Meal planning

Fire up the Grill! Marinated Chicken Shish-Kabobs

Fire up the Grill! Marinated Chicken Shish-Kabobs

BBQ meals don’t have to stop just because summer vacation is over. With just a little bit of planning and prep in advance, this sure-to-please dish of Marinated Chicken Kabobs is easy to complete when you’re ready to eat.  Serve with Coconut Milk Jasmine Rice, Pan-roasted Balsamic Carrots, and followed by Mini-cheesecakes with fresh fruit […]

8 Tips for Campground Meal Planning

8 Tips for Campground Meal Planning

Escaping to the great outdoors with a trip to your favorite campsite still requires meal planning. Unlike at-home meal planning, when we’re camping our food needs tend to revolve around quick prep times, minimal storage needs, and if it provides fuel to keep us going through our outdoor adventures and explorations. During the heat of […]

Cooking from the Pantry, part 2: Hints and Tips

Cooking from the Pantry, part 2: Hints and Tips

Our goal with these hints and tips for Cooking from the Pantry is to reduce grocery expenses while increasing the number of meals you successfully produce at home. Quick trips to the grocery store for one or two items almost ALWAYS result in overspending in small increments that quickly add up to big bucks by the […]

Cooking From the Pantry, part 1

Cooking From the Pantry, part 1

One of the most killer items on any household budget is that innocuous-sounding little entry entitled: Groceries. The ever-increasing price of a carton of eggs and a gallon of milk aside, what really starts blowing zeros into that particular line item are the “everyone is starving, I’ve got one hour to get us fed, grab […]

Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Meal Time Chaos

Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Meal Time Chaos

I haven’t always been good at meal planning. There have been many nights (more than I care to admit) in which I’ve realized I had nothing planned for dinner, minutes before my husband walked in the door. He is a real meat-and-potatoes kind of guy, and would be perfectly content to eat steak, double cheeseburgers, […]

Back-to-School: Meal planning by the month

Back-to-School: Meal planning by the month

With “back-to-school” looming in front of us – only two weeks until the first day of kindergarten for us (sniffle) – and various sports practices already underway, not to mention the daily rigmarole that comes with life, it became increasingly obvious that we needed a new plan. As the list kept growing I realized I needed to bring […]