Archives for January 2011

Menu Plan Monday – Pantry Raid Part II

This week’s menu is another one from the pantry and freezer, so no grocery shopping except for a few necessities like fresh produce. The big hit from last week’s menu was the herb garden chicken in the slow cooker. This was so easy and super tasty! The curried lentils and rice was the hands down easiest dinner ever to prepare, […]

Menu Plan Pantry Raid

Remember, plans are just that – PLANS and not written in stone. This would be why I deviated this past week and didn’t make two of the dinners I had planned as we had too many leftovers that I didn’t want to go to waste. This week’s menu plan is happening without grocery shopping – […]

Peter Piper Picked a Picky Eater…..

Picky eater. Just saying the two words makes me cringe, as it does many a parent. When I first started this blog, I envisioned post after post about all the wonderful foods I’d introduce to my son and he would happily eat it up. Well, that of course, wasn’t the case. Eating was and is […]

Menu Planning Pickle

So I’ve written several versions of this post in my head, but unfortunately I didn’t start writing it when I should have. If I had, maybe I wouldn’t be in the current pickle that I find myself. It isn’t the worst of predicaments; there are certainly much worse, it is just annoying. I’ve been so […]

Family Fun Dumpling Day

  Since we were snow and iced in this past week, we had to come up with some fun activities to pass the time when we were thawing out indoors. We are teaching our son Chinese. We have a variety of books, CDs and DVDs to help us in this endeavor. One of these DVDs […]

Snowy Menu Plan Monday

Greetings from snowy Georgia! So far I think we have almost 5 inches at our house! But as long as we keep power, my menu plan is set for the week and all groceries bought – hooray! So here is what we’ll be eating this week for dinner: Monday:  Cranberry Crockpot Chicken with Collard Greens Tuesday: […]

Quite Possibly My Best Muffin Recipe Yet!

I love hummingbird cake. If you’ve never had one, you must try it. I have it every year on my birthday, always from Gabriel’s Desserts. I think it is a Southern thing as I haven’t met anyone outside the South that is familiar with it. But think carrot cake without the carrots and banana and […]

Ringing in 2011 with Menu Plan Monday!

One of the best ways I have found to reach a more peaceful state of mind, and what makes my hectic week so much more bearable, is to create a menu plan and do the grocery shopping in advance. I often counsel my clients to do the same as it is one of the best things you […]