How I do Meal Planning

by katherine on November 21, 2013

I’ve noticed a lot of chatter online these last couple of weeks about meal planning and the dreaded question of “what’s for dinner?”. It got me to thinking about my meal planning…it’s something I’ve been doing for quite a while and while I’ve posted about it before in various areas, I thought I’d pull all […]


Dinner Disappointment: Crock Pot Mongolian Beef

by katherine on November 17, 2013

For the last four weeks I’ve had the same dish on my meal plan…each week something has come up and I haven’t been able to make it. I came across the recipe on Pinterest nearly 2 months ago when I was searching for a steak recipe. I pinned it knowing for sure it’d be a […]


Taco Tuesday Remix: Pillsbury Taco Melts

by katherine on September 19, 2013

It hasn’t exactly been a secret that our {read: my} transition from summer to school year has been…rough. Things seem to be settling into a groove now. I think. I hope. It gets easier right? Through this transition, I’ve found that there are just some things that are out of my control. Like how long […]


Recipe Review: Ranch Pork Chops

by katherine on March 8, 2013

I found this recipe originally on Budget Bytes. Some pretty good recipes on that site…I’ve got a couple more reviews from there coming up. Andy LOVES breaded pork chops and I don’t make them very often so when I saw this recipe, I decided to give it a try. Source: via Katherine on Pinterest […]

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Recipe Review: Coconut Lime Chicken

by katherine on February 27, 2013

I think I’m on to something here….sharing my recipe reviews on a Friday…just before you {I} do my weekly meal planning and shopping over the weekend! Source: via Katherine on Pinterest   Level of Difficulty: Pretty simple, really…mix up some sauce, marinate your chicken in it, cook chicken, boil sauce for serving over rice. […]


Recipe Review: Oven Fajitas

by katherine on February 22, 2013

In the last two weeks, I’ve tried a handful of new recipes. I’m always on the lookout for easy, tasty and healthy-ish recipes that my family loves…and I figured, hey maybe you are too! And if you’re like me, you’ve got a bunch of great looking recipes pinned on your food board on Pinterest, but […]


Meal Planning Calendar {Free Printable}

by katherine on February 19, 2013

So, step two in my meal planning is monthly meal tracking. After the month is over, I transfer all our my weekly meal plans onto a month calendar. I started doing this about 4 months ago and I’m already questioning why I hadn’t started this earlier. There have been multiple times that I’ll flip back […]


Weekly Meal Planning and a free printable!

by katherine on February 11, 2013

I’ve been meal planning now for…I’d say at least 3 or 4 years. I’m a creature of habit. For a very long time I used the same pad of paper to write out our weekly meal plan, our grocery list as well as my weekend to-do list. Well, that pad of paper ran out a […]


{Recipe} Taco Casserole

by katherine on November 9, 2011

In my house? Casseroles are off limits…something about Andy having a bad experience or two throughout his childhood. For a while, I was able to get around this rule by calling something a “bake”. He eventually caught on. However, there is one casserole I can make that not only does he eat every time, he […]


{Recipe} Chicken Curry in a Hurry

by katherine on October 7, 2011

I’d never made chicken curry before…I’m actually not sure if I’d even ever had it before, but I was feeling like we were in a food rut and I wanted to try something new. I was flipping through some old Real Simple magazines and found this recipe. It’s super good and wanted to share. I’ve […]

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