Category Archives: food

What Does Your Garden Grow?

What Does Your Garden Grow?

Back in 2005, we had a garden.  A very large garden.  When we moved into that house in Birmingham in 2003, it had a playset in the backyard that was rotting and falling apart.  So we had it hauled away and then rented a tiller.  We loved that garden and still think it produced the

Leftover Hot Dog Buns – How to Use Them Up!

Leftover Hot Dog Buns – How to Use Them Up!

Do you ever have any leftover hot dog buns? Somehow I always end up with leftover hot dog buns.  Always.  Sometimes I would freeze them and use them later.  But usually, they’d collect mold and get thrown own in the trash. Until one day.  One *MAGICAL* day when we were completely out of bread and the

When the Planned Dinner Doesn’t Happen

When the Planned Dinner Doesn’t Happen

I still want your kid snack ideas!!  So if you missed that post, go back, read it and COMMENT here or on Facebook.  I’m waiting…   Meanwhile…people are commenting or asking more and more about my weekly dinner planning.  If you haven’t noticed, I post “What’s Cooking?” over there on the right and it lists

Trader Joe’s Follow-Up: More Things I Love

Trader Joe’s Follow-Up: More Things I Love

If you remember back to my first post about Trader Joe’s, you will remember that I LOVE the eggplant cutlets.  And I even followed-up later that I still LOVED them after a few more meals.  So those are definitely a freezer staple now and also have been the reason I went back to Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s Eggplant Cutlets Solves the Dinner FUNK

Trader Joe’s Eggplant Cutlets Solves the Dinner FUNK

  So we’ve been in a dinner funk lately.  Same old, same old.  So same old, that I keep forgetting to update my weekly menu on the blog.  Because it’s basically pretty repetitive. But a friend of mine keeps telling me to go to Trader Joe’s.  She even left me a (requested) voicemail with a

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday

So I’m not a huge NFL fan.  (Um, I live in the Cincinnati area and the Bengals are just…disappointing.) So I really only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials.  This year we were invited to a Super Bowl party and it was a lot of fun.  I pulled out a recipe I hadn’t made in a

Top 10 Reasons We Still Love Green Bean Delivery

Top 10 Reasons We Still Love Green Bean Delivery

We are still getting our produce delivered weekly from the Green Bean Delivery service.  We started this last March and after almost a year of “trying it out”…I’m hooked!  And here is why: 1. It comes straight to my door once a week. 2. Although there are recommendations, I get to customize my order every week. 3. My kids

How Do You Do It…Dinner

How Do You Do It…Dinner

I prefer to cook at home most evenings.  We rarely go out to dinner on a weeknight…unless it’s Kids Eat Free at Skyline.  You will find us there on an occasional Wednesday when I’m just too tired to come up with a meal. I post my weekly menu on the blog for me.  To force

Resolution #2 – Food

Resolution #2 – Food

Kids on New Year’s Eve Last week I talked about my need to reduce and/or eliminate my time within Target stores.  And I’m happy to report I have NOT been in a Target store since that post.   Nor have I ordered from Target online.  Nor have I sent anyone else in my place to Target

Holiday Breakfast and Baking

Holiday Breakfast and Baking

The one thing I don’t stress about during the holidays is what I eat.  Between Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day I eat whatever I want, whenever I want.  A fourth cookie?  Don’t mind if I do, thanks.  Now, truth be told, my pants are fitting kind of tight today and I’m getting slower and

Teacher Gifts

Teacher Gifts

Having 3 kids in daycare also means having 3 kids with teachers.  And each of them currently has 2 teachers.  And then there are the directors and the piano teacher and the reading teacher and the list goes on and on.  Teacher gifts can add up quickly around the holidays.  This year I came across a