Archives for March 2009

Menu Plan Monday ~ I’m Not Feeling It!

I realize my post title is a bit ridiculous, since I am not cooking anymore, but perhaps that is why I am having trouble planning this week. I am also at the end of my month, which means I need to plan another 30 day menu. My mother offered to put some meals in the freezer, so I am trying to give her ideas for make ahead meals. I would encourage you, that even if you don't feel like menu … [Read more...]

A Grocery Auction?

A friend of mine sent me this AP news article about a recent trend in grocery shopping, grocery auctions. Rich Harris, 28, who was recently laid off from his welding job, showed up at Williams' auction in Dallas earlier this month looking for meat for his freezer and snacks for his kids. With his wife pregnant with their third child, "I'm basically trying to expand my dollar right now," he said. … [Read more...]

Back to Basics Cooking Class Registration is Open

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Back to Basics Cooking Class we were incorporating in our homeschool program. This is a great class that teaches cooking fundamentals, perfect for a tween or teen as well as adults who want to learn basic cooking skills. Registration for the class is now open and they have a limited number of spots available. The 14 week class costs $29.99. You can preview … [Read more...]

Easy Pie Crust Tip

I am sure most of you have already figured this out, but since I just learned this trick over Thanksgiving I thought I would share. I love making pies, but sometimes have a difficult time transferring the crust to the pan. Then I saw my friend use this easy technique, and the best part is that it works with those finicky whole wheat crusts too! Roll out your crust. Then roll your … [Read more...]

Nachos: Commissary Bargain Meal for the Week of March 23rd

For great meals for less you can purchase at your local store visit $5 Dinner's new feature, Bargain Meal of the Week. Bloggers around the country create a bargain meal based on their local store sales. If you shop at the commissary you probably know their prices change every two weeks. Not only do sales run on a two week basis, but many of their everyday low prices change as well. Each Monday … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Week of March 23rd

I am coming to the end of my 30 Days of Meals. My weekly planning went a bit awry since we have reached the end of the month and still haven't had tacos, shredded beef tacos or Mexican skillet. It looks like next week will be all Mexican, all the time. I am glad I shopped at the beginning of the month for most of the ingredients because now that I am on bed rest, my mom and dh have only needed … [Read more...]