Monday, 1/2 – Lots of New Years Eve and New Years day leftovers.Tuesday, 1/3 - Southern Black eye pea minestrone (more leftovers!)Wednesday, 1/4 - Chicken and pineapple skewers, salad with ginger-cilantro vinaigrette.Thursday, 1/5 - Crockpot Mexican turkey stew.Friday, 1/6 - Pizza Friday!!Saturday, 1/7 - Pasta with meatballs, salad and homemade bread....more
It’s the middle of May, and my furnace just kicked on. Although the flowers and tender asparagus shoots assure me that winter is over, I’m not planning meals that go from grill to patio table yet! But, I did grab the grocery circular and plan great dinners that fit into our budget, and a few that can be grilled if the weather changes....more
Today I’m thinking about barbecue and food allergies. It’s not as straight forward as you might think. Marinades that the meat soaks in for hours most likely contain some sort of gluten or casein. Ditto for the sauce. So…what can you do if you need to prepare a safe meal? Cook from scratch, read labels (especially on hot dogs and smoked type sausages), and plan something that does not require bread. I’m going to start with dinner, first today!...more
Yes...I know...it's not Wednesday anymore. Rebound migraines - need I say more??
I hope you all had a wonderfully warm Wednesday! Since we have not seen snow here for over a week, I’m officially changing my diet to warm weather foods. If you want to infer that because of the warm weather I’ve decided to be a little more aggressive with the weight loss settings in my meal planning, so be it…
I'm a pretty thrifty woman and I don't particularly mind that my family makes fun of me for it. We do not throw away money on things we don't need. If we need it, and can afford it, we will buy it -- we'll look for a sale but if we don't find one, we still buy. Which pretty much explains why I've never been anything more than a sporadic coupon user. And that, my friends, is about to change. I have entered the world of the extreme couponer.
by Sarah Welch
Unless you’re a professional chef, we’re betting that one of the most stressful and frustrating parts of your week/day is meal planning. Finding a recipe, shopping for ingredients, chopping and prepping, not to mention the actual cooking part – it sounds exhausting before you’ve even started. That’s one of the reasons why so many time-starved people are starving for home-cooked meals. It’s all just so time consuming. But wait, it really isn’t if you do just a little bit of advance planning. If you can’t imagine three consecutive days without visiting a drive-through or picking up the phone for delivery, read on....more
Happy 2011!I hope you had a very enjoyable holiday season. Now that it's over, it's time to get back to real life. Tough, but necessary.Last year, I talked a lot about menu planning. Well, it turns out, I did it for a good reason. As a busy working mom, the thing that saved me the most was menu planning and using my crock pot.I have been working hard to lose weight, so I will need to balance the crock pot use with my food allergies (dairy, wheat and yeast) and making a healthy meal that everyone will be interested in....more
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