Menu Plan: No Oven

It's hot here, really hot. I had to turn on the air conditioning, which is fine, I do live in Florida. What I don't like is super high electric bills, so many of these meals can be made without using an oven! Breakfasts English Muffins served with eggs and bacon Whole wheat pancakes served with fruit, orange juice, milk Whole Wheat Waffles served with fruit, … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways To Get Breakfast on the Table (for Less)

It isn't easy feeding 9 people every morning, but since what my kids eat for breakfast influences the rest of our day, it is important to me that they start the day with a good (usually) healthy breakfast. Feeding that many kids cereal is usually out of the question because my kids can easily go through 2 or 3 boxes in one meal, not to mention a gallon of milk! I wrote a few years back about the … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: Time to Eat from the Pantry

Well, the time has come for the Happy House to relocate. We received word last month that we were being transferred so in a few weeks all of our things will be loaded on a truck and moved south. One thing that will not be going on the truck is food. Whether or not you can ship food depends on which moving company the military hires to pack your goods. In the past our movers have never moved any … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: Grandma’s in Town Edition

Have you ever wondered if you could cut a few more dollars from your grocery budget? I am always looking for new ways to cut costs and save more money at the store. My friend Carrie has put together over 2 hours worth of audio as well as a 40 page workbook to help you get the most for your money at the grocery store. Carrie has been teaching shopping and couponing courses for years and is an … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways to Get Dinner on the Table

Dinner doesn't have to look like this every night! After my menu planning post it occurred to me that many of you are great at menu planning, but struggle with actually implementing the dinner plan. It is no secret that eating at home is much cheaper and healthier than eating out, so here are five simple ways to get dinner on the table. Prep Food on the Weekend To be honest I am not a huge … [Read more...]

Menu Plan

Is that fall I am smelling in the air? The other day I actually turned on my oven to make lunch because the kids were telling me they were cold! I'm sure we have a few more weeks of summer weather left here in Maryland, but I am definitely enjoying the cool mornings and evenings. Menu Plan Breakfast Easy No Rise Cinnamon Rolls Pear Muffins served with fruit and milk Eggs, … [Read more...]