Spring 2016 Menu

I’m chasing after a toddler and dealing with the fatigue of pregnancy, so I’ve focused on easy-to-prepare meals while planning my family’s menu for this spring. I’ve detailed my menu planning process previously (read about it here). In summary, I develop a new monthly menu at the start of … [Read more...]

Winter 2015 Menu

I know that we’ve entered 2016, but I did not get a chance to share my family’s winter menu last month when we began using it. I’ve detailed my menu planning process previously. In short, at the start of each season I develop a menu that contains four weeks’ worth of meals. We use each of … [Read more...]

Fall 2015 Menu

Our summer has been quite busy, so we’re looking forward to a less eventful fall. We’re also looking forward to a new menu! I’ve explained previously about my menu planning process. In short, I periodically develop monthly menus. We use each for three consecutive months before moving on to a … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Increase Your Consumption of Vegetables

Do you love vegetables or do you view them as necessary evils? I really enjoy a number of them, but there are also many that I don’t like. My husband enjoys far fewer than I do, so we struggle to eat recommended amounts of these very important foods. Because the health benefits of diets rich … [Read more...]

Summer 2015 Menu

Summer is about to arrive and we are excited for lots of fun in the sun and for our new menu! As I’ve shared many times previously, I periodically develop monthly menus. We use each for 3 consecutive months before moving on to a fresh one (see more on why and how I plan monthly menus … [Read more...]

Spring 2015 Menu

Spring? Though the cold and snow we have around here belie the fact that spring is near, it truly is. I’m excited for it and for our new menu. As I’ve described previously, I periodically develop monthly menus. We use each for 3 consecutive months before beginning a new one (read about why … [Read more...]

Winter 2014 Menu

With a newborn baby in the house, we’ve been consuming many meals that we’ve assembled hastily. Now that our little one is two months old, we’re ready to get back on track with a menu. As I’ve shared in previous posts, I periodically develop monthly menus. We use each for 3 consecutive months … [Read more...]

Affordable, Easy-to-Prepare Meals for Large Groups

We have several family members coming to spend the week of Thanksgiving with us. As much as I love cooking, I’d rather spend time visiting with my loved ones than in the kitchen preparing meals. We’re also on a tight budget, so I don’t want to break the bank when purchasing foods for us to … [Read more...]

Healthy Convenience Foods

I typically avoid purchasing convenience foods because they are pricy both in terms of their monetary cost and in terms of the toll they take on health. We all experience busy seasons (such as after the birth of a baby) where convenience foods can help us preserve our sanity. Are there any … [Read more...]

Fall 2014 Menu

The official start of autumn is only a couple of weeks away. In addition to the changing leaves and pumpkin-flavored baked goods, I’m eager to start a new menu. As I’ve shared before, I periodically develop monthly menus. We use each for 3 consecutive months before moving on to a new one … [Read more...]