Archives for November 2008

Menu Plan Week of December 1

It will be hard getting back into a routine after our fun filled Thanksgiving vacation, but I am going to try! I was too lazy to post any new recipes this week, but if you click on the links you can read many tried and true recipes that our family loves! Monday Breakfast- Cereal Lunch- Sandwiches and smoothies Dinner- Homemade whole wheat pizza Tuesday Breakfast- … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is leftovers. I love to make an open-faced turkey, mashed potato, stuffing and gravy sandwich. I am getting hungry just thinking about it! It is nice to have a bit of variety in your leftovers so I am posting a few Thanksgiving leftover makeover recipe ideas. The most important tip is to not grow weary of turkey sandwiches and throw away those good … [Read more...]

Menu Plan ~ Short Week

We are heading out of town Wednesday night so we have a short week. Thanksgiving will be shared this year with several other families, I am bringing pies, stuffing and ham. I can't wait! I am searching for a good whole wheat French bread recipe, I do not like the one in the Bread Becker's cookbook. If you have a good one please leave a link the comments or email me, thanks! Sunday- Dinner - … [Read more...]

Baking Day

Many people tell me that they do not have time to make healthy meals from scratch. I do not have time either. That is why for the past few years I try to do all my baking on one day of the week. I do not do freezer cooking, although I think it is a great idea, I just try to do all my meal prep at the beginning of the week. Baking day looks different every week because it changes based on my … [Read more...]

Homemade Pizza vs KFC’s $10 Challenge

I started this post before I came across my least favorite ad in the world. Tonight is pizza night, so I decided to time myself and see how long it takes to make pizza from scratch. I also priced out the ingredients to see if I could make this meal for under $10. Homemade pizza is so easy and inexpensive compared to take out or delivery pizza. It is much healthier too. It can even be made ahead … [Read more...]

Can you make this meal for $10… Why would you want to?

I know I am a little late on this one, but I just found out about this ad campaign this morning. This ad really bothers me. I realize there are many bothersome ads on television (one of the main reasons I refuse to watch tv), but this one struck a nerve. First, why in the world would you want to recreate a fried chicken dinner, which, from the commercial looked to have no vegetables at all? … [Read more...]