A Basic Pantry


Observant readers of this blog might notice that many of my recipes use the same ingredients over and over again. That has a lot to do with the way I grocery shop and stock my pantry. I buy the same things again and again each month. This method is a huge time and money saver … Read more

Weekend Shopping and Baking


One of our biggest goals every weekend is to spend some time getting prepared for the week ahead. It just makes everything flow better throughout the week. So our Saturday mornings are typically spent getting any cleaning and chores done before we have fun. And Sundays are usually the day I like to get some … Read more

The Snack Supply


Snacks are such a tricky thing in our house, as I bet they are in most houses. When we do our big shopping trip at the beginning of the month, I always feel like we’ve purchased so many snack items and that they’ll definitely carry over into the next month. And then we get to … Read more

They Can’t All Be Winners


Last night I made a dinner that I was really excited about. I concocted a sour cream-mustard sauce that I knew would be a hit with the family. I decided to pair it with chicken and egg noodles to up its potential even more. Unfortunately, I was completely wrong. Before I even started eating, my … Read more

A Busy Weekend


We had a fairly busy weekend around our house. On Saturday, my brother-in-law, father-in-law, stepmother-in-law and step-niece-in-law came over to celebrate our youngest’s third birthday. It was also my father-in-law’s birthday, so we had kind of a double celebration. I hope I’m not alone in saying that having company over means a very busy morning … Read more

3 Moms ~ Catching Up


I realized today that although I’ve been sharing recipes for things we’ve eaten, I haven’t really done a meal-by-meal accounting of our days this week. So, I thought I’d take some time to get caught up on that. Wednesday morning started with a breakfast of cinnamon-sugar toast, bananas and milk. That has become one of … Read more

Beef & Rice Burrito Filling


When you have 17 pounds of ground beef staring you in the face, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Either that or it’s easy to be lazy and resort to doing the same things with said ground beef that you do month in and month out. But it’s honestly just as easy to just get it … Read more