Too much food, glorious food

I recently went on a multi-family vacation with my brother's family and our Mother and Step-dad. The first thing we did after arriving at the house was go food shopping. And we bought an amount of food that was scary to me. The fridge and pantry were overstocked with food, and there was no way that we were going to go hungry....more

Meal Planning: "The List"

Well, I've managed to come up with 30 different meal ideas. It was WAY harder than I thought. Now, my next step is to map them all out on a calendar. Once this is done, I plan to shop twice a month for the groceries I will need to make 2 weeks of meals. I won't be using a new meal every night of the week, as I know there are going to be left overs here and there. This is going to be a challenge, but we are up to it. I wanted to share my meal ideas with you all, so here we go..."The List" - 30 different meals...more
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My Meal Planning System

I love menu planning and grocery shopping.  I am constantly flipping through cookbooks or searching Pinterest for good dinner ideas.  That said, it has taken me a long time to come up with a menu planning system that works.  I'm sure that many of you have experienced the same struggles and frustrations that I have.  I can't even tell you how many times I have walked in the door from work to my hungry and impatient family knowing I have to make a meal from scratch.  ...more

Why You Should Start Meal Planning & 4 Tips for Sticking to It

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ve seen me talk about wanting to become more consistent with meal planning and making healthy, homemade dinners. It’s something I’ve strived for and struggle with for the entire time Dave and I have lived in our current home. ...more
kerryamchugh LOL, I'm feeling very productive and organizey lately.more

What's For Dinner?


You did it! You made a great dinner and everyone loved it. You think to yourself, "I'm definitely making this again. Of course I'll remember to make it because it was such a hit. There's no way I'll lose this recipe or completely forget I made this in the first place. I'm awesome!"...more

How to Find Money in Your Fridge

I don’t do well with the DEPRIVATION part of budgeting, but I know that sticking to a budget (at least most of the time) is important for our family’s financial health.So I like it when I can find ways to turn saving money into a game. Here’s a simple game I like to play about once a week that saves me approximately $40 per month on groceries....more

How to Meal Plan on a Budget

The One Lifestyle Change That Allowed Me to be a Stay at Home Mom

As a member of mommy support groups, I frequently see the question posed: how can I afford to be a stay at home mom?  I’ve been a working mom, so I get it that some of us crave “adult time” and enjoy career accomplishments.  But I also know what a crappy feeling it is to leave your kids in the care of someone else all day.  Ultimately, I made the choice to leave the corporate world, and I wanted to share the one lifestyle change that made it possible....more
Fit Mix Mom Thanks for reading!  Yea I definitely didn't worry about our food expenses while I ...more

Sunday meal prep tips: winter edition

Last spring I published a post on weekend food prep tips for healthy meals all week.  The post provides ideas for which foods can be easily prepared, cooked and stored in bulk and then assembled into a variety of healthy meals in the following days....more