Trick or Treats: Post-Halloween Menu and a Zojirushi Treat!

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One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we are making the most with what we have. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. P.S. We don’t always stick to the menu, but it […]

An Organized October and Unprocessed School Lunches

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This month I’m participating in October Unprocessed on Eating Rules. Today’s menu is a look at school lunches and what to pack for kids when avoiding fruit snacks, packaged cookies and juice boxes. Plus, how to manage busy home and work lives. I admit that Friday is not the day to be planning a menu, […]

An October Unprocessed Menu

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This month I’m participating in an unprocessed challenge hosted by Andrew Wilder of Eating Rules. The October Unprocessed Challenge The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to avoid processed foods. You can read the October Unprocessed Rules over on Eating Rules. Andrew defined unprocessed food as “any food that could be made by […]

An Eat Well, Spend Less Pantry Menu

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A look at this month’s Eat Well, Spend Less series on emergency preparedness and making a menu from it. This month we’re talking about emergency preparedness. Interestingly enough, I’m having my own bit of a faux emergency this week, trying to keep dinners as quick and simple as possible as I finish up work on […]

A Late Summer Menu: A Different Way of Planning Meals

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A look at how we eat late in the summer, a menu of sorts. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. This time of year is my favorite […]

Vacation Re-Entry Menu with a Hoover WindTunnel MAX Giveaway

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One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked […]

Weekly Menu Plan: French Fried and Properly Seasoned

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One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked […]