Category Archives: Meal Planning

3 Step Guide to Weekly Meal Planning

3 Step Guide to Weekly Meal Planning

I think one of the biggest adjustments to living in the country is weekly meal planning. We no longer live two minutes away from our favorite Chinese restaurant, a Taco Bell, or the grocery store deli. The first week we lived at our new house, it became very apparent that weekly meal planning had to… Read More >>

How to Organize Your Family Meals the Right Way

How to Organize Your Family Meals the Right Way

Does it ever seem like the tasks of menu planning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation take far too much time? Do you feel like you live at the grocery store, always running to get that one thing you lack in a recipe, or the main ingredient in what you spontaneously decided to have for dinner?… Read More >>

Useful Tips for Storing Meal Leftovers

Useful Tips for Storing Meal Leftovers

When you are working with a budget, saving on food costs is paramount. One way to lower the cost of your grocery bill is to utilize leftovers from your meals. These tips come in handy when I tend to overcook or just can’t simply finish a meal. They are great for the holidays as well.… Read More >>

The Perfect Way to Save Money When Cooking

The Perfect Way to Save Money When Cooking

Batch cooking is a great way to have healthy meals when I’m short on time during the week because of work. It also means I don’t have to eat out all the time, which saves me money as well as trying to lead a healthier life. But cooking in large batches in and of itself… Read More >>

Two Meals in One

Two Meals in One

If you’re like most people, you lead a pretty busy or maybe even an incredibly hectic life. Instead of heading for the drive thru for a quick meal, plan your meals so you can make two meals in one out of your efforts. Basically, think of how each piece of meat or meal you make… Read More >>

Emergency Meals Made Quick

Emergency Meals Made Quick

Life moves quickly and people need to eat. If you’re tired of taking your family through the drive-thru there is a healthier, and less expensive, option. Here are seven emergency meals made quick: #1 Kebabs Your grocer’s deli counter is jam packed with ready to go meals. You can grab a package of kebabs, toss… Read More >>

Thanksgiving Day Meal Planning & Table Decor

Thanksgiving Day Meal Planning & Table Decor

One piece of advice I learned in Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project, is to ‘spend out’. What this means is that you shouldn’t think of using the good china only for special occasions nor save those good linens dusting up in a drawer. I can’t stress the old adage enough, “Life is too short,”… Read More >>

Thanksgiving Online Grocery Shopping

Thanksgiving Online Grocery Shopping

Can you believe we’re only a few weeks away from this gracious holiday? Over the weekend, I found myself making a list of ingredients and items to buy for a thankful dinner. At the same time, I wanted to avoid all of the noise at the grocery stores. With Thanksgiving online grocery shopping, I can… Read More >>

5 Tasty Meals for Less than $10 Each

5 Tasty Meals for Less than $10 Each

Making meals that are inexpensive is something many families are striving for. Having them taste good or maybe even restaurant quality while still not eating a huge hole in your budget can really be a challenge, though. But, it can be done. Here are 5 tasty meals that can be made for less than $10… Read More >>

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