Menu Plan: Swimming, round 2



We do swimming lessons at the lake. I believe I’ve told you all that before. The lessons are through the American Red Cross and we love the instructors. They offer two different sessions during the summer, each lasting three weeks.


In the past, we’ve done one 3-week session. That’s what most people [...]

Quick Kid-Friendly Suppers




Around here, the “at-home date night” is a regular staple. How we pull this off is really rather simple. I prepare supper for the kids early on, we go through our regular evening/bedtime routine, and then we reconvene for a grown-up meal where we eat, sans kids. Sometimes we grab take-out from [...]

Menu Plan: Mid-July???



Last week, I told you that we were in the midst of a week of craziness. When that post was published? That was totally true. But, in His typical fashion, God threw us a curveball and forced some rest upon us.


Wednesday afternoon, my two older children fell asleep. FELL ASLEEP. [...]

Penne with Crab, Broccoli, & Havarti

I’ve admitted it before and I’ll say it again– I’m not very good about using recipes when I cook. (Last time I admitted that, I received a scathing email calling me arrogant for saying that I could cook without instructions– I have no idea where that came from, but, trust me. [...]

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit



So, let’s talk about baked beans, shall we?


One week ago today was the 4th of July and I’m willing to bet that many of us served baked beans as part of the line-up.



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What I’d like to know is this:



When [...]

Cookies & Cream Rice Crispy Treats

Print Cookies & Cream Rice Crispy Treats Author: JessieLeigh Recipe type: dessert Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins Serves: 24   This no-bake, crowd-pleasing treat comes together in a jiffy with simple ingredients you can find just about anywhere. Ingredients ¼ cup butter 4 cups miniature marshmallows 6 cups crisp rice [...]

Menu Plan: Summer Overload!



Every summer, there’s a week of chaos. It’s that week when a million things seem to be happening and, while they’re all fun, it can also seem pretty wild and crazy as we rush here, there, and everywhere.


This is that week.


It doesn’t feel as bad as years past, however, [...]

Simple Egg Wrap

If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you’ve likely seen breakfast burritos make more than a few appearances on my menu plans. We love them! There’s something so tasty about all that eggy, meaty, veggie-packed goodness stuffed into a tortilla.

I do, however, have just a [...]

Menu Plan: Back to reality.



So, vacation was amazing. Truly. I may or may not be guilty of already perusing the available weeks for next year. *blush* I can’t help it! It was just such a great getaway.



This week, however, it’s back to reality, and that means I need to follow a fairly regular menu [...]

Menu Plan: The Cottage Vacation Plan



Well, greetings from the shore! By the time you all read this, we’ll be all settled into our cottage RIGHT on the sand and enjoying a much-anticipated week away from the daily grind. Hooray!


When planning this vacation, one thing became abundantly clear: my husband and I had vastly different ideas of [...]