Cook These 5 Easy Things On Sunday, Thank Yourself All Week

If you asked me the one thing that I would be totally lost without during my week, I would unequivocally tell you that meal planning is #1 on my list. I have been sitting down on a Sunday for years now, figuring out what I am going to feed my family of five, and when I don't, well, lookout. It's when bad things happen, like ordering in pizza, Chinese and Sushi all in one week....more

Meal Plans Do Really Help

I’ve never really had a meal plan. I couldn’t think of planning a meal a head of time and shopping based on it. My thought was, ‘I buy what’s on sale, what looks good and buy so how can I plan ahead?’  ...more

Roasted Lemon Chicken

Happy New Year! I hope your last few weeks were relaxing, healthy and happy.  Every December I make a pact with  myself to try my best to leave stress at the back door, eat as few cookies as possible  and, most important, keep up with my healthy cooking and meal planning....more

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan

For a long time I have struggled planning healthy meals for my family.  After waking up in the morning the first thing that comes to my mind “What will I cook today?” Hmm. With that thought I spend half of my day just figuring out what should I cook and finally when I come up with some idea I realize that the key ingredients are missing from my kitchen pantry....more

More With Less Weekly Meal Plan

Feed your family of four a week of dinners with a shopping cart maximum of $95.This is not your average meal plan. The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with your money. Use cheap ingredients to make dinners, without eating beans and rice or pasta every night. These are dinners for regular families living on a budget....more

May Real Food Meal Plan – flexible, frugal monthly meal plan with printable calendar

The beauteous bulb blooms are just coming up here, and we're enjoying hikes in the woods and some playground time in between gloomy days. Silly New England weather can switch seasons multiple times in one day. We are enjoying the nicer weather and some fairy house adventures. I'm also in the mood for lighter fare and not clinging quite so desperately to my comfort food. Leeks! Leeks are back!It's a good thing this is all seasonal recipes. "May" is just a handy label for lovely things like asparagus and rhubarb. Unfortunately I totally suck at deadlines....more

April Real Food Meal Plan

Am I the only one being driven insane by the kidlets trapped in the house? It's freezing out, my car is coated in ice, and all I want are April showers. Somebody down south, please send this New England girl some spring....more

Meal Planning

Clearly I talk was too much because when I made my meal planning video I thought it was a quick one and it was over 5 minutes!  So off to You Tube I went with my little editor/technology consultant (aka Very Dear son!) in tow to help me post it. Here you go!!