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Stocking meals & Meal Planning challenge 4

My veggie scrap dish filled up very quickly.  Once the econo-sized jar below was filled with potato and other veggie water I added it all along with salt to my crock pot.   I let it cook on high for … Continue reading

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Stocking meals & meal planning challenge 3

Meal planning ideas:  Taco-stuffed pepper cups, spinach Quiche, black beans and rice, potato leek soup, kale chips (these are good), slow cooker vegetarian chili, eggplant & tomato casserole, chicken noodle soup, cheesy hash browns, sausage brunch casserole.  Please note that I make substitutions … Continue reading

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Stocking meals & meal planning challenge 2

Hitting the ground running: I am soaking black and northern beans to cook and freeze.     Homemade granola and the dry base for baked oatmeal.     Pea and noodle casserole:  Left- dinner for tonight.   Right-freezer portion minus … Continue reading

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Stocking meals & meal planning challenge

Last year I joined in on an “Eating down the pantry challenge” where the goal was to only buy necessary food items while using up everything in your pantry and freezer.  The challenge went well but it ended with us … Continue reading

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A productive day

Yesterday was a productive day.  Well, sort of.  We had no where that we had to be so we spent the entire day at home.  This was nicer than usual because my house was clean.  It was clean solely due … Continue reading

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Apples and Oats

We have gone apple picking several times this fall.  We love apples here and go through them like crazy.  The kids can be found walking around with whole apples hanging from their mouths almost daily. We made 2 large batches … Continue reading

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Fun Food Friday! Feeding a Toddler

Truth be told……I am no Betty Crocker, I am not even her long-lost great-niece!  But I have been able to keep my kids happy at meal time and that’s good enough for me!  Don’t worry Bill eats too!          Lunch for … Continue reading

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February Food Challenge Update and meal ideas

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It has been going ok.  I must say that I had to add to my list of “what I can buy” though.  I added meat/ poultry, eggs, and breads.  I have used up a lot of frozen vegetables and LOTS of … Continue reading

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Farmers Markets and Fire Alarms!

On Tuesday morning we decided to venture to a local farmers market.   Liam was asleep in the stroller and Madelyn walked along side holding the stroller with one hand and her soft pretzel with the other.  Repeatedly saying  “Thank you, Mommy, … Continue reading

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