Meals & Snacks I Made Ahead & Our Menu Plan, August 11, 2019

This week for make ahead meals, I experimented with some breakfast items: Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Skillet No Sugar Added Apple Pie Overnight Oats I also made some snacks for the kids: Healthy No Bake Granola Bites Chocolate Protein Muffins And, for the amusing mix up of the day, I was going to make Easy Baked […]

What We Ate The Week of June 15, 2019

I have been finding crazy good deals at the grocery store, like a whole, organic chicken for $1.98! and a 3 lb. bag of chicken legs for $0.99.  The freezer is stocked, we’ve been eating pretty well, and I’ve managed to stay on the reduced grocery budget I set for myself. Here’s what we had […]

What We Ate the Week of June 8, 2019

The days are still a little crazy, and I find that often, I feel like I have no idea what to make for dinner.  However, I just look back on my weekly menu plan, and viola! there is no thought required.  I just cook that recipe.  So easy, and so perfect for a busy lifestyle! […]

What We Ate the Week of May 25, 2019

This was my first week taking advantage of make ahead meals and snacks, and I loved it!  Instead of spending an hour cooking in the evening each week night, I spent 45 minutes doing my work and 15 minutes reheating the meal and making a veggie side.  Win! I think, even though it’s more work […]

What We Ate the Week of January 13, 2019

I think I was on a Mexican kick this week, and by the end of the week, my family was complaining because I fed them too many beans.  Oops.  😉 This post contains affiliate links. Sunday Lunch–Cornbread Taco Bake (from MyFreezEasy) Dinner–Sloppy Joes, baked potato, baked cauliflower Monday Taco Lasagna, salad Tuesday Skinny Slow Cooker Meatball […]

What We Ate for the Week of January 6, 2019

We at a lot of good food this week, but three of the five of us were taken out for two days each by a weird little cold, so we didn’t often have all 5 of us at the table.  As a result, I didn’t get many pictures.  Here’s what we had: Sunday Lunch–Homemade Pizza […]

What We Ate the Week of December 1, 2018

No matter how hard I try to keep the holiday season free from commitments, we still end up busy.  I’m sure you have the same problem!  Here’s what we ate this past week, in the midst of sickness and holiday chaos.  (But I just want to say I’m so happy that this time, only ONE […]

Menu Planning for November 11, 2018

This week I’m trying to have a mini pantry challenge, so I’m looking to make meals that I already have the ingredients for.  I’m also considering trying to reduce our grocery budget by having a few vegetarian meals a week.  We’ll see how that goes.  Here’s the plan for the week: Saturday Fried Rice Sausage […]

Menu Planning for October 21, 2018

This past week was a weird one and not like I planned.  My husband grilled twice, so that left us, thankfully, with a lot of leftovers to eat for our meals during the week. Here’s what we had last week: Saturday Lunch: Polish Sausage and Cabbage, rice Dinner: Grilled heart and chicken and potatoes with salad […]

Menu Planning for October 13, 2018

In part of my attempt to adjust to our new, busier schedule, this weekend, I did some meal prep for the upcoming week.  On Friday we had Taco Rice, so I doubled the recipe and put one in the freezer.  Then, I made ahead Hamburger Vegetable Soup so that will be waiting for us Monday […]