Menu plan Monday – recovery week

Photo by branflakez It seems like every week I find a great reason for having a really simple menu. Currently, it’s that we’re still in recovery mode from our wonderful month-long house guests, and I’m sure that next week, there will be another reason. Such is this life stage. Such is the reason why I (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – looooow maintenance grub

Easy peasy, Japaneezy. That’s the theme for this week’s menu because my inlaws are still in town, we’re still out of the house sightseeing for much of the day, and heck, I’ve still got a three-month-old. Photo by hervioletsky MONDAY: chicken pot pie TUESDAY: carbonara WEDNESDAY: stir fry (our Wednesday night staple) THURSDAY: veggie red (read more…)

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Hooray for coffee!

Photo by Yes Becky This is a great find from my all-time favorite household management tool – the internet. It’s a free Starbucks Recipe E-Book. Here’s to saving money by making overpriced-yet-scary-how-many-times-they’re-necessary espresso drinks at home! HT to Money Saving Mom.

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The best, easiest brownie recipe in the world

This recipe from the Williams-Sonoma Dessert Cookbook is the best brownie recipe in the world. We make it often (too often, perhaps?), and they don’t last long. I love that it’s all ingredients I usually have on hand, that it only dirties one saucepan, and that my three-year-old can bake alongside me. Brownies 1/2 c (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – In-laws are visiting!

I am so thrilled to have my husband’s parents visit us, starting this week and for the next three weeks. They’ll be traveling nearly 7,000 miles, and it’ll be their first time to fly overseas since they lived in Japan in the 70s. I have a feeling this week will be quite the whirlwind, full (read more…)

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