Category Archives: menu planning

Best roasted potatoes and gourmet porkchops

So I discovered how to make really good roasted potatoes today. I mean, the kids called them fries… and ate them all up. High praise indeed. And.. they were not deep fried, yet crisp on the outside, a little soft … Continue reading

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Easy Beef Stew in your slow cooker

Soccer season is upon us which means three kids have practices after school (Wed, Thurs, Friday), and Saturday morning is filled with three different games. This makes meal planning and preparing a challenge sometimes…. especially when I attend Jeremy’s practices … Continue reading

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A summer salad and apple-chicken curry over rice

This time of year strawberries are in season, so what better way to enjoy them than in a salad? Here’s a favorite recipe we enjoy all summer long. red leaf lettuce torn and cleaned cleaned and sliced strawberries crumbled feta … Continue reading

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What to do with your leftover mashed potatoes

I had some leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge, and no leftover gravy, which meant in my estimation, they were pretty much useless. But then I recalled my mother telling me she made potato soup with them. So I checked … Continue reading

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The case against menu planning

Ha! I got your attention didn’t I? All you organized homemakers with menu plans made for the week ahead (based on the sales in your grocery store flier) are just horrified! How to justify not planning your meals! Impossible! (spoken … Continue reading

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