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Category: Dinner

Meal Planning – I lost 5 pounds!

About a year ago I started working at a job at a really crappy company.  There were a lot of things that made it crappy, but one of them is that it caused me to gain 10 pounds.  There were a lot of restaurants around, so it made it too easy to buy lunches with…

Meal Planning – Do or do not, there is no try!

This meal planning thing has really helped us in a lot of ways.  I haven’t had that shooting worry that used to hit me every day around 4:45 when I realized it was time to come up with a dinner idea, because all my options are right there in the fridge waiting for me.  I…

Confession: I’m not going grocery shopping.

I’ve been really good these last few weeks.  I’ve cooked like a mother.  I’m organized like a Martha.  My fridge has leftovers.  The sun is shining, and my kids are embracing the peaceful vibe.  There’s no need to create activity to keep people busy.  The store can wait day or two. UPDATE!  I went!  I…

Some Random This and That.

Pretty, pretty.

– I made Miriam’s gluten free pancakes (with chicken sausage) for dinner last night.  They’re awesome!  They’re a little different than traditional pancakes, a little thinner, with a really nice nuttiness.  I would definitely make them again, thank you Miriam!  You can click here, and look under Comments for her recipe. Do you know, I…

Meal Planning – Still Going Strong.

This has been a stunningly gorgeous second week of organization and predictability (food-wise) and I’m inspired to keep the momentum up!  First off, I want to say thank you to everybody who helped me with ideas and recipes to get my gluten-free thang started.  I’m have a few gluten free dinners in the plans for…

Meal Planning, Again

It’s been a wonderful, peaceful week filled with homemade food.  I didn’t buy a single takeout meal, which is pretty rare for me!  I don’t miss it either, and I think eventually we’ll see the benefits in our budget.  I think I was probably spending at least $50 a week on takeout, but probably more.…

Weekend’s Over

I take pictures of yarn.  I am a yarn nerd.

And I’m actually a bit relieved.  I’m sick like that.  I like Monday’s, what? The truth is, I enjoy a challenge, and waking up in a good mood (with an angry two year old), is a challenge.  So I try to wake up and totally kill it by feeling excited.  My days don’t always live…