The month has been a very distracting kind of crazy busy, so I have not been successful about my normal strategy of weekly meal prep. I still faithfully create a weekly plan, but I have not been able to do the week's prep over the weekend, resulting in the dinner time rush each weeknight, or, … Continue reading The Monthly Menu: A Week of Meals in September
I am in no way a food blogger - my photography skills are far too slim for that! - but every once in a while I tweak a recipe enough to need to write down the changes so that I can recreate the effect again, and this happened recently when I made baked ziti. So, … Continue reading Baked Ziti
I like tasty, healthy, homemade food, but I also like convenience and timeliness in the kitchen, so when the two things can harmonize perfectly, I am a happy camper...er, cooker. This sauce is easy to make, freezes wonderfully (I share my freezing process below), and tastes great. I use it anytime a recipe calls for … Continue reading Marinara Sauce – Recipe and Freezer Tips
I’ve been honing my menu planning skills for the past ten years, but like so many things in life, you must constantly make adjustments as your seasons and needs change. My newest strategy for menu planning incorporates elements from many theories - from theme nights to freezer cooking and everything in between! My current menu criteria is … Continue reading August Menu and Food Prep
Back to school is here yet again, and with it brings a flurry of preparations. One ongoing challenge I personally deal with is packing lunches. Oh, the lunch box - my nemesis. Actually, I suppose my nemeses are monotony and my exhausted brain before coffee; the lunch box is just an innocent by-stander. But this … Continue reading Back to School: Packing lunches the easy way!