Archives for February 2008

Stretching a Roast

We try to stretch our meals with meat at our house because it helps keep the grocery bill low. A few weeks back I was able to make a roast last three meals for a family of eight. I purchased a large roast for about nine dollars. Unfortunately, I don't remember the weight of the roast, but I think it was about four pounds. Meal #1 I cooked the roast all day in the crock pot. Cooking your … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Week of February 25th – March 1

Woo-hoo... February is almost over and with the end of February comes the end of my pantry challenge. I have realized that there is a reason certain things make homes for themselves in my cupboards. It's because we don't like to eat them! This challenge has helped me to realize that I need to shop with a purpose, and not pick up items just because they are on sale, because sometimes we don't like … [Read more...]


I can't believe it is already time for another Kitchen Tip Tuesday. My weeks are flying by. This week I have some banana tips. Bananas are cheap, healthy, and most kids like them. They are also versatile. You can eat them plain, put them on cereal, use them in desserts, smoothies, and of course, make banana bread with them. When your bananas are getting spotted and no one wants to eat them here … [Read more...]

Menu Plan for February 18-22

This is another weird week for us as we are still eating from the pantry. We also have a birthday, our homeschool evaluation, and two dinners out with friends. My pantry plan has also had a bit of a set back since we have had company the past two weekends and I needed to supplement a little with some extra food. It is awkward to offer your guests a can of beans, can of tuna, and some powdered … [Read more...]

Soft and Chewy Cookies

Here is a tip for keeping your home made cookies nice and moist, even when they are three or four days old. Store them in an airtight container or ziploc with a piece of bread. The bread absorbs all the excess air in the container and the cookies stay soft. This also allows you to avoid eating the heel of a loaf bread, just save in the freezer until you make your next batch of cookies. For … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday – Week 2

Ahhh! I am so behind this week already. We went over to some friend's house after church (at noon) and didn't get home until 9pm! Usually I do my weekly planning on Sunday nights, so I am trying to catch up this morning. Anyway here is my thrown together menu for the week... Breakfast- rotating pancakes, waffles, french toast, oatmeal, cold cereal Lunch- rotating leftovers or … [Read more...]