With each of my three children, it seems like my body chemistry and diet has changed. My oldest two couldn’t tolerate dairy well, and I developed rashes suddenly after eating corn with my second. The third came along with a gluten/wheat sensitivity, and I tolerated corn but not citrus. Avoid the Processed-Food Desperation Grab Whatever […]
Everybody is trimming back the budget these days, but that doesn’t mean your healthful diet has to suffer. In fact, tightening your grocery budget can lead to better eating as you cut back on extras and really pay attention to what you are buying and preparing. Sometimes, this will include cutting some things out of […]
I love cooking- always have. In fact, I very nearly became a chef, veering off-course at the last moment to do a far less practical English degree. I read cooking blogs; I head for the cooking section at the library every month; and I’m locally famous for my chocolate mousse. Cooking is my thing. Even […]
Freezer cooking is a method of preparing meals or other foods and storing them in your freezer for future use. We’ve talked a little about the advantages of freezer cooking and using your meals to bless your family and others in need. Let’s talk about actually planning your freezer cooking menu. This is especially good […]
Recently, after finishing up an article on the advantages of freezer cooking, I got to thinking that I forgot to mention one of the most important advantages: blessing others with your freezer meals. In fact, we can use all our frugal methods to help others when we see a need in our family or community. […]
Freezer cooking is a popular topic on a number of blogs lately, and to the beginner, it can seem a bit overwhelming and maybe even a bit of overkill. Freezer cooking is a great way to stock up your freezer with pre-made meals so you can grab something out on the fly. I’ve come to […]
A potato bar with hot baked potatoes and varied toppings makes for a fun party buffet where guests can help themselves to what they like. You can also make a potato bar at home, quickly and easily.
“More chicken nuggets anyone?” Do you find yourself saying this to your children (or yourself) fairly often? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of chicken nuggets, provided they are from McDonalds and eaten with ketchup. But most of us don’t prefer feeding them to our family too often. That’s where menu planning comes in, […]
“Welcome to McDonalds. Would you like to try our new Bacon Cheese Big Mac?” Do those words sound familiar to you? As in, you hear them more often than you hear the voices of the anchors on the evening news? If you’re tired of spending your hard earned cash at the drive-through window, menu planning […]
Without a meal plan, you might be okay for a few days. But, once that stash of frozen meals and peanut butter is gone, where will you be at the end of a not-quite-Friday-Thursday-night? The five dollar Chinese buffet calls to me on those nights.