meal planning

Dinner Rotation: May-June

May 6, 2015
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I’m still loving my dinner rotation. I cannot tell you how much easier it has made dinnertime around here. I’ve made some changes for spring include replacing soups and chilis with grill items. One of our favorite simple meals to grill is turkey burgers served with sliced avocados, tomatoes and red onions. Little D finally […]




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Monthly Meal Plan (October)

October 6, 2014
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It’s been really hot here and I’m hoping the temperature finally drops so it feels a little more like fall.  The mornings and evenings have been cooler though. Regardless of the weather, I love this time of year. Although it always makes me nervous to see Christmas decorations out already!! Big A’s birthday is Friday […]




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Monthly Meal Plan (August)

August 4, 2014
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I cannot believe it’s August and summer is almost over.  My kids start school a week earlier this year — August 25. Help! Actually, we are taking our vacation this month so no meals scheduled for one out of the four weeks.  Don’t forget to check Org Junkie for more meal planning inspiration! What’s Cooking? […]




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Monthly Meal Plan (July)

July 1, 2014
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I hope you are having a relaxing summer!  My first week of summer was kind of disastrous with plans falling through and the kids whining.  I even started second guessing my “enjoy the kids” goal.  But like anything, it can take time to get into a groove.  Things started to improve as soon I added […]




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Monthly Meal Plan (April)

April 1, 2014
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April is a special month for a couple of reasons. First, it’s Little D’s birthday. And second, it’s my birthday 3 days after his. I used to think it was good to have my birthday over-shadowed by my kid (getting older blah, blah blah), but now I want my birthday back. So I make a […]




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Family Meals: What Works, What Doesn’t and How to Prioritize

March 6, 2014

This is Kitchen Revamp, a new ongoing series about simplifying cooking in my house Somewhere along my cooking journey, I realized there were some dinners I enjoyed cooking and others I dreaded. And because I am drawn to certain meals, I tend to make them more. The problem with this is that meal variety can […]




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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday February 2nd

February 3, 2014
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I hope you are all doing well.  We are starting this week with fish tacos, a meal I just recently mastered.  I have tried and failed many times at this dish.  Last time I made it my husband said. “These are really good.”  The secret for me is to bread and bake the fish instead […]




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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday January 6th

January 6, 2014
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I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to get back to a routine. I know I am. I’ve decided to practice new recipes at home before trying them for my family. It’s just too stressful to make something totally new unless it’s something I know I can pull off. So once a […]




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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday November 4th

November 4, 2013
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I hope you all made it though Halloween and are enjoying the extra hour of sleep you gained!  I  had a crazy week with my last day of work.  But now I have a little more time.  And at least some of that time will be spent in the kitchen and blogging. We are taking […]




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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday September 16th

September 16, 2013
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Two weeks of school are done.  As far as meals go, my biggest challenge has been Thursday night soccer practices. Big A has them at 5:30 to 7pm.  So we were eating after practices but that seemed too late.  So last week I tried having dinner early and the kids weren’t that hungry because it’s […]




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