What We Ate Last Week, September 30 – October 6, 2017

Ah, a new month!  I still have 30 meals in the freezer from last month’s freezer cooking session, which is a huge blessing both time and money wise.  However, this week I doubled all of the meals I made so that we have more variety with our freezer meals.  My family doesn’t like to eat […]

What We Ate Last Week, September 23 – 29, 2017

The month is over! We ate many of the freezer meals I made this month,  but we still have 30 or so going into October, which is a huge blessing! This week was busy, and I wasn’t as diligent about writing down what we ate everyday, so you’ll see that some days I just don’t […]

What We Ate Last Week, September 9th – 15th, 2017

We had a good, but busy week.  Even though I didn’t really enjoy spending a few hours every day over Labor Day weekend stocking the freezer with freezer meals, I’m so thankful now as we’ve been eating those meals 3 to 4x a week. Here’s what we ate this week: This post contains affiliate links. […]

What We Ate Last Week, August 26th – September 1st

This week, we made some new dishes including one I found on YouTube for Oxtail Soup.  We’re on a mission to use up all the meat–including oxtail and the bit of remaining organ meat that we have–before we get our 1/4 side of beef in late October.  Some kids liked the Oxtail Soup while others […]

What We Ate Last Week, August 12th – 18th, 2017

We usually try to cook our big meats on the weekend, first so my husband can cook them ;), and, second, because we have more time.  However, on Saturday we misjudged, and our meat wasn’t thawed to make dinner.  Oops.  Luckily we had a Trader Joe’s frozen meal in the freezer. Here’s what gluten free, […]

What We Ate Last Week: August 5 – 11, 2017

We were returning from a quick trip to L.A. on Saturday.  We got food for lunch in the car, but then traffic was so bad between L.A. and San Diego, that our return time was pushed back three hours! We didn’t make it home for dinner as planned, so we stopped by the store and […]

Menu Planning for July 23, 2017

We’re nearing the end of the month, and my grocery shopping money is about gone. You’ll see at the end of the week, there are many TBDs. Most likely, we’ll simply have a meal from my last freezer cooking session. (Thank goodness I have those made in advance!) Saturday Lunch–Grilled Cheese, GF pretzel sticks, carrot […]

Menu Planning for July 16, 2017

My husband got a new grill last weekend, and he’s been having fun grilling several of our meals each weekend.  I’m happy because we’re not heating up our house, and the food tastes great. Here’s our menu plan for the week: Saturday Lunch–Grilled Chicken Apple Sausage, Carrot Sticks, Cucumber Slices, Dinner–Ramen with Chicken and Veggies […]

Menu Planning for July 9, 2017

This will probably be the last week in July that we work on filling the freezer.  Then, the rest of the month, we’ll work on eating down those meals and lowering the grocery bill.  Here’s the plan for the week: Saturday Lunch–BLTs, cucumber slices, chips Dinner–steak, broccoli, diced sweet potatoes Sunday Lunch–Chicken tenders, bean & […]

Menu Planning for July 2, 2017

Last week was a weird week because each of our kids developed a cold.  Each of them, on the first day, was completely out of commission–unable to eat, some vomiting, some running a fever.  Every two days, a new kid got the cold until we’d run through all three of them.  As a result, I […]