So, two weeks ago, my coffeemaker died.
This was a borderline tragedy around here and, if it weren’t the generosity of my church school students and their gifts of Dunkin Donuts gift cards, I surely would have been weeping. I tried tea a couple mornings– I don’t care [...]
Well, since I think I’m finally recovering from the horrible, no-good, terrible, very-bad stomach bug, I can actually talk about food!
It’s a new month! And that means I went grocery shopping. Hooray! I didn’t do a big trip, though. They had predicted [...]
Do Tuesday menu plans annoy you? I hope not, because this schedule is kinda working for me right now!
Nobody fainted this week! So, hey, that’s a plus, right? Also, we had several warm-ish, sunny days, which was delightful. Even with that, though, we still [...]
And I still appear to be the rebel who doesn’t publish her meal plan on Sunday or Monday…
Can you find me? I’m over here, buried under mountainous piles of snow. Oh, and it’s snowing again as I type. LOVELY.
Actually, it IS lovely, [...]
I cooked up this fun little recipe for A’s family party and it was an all-around hit, I’d say. Honestly, it’s just a basic pancake recipe, poured onto a baking sheet and sprinkled generously with cinnamon and sugar. So simple, but really tasty.
Whip this one up for a fun Valentine’s [...]
Because I appear to be the rebel who doesn’t publish her meal plan on Sunday or Monday…
Brrr… what a brisk morning! Lest you think I’m exaggerating, check out my Facebook page and you can see where my breath formed frost in my (brunette!) hair.
In an effort to try and make things easier for you all, I attempted this recipe formatting plugin thingy and, I’ve gotta say, I don’t love it. I think it looks clumsy. That said, I know it’s a pain in the rear end to print my recipes normally, so I’m trying to [...]
It’s snowing out there as I write this! It was kind of an unexpected snow. I mean, we expected 1 – 2″ of snow, but that’s not anything to freak out about up here. Sometime overnight, however, the forecast changed to about 6″ of snow throughout the day and [...]
So, I’ve had a few years of practice packing lunches and snacks. Did you know that most kids these days have a designated “snacktime” at some point during the day? And that they have all-day access to water bottles? While I’m not arguing with either of these ideas, it’s still a little foreign to me. I remember having to wait to snag a quick sip of water from that communal water fountain here and there, if the chance arose!
Anyway, I pack my kids’ lunches for them, despite all those savvy mothers of many who have advised me that they are perfectly capable of doing this themselves. I’ve no doubt they are, really. Let’s just say I’m a little bit of a control freak about the food in this house.
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Around here, we operate on a “monthly budget” system. We allocate a certain number of dollars to certain categories and, then, that money is what we have for the month. Unlike some families, we don’t really “roll over” funds from one month to another– to be perfectly frank, while we’re sticklers for [...]