably ideal for tackling the project. So….it took me 8 days to have it all finished. I spent around 1-2 hours each day in the kitchen working on the project (including clean-up). Had I not had some other unforeseen circumstances that required…

  • 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…