Monthly Archives: March 2011

Menu Planning Monday March 28: Grocery shopping two weeks at a time

  A few months ago I shared with you my tips for menu planning a month at a time, one of the greatest pay offs to planning that way is that I am able to make the most of my … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday March 21: Top 10 foods to keep in the freezer for easy meals

1.      Beans: I have posted in the past about my process for cooking and storing beans. Having them in my freezer means that any recipe that starts with “soak the beans overnight” I can skip several steps ahead and make … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday March 14th: finding inspiration for variation in recipes

I know that many of us find ourselves in a food planning rut. It seems like the same dinners get made over and over, sometimes that is because they are family favorites but most often its because we lack inspiration … Continue reading

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Polish Paczkis

Being from Michigan where there is considerable Polish community Paczkis are common place but once a year. They are a special doughnut like treat that marks the beginning of lent as it is a traditional opportunity for people to use … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday March 7: Planning around increased grocery prices

I mentioned last week that I started using coupons this year to help decrease our food budget. Well I guess the timing was somewhat serendipitous as no sooner do I get a basic handle on using them do grocery prices … Continue reading

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