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Menu Planning Monday: June 6th: When no one is in the mood to eat according to plan

  This doesn’t happen often but from time to time it seems that a week will be completely planned and shopped for but each day is a struggle to get the planned dinner on the table. It’s not so much … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday April 25th: Planning with leftovers, Easter edition

Everyone always seems to associate having tons of holiday leftovers with Thanksgiving but it seems that in our house almost every holiday comes with a large assortment of extra food. Of course we could just put it in the fridge … 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 February 14th: Taking time to plan side dishes

One of the areas of menu planning that I think that tends to get over looked are the side dishes. Most of us think about the main course when deciding what to prepare but I have found that planning the … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday January 31st: Finding inspiration in the little Holidays

Now that the big Holidays are over there is a lot less pressure to prepare big and exciting meals, which can be great if that sort of thing doesn’t appeal to you. On the other hand it also means that … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday December 6, 2010: Making the most of your ingredients

One of the things that I think is most important when trying to eat on a budget is to really utilize your ingredients. If you don’t plan to use your all of your ingredients then the extras of raw ingredients … Continue reading

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