Frugal Living · Recipes

Cooking in Quarantine: Making the Most of your Meat

Meal planning during this current quarantine/meat shortage has brought me back to my newlywed days. 9 years ago we were living on a very tight budget which required me to stretch meat as far as I could. The uncertainty of these times causes me to revert back to those extra frugal days, and the reality… Continue reading Cooking in Quarantine: Making the Most of your Meat

Recipes · Time Management

Two Week Meal Plan {Menu Monday 3.23.20}

"Well that escalated quickly." That phrase applies to SO many things right now, am I right? Normally in March Paul is on the road with sports most evenings, so I plan about two "big" meals each week and then fend for myself the rest of the week. When it's just me, I have a lot… Continue reading Two Week Meal Plan {Menu Monday 3.23.20}

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Menu Monday + Paul’s Favorite Dessert {2.24.20}

This is actually more like two week's worth of meals instead of just one week. Sometimes we have weeks where I only end up cooking a couple times instead of 6-7 nights like I planned. I looked back on my planner this weekend and realized I only made 3 out of the seven meals I… Continue reading Menu Monday + Paul’s Favorite Dessert {2.24.20}

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Menu Monday + Aldi Favorites {2.10.20}

  Although this week's menu plan was not sponsored by Aldi, it looks like it could be! I've been loving their version of the Everything Bagel Seasoning, especially on Avocado Toast. During Lacrosse season I keep our fridge stocked with Aldi's pre-made salad bowls so that Paul can grab one on his way to a… Continue reading Menu Monday + Aldi Favorites {2.10.20}

Recipes

Weeknight Chicken and Spinach Risotto

Here's a recipe that's so old - I don't know where I originally found it! This recipe is hand-written on a plain index card that I've stored in my recipe binder. I remember making this recipe in the first apartment I lived in after college, so I've probably had this one for around 14 years.… Continue reading Weeknight Chicken and Spinach Risotto

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + A New Source For Recipe Inspiration {1.20.20}

I am subscribed to Food Network's YouTube channel and it's one of the best ways to find new recipes! They take a whole recipe from one of the Food Network stars and cut it down to just a few minutes. It's a great way to see a quick overview of how something is made, and… Continue reading Menu Monday + A New Source For Recipe Inspiration {1.20.20}