Menu Plan Week of July 21

Our first week of the kids making breakfast went very well. We still need to improve in the clean up department, but I am happy that they are all trying their best, and the breakfasts taste pretty good too. My pizza on the grill from last week did not turn out as I expected. I burned one pizza and had to throw it away. They other two pizzas were edible, but I think it is easier to make them in … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Week of June 2nd

Menu Plan Week of June 2nd This week we will be going to the homeschool convention. My mother-in-law will be watching the kids so I am making meals ahead of time and putting them in the freezer. I plan to shop on Monday night and cook on Tuesday for the week. Breakfasts - Waffles, pancakes, cereal, French toast Lunch- Sandwiches, muffins, smoothies, cut up fruit and veggies Dinner Monday- … [Read more...]

Homemade Pizza

After my last post, a few people commented on the price of my homemade pizza. In my opinion, homemade pizza tastes better and costs significantly less than carry out pizza. I have a few tips for keeping the cost of my homemade pizza low. First we usually have pizza on Friday or Saturday night. This allows me to "collect" leftovers throughout the week. I then use my leftovers for toppings. If … [Read more...]

Quick Bread Tip

To get a perfect looking loaf of bread, roll out your dough into the shape of a rectangle after the first rise. Make sure your rectangle is not wider than your loaf pan. Then roll your dough up like a cinnamon roll. Place it in the bread pan. This will give your bread a nice even shape through the second rise and baking. When your bread is finished baking brush your loaf with melted butter. … [Read more...]

Menu Plan ~ May 4th

This is a week of fast, easy or already prepared meals. My kids are in a play this week so most of our nights will be packed with activities. Normally we have more laid back evenings so this is a switch for us. Breakfasts pancakes, waffles, French toast, bagels, oatmeal, cereal Lunches sandwiches, muffins, fruit, veggies, cheese & crackers, smoothies, salads for me Dinner Monday- … [Read more...]

Let’s Eat!

I am very excited to be participating in 3 Moms ~ 3 Kitchens ~ 31 Days this month. If you haven't heard, during the month of May, two of my friends and I will be posting our menu plans, shopping lists, grocery receipts, meals, and even recipes. I made a big weekly shopping trip last night and here are my groceries. I plan on writing a detailed post this weekend regarding this shopping trip. My … [Read more...]