Menu Plan Monday – July 7

I’m back from a 2-week hiatus! I was at a conference in New Orleans, LA and then on vacation with my family. I had intended to still get a post or 2 up, but of course a crazy schedule and other events prevented that from happening. I was so excited to go back to New Orleans […]

Menu Plan Monday – June 16

Hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day. We spent it with family though started the day with a special breakfast, including homemade whole wheat biscuits. Every now and again, I just love a good biscuit. This one is flaky and tender just as a biscuit should be, I’ll post the recipe soon. And it really […]

Menu Plan Monday – June 9

Last week I made my first trip into Aldi. I decided to check it out, finally. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of healthful options and certainly the prices are fantastic, on average $.50 to $1 less than what I normally pay each for some items. They even had a number of organic products, […]

Menu Plan Monday – June 2

I’m still in shock that it is June and summer is officially here! Not much changes with my family’s schedule but it feels like it should. I kicked it off this past weekend by cleaning out my pantry and totally reorganizing the entire thing. Which of course involved a trip to Ikea. I’m so excited about […]

Menu Plan Monday – May 26

Happy Memorial Day! It is hard to adequately put into words the gratitude I feel for those who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. Last week was a whirlwind. We made a quick trip with friends to go strawberry picking at Southern Belle Farms. We had so much fun and could have easily spent […]

Menu Plan Monday – May 19

Have you ever seen a mini papaya? I picked up these cute little guys at an Asian market yesterday. I put the spoon in the picture above to give an idea of scale. While I love papaya, my husband doesn’t and my children are hit and miss with it. These little guys are perfect so […]

Menu Plan Monday – May 12

We had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I was fortunate to be able to divide the day and spend it with both my husband’s family and my own. Above are 4 generations of my family together. I could not have asked for a better day. I am grateful for all of the women in my life […]

Menu Plan Monday – May 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Last week’s menu had some hits and a miss, at least according to the children. The hit was the Veggie Patch Tofu Pie with Baked Cauli-Tots. The Cauli-tots were really good. I’m not sure my son or husband even realized they were made with cauliflower until I told them. The Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese was […]

Menu Plan Monday – April 28

Last week’s menu didn’t go exactly according to plan. I did some extra cooking one day with a friend and colleague for a new project we are working on and will be announcing soon. How is that for a tease??!! But it provided lots of leftovers for family meals for much of the week. So […]

Menu Plan Monday – April 14

One of the pitfalls in menu planning is following through on that menu plan! At least that was mine last week. True confession time. And it was because I never went grocery shopping after I planned out my menu. So we ate from food on hand, which can be a good thing sometimes and I […]