Getting into Gear

Slowly but surely I’m forcing myself back to real life. As much as I would love to live in my baby bubble forever, I can’t. I’m grateful to have a few more weeks at home and I’m not going to wait until the last minute to prepare for life as a working mom. Agenda items … More Getting into Gear

June Meals

Danny and I have had some great luck with meals lately. Last month’s Tandoori chicken and the kale goat cheese pizza with balsamic drizzle were made on multiple occasions. This month, I want to use the grill more and eat more vegetables. Bon appetit! Chopped Asian BBQ Chicken Salad Beaucoup Seafood Chowder One-Pot Skinny Pasta … More June Meals

May Meals

I’m ready for spring and was instinctively drawn to fresh ingredients and light foods. Our current favorite ingredients also found their way on the list: balsamic vinegar, brie, crab, and artichoke. Amazingly, there is no truffle oil! Enjoy. Skillet Taco Pasta Shells Crispy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks with Mango Chutney Crab Cakes with Herb Salad Honey … More May Meals

April Meals

It’s a new month, new season and I feel inspired. Since becoming debt-free our spending has been a bit out of control and food is one of our biggest downfalls. We have been eating out far too much and grocery shopping way too often. It’s back to diligent meal planning and weekly trips to the … More April Meals

March Meals

I’m lucky that Danny has stepped up on the cooking front around here. My new schedule is definitely requiring adjustment and I don’t have the energy to do much cooking these days.  Thankfully, Danny is a great cook. When he’s feeling inspired, he’s better than I am because he is meticulous about following directions and … More March Meals

February Meals

A Mitten State staple is the Northern Michigan Pasty.  It was one of Danny’s mom’s favorites.  The first and last time I tried making some was for her but the recipe I used wasn’t my favorite; therefore, I found another one.  It’s from a metro-Detroit blog, Dula Notes, and I’m hoping for great thing.  Stay … More February Meals

January Meals

I’m determined to go back to serious meal planning next month.  I cook most nights but there is little planning involved, we go to the grocery store far too often. and during the holiday season we’ve been too quick to go out too.  The result is pounds of wasted food (i.e. money).  I know this … More January Meals

December Meals

It’s the holiday season and I’m too busy to think much about dinner.  Consequently, I picked out my favorite recipe from this year and will enjoy the highlights! French Onion Soup Au Gratin Stuffed Meatballs “Bulldog” Hot Dog Baked Ziti Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders Thai Chicken Tacos Grown-up Grilled Cheese Super Sloppy Joe Lemon Chicken … More December Meals

November Meals

The holiday season is in our midst.  I imagine most people will be tasked with bringing a dish to a large gathering at one point or the other in the next few weeks; therefore, November’s meals are really sides.  Many of these are my go to favorites: zucchini casserole, cranberries, mac & cheese and corn … More November Meals

October Meals

I’m not a great meal planner on a day-to-day basis.  This has had a noticeable impact on our budget; therefore, I appointed Danny weekly meal planner.  So far he’s doing a good job.  The Sloppy Joe selection was his and it is fantastic.  Simple, affordable and delicious – I’m not sure why anyone buys Manwich. … More October Meals