Archives for April 2014

Simplify Shopping List Creation with a Household Supply List

My approach to menu planning has minimized the amount of time it takes me to plan a grocery list. Though this process has been streamlined for some time, there were days when I found myself taking a lot of time to determine which non-food items I needed at the store. I finally sat down and … [Read more...]

Breakfast Quesadillas

As I noted a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been making quesadillas with ingredients that aren’t exactly traditional. Given that quesadillas can be made quickly and easily, why not give them a try for breakfast? Breakfast quesadilla fillings I’ve been filling breakfast quesadillas four different … [Read more...]

All About Beans

Because of their propensity for causing gas, beans often get a bad rap. This is unfortunate because beans are an amazing food. An obvious benefit of beans is their cost. A serving of dry beans (1/4 cup) costs about $0.15. Canned beans cost a bit more, but they are still affordable. Despite their … [Read more...]

The Line Between Restfulness and Laziness

The one symptom of pregnancy that has been most surprising to me is fatigue. Some afternoons I can barely function unless I first take a nap. Because of my fatigue, I’ve been accomplishing less around the house. Laundry has piled up, I’m preparing easy meals instead of those I planned on our … [Read more...]

Celebrating New Life This Easter

On Wednesday I shared about what it means to wait on the Lord. I alluded to the difficulty my husband and I have had trying to conceive. After trying to get pregnant for longer than we ever thought we’d have to try, we received some devastating news from my doctor in January. However, our God—our … [Read more...]

Waiting on the Lord

I don’t know about you, but I know all about waiting. A couple of months ago I had to go to the Motor Vehicle Administration to get an updated drivers’ license. I had to wait for over two hours before my number was called! Similarly, I sometimes find myself at the grocery store at a busy time and … [Read more...]

Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Tortillas are an awesome food! You can stuff just about anything in them to create a meal. I love cheese, so quesadillas have always been one of my favorites. I’ve recently been creating quesadillas with less traditional ingredients. These cheeseburger quesadillas are a tasty … [Read more...]

Talking About Money with Your Spouse

Whether you’ve been married 5 years or 50 years, the activities of daily life necessitate that you and your spouse make decisions about money. These decisions are often preceded (or followed, in some cases) by tense and unpleasant discussions. My husband and I have similar views on money and … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

My family always grew vegetables during the summers when I was growing up. I’ve wanted to continue this practice, but until recently I haven’t lived in a location that was conducive to this. My husband and I currently have plenty of room to grow a garden, but the sun only shines on a small … [Read more...]

Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

As the weather begins warming up, I tend to crave cool foods like salads and chicken wraps instead of the warm soups and casseroles I crave during the winter. However, I decided to include a couple soups and casseroles on our spring menu. Here’s one of those casseroles. It’s particularly … [Read more...]