Archives for March 2008

Menu Plan March 31

Short week for me because I am currently on vacation! And since I am on vacation, I decided why try to salvage any of the week with healthy cooking... fun, fattening, and not very frugal for this week! Breakfasts pancakes, waffles, French toast, oatmeal, cold cereal Lunches sandwiches, muffins, fruit, veggies, cheese & crackers Dinner Monday- Yummy home cooked food that I don't have to … [Read more...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ Potatoes

  Here are a few mashed potato tips. Cut up the potatoes, they boil faster. Leave the skins on if you can stand it, it is healthier. Don't let the potato water go down the drain, save the water for making potato bread. After you boil the potatoes and drain (but save) the water, put the potatoes back on the stove, on low, for about a minute or two. You will see steam rising from the … [Read more...]

Creamy Potato Soup

This is a great way to use up leftover Easter ham if you still have some hanging out in your freezer. PrintMel’s Creamy Potato SoupAuthor Toni Anderson Ingredients5 pounds of potatoes, peeled and quartered (if you are using red potatoes you can keep the skin on if you like potato skin in your soup). If you have leftover mashed potatoes you can use them in this recipe instead of quartered … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday March 24-28

This is another week of quick, easy and healthy meals. My husband's surgery went well, but he is in bed most of the day and I am trying to fix him healthy meals to help him heal quickly. I have started my weekly bread baking routine and it is going great. I plan to bake all our bread for the week on Monday. I am also very excited because we will be going out of town this weekend! Update: I will … [Read more...]

Product Review ~ Menu in a Box

I recently received a copy of Menu in a Box. This is a meal planning kit that includes 20 weeks of menus, shopping lists, recipes, extra menus for parties, holidays, and a shopping list for kids. First of all, I was very impressed by the quality of the product. It is easy to read, colorful, and does a great job of explaining how the program works. The menus look awesome. The meals are healthy … [Read more...]

Smart Habit Saturday

One of my goals this year is healthier eating for our family, especially the kids. Last week I blogged about getting the kids to eat more fruits and veggies. This week my goal is a little more self focused. A few years ago we purchased a grain mill. I love the taste of fresh homemade whole wheat bread and the kids will eat it too. The problem is that I don't have time to make a loaf of … [Read more...]